After pre-ordering Dragon Age: Origins on Steam, I made the mistake of browsing other upcoming Steam releases, and my wallet is going to take a big hit for this foolishness (as well as my already paltry free time).
Borderlands (Oct 26): FPS with Role Playing elements (character classes/progression), colorful and stylized art direction (despite taking place in a wasteland), dark frontier/apocalyptic humor, and up to 4-player co-op mode, Left4Dead style. I’m totally sold.
Eufloria (Oct 20): RTS using procedurally-generated 2D graphics and a completely original soundtrack; it’s like waging war with fractals. Indie developer, so it’s cheap, to boot! (15 bucks) I feel like I should be high on something when I get around to playing this game.
Machinarium (Released Oct 16): Adventure game from another indie company, stylized steampunkesque 2D graphics and what seems to be a neat soundtrack if the trailer music is also the game music. It looks to have classic adventure-genre twisted humor, with plenty of brain puzzles to progress. Since it’s indie, this one’s also relatively cheap! (20 bucks)
So, Doper gamers, what other goodies are you drooling over? (doesn’t have to be Steam – that just happened to be my method)