Reverb Games Positions Five Games for Steam Greenlight Approval

By: Louis Edwards

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Leveraging Years of Entertainment and Video Game Experience, Reverb Publishing Provides Support to the Growing Indie Game Developer Market

Reverb Publishing announced today it is placing five titles on the newly-launched Steam Greenlight program.  From hack-and-slash adventure to thought-provoking thriller, this menu of new games will be up for vote by the Steam community as of today, August 30. The first games Reverb will post to Steam Greenlight are Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Edge of Space, Exploding Robots, Orc Attack and Wheels of Destruction.

Reverb Publishing’s focus from day one has been to provide all of the “go-to-market” resources that indie games and developers do not receive from traditional publishers and will not have if they attempt to launch a game on their own, including marketing, public relations and first-party management (console manufacturers, PC distributors, and mobile platforms). Leveraging a depth of experience and relationships in the gaming market, Reverb Publishing helps independent teams get their games to market quickly, freeing the developer to focus on creating the best games possible.

“With so many successes happening throughout the online gaming industry, we believe that the independent developers need the right experience and resources to ensure that their games get in front of the gamers while also ensuring these developers make a profit,” said Doug Kennedy, President and CEO at Reverb Publishing. “Reverb brings a passion and level of expertise to the indie teams we partner with and enables them to reap dividends from our services. We also believe that Steam Greenlight is yet another step toward a level playing field for independent developers to get their games well-deserved attention.”

Reverb has posted the following titles to Steam Greenlight:

From Phoenix Online Studios, the acclaimed developer behind The Silver Lining, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thrilleris an engrossing narrative with a truly evocative atmosphere. This chilling point-and-click adventure is a thought-provoking mystery following Erica Reed, a Boston-based FBI agent, haunted by the unsolved case of a serial killer who took her brother’s life. Check out Cognition on Steam Greenlight here.

Having recently been successfully funded on Kickstarter, HandyMan Studios’ Edge of Spaceis an exploration, crafting, building, terraforming, and survival game; placing players in a dynamic open-world sandbox to build, create, mold, and work to survive in the deepest, darkest, weirdest, and possibly most interesting part of the known universe. As part of the few, proud, and lucky men and women of ArkCo, players must go where no one has wanted to go, or was technically “meant” to go. After an indeterminate time in cryo-sleep, players awake to find themselves in a lonely, Bermuda Triangle-like area in the depths of space. Check out Edge of Space on Steam Greenlight here.

Exploding Robots is a fast-paced strategy game built around a different idea of managing gameplay, and around a different kind of artificial intelligence. Utilizing the latest generation of GolemLabs’ EHE system, the robots and enemy units will learn and adapt to individuals’ play style on the fly. There are no pre-programmed routes or behaviors; units are given objectives, and will dynamically find new ways to meet them. Players will control their units by giving them orders, which they’ll generally follow. However, the units will occasionally break rank, go after shiny things, and might even turn on one another. Check out Exploding Robots on Steam Greenlight here.

Developed by Casual Brothers Games, Orc Attack is a thrilling 3D co-op hack-and-slash adventure that puts players in control of a team of vile, disgusting Orcs as they embark on a mission to crush human invaders. Already a hit with critics, Orc Attack has won the People’s Choice Award at the Develop Conference held in Brighton, England in July 2011, and was runner-up as the most promising indie game for 2012 at the Game Connection, held in Paris, France in December 2011. Check out Orc Attack on Steam Greenlight here.

Wheels of Destruction pits players in an arena of vehicular destruction as they battle against each other online in Capture the Flag and Deathmatch. Five distinct car classes make for cutthroat car combat with a unique futuristic aesthetic – all powered by the Unreal Engine. Developed by Gelid Games, Wheels of Destruction brings gamers together just to tear them apart again in an addictive, easy-to-learn yet hard to master, battle behind the wheel. Check out Wheels of Destruction on Steam Greenlight here.

For more information on Reverb Publishing and its line-up of titles, please visit us at www.reverbpublishing.com, follow us on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

ABOUT REVERB PUBLISHING:
Launched in 2010, Reverb Publishing offers digital publishing to independent game developers on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, WiiWare, PC, iOS and Droid, by combining production and business development support paired with the proven public relations and marketing agency expertise from its parent company, Reverb Communications. Reverb Publishing’s unique business model is form fitted for studios, ensuring that they receive the majority of the game’s revenue and maintain ownership of their titles while Reverb handles all the non-developmental tasks including production support, navigating QA, and preparing for product submission.

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