Steam Greenlight has been bringing Independent games to the retail market since July 2012, helping games such as Divekick and Surgeon Simulator 2013 become available on the Steam digital marketplace. The latest game to enter the Steam Greenlight process is sandbox title UemeU, from Omnigon Games.
The game – whose title translates as you-me-you – has been in development for PC, Mac and Linux for over two years already, but now the developers are asking for help from the Steam community, so that the game will see a full release. Omnigon Games describe the title as follows:
UemeU is a fun, community driven sandbox game that draws upon lessons learnt in genre favourites like Minecraft, Gary’s Mod, Little Big Planet and The Sims to throw players and their customisable avatars into highly interactive online environments in which they can play, explore, create and share with their friends in the UemeU community.
UemeU combines accessibility with great depth and, unlike other popular sandbox games that restrict players to a simple set of tools, provides them with an ever-growing library of shapes, colours, materials and gadgets with which to play and create whatever they choose through an easy-to-use interface. More than just a game UemeU is a truly creative experience that lets gamers choose how they want to play and appeals to anyone looking for deeper sandbox creation play, those who just want to enjoy other player’s fun creations or simply want to create weird and wonderful things in the game.
With the main thrust behind the game being all about community and sharing ideas, Jeremy Hindle, CEO of Omnigon Games, hopes that the Greenlight process will allow for Steam users to have a direct influence on how the game evolves as it nears completion. UemeU is currently in Alpha, and gamers can join this public testing stage at the official website.
See below for a video that shows just some of what is possible in UemeU: