Green Man Gaming Gets Into Publishing with Idol Hands
If you’re willing to go beyond Steam when doing your game shopping, chances are you know about Green Man Gaming. Sure, they may not have as extensive a catalogue as Steam but they are generally just as good and many an occasion better with their discounts as Valve’s big behemoth.
But GMG isn’t content to just be my favourite digital store alternative to Steam. They’re expanding their product offering to become an indie game publisher as well. Their first published game is Idol Hands.
Idol Hands is being developed by Pocket Games Inc. This will be PG’s first game to be released which makes for a funny coincidence as it will also be the first game published under the Green Man Loaded label. Interestingly, PG’s website doesn’t really paint it as a gaming company despite the fact that it makes video games. It is listed on the stock market and boasts two executives who have tech and Wall Street backgrounds rather than gaming backgrounds.
Anyway, Idol Hands is a strategy game where you play as a god in a world with a bunch of gods. Your task is to use your godly powers to direct the actions of your followers in order to become the one true and remaining god of that land.
Idol Hands currently has a scheduled release date of February 18th.