Two new platformers are now on Steam for you lovely lovely people to enjoy, both rated well and should be worth a look!
Knytt Underground (Steam Link) Also available on Desura
The legendary Knytt series continues with Nifflas’ latest creation; Knytt Underground™. In this Knytteration; humans have long since abandoned the planet after practically destroying it in a war, five hundred years ago.
Nihilumbra (Steam Link) Also available direct via Humble Store
Discover the beautiful world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his inevitable curse. Born was created from the absolute nothingness: The Void. But somehow he separates himself from the black emptiness and appears in the world.
We now have rather a lot of games on Steam, who would have thought we would be here a year or two back.
Knytt Underground is fun. I've been playing it with my kid for a while now (she's just learning to read, so I skip over and "paraphrase" the text where it isn't appropriate for a little one) and it's pretty good. Nice tight platforming controls, very atmospheric. The character sprites (some literally called sprites in-game, BTW) are cartoon-styled, and seem a touch out-of-place, but are expressive enough to carry the story along. I got it when it released on Linux (it was on Desura then) and have been enjoying it since! Being on Steam will certainly do good things for the dev, I'm sure.