Mind Zero Hits Steam Greenlight [UPDATE]

Though it met with a mixed reception, Aksys Game’s Mind Zero developed a sizable cult following amongst those of us who still consider the Vita a worthwhile handheld. Perhaps due to that popularity, Aksys has thrown the game onto Steam Greenlight in the hope that it’ll pick up an audience on the PC as well. Considering that Ghostlight is putting the next Elminage RPG on steam, this seems like a good time to be a Wizardry fan with a Steam account.

There are already several pages of enthusiastic comments on the greenlight page, which is surprising when you realize it was only posted eight hours ago and is a game that is about as niche as you can get. Though I suppose in this post-Recettear, post-Falcom PC gaming scene it’s not entirely out of the ordinary to see a JRPG make it to Valve’s digital marketplace.

[UPDATE: Mind Zero was greenlit just three days after it went up. Congrats to Aksys Games.]

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Siveon
    September 4, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Nice. Now I can finally (or eventually, steam sales for Japanese games could take awhile) get a game I’m only semi-interested in for the price I’m willing to put down on it (10-15 at max).

    Now if only any single Atelier game went in the same direction. I would be finally be able to witness what all that crap is about. Without emulators, of course.

  2. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    September 4, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Sounds like me. I really don’t feel like paying 40 bucks for a game I will probably put 15hours into, max. I feel something like this is better off on Steam anyway.

  3. nonscpo
    September 4, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Im amazed at the fact that Aksys is allowed to do this, they must have secured favorable licensing rights when they picked up this title. Whats next Arcana Hearts 3 on Steam?

  4. Aristides
    September 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    T_T I’m torn, I like the fact that it’s a new DRPG on Steam but… it’s kinda worrisome to see Vita games jump ship…