This is off-topic but is sort of Helldivers-related. So I really wanted to do a Steam Curator page for twin-stick shooters (others have already done so, but they’re not me ). I’d created this “Twin-Stix” Steam Community Group back in 2016 but done nothing with it.
To create a Curator Page in the Steam Store, you need to have started a community group; and then the Curator Page needs at least 10 reviews – these can be excerpts that then link to your full Steam store review; or you can just write about 100 characters of text, a blurb either recommending or not recommending a game, or just being “informational.” I’ve found the latter helpful for marking upcoming games. Hopefully Arrowhead’s next game some year will be on my list.
If it interests you, check out the:
Twin-Stix Community Group here:
Or my related Twin-Stix Steam Curator page here:
Twin-Stix Curator Page: Black,jackGT’s Reviews of Twin-Stick Shooters
*My reviews there are a mix of linking to old ones I did (some are thorough, some not); some short blurbs for games I haven’t gotten around to a proper review of; and “Informational” for upcoming games in the genre that interest me. Again, hopefully Arrowhead will make an “Informational” appearance for its new game some year.
Note that on the Curator page, I can’t really control the order of the games listed (I wish I could order it by date of release etc. as default). Helldivers is on a 2nd page because it’s one of the first that I added there. It is in a place of prominence in my “Twin-Stick Shooters Hall of Fame” and my “Online Co-op Twin Stick Shooters” lists that I manually set up there. Gauntlet’s also on my list even if arguably only the Elf truly fits in the “twin stick shooter” category.
It’s fun to work on. I don’t really even worry about how many followers I have (so far just a few Steam pals). If this was 1998, I’d probably be working on a fan site about the same general topic, and maybe a separate one on Helldivers itself. I love the genre in general. I know some Helldivers fans just don’t have interest in the broader twin-stick category; that’s fine, but I think if we want to suggest things for Helldivers, it does help to play other games in this genre and see what other developers are doing.
If it interests you, please check it out. Follow my Curator page only if you don’t mind me cluttering your Steam news feed with my occasional blathering or new reviews. These show up as “Twin-Stix says so and so,” not “BlackjackGT babbles.”
If you join the Steam Community Group, I’ll make an occasional announcement when a new twin-stick shooter releases. I may also use it to help announce any further updates Helldivers gets. And of course any new Arrowhead game announcement. Have I mentioned that enough times?