Steam Greenlight

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Steam Greenlight

Post by Zyx » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:25

Everybody wants to be on the premier digital distribution service Steam and to show what kind of pin in the haystack problem they have over there, Valve has released Steam Greenlight. Greenlight is a way for actual (indie) games to rise above the rest for consideration onto the Steam platform by the power of crowdsourcing.

Users are able to rate and comment on the entries and, naturally, the game "developers" are going to abuse the ever-living crap out of the service.

Looking at the stuff on the service, it really seems most of the developers are desperate to get on Steam just because. I find it hard for anyone to actually considering paying for most of the games that seems to be quite par on the stuff readily available on the various flash game sites around the internet. I don't see Steam to be a competitor for sites like Kongregate or even Curly's World of Freeware.

For actual indie game developers, this probably is a good thing. The amount of exposure their works can get on Steam is probably a lot more than through other channels. Many of our top games on this site would probably be enormous hits on Steam, if it wasn't for the fact that they're free. :D

Also, if you thought there couldn't be too many zombie or RPGmaker games...
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Re: Steam Greenlight

Post by Scythe » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:29

People who charge for RPGMaker games need to be forced to play every zombie game in existence.

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Re: Steam Greenlight

Post by Zyx » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:27

Well, that didn't last long. Valve introduced a $100 listing fee to keep the crap out. The system was being filled by "my first ever game... except it's just ms paint concept now" stuff. It was an interesting view in to the mind of the average Steam user and fun while it lasted, but I guess this makes the process work as intended.

Oh well, it was somewhat fun to look for the abominations. The more serious entries are for most part quite boring and haven't been previously accepted to Steam for a reason.

Also, this being Valve, the $100 fee goes to charities.
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Steam Greenlight

Post by RichardIness » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:07

ok. In chose the CD option and now there are 5 large files in the back up directory inlcuding one that seems to be a steam executable. Am I correct then in assumig that I merely have to copy each of these onto CDs one to a cd. ?

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