Steam Green Light

mrtomaytohead wrote:
shoptroll wrote:
demonbox wrote:

Project Greenlight submission fee is half off as part of the Steam Sale.

Is there anything they won't put on sale?

Steam itself?

I think that'd be funny if they ever did sell it, that it came during a sale event and the announcement showed that the buyer got 75% off.

You win ten internets, sir.

McChuck wrote:

Next list comes out Friday. Has everyone voted for Pinball Arcade yet?

Yes! But it didn't help

Blackspace
Darkfall Unholy Wars
Dawn of Fantasy
Dragon's Lair
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Gear Up
Kinetic Void - Space Adventure
The Light
No Time To Explain
Primordia
Sang-Froid : Tales of Werewolves
StarForge
Waking Mars

Dragon's Lair? Seriously?

At least Primordia got through. I'm happy for them. However, it's a bit strange, though maybe not surprising. Last word was that they had just entered the top 40, which means Valve is definitely not simply skimming the top 10. I'm assuming quickly rising through the ranks makes a big difference.

But more importantly, Dragon's Lair? Really?

Hyetal wrote:

Dragon's Lair? Really?

Something had to continue the legacy of Postal 2 Complete.

Hyetal wrote:

But more importantly, Dragon's Lair? Really?

It's a classic! Who wouldn't want to experience the amazing Don Bluth animation and the gripping Quick Time Event gameplay? It could be this Christmas' Sparkle Pony!

Atras wrote:

It could be this Christmas' Sparkle Pony!

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EDIT: I guess this means DLII and Space Ace are in the next batches?

shoptroll wrote:

Waking Mars

Awesome.

Everyone please vote yes on

Darkfall Unholy Wars
ranalin wrote:

Everyone please vote yes on

Darkfall Unholy Wars

Look up, man.

cyrax wrote:
ranalin wrote:

Everyone please vote yes on

Darkfall Unholy Wars

Look up, man.

I know it's on the list just asking for folks to vote for it or is everything on the list getting voted for from here?

Those are the ones that have been greenlighted. No need to vote on them anymore.

tanstaafl wrote:

Those are the ones that have been greenlighted. No need to vote on them anymore.

Rock on!

Scratched wrote:
kyrieee wrote:

It's not implausible that some games will fail simply because Valve didn't want them on Steam

I's say a company failing because they budgeted on something they were never assured of is a separate problem.

I suppose it comes down to this: what responsibility does valve have to carry games any developer wants to sell on their store? Is it any different to any other widget manufacturer trying to get a widget store to stock their product.

Well, in some version of the future not being able to budget on getting onto Steam might mean not making a game at all. Just the other day there was a news story about some dev giving away a copy of their game to everyone who voted for them on Greenlight, apparently that's how important it is to them.

To answer your question, I don't think Valve have any responsibility towards the developers they're not letting onto their service, I just think Greenlight highlights how much of a closed platform Steam is. Combine that with the extreme market share they have and people's reluctance to buy from other places it suddenly means that the whole PC platform is more closed than it could be (and I think more than it should be). I'm not saying it's a catastrophic problem right now but I'm not sure it's headed in the right direction either.

So if a game fails to hit the greenlight goal- does that mean it can never submit again? I'm cool with Greenlight, but it feels a bit of a gimmick now that this is the way to get on Steam.

demonbox wrote:

So if a game fails to hit the greenlight goal- does that mean it can never submit again? I'm cool with Greenlight, but it feels a bit of a gimmick now that this is the way to get on Steam.

I think they just take the top games from the pool at the end of every period. I believe I voted for Waking Mars when Greelight first started so I don't think the votes reset after each approval batch. Nothing gets removed.

From the FAQ:

What if my game never gets accepted?

Your game will remain on Steam Greenlight unless you decide to take it down.

Still no Silent Storm?

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

I saw this on RPS today, and was super impressed by the prototype.

Perennial

Don't watch the video if you want to go in fresh.

This mess about The War Z seems ugly, and confusing: http://warzscam.tumblr.com/

I wasn't following this until today, so maybe press was already enough that people were a little outraged, dunno. If the complaints are true and this game was able to waltz onto Steam without having to go through an election cycle, considering the problems with the PR and the game itself, then I just don't have any idea what Steam is doing anymore in terms of selecting games to join the store. Perhaps one of you guys have more perspective on this, like I mentioned this is the first I read about the issues with War Z.

I thought all green light games were voted in by the community? After so many votes they get pushed on up. I assume that can be farmed just like 'likes' on facebook pages.

The game itself has been just an exercise in money grabbing. The guys who made Wars Inc announced a few years ago they were making a Zombie MMO (about the time Walking Dead first released on TV), but had 0 information about the game and all went quiet. Just a month or so after the explosion of hype/praise given to the mod DayZ they released info that they were going to be making WarZ based on the same premise as DayZ. The rest of the time since has been just a slipshod attitude and almost 0 attention to detail as they tried to milk the DayZ hype for all its worth. (they even copied their beta NDA from LoL)

From what I understand when it comes to steam if you already have one game on it (War Inc), it's much easier to add a second, thus avoiding green lighting. Basically you've become a proven publisher and can get in easy. That being said I've heard nothing but bad things about them and their company. It'll be interesting to see what steam will do or if they do anything.

I really hope Starforge becomes something like an actual game in the near future. It's the first thing I've bought in to at the ground level. I don't know how you Minecraft alpha buyers survived without exploding.

Vector wrote:

Still no Silent Storm?

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

It's on gog.com...

I know there is the example of Primordia having to go to Greenlight, despite Gemini Rue already being on Steam. As well, is there any responsibility for Steam to continue to sell a game that clearly falsely advertised itself in their store?

Latest batch of games announced:

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters
Asylum
DLC Quest
Eador. Masters of the Broken World
La-Mulana
Leisure Suit Larry
MaK
The Age of Decadence
Unepic
War For The Overworld

So, how much livestock do we need to sacrifice before March to get Pinball Arcade finally accepted?

Just disappointed Distance didn't make it this time- it's been kicking around for weeks now, and I hope it finally hits the threshold.

Don't worry about Distance; they'll make it through by the time they actually finish the game. I'm much more relieved to see La-Mulana make it through, and would prefer to see Cook, Serve, Delicious! to make it through next round.

Glad we'll see La-Mulana soon. So tempted to load that up right now.

No Time To Explain is out now.
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More votes for Drox Operative please!