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Steam Greenlight Announced

Valve announces Steam Greenlight, an upcoming program to support small game development, akin to the film Project Greenlight, but hopefully with less Shia LaBeouf. They say "Making the call to publish or not publish a title isn't fun," so we have that to look forward to as of August 30th. Here's word:

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Steam Greenlight, a new platform feature that enlists the community's help in selecting some of the next games to be released on Steam.

Steam Greenlight will allow developers and publishers to post information and media about their game in an effort to convince the Community that their game should be released on Steam. Greenlight piggybacks on Steam Workshop's flexible system that organizes content and lets customers rate and leave feedback.

As well as serving as a clearing house for game submissions, Greenlight will provide an incredible level of added exposure for new games and an opportunity to connect directly with potential customers and fans.

"Making the call to publish or not publish a title isn't fun," said Anna Sweet, at Valve. "Many times opinions vary and our internal jury is hung on a decision. But with the introduction of the Steam Workshop we realized an opportunity to enlist the community's help as we review certain titles and, hopefully, increase the volume and quality of creative submissions."

Steam Greenlight will be released August 30.

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20. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 20:08 nin
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 20:02:
netnerd85 wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 19:53:
Antdude wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 19:31:
netnerd85 wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 19:17:
This does indeed sound like a horrible idea.

Yeah, increasing visibility for your upcoming game by promoting it to a massive built-in audience on one of the biggest online gaming presences in the world, is a dumb idea. /sarc
If that crowd is made up of a bunch of dbags that only buy COD, then yes.

Are you sure you're in the right place? I think most blues news visitors have steam and probably buy a lot of games on it. I thought the COD hate was directed at the console users - never heard of it used for a PC service before. Learn something new...


And nevermind that there's a number of other games in steams top 10 for last week...


 
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19. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 20:02 AngelicPenguin
 
netnerd85 wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 19:53:
Antdude wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 19:31:
netnerd85 wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 19:17:
This does indeed sound like a horrible idea.

Yeah, increasing visibility for your upcoming game by promoting it to a massive built-in audience on one of the biggest online gaming presences in the world, is a dumb idea. /sarc
If that crowd is made up of a bunch of dbags that only buy COD, then yes.

Are you sure you're in the right place? I think most blues news visitors have steam and probably buy a lot of games on it. I thought the COD hate was directed at the console users - never heard of it used for a PC service before. Learn something new...
 
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18. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 19:53 theyarecomingforyou
 
Dr.Del wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:49:
This is a direct rip off of Kickstarter's success with Steam taking a cut of the profits.
This is nothing of the sort. KS is a way to fund products; this is a way to increase the exposure of games already in development and which already have their own funding. It's pretty straight-forward.

It gives the community more influence and gives developers a better chance to get their game released on Steam. That's the complete opposite of the dick-moves that EA is famous for.

Still, I guess some people just like to moan a lot. Speechless
 
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17. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 19:53 netnerd85
 
Antdude wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 19:31:
netnerd85 wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 19:17:
This does indeed sound like a horrible idea.

Yeah, increasing visibility for your upcoming game by promoting it to a massive built-in audience on one of the biggest online gaming presences in the world, is a dumb idea. /sarc
If that crowd is made up of a bunch of dbags that only buy COD, then yes.
 
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16. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 19:31 Antdude
 
netnerd85 wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 19:17:
This does indeed sound like a horrible idea.

Yeah, increasing visibility for your upcoming game by promoting it to a massive built-in audience on one of the biggest online gaming presences in the world, is a dumb idea. /sarc
 
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15. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 19:26 Krovven
 
Dr.Del wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:49:
This is a direct rip off of Kickstarter's success with Steam taking a cut of the profits.

Shame on Newell.

I'm sure someone else that gives a shit can find the quote...but it was years ago that Gabe first suggested the idea of crowd-funding devs on Steam, but they said there were too many legal issues to deal with.

Regardless, based on their press release, this has nothing to do with crowd-funding.

PS: "Kickstarter" isn't one of it's kind. There are other sites doing the same thing, using the exact same web template as Kickstarter.

But hey, don't let that stop you guys from keeping your head up your ass.

 
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14. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 19:17 netnerd85
 
This does indeed sound like a horrible idea.  
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13. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 19:06 PHJF
 
Project Steamlight?  
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12. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:59 AngelicPenguin
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:58:
Is anyone actually reading the article?

This has nothing to do with crowdfunding. Game Y isn't on steam, either it didn't pass the approval process or it's stuck in the approval pipeline. Devs get a space in steam to promote their wares and get in contact with the community to drum up interest and get feedback. Community can push valve to approve the game.

So as an add-on to the internal approval process you now have a community version.

No money mentioned anywhere. This is for getting content ON steam, not developing it. No money.

Who has time for reading when there is so much bitching to be done! Come on now, priorities...
 
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11. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:58 NegaDeath
 
Is anyone actually reading the article?

This has nothing to do with crowdfunding. Game Y isn't on steam, either it didn't pass the approval process or it's stuck in the approval pipeline. Devs get a space in steam to promote their wares and get in contact with the community to drum up interest and get feedback. Community can push valve to approve the game.

So as an add-on to the internal approval process you now have a community version. Better chance for small or indie devs to get published on steam, and it builds a better gaming community.

No money mentioned anywhere. This is for getting content ON steam, not developing it.
 
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10. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:57 AngelicPenguin
 
Dr.Del wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:49:
This is a direct rip off of Kickstarter's success with Steam taking a cut of the profits.

Shame on Newell.

Pretty sure this has zero to do with funding a game and all to do with deciding if it gets listed on steam for digital distribution.
 
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9. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:49 Dr.Del
 
This is a direct rip off of Kickstarter's success with Steam taking a cut of the profits.

Shame on Newell.
 
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8. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:49 AngelicPenguin
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:18:
Dades wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:04:
An interesting project, crowdsourcing project viability and approval for Steam distribution. I'm not sure publishers will need this kind of thing but it will probably be a big deal for small teams.

Valve isn't making enough on digital distribution, they need a cut of the kickstarter like funds directly as well. They sound more and more like EA every day.

Kickstarter? I didn't see any mention of money, just a way to gauge interest.
 
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7. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:40 fawker
 
Steam Sweatshop™  
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6. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:36 Cutter
 
What a stupid program. So someone may not get published simply because their game isn't the flavour of the month? This smacks of reality TV BS!
 
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James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
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5. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:28 nin
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:25:
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:18:
Valve isn't making enough on digital distribution, they need a cut of the kickstarter like funds directly as well. They sound more and more like EA every day.

And in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people.


It's the classic example of "if you can't beat em, just make up shit and and hope no one notices"...

 
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4. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:25 NegaDeath
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:18:
Valve isn't making enough on digital distribution, they need a cut of the kickstarter like funds directly as well. They sound more and more like EA every day.

And in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people.
 
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3. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:23 nin
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:18:
Dades wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:04:
An interesting project, crowdsourcing project viability and approval for Steam distribution. I'm not sure publishers will need this kind of thing but it will probably be a big deal for small teams.

Valve isn't making enough on digital distribution, they need a cut of the kickstarter like funds directly as well. They sound more and more like EA every day.


Interesting no one mentioned EA except you. Troll harder.


 
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2. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:18 RollinThundr
 
Dades wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:04:
An interesting project, crowdsourcing project viability and approval for Steam distribution. I'm not sure publishers will need this kind of thing but it will probably be a big deal for small teams.

Valve isn't making enough on digital distribution, they need a cut of the kickstarter like funds directly as well. They sound more and more like EA every day.
 
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1. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:04 Dades
 
An interesting project, crowdsourcing project viability and approval for Steam distribution. I'm not sure publishers will need this kind of thing but it will probably be a big deal for small teams.  
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