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More Steam Greenlights

The Steam Greenlight page announces 16 new titles have been greenlit by the Steam community (simply posting this to the main Steam News could be one of the improvements to the Greenlight system Valve says they hope to make). Here's word on the 14 games (two of them are apps) this adds to the service:

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7. Re: More Steam Greenlights Jul 27, 2013, 14:15 Quboid
 
ViRGE wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 00:17:
Quboid wrote on Jul 25, 2013, 20:44:
I'm quite impressed by how Valve have made a system whereby gamers do all the work of figuring out what's good and advertising the games for free. I know it's genuinely a big deal for small indie devs to get Greenlit so I don't want to be 100% cynical but damn, Valve are getting themselves a pretty good deal.
I'm afraid you have that backwards. Games have to do all the advertising before they get greenlit. Virtually no one votes on a game by going through Greenlight looking through games (there's simply too many of them and no real ability to filter them); they are directed there by the developer.

Now it's a nice bout of free advertising after you've been greenlit. But the amount of advertising needed to make it to this point may just as well be equal to how much advertising indies had to do before Greenlight.

It doesn't matter to Valve when or where the advertising happens, it contributes to sales and them getting their slice. I presume this is communities attached to the developers, fans of their work, who basically do grass roots campaigning for it. The cynic in me thinks that Valve are well aware of how they get people to find and advertise games while they take their cut *and* look like good guys for helping the indie community.

It's a good system and I'm not trying to knock Valve. It does help the indie community and it's helped me find games I wouldn't have otherwise. I respect the acumen shown by Valve, that's all.
 
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6. Re: More Steam Greenlights Jul 26, 2013, 06:06 xXBatmanXx
 
Gipson wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 05:08:
DIVEKICK?!!!?

sooo getting that!!

You should be shot.
 
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5. Re: More Steam Greenlights Jul 26, 2013, 05:08 Gipson
 
DIVEKICK?!!!?

sooo getting that!!
 
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4. Re: More Steam Greenlights Jul 26, 2013, 00:17 ViRGE
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 25, 2013, 20:44:
I'm quite impressed by how Valve have made a system whereby gamers do all the work of figuring out what's good and advertising the games for free. I know it's genuinely a big deal for small indie devs to get Greenlit so I don't want to be 100% cynical but damn, Valve are getting themselves a pretty good deal.
I'm afraid you have that backwards. Games have to do all the advertising before they get greenlit. Virtually no one votes on a game by going through Greenlight looking through games (there's simply too many of them and no real ability to filter them); they are directed there by the developer.

Now it's a nice bout of free advertising after you've been greenlit. But the amount of advertising needed to make it to this point may just as well be equal to how much advertising indies had to do before Greenlight.
 
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3. Re: More Steam Greenlights Jul 25, 2013, 20:44 Quboid
 
I'm quite impressed by how Valve have made a system whereby gamers do all the work of figuring out what's good and advertising the games for free. I know it's genuinely a big deal for small indie devs to get Greenlit so I don't want to be 100% cynical but damn, Valve are getting themselves a pretty good deal.  
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2. Re: More Steam Greenlights Jul 25, 2013, 10:05 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on Jul 25, 2013, 09:56:
BROFORCE is a fucking riot to play, if you've not checked out the web demo.


Looks to be inspired by one of my fav games of all time - Ice Climber. Competitive Ice Climber.
 
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1. Re: More Steam Greenlights Jul 25, 2013, 09:56 nin
 

BROFORCE is a fucking riot to play, if you've not checked out the web demo.

And good on Hat in Time and Among the Sleep, two KS I backed...

 
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