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Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by soulx, Nov 13, 2012.
Well that's fucking stupid.
I read "pubs" as "Pubes".
In fairness, pubes maketh the man.
EDIT: And women too.
That's kind of silly, but the FAQ does specify new to Steam, might be able to just point to their previous stuff.
Or maybe their submissions are weighted in their favour for having games on Steam already.
Suppose we'll see.
Don't really see this is a huge issue, if a game is big enough it'll easily get greenlit and since all Greenlight entry fees go to Child's Play (last time I checked?) it's just more money for charity.
The issue I see though is that it can really clog up Greenlight and some smaller games that deserve a spot may end up getting overshadowed by larger ones that would get on Steam without Greenlight.
Well, that sucks, Greenlight is flawed from it's inception IMO, especially if you're an indie developer who needs Steam to publicize your game.
Looks like Steam has become a giant game of Red Light/Greenlight.
I thought the point of this was to help highlight under appreciated unknown indie titles, not bury them under a wave of potential new AAA titles.
There's 53 major publisher catalogs on Steam. I doubt you'll see "AAA games" flood over the indie ones.
Competition from bigger games isn't as bad as you'd think in Greenlight...if more people would use Greenlight.
If you know of a neat indie game and they've put it up on Greenlight then you'd vote it up.
If you vote it up it shows up on your list of games you've Greenlit that all your friends can see.
If your friends who also use Greenlight proactively check out the game and are interested they'll vote it up as well.
And the cycle repeats.
It really is a system powered by the community. As long as people take an active interest then even the smaller groups should do pretty well.
I kind of doubt the major publishers have to go through Greenlight anyway, that'd be beyond silly.
The FAQ does specify new to Steam too so this might just be a goof on someone's end.
Also, sweet lord, Shantae: Risky's Revenge is on Greenlight?!
Just imagine though, if VALVe's games needed to go through Greenlight too.
Half Life 3 was rejected due to not receiving enough community votes.
A proper submission like before meant that any game had a chance of getting in. With this, it all depends on the popularity of the game. Think about niche genres on Steam like JRPGs or SRPGs that likely wouldn't make it through Greenlight but would have made it through a regular submission process.
This is just Valve being lazy.
Okay now I really like this idea.
Warning: Spoilers inside!
It turns out everyone who was meant to be working on Half Life 3 was bogged down with checking game submissions to Steam.
Greenlight was their solution.
Took you long enough to make a decent pun.
Your horns have yellowed, grasshopper.
This. If Greenlight was supposed to showcase projects that needs a push and funding, this will definitely shove them aside.
Then again, if you're a big developer, or if you have games that sold really well, you wouldn't submit your games to greenlight, but simply contact valve directly. I don't really know what the fuss is about.