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Breaker Jun 5, 2013 @ 1:36pm
How did this get on steam w/o greenlight?
How did a casual IOS game get onto steam without going through Greenlight? It looks horrible, is overpriced for what you get and looks like it should be on Origin instead of Steam. VALVE PLS.
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Trowa X8 Jun 5, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
There better games that is on greenlight than this game. Valve need to get there ♥♥♥♥ togeather on getting games on stream and using greenlight.
SSJason Jun 5, 2013 @ 1:49pm 
At the $2.99 price point there is plenty of levels in the game and I actually enjoy it.
Bolivarshagnasty Jun 5, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
I know right......
Qwazzy Jun 5, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
You forget that your views on where casual iOS-originated games belong are not necessarily shared by the decision-makers at Valve. It's their platform. If they want to host the game on their market in collaboration with the game's developer, then it's foolish to say they shouldn't because it "doesn't belong" or something to that effect.

I personally have zero interest in the game but I don't think it should be kept away from Steam. Yet I knew threads like this one would show up, they nearly always do.
Nick Newstone Jun 5, 2013 @ 4:00pm 
ocean city racing costs 3 euro , on greenlight a free roam racer with more than 200 cars and a huge map...cant be realised on steam but this game did.. ♥♥♥♥ this
goku_ssj_uk Jun 5, 2013 @ 5:30pm 
People think Greenlight is the only way to get a game onto Steam, it's not but it's another way.
Chika Ogiue Jun 5, 2013 @ 6:48pm 
Originally posted by goku_ssj_uk:
People think Greenlight is the only way to get a game onto Steam, it's not but it's another way.

For many devs Greenlight *is* the only way on Steam. Valve made that very clear when they started rejecting games which were picked up by publishers, or included in certain bundles.

Valve waffle on about not wanting to give the wrong message to indie developers, then go pull a stunt like this. So, Valve, who's giving developers the wrong message?
Last edited by Chika Ogiue; Jun 5, 2013 @ 6:50pm
[TBSQ] AlucardJenson Jun 5, 2013 @ 8:03pm 
Originally posted by Chika Ogiue:
. So, Valve, who's giving developers the wrong message?

Just because a game was put up on the catalogue doesn't mean it bypassed Greenlight recently. Greenlight is a new feature on Steam - before Greenlight was around it was an agree/disagree basis as to whether a game entered the catalogue. This is very likely a case where the devs talked to Valve before Greenlight was used.
Lolozaur Jun 6, 2013 @ 12:35am 
lol whats with this crap on steam
so many gems awaiting on greenlight
Skyforger Jun 6, 2013 @ 6:12am 
They must have paid valve under the table.
Inspiral Jun 6, 2013 @ 7:17am 
1. Greenlight has been a failure.

2. This whole thread is unbelievably naive and utterly pointless.

So quit bashing a game you haven't played, and if you have played it and don't care for it (as if you couldn't tell waht sort of game it was from the description and screenshots), leave sensible questions for the developers so they can improve their product.
MarchEntertainment  [developer] Jun 6, 2013 @ 8:39am 
Yup, that's actually the case! We had an agreement with Valve more than a year before Greenlight came into being, it just took a while to launch.

We understand the frustration of not having access to some of your favourite concepts yet, but we have faith that Steam will continue to release awesome titles.

Originally posted by AlucardJenson:
Just because a game was put up on the catalogue doesn't mean it bypassed Greenlight recently. Greenlight is a new feature on Steam - before Greenlight was around it was an agree/disagree basis as to whether a game entered the catalogue. This is very likely a case where the devs talked to Valve before Greenlight was used.
Chika Ogiue Jun 6, 2013 @ 10:35am 
Originally posted by AlucardJenson:
Just because a game was put up on the catalogue doesn't mean it bypassed Greenlight recently. Greenlight is a new feature on Steam - before Greenlight was around it was an agree/disagree basis as to whether a game entered the catalogue. This is very likely a case where the devs talked to Valve before Greenlight was used.

Except that there are also devs, who have been on Steam since before Greenlight, who are also being made to go through Greenlight. Sorry, but this should have been too, regardless of deals made in the past -- those are the rules Valve have imposed on others after all.
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Trent Jun 6, 2013 @ 12:06pm 
Originally posted by Chika Ogiue:
Except that there are also devs, who have been on Steam since before Greenlight, who are also being made to go through Greenlight. Sorry, but this should have been too, regardless of deals made in the past -- those are the rules Valve have imposed on others after all.
Are you saying that Valve should have rescinded approval of all games that were okay'ed pre-Greenlight (like Cranky Cat)? There may be devs that have released games via Steam pre-Greenlight before, but have to submit NEW games through Greenlight. I suspect that if March Entertainment had another game they wanted on Steam, they'd have to go through Greenlight.

I'm just speculatinig here-- I'm not asserting that what I'm saying is fact.
Tapewormz Jun 6, 2013 @ 9:13pm 
Originally posted by Inspiral:
1. Greenlight has been a failure.

2. This whole thread is unbelievably naive and utterly pointless.

So quit bashing a game you haven't played, and if you have played it and don't care for it (as if you couldn't tell waht sort of game it was from the description and screenshots), leave sensible questions for the developers so they can improve their product.

I don't have to eat dog poop to know it tastes bad. The forums are open for people to discuss whatever they want in relation to the game so long as it doesn't violate the rules.

Personally, I don't think mobile game ports belong on steam. I don't hate casual games.
Last edited by Tapewormz; Jun 6, 2013 @ 9:13pm
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