Stean Greenlight is becoming a joke, no offense. Lately I've seen games that seem to have been made in PowerPoint. Why did I saw them? Because the current system of Greenlight allows it. I will suggest some things that might change this situation.
I know that graphics aren't all in a game but we're in 2014 and they simply cannot be ignored.
What I'm going is that graphics should be detailed in the area where they are. If it is a 3D game with realistic or serious style the graphics have to be like that, realistic and serious. If it is a 3D game with comic-style the graphics have to be detailed in this area. If it is a 2D game with humorous style graphics, graphics must be oriented as much as possible in this area. If it is a 2D game with serious style, the graphics have to be detailed.Good examples:
- Death to Spies 3
- Combat Core
- Soul Gambler
- Shan GuiBad examples:
- Elemental Conflict
No matter if the concept is repeated or not, the important thing is to be clear. I've seen games that do not even know what they want to be, they have different game styles but not well developed at all. The important thing is that the game has a well-developed concept, either gameplay, story, etc.Good examples:
- Project Awakened
- Beyond Flesh and Blood
- The Horror at MS AuroraBad examples:
- Dysan the Shapeshifter (Yeah, it was released on Steam...)
- The Hit
- 60 Tons
- The Tide
For a better order you should have certain requirements regarding the presentation of the game: A well done title, I have seen some that are just a bunch of random words put together. A number of images at a minimum, there shouldn't be limits to the maximum. At least one video, either development, gameplay, technical demonstration, etc. This will also serve to avoid trolls in Greenlight.Good examples:
- The Patient
- Effing Dead
- Creepy LessonsBad examples:
- World War II: Heroes of Valor
- Nth Power
- Word Solitaire
*All this should be applied to the games released on Steam too.
I am doing this in order to avoid finding these things again:http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=234706195http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=258775304http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=222281612http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=196320103http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=259955850
*Pages 40 to 70 in the concepts of Steam Greenlight.
I'd like to know what you say on the subject, if you have any criticism or suggestion, please say it. Thank you.
PD: I'll add more points later.