Steam Greenlight

What We’re Doing About Discoverability in Steam Greenlight

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_galaxy Oct 24, 2015 @ 12:57pm 
good but

there is people that pay 100$ for a joke!
Mathroy May 6, 2014 @ 12:37pm 
Mad Merv Oct 2, 2012 @ 2:06am 
If I already have a game in Greenlight and, let's say it eventually makes it to a point where it's been here a while and is upvoted and seems legit, maybe is even greenlit, why wouldn't I be considered a trusted source? (Re: people who submit something new have to pay)
Mad Merv Oct 2, 2012 @ 2:06am 
This is a pretty lame way of handling the situation, mainly because you are charging $100 to people who, by and large, self-fund their work, simply because the people who have jobs at Steam don't want to vet new submissions. It's easy to tell what is a Mod and what is something original, don't you think? It's hard to detect copyright infrngment, which is in many gmes I've BOUGHT on Steam, some of which are produced by so-called legit companies. Sure some blr the line, but there are ways to verify that. Does the gme claim to be original? Is it by a company or indie group, not a mod group? Does it have a crowdfunding source? Does it have videos, graphic assets? Solutions in the past on other sites: DRM via content scanning, DMCA flagging / disputes system, or simply interviewing submission makers before you allow them to publish. Maybe this sort of fee is good for the likes of Desura, which doesn't charge and does have a personal relationship with the developer.
It just ruins the idea of Greenlight. Instead of implementing "noise cutting" rank algorithms and hiring moderators, you just say: "Oh, you can pay $100 and get a 0.01% chance to be noticed". GJ, you made Greenlight absolutely pointless.
JBJblaze Sep 9, 2012 @ 11:56am 
Yes, the new cost is good for keeping away bozos from Greenlight, but, in my opinion, honestly, why the heck can't Steam just ban dbag users who posted crap that they shouldn't've?

'Cause, GUESS WHAT! This has just screwed up what the rest of us developers can afford!
Deplow Sep 9, 2012 @ 7:22am 
This price is in the affordable state. This is good because good games will be up and other little pixel and troll games will be deleted. It will be easier to find games to vote for.
Cpt Adham Sep 8, 2012 @ 2:48pm 
i support this decision, 100 dollars is an affordable price for a game developer confident enough in his/her game. And the fact that this money goes to a fund for several charity hospitals around the world for children then why not.
Kovaelin Sep 8, 2012 @ 1:25pm 
100$ is a lot of sandwiches.
TheWeepingCorpse Sep 8, 2012 @ 10:04am 
$100 is a very reasonable asking price imo for those serious about commercial game development.