News Valve to replace Greenlight with Steam Direct

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Any word on what criteria would need to be meet to recoup the application fee.
     
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    How will this affect existing Greenlight users?

    I bought Greenlight 2 weeks ago, in preparation for submitting my first proper game later this year. Have I missed the boat again?
     
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    If they go 5 grand or near that I fear it might be the first sign of Valve going sour and becoming 'one of those' companies. Beginning of the end from the consumer/gamer's viewpoint.
     
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    I was thinking, will this achieve what steam want? The additional cost from the budget will either have the effect of reducing the quality of the games, or will result in the game being priced at a higher initial point.

    The first is something steam wouldn't like, the second is probably how they expect this to play out.
     
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    If this cuts down on a lot of the awful games that are currently filling Steams catalogue then it will be a welcome move tbh. Studios who are out to make a quick buck with poorly put together rehashed games full of off the shelf assets might well be put off.

    Sure some low budget games might suffer but if the concept is decent enough they can be funded in other ways.
     

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