Today’s industry insight looks back at Steam Greenlight and all the good and bad that went with it. Will Steam Direct have similar problems? Only time will tell.
Valve announced a major change to Steam last week and how you put your game on the platform. Steam Greenlight will be replaced by Steam Direct; removing the community’s ability to vote for what games they would like to see on the platform. In its place, developers will have to pay a recoupable fee per game that they want to have up on Steam.
This has many Indie developers worried about the future and how this will impact the game market.
Big news out of Steam today, Valve is doing away with Steam Greenlight and will replace it with Steam Direct. This new service requires developers to put out a recoup-able fee per game to get put on the store. I talked about my thoughts on this and how there has always been this discoverability issue with Steam. Is this the right way forward? Let me know what you think in the comments.
Hand of Fate is one of the most surprising games I’ve played in a while; combining three different genres of design and play into one unique title. While it doesn’t reach the depth of each individual genre, it’s definitely a case where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.