When I see a decade old game at one point published/owned by one of the largest gaming companies on the planet trying to Greenlight a game on Steam, I can’t help but feel perturbed. Perhaps I don’t understand Greenlighting a game. I thought this was a chance for games that otherwise stood no chance of ever ‘making it’ to be voted on by the Steam community. I thought Greenlight was a platform to encourage upcoming designers and developers to have a means of getting their games out to the masses — it’s about the players getting they games they actually want on Steam.
I have nothing personal against EA. I love most of their games. Heck, DAoC? You guys know I’m a fan of Dark Age and UO as well. I just don’t think it’s fair for them to be on Greenlight. Aren’t these games on Origin?
Isn’t Greenlight the only way to get new games on Steam? They say so themselves.
Nah that’s total crap. Games get added all the time and never appear in Greenlight. It replaced the submission form, the form people who don’t ‘know people’ use. In other words, if you aren’t a publisher you had to fill out a detailed form to get Steam to even care about you.
Does it matter as long as gamers get the games they want?
I guess not. To me it just clutters and tarnishes what I thought Greenlight was all about.
WTF do you care, Keen?
I feel like fighting for the little guy. I have lots of friends who are fighting or did fight hard to get their games on Steam. Some got there and others did not. Seeing Dark Age of Camelot just truck on in kinda sucks. We love indie game devs here, and we try hard to write about any great indie games we find. Send us your indie games for us to try and if we think our readers will find interest in what you’ve made we will definitely share it with them in one way or another.