RIP Steam Greenlight (2012-2017), Steam Direct Launching June 13

Valve has turned off the lights for Steam Greenlight. The troubled program started a revolution that helped get smaller PC titles on Steam, but also introduced a torrid torrent of asset flips designed to abuse the Steam Trading Card system for profit. Steam Greenlight is no longer accepting new games or votes as of today. Valve is currently looking through the last group of 3,400+ games and prepar...

Steam Direct Program to Replace Steam Greenlight in Hopes of Reducing Shovelware

Valve announced that they will be replacing Steam Greenlight with the new Steam Direct program. While Steam Greenlight lowered the barrier of entry for getting games on Steam, it came with the unfortunate side effect of introducing a lot of shovelware into the store. Several unsavoury PC developers have turned to so called asset flips to make a quick dollar. This process involves purchasing assets...

Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle Successfuly Greenlit on Steam

HandMade Game announced that the sequel to their award winning puzzle game has passed Steam Greenlight. Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle has been Greenlit on Steam based on community votes. Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle stars Anne, a girl trapped in a mansion full of rooms. Each room contains a puzzle created by the mysterious Toymaker and are filled with items that will help Anna escape. Players will ...

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 Rockets to #1 on Steam Greenlight

Scott Cawthon has announced the third game in the Five Nights at Freddy’s series. The indie horror is set 30 years after the closing of Fazbear’s Pizza. New owners have purchased the joint in hopes of reviving the childhood classic. One animatronic has survived the clutches of time. Five Nights at Freddy’s 3’s Steam Greenlight campaign kicked with a bunch of screenshots and...

Valve Pulls Hatred From Steam Greenlight

Destructive Creations has announced the Steam Greenlight campaign for their upcoming title Hatred has been cancelled. The developers were told by Valve “that based on what we see on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we’ll be taking it down.” Valve has traditionally banned games rated Adults Only by the ESRB from their store. The water gets murky since most indie games ...

Luna Shattered Hearts Up for Voting on Steam Greenlight

Indie developers Gillis has launched their new game on Steam Greenlight. Luna Shattered Hearts Episode 1 is a platforming RPG. The game stars Lithien and Dez. Both are self-centered jerks that most people would make an effort to avoid, but the two are about to embark on a journey that will see them grow into mature heroes. Luna Shattered Hearts Episode 1 is experimenting with a new way of selling ...

Get Even Developers Talk Weapons and Shooting in Making of Video

Developers from The Farm 51 sat down in front of the camera to talk about the development of their new shooter Get Even. The developers hired tactical instructors and rented a shooting range to provide the team a chance to learn how to fire and handle firearms that would make into the game. Additionally, the sound engineer was able to record gunfire for the game at the firing range, providing Get ...

Indie Gala Steam Greenlight Bundle #3 Now Available

Indie Gala and Capsule Computers released the Steam Greenlight Bundle #3 today. The bundle contains 12 indie games currently on Steam Greenlight, plus 2 extra games to unlock. Astro Emporia is a turn based space trading game designed for short bursts. Players will fly from planet to planet with a limited amount of fuel, trying to rake in the greatest amount of profit possible. Soul Gambler is a mo...

Painters Unite on Steam Greenlight

Almost a year after its PAX Australia 2013 showing, competitive indie shooter Painters Unite, from local upstarts Canvas Interactive, has made its way onto Steam Greenlight. Already, there have been comparisons to the recently revealed at E3 2014 Nintendo Wii U title Splatoon, as well as flat out accusations of being a clone. Knowing the developers behind Painters Unite, and having followed (and c...

Indie Gala Steam Greenlight Bundle #2 Now Available

Indie Gala and Capsule Computers returns for a second Steam Greenlight bundle in support of small indie developers trying to get their game out on Steam. Two titles have already been Greenlit, so Desura keys are available immediately and Steam keys will be provided when the following games are launched on Steam: Pulse Shift is a first person puzzle platformer where players will need to manipulate ...

Legends of Persia now Available on Steam

Sourena Game Studio and Plug in Digital released their new action RPG Legends of Persia onto Steam today. The game stars Keykhosro, the son of Prince Siavosh of Persia. Keykhosro is on the bloody path of revenge after the murder of his father under the orders of Afrasiab, the king of Tooran. Legends of Persia features hundreds of items, three playable heroes, five hours of gameplay, and modding su...

InvertMouse Brings Bermuda to Kickstarter, Steam Greenlight

InvertMouse, the independent developer behind Unhack, is coming out with a new title called Bermuda, and has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the game’s funding. Not only that, but Bermuda is also available for community voting as part of the Steam Greenlight program here. Bermuda is a visual novel blending in open-ended stealth segments. The game is fully voiced by veteran actors in...

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