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Steam Greenlight shutting down, to be replaced with "Steam Direct"

Submitted by: Amadeus @ 12:49 PM | Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | (url: http://steamcommu...)

The next step in these improvements is to establish a new direct sign-up system for developers to put their games on Steam. This new path, which were calling Steam Direct, is targeted for Spring 2017 and will replace Steam Greenlight. We will ask new developers to complete a set of digital paperwork, personal or company verification, and tax documents similar to the process of applying for a bank account. Once set up, developers will pay a recoupable application fee for each new title they wish to distribute, which is intended to decrease the noise in the submission pipeline.

While we have invested heavily in our content pipeline and personalized store, were still debating the publishing fee for Steam Direct. We talked to several developers and studios about an appropriate fee, and they gave us a range of responses from as low as $100 to as high as $5,000. There are pros and cons at either end of the spectrum, so wed like to gather more feedback before settling on a number.


Will it stop the deluge of "games" (i.e. hastily cobbled together asset flips with no real content) from flooding the store? Probably not.


Audiosurf Coming To Steam

Submitted by: juicyfrys @ 07:38 PM | Monday, February 11, 2008 | (url: http://storefront...)

Independent Games Festival finalist Audiosurf is coming to Steam.

With your purchase for only $8.95, you'll also get a copy of The Orange Box's official soundtrack with the game.

The release date is set for February 15th.


Does the games industry want the PC to fall?

Submitted by: Colosus @ 09:38 PM | Wednesday, February 6, 2008 | (url: http://www.bit-te...)

This is an interesting perspective on NPD's latest "study". From the article: "It's almost as if the industry secretly wants the PC to fall - and it's not that hard to understand why..." - interesting perspective!

Category: PC Gaming | 13 Comments
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The BEST Commercial Games gone freeware

Submitted by: CPClove @ 12:00 PM | Friday, July 13, 2007 | (url: http://gnomeslair...)

Which means you can now legaly play GTA, Abuse, R-Type, Elite, Ultima 4 and many more gems for absolutely free!


Fallout 3 tech demo released

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 01:10 PM | Wednesday, May 2, 2007 | (url: http://www.nma-fa...)

Fallout fan site managed to get their hands on the tech demo from Black Isles Fallout 3 (not Bethesdas) The download is about 240 mb.