Rhythm Doctor is a trippy rhythm game that aims to invisibly teach you complex music and rhythm theory. It’s about doctors who save patients with sweet beats, culminating in “glitchstep boss battles” against a resilient virus. It looks cool and sounds great. It’s on Steam Greenlight right now. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
As you may remember, back in October, 3D action adventure game, Pine, went live on Square Enix Collective. What was shown personally caught my eye, and the potential of some of the game’s systems had me even …Read More The post Pine Launches on Steam Greenlight; Gets Beautiful New Trailer by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Earlier this week, a team of Russian-based developers announced their new visual novel, fantasy-adventure game hybrid, The Crown of Leaves, was launching on Steam Greenlight in hope to earn community support to get onto Steam. …Read More The post The Crown of Leaves Launches on Steam Greenlight by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Today, Valve announced that they’re killing Steam Greenlight, the user-driven service they use to ferry lesser-known games onto the Steam store. Soon, it’ll be supplanted by Steam Direct, a service that allow anyone to pay a fee get their game, well, directly onto Steam. No more votes. This approach, however, creates complications of its own. Advertisement Admittedly, we’re currently in the thick of the knee-jerk forest, but the big focus of the day is the fee. Right now, it’s undecided, and Valve said that it could be anything from $100 to $5,000. Naturally, game developers are worried about the upper end of that spectrum. Greenlight served smaller developers, after all, the sort for whom even that service’s mandatory $100 fee was sometimes a stretch. Major players with $5,000 to spare will ascend Mt Steamlympus regardless, so developers are wondering who such a big fee would benefit. Said Robert Yang, creator of games like dick pic sim Cobra Club, naked man latherer Rinse and Repeat, and car sex game Stick Shift, all of which he had trouble getting onto Steam: Yang also pointed out that a higher fee is even more READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
For years, Steam Greenlight was the way smaller developers could get their games on the Steam Store without the help of a publisher. Though Greenlight did help smaller games stand out, the system itself wasn’t without its flaws. Now, Greenlight will be taken down and replaced with something called Steam Direct. Here is how Steam Direct will work according to Valve: “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.” Instead of relying on upvotes, developers will now submit their games directly to the Steam Store. Valve will check to see if game files run correctly and, according to VentureBeat, make sure they are actually games. This sounds like it could lead to a flood of shovelware, but Valve feels confident that its current Steam algorithm can sort the good from the bad. Right now, Valve doesn’t know how much it will charge developers READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!
After years of saying they’d do it, Valve is finally getting rid of Steam Greenlight, Steam’s user-driven service for admitting smaller games to the Steam store. They’re replacing it with something called Steam Direct. Advertisement Here’s how it’ll work: “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.” They added that while Greenlight helped them lower the barrier to getting games on Steam, it revealed nasty rot in Steam’ core. “Greenlight also exposed two key problems we still needed to address: improving the entire pipeline for bringing new content to Steam and finding more ways to connect customers with the types of content they wanted,” said Valve. Advertisement Valve still isn’t sure how much they’ll charge for direct, noting that developers they’ve spoken to have advocated for fees as low as $100 to READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Slice Dice & Rice is a fighting game with no health bars, where fights can end in a single blow. It’s inspired by Bushido Blade, and the point is to out-think and out-maneuver your opponent rather than out-combo them. The art style is slick as hell. Only thing I wish they’d change is the name. It’s on Steam Greenlight. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Morphite is a sci-fi shooter/platformer inspired by Metroid Prime, Ratchet and Clank, and… Turok. You’ll explore the galaxy and unravel a fully voiced main story with bosses, creature-scanning, and puzzles. It’s currently set for “early 2017,” and it’s on Steam Greenlight right now. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Today, developer The Vanir Project — a two-man team — and publisher BadLand Games announced Nightmare Boy, a metroidvania action/platformer game with serious Tim Burton vibes, for the PC. …Read More The post BadLand Games Announces Metroidvania Action-Adventure Game Nightmare Boy by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Holdfast: Nations At War is the debut title from the small development team over at Anvil Game Studios. …Read More The post Holdfast: Nations At War Announced for PC; Hits Steam Greenlight by Max Cannon appeared first on DualShockers.
Developer Grimwood Team has announced that its grim puzzle-platformer World of One has hit Steam Greenlight. In addition to a new trailer, the developer also announced that the game is set to release sometime in March for …Read More The post World of One Launches on Steam Greenlight; Release Planned for March 2017 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Counter-Strike fans have taken to Steam Greenlight with an interesting mod for Global Offensive. …Read More The post Counter-Strike: Classic Offensive Gets the Steam Greenlight by Kenneth Richardson appeared first on DualShockers.
Over a year ago, robotic exploration and survival game Phoning Home launched on Steam Greenlight with a cool idea and an interesting launch trailer. Today, the developer released the game’s second ever trailer, and announced that it …Read More The post Robotic Exploration/Survival Game Phoning Home Launches February 7th by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Yesterday, developer Hibernian Workshop announced that its metroidvania RPG Dark Devotion launched onto Steam Greenlight alongside the game’s debut trailer. …Read More The post RPG Dark Devotion Launches onto Steam Greenlight with Debut Trailer by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.