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SteamWatch – Developers Talk About the State of Steam and Steam Direct

As part of SteamWatch’s year-end retrospective, I sat down with three different developers to discuss the change from Steam Greenlight to Steam Direct and their experiences with both systems. The…

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SteamWatch – A Steam Retrospective

Valve’s Steam platform has been able to successfully stand as one of the pioneers of PC gaming ever since its launch in 2003., presenting itself as one of the easiest…

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Steam Direct Is Now Available

Steam Direct, the digital publishing system that is replacing Steam Greenlight, is now live and ready to use according to an announcement from Valve. Valve had previously stated their intention to…

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Steam Greenlight Closes Today; Steam Direct Launches June 13

Steam Greenlight will be closing today, June 6, 2017 according to an announcement from Valve. It will be replaced with Steam Direct on June 13, 2017. Valve’s digital distribution service…

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Submission Fee For Steam Direct Announced

Back in February, Valve announced that they would be bringing their Steam Greenlight project to an end, and replacing it with Steam Direct, which would aim to address a lot…

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Valve Restricting Steam Cards to Quell “Fake Games”

Just over a week ago, Valve outlined their plan for what the Steam storefront should look like going forward. Included with that was a slick new section of a game’s…

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Steam Direct Publishing Program Will Replace Greenlight

Steam users are more than likely familiar with Steam Greenlight, the community-based voting system that allows gamers the ability to express interest in smaller indie games without committing to purchasing…