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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 of the concerns critics…

June 4, 2017 | 05:08 EDT

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Valve Talks About Steam's Future, Clarifies Discovery Features

Valve has posted a rather lengthy blog post talking about their vision for the future of the Steam store. This blog post is meant to inspire a dialog between Valve and the enormous installed user…

May 9, 2017 | 08:32 EDT


GreenWatch 05/03/2017 - Trademark Claims, Game Removals, Fur Fun and More!

For those discovering GreenWatch for the first time, GreenWatch is an ongoing series held on both TechRaptor and Digital Homicides covering anything going on with developers/groups/users in the Steam…

March 5, 2017 | 11:38 EST


GreenWatch 26/02/2017 - Lawsuit dismissals, Greenlight Sketchiness, Suspicious Writers, and more!

UPDATE: Regarding the "World of Darkness Has a Harasser for a Writer" story. An article came out on the developer's blog regarding the accusations about Zak Smith. In the blog post, the developer…

February 26, 2017 | 12:46 EST

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Unique Action Adventure Game Pine Now On Greenlight

Steam Greenlight has a reputation for poorly made games, but sometimes you'll be able to find a gem in the rough - and one of these rare gems looks to be Pine, a game that was released on Greenlight…

February 26, 2017 | 10:30 EST


GreenWatch - 19/02/2017 - Legal Disputes, Asset Flips, DMCA Takedowns and More!

For those discovering GreenWatch for the first time, GreenWatch is an ongoing series held on both TechRaptor and Digital Homicides covering anything going on with developers/groups/users in the Steam…

February 19, 2017 | 01:30 EST


GreenWatch 07/11/2016 - Nova Dimension

Recently a developer on Steam Greenlight has been pulling some practices that members of the Steam community have been calling the user/company out on. The user in question, Nova Dimension, was…

November 7, 2016 | 06:20 EST

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To The Green - Stifled is Horrifying and Wonderful

Horror games are a genre always aching for innovation—you need to find new ways to terrify your audience or else the scares might grow stale. And sound is one of the most important aspects of horror…

July 14, 2016 | 09:00 EDT

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Crowdfunding Spotlight - Arcadian Atlas

Arcadian Atlas, the Final Fantasy Tactics inspired 2D isometric tactical RPG by developer Twin Otters Studios, has been officially Greenlit on Steam today. Arcadian Atlas still has 23 days to go on…

April 16, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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To The Green – CURE

I'm going to start off saying that I have no idea of CURE will be a fun game to play, but it is crazy interesting, unique, and creative. RTS games and attempts to make them are in a definite lull in…

March 23, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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To The Green – Linelight

There is a definite beauty and appreciation in simplicity. Simplicity in this case is in the form of understanding, not that the tasks ahead in a game like Linelight may be easy to complete or figure…

March 9, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green - Brut@l

ASCII dungeon crawlers are a strange pocket of gaming, even for those of us who live and breathe the hobby. Pure expressions of gameplay with graphics that serve only to enhance the mind's eye. Of…

March 2, 2016 | 05:14 EST

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To The Green – Human: Fall Flat

Those of you that ironically, or unironically, enjoy Goat Simulator will probably get a kick out of Human: Fall Flat. It looks almost like a mix of Goat Simulator and Octodad. All I have to say is…

February 24, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To the Green – Electromaze Defense

Yep, a Tower Defense game. I can see some of you hurriedly clicking the back button even as I type this. No matter, there are plenty of us (dozens maybe) who enjoy a good TD, particularly one that…

February 3, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To the Green – Arena 3D

This is not the type of game I enjoy really. I don't play arcade shooters, not really into the type of music on display, nor do I really care that much about getting a high score in something.…

January 20, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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Kim Coming to Steam in March

We recently featured Kim on our weekly column, To the Green, where it had yet to be greenlit on Steam. That has changed and now Kim will be available for Early Access March of 2016. Kim is also still…

January 6, 2016 | 03:25 EST

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To the Green – Kim

Few games will likely ever find a better source material to base itself on than with Kim. The game is based on a novel of the same name written by Rudyard Kipling, which is widely considered to be…

December 23, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green – That Dam Level

When younger gamers return to the NES games their older siblings or parents grew up with, they undoubtedly feel as if they are out of their element. It was the Wild West in those days, without well…

December 16, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To the Green – Grimsfield

Grimsfield is animator Adam Wells' first attempt at making a game, and as will be discussed below, it definitely seems to have a good amount of potential attached to it. Many of you will immediately…

December 9, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green – Poltergus

A point and click adventure game ... are you excited yet? I can hear the extra exhalation, but Poltergus seems like something that could be really fun due to its interesting premise. Poltergus…

November 25, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To the Green – Lobo with Shotguns

Everybody needs some pulpy, grindhouse goodness every now and then, and Lobo with Shotguns seems to be providing just that. A classic arcadey side scrolling beat 'em up, Lobo with Shotguns is aiming…

November 11, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green – SHIO

Looking for a game this week was actually quite difficult, particularly since I came to the realization that we're now experiencing somewhat of a golden age of art design in games. Finding something…

October 28, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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To The Green: Dark Flame

Greenlight mockery has become a bit of its own field on some places lately—the low barrier for entry does definitely invite some of that by allowing anyone to submit a game to it with a $100 donation…

July 15, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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New Restrictions Added onto Steam Accounts To Fight Phishing and Scams

As an owner of several unusual Team Fortress 2 hats (I'm proud of virtual currency, I know), I have been overloaded at times with requests from new steam accounts who just want to ask me for my…

April 18, 2015 | 05:57 EDT

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Giant SpaceKat's Revolution 60 to be Released on Steam

It took indie development team Giant Spacekat a shockingly fast 60-something hours to get their game Revolution 60 through Steam's Greenlight, despite fierce criticism on the page's comments.  The…

February 7, 2015 | 12:08 EST

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To the Green: Super Dino Hunter

To The Green is our weekly look at one game on Steam Greenlight trying to get onto Steam. With To The Green, we hope to highlight one worthy game each week that is attempting to get greenlit and let…

January 30, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green – The Corridor: On Behalf of the Dead

To The Green is a weekly look at one game on Steam Greenlight trying to get onto Steam. Many games get mired in the process trying to get there, caught up with abandoned projects, shovelware, and…

December 29, 2014 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green: Apollo 4X Space Trading Strategy Game

To The Green is a weekly look at one game on Steam Greenlight trying to get onto Steam. Many games get mired in the process trying to get there, caught up with abandoned projects, shovelware, and…

December 15, 2014 | 09:00 EST

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To The Green – ToA: Seasons of the Wolf

To The Green is our weekly look at one game current in Steam’s Greenlight process. There are many games mired here, and some of them have good ideas stuck in the gears that Valve has in place. Here…

November 10, 2014 | 11:00 EST

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Interview with Eugene Ivanov

This past week, after finding out about Indie GameDev Greenlight group on Facebook I decided to follow up on it to get more information on that and to discuss Greenlight with someone who was clearly…

November 9, 2014 | 09:00 EST

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To the Green: Cold Contract

To The Green is an ongoing article series that each week spotlights one indie game on Greenlight to talk about it. Greenlight right now as a process is a mess and its difficult for good projects to…

November 3, 2014 | 11:00 EST

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Indie Gamedev Greenlight

Greenlight as a process has numerous issues, among them being buried in Steam, a process that makes no sense to anyone and a lack of proper updating. However, that is not what we are here to discuss…

October 31, 2014 | 10:16 EDT

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Forward to the Sky, to the greenlight!

It’s a special day in an Indie games life when it feels that its far enough along to produce a trailer and send it off to Steam Greenlight to try to push through. And that step is one that Indie Dev…

October 23, 2014 | 09:30 EDT


Steam Greenlight Roundup: March 19

Yesterday, March 19, 2014, 75 titles passed through Steam Greenlight, meaning they could use Steam as a platform for distributing their game. This doesn't mean that the game is finished and ready to…

March 20, 2014 | 10:00 EDT