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Steam Institutes $100 Fee to Appear on Greenlight

Posted on September 4, 2012 AT 09:59pm

Valve Greenlight

Well, it was too good to be true, wasn’t it? Steam’s Greenlight program was launched last week to a lot of fanfare. The idea behind the Greenlight concept was to allow for indie developers who have yet to see their projects sold on Steam to get a chance to strut their stuff for the Steam community. The community then votes on which game they like best for certain categories, and games deemed worthy of being sold on Steam will be given the chance to peddle their wares on one of the PC’s most viable sales platforms.

Well, at first it was free, as the Steam community is known to be a giving and rather open place. As with most things that occur on the internet, it was flooded with trolls and joke entries. Almost immediately pranksters were putting up Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3, pornographic titles and some were even requesting titles they want to be distributed on Steam but aren’t already. Sadly, the fun a few people had for a few days has led to Steam instituting a fee for a submission to help weed out fake or inappropriate entries.

Don’t worry, though, they aren’t pocketing the money, they are instead donating it to the Child’s Play charity.

Dave Walsh is the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Kickboxing website, one of the foremost authorities on the sport of Kickboxing online. He is also a novelist, musician and avid gamer. Follow at @LiverKickdotcom

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