Hello, I can take care about Steams greenlight.
I thing that first of all we should create a topic about it, to discuss whether the mod development team want this or not. (Private forums maybe?)
If we will decide to go for it, I can create Dark Mod profile in Steam greenlight. I can take care of this like as Nbohr1more is taking care about our TDM Moddb profile..
It seems every other week there is someone who discovers TDM by googling for "thief mod" or "stealth gaming", so I think the added publicity from Steam can only help.
But not sure if we want this before v1.08 (or even v1.09).
Also, there is already a steam group, but I no longer have a steam account it seems, so I don't know much about it:
The thing is, greenlight is new now. That means a lot of attention. I assume that it will fade, so the sooner we enter, the better.
In Greenlight FAQ is written:
Can I post my game concept or early builds?
Absolutely! We encourage you to post information about your game as early in the development process as you are comfortable with. Greenlight will let you define whether you are posting your game as a concept/early build or as a playable game that is nearing completion.
you will probably get great feedback and a good start in building a community of fans around your game.
Can I update my entry after I've submitted my game?
Please do! We encourage you to update your presence in Steam as often as you like to keep your fans and potential customers involved in your development process.
So the only thing that interests me: Can we have the game for 0 cash? Where is the profit for Steam? I dont tning that they will be interested in something that wont bring them any profit. I will ask them on support.
After we will be fully standalone, we can open the game for public to download wia Steam. I dont thing it is a good idea to do so before going standalone, if I can tell. But still, the sooner we will start to propagate our mod, the better.
FWIIW, i agree that the sooner the better, due to the Greenlight thing getting flooded rather soon with all sorts of games (free publicity if free for game authors, too).
I haven't used Steam in years and don't know anything about Greenlight, so I don't have an opinion on this.
I know nothing about Greenlight or Steam either. My main concern right now is focusing on getting 1.08 into the light of day.
I now that 7upman and StiFU are admins of the Steam group, and I think Biker, too. Maybe contact these people?
What is your opinion? You can get more informations about Greenlight here:
Edited by PPoe, 31 August 2012 - 12:24 PM.