Hawthorne not ready to green-light dense apartment building near SpaceX, Amazon

An extremely dense apartment building proposed for a site near SpaceX’s rocket manufacturing headquarters and a new Amazon delivery hub in Hawthorne provoked passionate arguments from supporters and critics this week before city leaders sidestepped a final decision. After residents debated the issue for an hour Tuesday night, the City Council decided to more thoroughly study the proposal before revisiting the project on Sept. 26 … Continue reading Hawthorne not ready to green-light dense apartment building near SpaceX, Amazon

Greenlight is gone, dev money the new Steam curator

Valve is ditching Greenlight, the vote-based system that for the past five years has been the way smaller developers get games onto Steam. Replacing Greenlight in autumn of this year is Steam Direct, which allows anyone to post a game to Steam, provided they fill out some paperwork and pay an as-yet undetermined fee. The fee is intended to reduce spam submissions, and it can … Continue reading Greenlight is gone, dev money the new Steam curator

Valve Software to Shutter Steam Greenlight Program for Indie Game Developers

Valve Software announced yesterday that it will end the Greenlight program, which allowed community members to support the addition of independent games to the Steam online games marketplace. The move aims at giving developers and publishers “a more direct publishing path” on Steam. Greenlight, which Valve described as part of Steam’s gradual transition “from a tightly curated store to a more direct distribution model,” gave … Continue reading Valve Software to Shutter Steam Greenlight Program for Indie Game Developers

Valve Software to Shutter Steam Greenlight Program for Game Developers

Valve Software announced yesterday that it will end the Greenlight program, which allowed community members to support the addition of independent games to the Steam online games marketplace. The move aims at giving developers and publishers “a more direct publishing path” on Steam. Greenlight, which Valve described as part of Steam’s gradual transition “from a tightly curated store to a more direct distribution model,” gave … Continue reading Valve Software to Shutter Steam Greenlight Program for Game Developers

Steam Direct is better than Greenlight, but the size of its fee will make or break it

Steam Greenlight sucks as a way to decide what goes on Steam. It makes earnest developers pay to engage in a popularity contest that’s easily gamed, and so I’m happy that after years of Valve itself saying it isn’t working, Greenlight is finally going away. When Steam Direct appears later this year, every game will have a simple path onto the biggest PC game distribution … Continue reading Steam Direct is better than Greenlight, but the size of its fee will make or break it