Valve asking devs to no longer give games for Greenlight votes

Here’s what Valve thinks about giving game codes in exchange for Steam Greenlight votes:

“When you give away copies of your game in exchange for votes, you put us in a really uncomfortable position.”

“We do not think these votes accurately reflect customer interest and it makes our job harder in deciding which games customers would actually buy and play on Steam.”

“Additionally. when you give away copies of your game for votes, then every other developer on Greenlight thinks that is now the thing they need to do in order to get noticed. We don’t think that is healthy for the system or really what customers want.”

“We understand that running contests or giving away copies of your game can be viewed as a form of marketing. But for the purposes of Greenlight we don’t think that giving away copies of your game in exchange for votes accurately reflects genuine customer interest.”

Finally some changes are coming to Greenlight. I personally hate this system because the Steam store is cluttered with shitty games all over the place without the ability to filter them out, I know there are some golden games on Greenlight that users love but most of the are crap and you know it. They should allow us to filter those out completely from the store.

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  1. Ricardo

    YAS! I always entered the competition so if the game got greenlit i would still get a key, but i did vote NO for the game unless i actually thought it was good. What they just said should be in the terms and conditions which submitters have to agree, so if they get caught breaking that rule they get banned from submitting greenlight games. And they also lost their submission fee. or whetever it is they pay.

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