It finally happened. Greenlight is over.
This wasn’t unexpected, as rumors of Valve replacing Greenlight have been circulating for years, and the official announcement that it was happening at some point was made a few months ago.
We were originally planning to have a Greenlight campaign, because until today it was still the only way to actually submit games to Steam if you weren’t an established developer or partnered with an established publisher. Instead, we’ll now make a Steam Direct submission when that is available.
If we are approved for Steam Direct, we actually don’t know exactly what we are going to do next. We do need funding, and we don’t want to do Early Access yet. If we’re even allowed to do Early Access, Game Blocks is just not in a state to charge money for it yet. That’s one of the main reasons why it’s still completely free.
We’re probably going to do a Kickstarter campaign, but that deserves it’s own series of posts.
While Steam Direct is our biggest concern, because Steam is the biggest marketplace and our expected source of most of our sales, we are still going to offer Game Blocks through several other online marketplaces, pending them also accepting us. So if you really dislike Steam, Game Blocks will be available on a few other storefronts.
So… back to work!