Valve has this week introduced a new $100 submission fee for indie game developers to include their game creations on the new Valve Steam Greenlight platform.
The $100 submission fee has been introduced by Valve to clean up submission made to Steam Greenlight after sexually explicit and bogus games were making their way onto the new platform.
All proceeds will be donated to the Arcade’s Child’s Play charity, which provides games to sick children in hospitals. Valve explains:
““Two things we’ve noticed so far. First, there are a ton of legitimate submissions that people want to see,” says Valve’s Alden Kroll. “Second, there is unfortunately a significant amount of noise and clutter being submitted, either as a joke or by fans not fully understanding the purpose of Greenlight.
The second part of this update is to improve your window into Greenlight and help you find “your kind” of games. The next time you visit Steam Greenlight you’ll be shown a smaller, manageable list of games that you haven’t rated. This view is a mix of popular games and new games to Greenlight.”
There are currently 700 submission on the Steam Greenlight platform after launching just a week ago, and the submission fee will not apply to games already included.
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