Just to be clear, the two are not related in any way. Still, I felt it necessary to write a bit about both, so here we are.
The Let’s Play
I have footage recorded for a few more episodes, but it needs to be edited and commented upon. I really wanted to avoid these kind of holdups, but it is difficult to find enough time, and quiet conditions, to do these episodes. Still, I’ll try to do a few at once so I can post those at least before there are more delays.
So the Greenlight program for Steam went live, and I’ve had a chance to check it out. My initial impressions are that I had a much different idea about what it was before I actually saw it.
I thought this would be for finished or mostly-finished games. Maybe it’s supposed to be, but there are a lot of games in the list that are just a concept. Is this a bad thing? Maybe not, but I’m not sure how much this program can do for a game that doesn’t exist yet.
The list is filled with mods, and clones of popular games. Again, not necessarily bad, but I had in mind original indie games, like the ones already featured on Steam. In hindsight, I should have expected that this is what Valve had to deal with all along, and we never saw it before.
I might have more to say about this in time, but for now Greenlight seems more like a curiousity than anything else. What do you think?