The bizarre story behind the first non-Valve game on Steam

Told by someone called Chris Bratt. Any ideas?

Someone called Chris Bratt (any ideas?) has released a video revealing the bizarre story behind the first non-Valve game on Steam.

That game was Rag Doll Kung Fu, a fighting game created mainly by Mark Healey while working for Fable developer Lionhead Studios in the early 2000s.

The video reveals how Healey, who went on to co-found LittleBigPlanet maker Media Molecule, found himself demoing the side project to a huge crowd at the Game Developers Conference and, just a day later, accepting $10,000 from Valve boss Gabe Newell to secure Rag Doll Kung Fu's release on Steam in 2005.

Chris Bratt (any ideas?) is a leading voice on Patreon, where he runs the People Make Games project. I suspect this rising star has a bright future.

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