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Rob Fearon


Rob Fearon writes and writes about videogames for humans and believes Space Giraffe to be the greatest game ever made.

FeatureSteam Greenlight had to go, but its replacement might just work

Direct is a reasonable solution to one of Steam's most serious problems

Steam Greenlight, Valve's process for finding new games to place on the store, will soon be gone. In a few short months Valve will replace it with a much more straightforward system they're calling Steam Direct because, well, it's a more direct method of getting onto Steam. I know, I know, I don't know how they came up with the name either.

In 2012 Valve launched Greenlight, a corner of Steam where developers could try (with the help of the public, press and anything else they could lay their hands on) and woo Valve into letting them flog their game.

FeatureRob Fearon on: Three screens and the truth

"A replacement for the freedom music once offered."

Hello! Chris Donlan here. David Goldfarb, our regular columnist, is away this week, so I've asked Rob Fearon to write something instead and he has very kindly agreed. Rob designs wonderful arcade games such as DRM (which does not include DRM) and he is also a brilliant writer. I know: what a massive jerk. I really hope you enjoy what he's come up with today. Also, look at THIS.