50 Titles Greenlit on Steam, Including Depression Quest
After a furor over the Depression Quest Greenlight campaign that never truly threatened to derail its trek to the Steam store, that game and 49 others have passed through the Greenlight gauntlet and are now available for purchase. Aside from that very notable item, which will be free, we also are getting The 7th Guest 3, X-Plane 10 and EVGA Precision X. It’s a super long list, and you can see what all is there by clicking this link. Althoguh 50 seems like a lot today, we can’t forget that last time they pushed through 100. This is a bit less overwhelming.
The Depression Quest Greenlight saga was telling in that it demonstrated quite clearly that the sorts of loud, angry denizens of the internet who aren’t happy that women are making games are really not a numerically significant bunch. Before the game’s creator, zoe Quinn, spoke about about the sorts of abuse they were flinging at her over the Greenlight attempt, it had an overwhelmingly positive approval rather. And after the goons were brought to light that rating skyrocketed from there. What I took from that is maybe condescension should be the new game when dealing with mouth-breathers instead of regular outrage. But they do tend to be so loud and persistent that it becomes easy to forget there are fewer of them than there are even-keeled folks.