The Steam Greenlight process had improved a lot since its launch a few years ago. In its early stages, developers saw the system as a bottleneck. The number of games that were approved by Valve was very less when compared to the number of games submitted. But now, getting your game Greenlight on Steam is much easier. Now, you don’t need 30K votes, all you need is to meet a minimum of 2K. They are also now supported in a steady stream instead of batches. But still, there are plenty of games that do not meet the vote requirements to get the Greenlight.
To avoid being one of these discontented developers, check out these tips that will help you see your game Greenlight on Steam:
- Make Sure Your Trailer Is Amazing: The only one way that guarantees you would not fail on a Steam Greenlight adventure is by having an unusual and appealing trailer. Most of the people that come to your game’s page would watch your video for about 30 seconds. Their voting for you solely relies on how much you have succeeded to impress them. This means you should do your best to create an informative, polished and entertaining trailer. People don’t love to see logos or you talking about the game for five minutes. They want to check out the game, so make it look impressive in the trailer!
- Make Sure Your Visuals Don’t Stink: Whether your game is a retro 2D or a 3D platformer, make sure it doesn’t look odd. Keep in mind that people will check out your trailer only for a few seconds, and maybe then they would quickly scan your page, you could earn a notable number of votes only due to good visuals. The best way to turn people to your page right away is to use placeholder graphics for your trailer or page.
- Make Sure The Audio Quality Is Excellent: Even if your game’s gameplay and graphics look unusual in the trailer, poor audio quality will surely result in lost votes. Even if you clearly mention that the sound and the music for your game is missing and it will feature in the final version, people will start reacting negatively to rough music, scratchy sounds, etc. Great audio means your game will come off as professional instead of the incompetent.
- Make The Description Enthralling: Providing long texts, explaining every feature of your game is not cool at all. People tend to spend less than 30 secs on a Greenlight page, strive for a description that they can read in small time frame. The descriptions should be gripping as well. Also, make sure to list informational and popular gameplay features that will grab a viewer’s attention.
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