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Underhell is now on Steam Greenlight! Vote for it if you want it to get on steam for free!

Posted by Mxthe on Sep 5th, 2012

Underhell is now on Steam Greenlight!

You can vote for it to help it get into Steam!

Vote for Underhell on Greenlight!

The mod will remain free! It will just get more exposure, downloads and support!
So any vote or click helps!


I have been hesitating for 3 days after the Greenlight Service was launched to upload Underhell on Steam, for a simple reason:

This little case that needs to be checked, was telling me that mods didn't in fact have the rights to be uploaded on Greenlight.

I sent multiple emails to Valve, awaiting for instructions or authorization, but none of my emails were answered.

After 3 days of waiting and seeing dozens of other mods getting thousands of hits and votes on Greenlight, I decided it was enough, and if Valve didn't like Mods on Greenlight, all they would have to do would be simply take them down.

So I uploaded Underhell on September 3.

On September 4, Greenlight received an update.

Due to the massive fraud games and troll games being submitted on the service, Valve now charges 100$ for a submission fee (which will be donated to Child's Play. Since Valve has claimed they do not want to make money off Greenlight)

I just find it unbelievably lucky, that I finally decided to upload Underhell the day BEFORE they started charging for 100$ submission fee.
I would have probably paid anyway, but still, I think it's pretty damn amazing.

Thought I'd share this story with you guys.

Stay tuned for more news, not too far away.

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AvagantamosTEON Sep 5 2012 says:

Fantastic news I will look for Underhell on the Greenlight ASAP :D

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Raygoza Sep 6 2012 says:

Really good news, you were very lucky.

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Xyphar Sep 6 2012 says:

Voted, you deserve it so much. Good luck and looking forward to Chapter 1.

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rokitiger Sep 6 2012 says:

I see green objects/lights on the window to the right at the picture is this just for greenlight or it will be a mystery at the chapter 1 house?

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benvlodgi Sep 6 2012 says:

Nice!... voted

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Dragonlord Sep 6 2012 says:

One of the many reasons why people should stay away from Greenlight... it's a ******* trap in a nice, shiny disguise... U_U

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Garyn Dakari Sep 6 2012 replied:

How so? The $100 fee? It's because there are so many flash games, fake Half-Life 3's, and Minecraft clones uploaded there before. Anyone ready to sell their games should be able to scrounge up $100 anyway.

The only negative thing I can think of about this policy is non-profit mods...Which won't make the $100 back even if it gets accepted.

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Mxthe Sep 6 2012 replied:

Since the first day Greenlight went on, I said
"Valve should put up a fee to discourage trolls"

I knew it was going to happen, but to be honest I was expecting more of a "10$" fee.
10$ is enough to discourage trolls, yet accessible to even the poorest Indie devs.

That said, I don't keep my hopes too high for Underhell to reach Greenlight.

But Greenlight is simply, an alternative platform to gather more attention and get more exposure.
And that's enough for me.

If by any chance though, Underhell makes it to steam, I'll be in heaven.

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Tordiff Mar 18 2014 replied:

Are you in heaven now? This game is going to ******* explode when it gets released on steam everyone is gonna be playing it! Every singe friend I recommended this too wont leave me alone on asking questions about the story, theory's, questions about chapter 2 and so on. Basically what I'm saying is that everyone who I know whom has played this loves this and are constantly talking about it (including me) and since this is a free game people will try it, and most of them will like it, and most of the people who like it will tell their Friends, most of the friends will download it and so on. And just wait until big Youtubers start making videos on it, it will get even more publicity then, I even recommended this to a few youtubers I know most of them haven't replied some have though and plan to play it! Good luck anyway sorry for the long *** comment I just want you to know that this game will succeed and thrive.

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MisterMister Sep 6 2012 says:

So Cool!

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PsiKO911 Sep 8 2012 says:

Damn, you just dodged a bullet, a goddamn 50.cal sniper round.

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Defcon6 Sep 8 2012 says:

Looking forward to it :D But to make sure you can sell your game you should probably make sure everything about it is good, no? And I mean everything as in everyone in the cast being okay with it, making sure the sounds, base engine and all that stuff is sellable, and not something that *has* to be treated as a mod and cannot be sellable if that makes any sense to you. I'm not educated within any of this kinda legal stuff, and don't know/understand how it'll get treated in Greenlight, but considering it'll be a place were people get to sell things there'll probably be a lot of stuff you have to look out for regarding.. Well.. Just everything x]

Reason I'm saying this is that a friend of mine uploaded a part of his music to a webpage where people could listen to it for free, he had to pay them 600€ just for that. That was a completely different scenario as this includes money. As I said, I'm not educated, and pretty much don't KNOW anything, except that my friend was sued for putting something up on the internet because the company that owns his music editing programs are dicks. Making sure everything is fine with everyone would probably be a good idea for you guys. Sorry this wound up so damned long and probably even confusing.

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SlayerXYZer0 Sep 9 2012 replied:

He's not selling it though. It's just going to be put on Steam so that more people have access to it and can download it. It's almost the same as it being on Desura/ModDB and WeCreateStuff.com just it's going to be on Steam.

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Dune_Jumper Sep 8 2012 says:

This better make it to steam.

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MartiansinUranus Sep 8 2012 says:

Lol, glad you at least managed to save money from this masterpiece.

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beema Sep 13 2012 says:

Considering the first batch of games Valve just "greenlighted" are almost all mods, I'd say you are ok.

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MisterMister Oct 1 2012 says:

Hey Mxthe i really dig the destruction that was in the first part! You guys should contact this guy and see if he can help with that destruction! Youtube.com

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