News: The Black Mesa development team have submitted their project to Steam Greenlight, hoping the community will get Valve Software to distribute the Half-Life re-imagining on their digital delivery platform.
Steam Greenlight is totally going to turn into another Kickstarter, with the most noteworthy projects being reported on left and right. And who am I to steer clear of this development, because here’s one now! The Black Mesa team, who are finally releasing their Half-Life mod in but nine days’ time, want to do so through Valve Software‘s delivery service.
Last time I checked the forums, the mod build came in at close to 4 GB, so it would certainly be easier to use Valve’s servers rather than a bulky .zip download. In addition, it “doesn’t just mean easier installation and updates for everyone, but it means a host of other advantages such as achievement tracking, stat tracking, Steam Cloud, (eventual) matchmaking services, Steam community features, and a host of other useful things,” says the dev team.
So if you want all that, head on over to the Black Mesa page and greenlight it! And even if you abhor democracy, there’s a couple of new screenshots on there too.
I swear, if this doesn’t get passed, then Lewis will have to retitle his opinion piece on Steam Greenlight to something like ‘What is it even there for, seriously’.