Valve put an end to a cult!

They wiped a game developer badge from existence. Great move!

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  • Hmm... seems you are right. Good by pretty blue badge with the black game controller in it. Used to be worth 500XP, then 0XP and now is gone. You will be missed old friend.
  • edited May 18
    Psygineer said:

    Hmm... seems you are right. Good by pretty blue badge with the black game controller in it. Used to be worth 500XP, then 0XP and now is gone. You will be missed old friend.

    Released two games on Steam and never wanted to feature that badge. It was supposed to be something cool and unique, but no - instead, everyone had it. Developers gave it away to users like a candy.

    And some of them started selling it: http://i.imgur.com/mPcn5BY.png
  • Gira said:

    Psygineer said:

    Hmm... seems you are right. Good by pretty blue badge with the black game controller in it. Used to be worth 500XP, then 0XP and now is gone. You will be missed old friend.

    Released two games on Steam and never wanted to feature that badge. It was supposed to be something cool and unique, but no - instead, everyone had it. Developers gave it away to users like a candy.

    And some of them started selling it: http://i.imgur.com/mPcn5BY.png
    Heh, I probably should have mocked up some shovelware on Greenlight just to have the badge, but I'm assuming that plus the account selling was why it was yanked.

    Any official word from Valve, or is it under NDA (as are like, iunno, all the sale dates)?
  • edited May 18
    K3W3L said:

    Gira said:

    Psygineer said:

    Hmm... seems you are right. Good by pretty blue badge with the black game controller in it. Used to be worth 500XP, then 0XP and now is gone. You will be missed old friend.

    Released two games on Steam and never wanted to feature that badge. It was supposed to be something cool and unique, but no - instead, everyone had it. Developers gave it away to users like a candy.

    And some of them started selling it: http://i.imgur.com/mPcn5BY.png
    Heh, I probably should have mocked up some shovelware on Greenlight just to have the badge, but I'm assuming that plus the account selling was why it was yanked.

    Any official word from Valve, or is it under NDA (as are like, iunno, all the sale dates)?
    Oh, you didn't have to mock up anything. If you have a steam partnership account, you can list anyone as developer of your game, and then he gets the dev account (you didn't get the badge by submitting game on GL, you get it after you release the game). Many users did lots of stuff to get that badge from devs. No official response available for users, there's been a response in dev group by moderator, but I don't think I should share stuff from there here.
  • Never heard of this badge...
  • People were reselling the badge.
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