Can’t donate to the Kickstarter? Here’s another way to offer support
Yesterday, Freedom Planet, the former-fangame-turned-commercial-indie-project launched on Kickstarter and met its $2000 funding goal within about eight hours. That Kickstarter now features “stretch goals”, which are donation milestones for projects that exceed their funding estimates. But for those of you out there who can’t help fund the project via Kickstarter, there is now another way to help support Freedom Planet: Steam Greenlight. Originally offered as part of Freedom Planet‘s Kickstarter budget, Strife, the creator of the game, posted this earlier today on Twitter:
So, one of our backers mentioned that we should submit the game to Greenlight during the Kickstarter for a better success rate. Genius.
— Stephen DiDuro (@galaxytrail) January 16, 2013
Sure enough, within a few hours, Freedom Planet turned up on Steam Greenlight.
For those of you who aren’t aware, Steam Greenlight is a service where indie developers can have a shot at getting their game listed on the largest PC game storefront, Steam. After the developer pays a $100 registration fee, users can vote on whether or not they would be willing to purchase the game in question if it was available for purchase on Steam – and, should the product in question get enough positive votes, it is then “greenlit” and can go on sale along side big-budget, professional games like Sleeping Dogs, Dishonored, and more. Voting is free; all you have to do is be a registered member of the Steam service. Since launching in the middle of 2012, more than 40 games have passed the Steam Greenlight process, 13 of which are available for purchase right now.
So make sure to head over to Freedom Planet‘s Steam Greenlight page and register your vote.