Yesterday we mentioned that Steam Greenlight was having lots of trouble dealing with smart alecks and trolls posting fictitious games in its new indie game discovery program. Today Valve has come up with a solution: anyone who wants to submit a game to the service for consideration will have to pay $100. The money will apparently go to the Child's Play charity.
Valve says that this is the best way to deal with the "significant amount of noise and clutter being submitted," but some in the community say that the price is too high and paying that money provides no guarantee that a submitted title will get approval.
"We have no interest in making money from this, but we do need to cut down the noise in the system," wrote Valve's Alden Kroll on the company's official blog.