Well, it appears that Valve has come to their senses and greenlit The Ditty of Carmeana. Which means I am now allowed to sell it on Steam, just as soon as I finish it….
Honestly I am surprised it was greenlit so soon. I was expecting it at some point; it was hovering around the top 30 for awhile. But part of the point behind Greenlight is not just to test the game concept but also the marketing, and I’ve still done very little (myself) to market it. It still has the cheap teaser trailer I made that shows absolutely nothing about gameplay, for instance.
And yet there are graphs that show other games with more votes than mine, that have been on Steam Greenlight longer than mine. I suppose having a working demo helped (also that I never traded anything for votes).