Launched last week as a platform for independent game developers to promote their creations, Steam Greenlight quickly filled with junk. As a platform where anyone can submit anything, things spun out of control as lots of fake entries were submitted, as well as entries for offensive/racist games.
"I've already seen just in the last HOUR: two entries for Mass Effect 3, five various entries for Half Life 3, Left 4 Dead '3', Command and Conquer 1, every single Need for Speed game," one Steam user reported.
"That's not including patently offensive games that make fun of Africans, Indians, various pro/anti American games [and] a game about 9/11".
"Best WTC Plane Simulator" was just one of the games to be removed in the service's first full day of operation.
Greenlight initially launched with 30 projects. There are now around 590, although that number appears to fluctuate as more are added and troll entries are removed.