New indie MMO Darkfall Unholy Wars
is one of the latest titles to emerge from Steam Greenlight. Developed by Aventurine, the game sets players in a "seamless, zoneless, uninstanced open fantasy world."
But the most interesting aspect of Darkfall
is that it is the first game launched through Steam to feature the Steam Subscription Plan
. With it, developers - including indies like Aventurine - are able to charge regular subscriptions from players, who can manage them directly through the Steam client.
The feature comes as subscription-based monetization models are decreasing in popularity. Valve promises that other subscription-based titles besides Darkfall
are in the pipeline.