Valve announces the launch of Steam Greenlight

Thursday, 30th August 2012 18:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Steam Greenlight has launched, Valve has announced. Steam Greenlight allows developers and publishers to post information regarding a game in the works and the Community will help get it released on Steam. Greenlight “piggybacks on Steam Workshop’s flexible system,” which organizes content and lets customers rate and leave feedback. Serving as a “clearing house for game submissions,” Greenlight also provides added exposure for new games and an opportunity “to connect directly with potential customers and fans.” Go look for yourself.



  1. Lounds

    This like kickstarter?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Kabby

    No. People just vote on the games they would like to see released. They’re effectively getting the Steam users to do admin work for free.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DSB

    I don’t see how this doesn’t mean more work for Valve. It’s a popularity contest, and it’s purely advisory.

    Valve still holds the decision on what gets released or not, but this way you’re able to draw attention to the kinds of titles you’d want to see on the service.

    It’s more like a simple form of focus group, and it obviously lends a hand to games that might not have any shot of making it onto the service if they had to pitch behind closed doors.

    Most of the games on there right now are pretty much hopeless either way.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Its like Hot or not of game concepts. I can say that 95% of them are games done by hobbyists or people that simply shouldn’t be developing anything let alone games. There are a few gems in there like Slender source and Project Giana.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. absolutezero

    I can also say that any old shitty Minecraft rip off is going to go straight to the top of the pile.

    That and fucking Slenderman bandwagon jumping.

    #5 2 years ago

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