Steam Greenlight clocks in 2 million voters, Valve working on the ability to “Greenlight more items”

Friday, 10th May 2013 20:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Steam Greenlight games have been voted on by “roughly” 2 million participants since it launched in August 2012, according to a recent developer group chat on Greenlight.

According to the group, Valve is also looking to make the API available to developers before pending projects get Greenlit.

The entire transcript of the discussion is posted over on Crunching Koalas, and in it, the developers highlight some of the ways in which the service could help projects out more – such as getting more views once a project is initially posted.

Valve’s Chet Faliszek also said the team plans to “continue Greenlighting titles in quicker, but smaller batches,” in order to “move more quickly.”

The firm’s Alden Kroll, also said that while Valve would like to Greenlight more items it is unable to due to the “hard technical limits” in how its tools and systems are currently set up.

“We’re really trying to do this, and we’re actively working on it, but it hard and is a lot of work,” he said.

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Thanks, GI International.



  1. Kabby

    How about they Greenlight themselves a new UI for Steam.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ballz

    how about some new servers, it takes minutes to upload a fucking picture in evening europe time

    #2 2 years ago
  3. dizzygear

    “Intravenous Software: I’m not talking about votes, I’m talking about visitors. I know a number of Devs, and each get about 15k visitors in the first week. Then it falls off a cliff. That tells me you have 15k people who come look at Greenlight on a weekly basis, and about 5k who check it once a month. Considering you have millions of members, don’t you think those numbers are very low. Only games that get media attention get any more visitors than that.”

    Fucking this. Greenlight was a nice concept but it failed. Unless a game gets good coverage on mainstream gaming sites there is a snowballs chance in hell it will ever get greenlit.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DSB

    @3 That’s anecdotal though, and I’d say it goes for most social sites that frontpage = a lot of hits and archive = a lot of obscurity.

    I’m not saying they don’t have a lot of work ahead of them, but looking at the titles that do get greenlit, I think the picks make a lot of sense.

    #4 2 years ago

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