Steam Greenlight launched one year ago, celebrates with sale

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 29 August 2013 16:49 GMT

Steam Greenlight is celebrating its first birthday tomorrow, Valve has announced, and one of the ways it’s celebrating is by offering up to 75% off select Greenlight titles through the service.

Since the feature launched on August 30, 2012 the number of independent titles available on Steam has doubled and the volume of submissions grows daily.

“Ultimately our goal is to have no bottlenecks at all between developers and consumers,” said Gabe Newell of Valve. “As we move closer to that, launching Greenlight and evolving our backend toolset has helped us increase our publishing throughput, pushing the number of independent titles released in the last twelve months to equal the number of titles published from all other categories combined.

“We expect that number to grow dramatically as we continue to iterate upon our developer service features and seek more ways to improve Steam’s value to the community.”

The firm greenlighted 100 titles in one go yesterday.

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