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Some 1,000 games have been added to Steam since Direct's launch, 215 of which hit in the last 7 days

The number of games released on Steam over the last seven weeks has skyrocketed, and it seems to be attributed to Steam Direct.

Steam Direct replaced Steam Greenlight on June 13, since which, over 1,000 new titles have been made available through Steam.

According to data provided by UK-based games consultancy group ICO Partners, 215 games were released through the service in just the last seven days.

The graph below from ICO CEO Thomas Bidaux shows the approximate number game releases since Steam Direct was launched.

The graphs are rather interesting, and for comparison, Bidaux showed the number of games released from July last year to July 2017. The first week of July 2016, there were 28 games added to Steam. The first week of July 17, 84 games were released.

When Valve announced Steam Direct, the company said it expected the influx would be higher than that of Greenlight, and that it would start to die down. It also said it would look closely at new submission and make "adjustments as necessary" to the service.

A submission fee of $100 was added, which Valve said would provide the “lowest barrier possible” and help weed out the junk and scammers.

It's all very interesting, and if you're into graphs, figures and other such data, you should hit up the link to his Twitter account above for more information.

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