Valve Gives Steam the Greenlight
As of today, Valve has launched Steam Greenlight, a new community based submission process for publishers and developers. Via Greenlight, users will be able to check out and rate games that have been submitted in order to help decide which games will eventually be sold in Steam’s digital store space. There are currently over 30 titles ready to be rated, with the number surely to increase.
Developers can post screenshots, videos, and other media at any time during the development process in order to give potential players an idea of what the final game will be like, as well as receive feedback on their progress. Submitting a game requires a valid, non-limited Steam account (which requires you to own at least one Steam game), a cover image, four screenshots and a video. Games will remain on the Greenlight site until either taken down by the creator, or reported.
Valve’s Anna Sweet had this to say about the release:
“We’ve been working on this feature for the last few months with the input from a group of indie partners, and the response has been extremely positive. With the additional help of beta testers, we are able to launch with a solid line-up of titles for the community to start viewing and rating. And, as we’ve done with all Steam features, we intend to continually grow and modify Greenlight as more and more developers and community members have a chance to get involved.”