Valve announced today that Steam Greenlight, the community-based game approval process revealed last July, has itself been given the green light, and is now fully operational.
Steam Greenlight is a hub for developers and publishers to provide information and assets for their games directly to the Steam community. Members can then look through the list of games, and vote on titles that they would like to see released on the service. The titles with the most votes end up getting Valve’s attention, and hopefully get approved for release faster.
“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,” said Valve’s Anna Sweet. “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.”
There are already over 100 different games up on Steam Greenlight for you to pass judgement on, assuming you have agreed to the updated Steam subscriber agreement, and more are being added with each page refresh.
Check out the press release below for more details, or head on over to Steam Greenlight and start breaking developer’s hearts right now.
August 30, 2012 — Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the launch of Steam Greenlight, a new platform feature that enlists the community’s help in selecting some of the next games to be released on Steam.
Announced earlier this summer, Steam Greenlight allows developers and publishers to post information and media about their game in an effort to convince the Community that the game should be released on Steam. Greenlight piggybacks on Steam Workshop’s flexible system that organizes content and lets customers rate and leave feedback.
“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,” said Valve’s Anna Sweet. “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.”
As well as serving as a clearing house for game submissions, Greenlight provides an incredible level of added exposure for new games and an opportunity to connect directly with potential customers and fans.
For more information, please visit www.steampowered.com/greenlight