Valve enlisting community help with Steam Greenlight

Steam Greenlight

Plenty of worthwhile indie titles have found success on Steam, and that number is sure to grow with the newly announced Steam Greenlight.

Greenlight is a system that puts the fate of indie releases in the hands of the Steam community. Potential players will vote on what games they believe should find a new home on Steam, though a set number of votes isn’t the determining factor. Valve clarifies that votes don’t “matter as much as relative interest in a game compared with other games in Steam Greenlight.”

Developers will be allowed to post games in either conceptual or playable stages. Specific requirements include a valid Steam account, a square branding image, one video presenting the game, four screenshots/images, a written description, and system requirements.

Steam Greenlight is set to launch at the end of August, and full details can be found on the program’s official page.



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