Indie Games given the ‘Green Light’ on Steam

Valve have announced an all-new Steam feature which gives the community power to choose the games they want to see released. Dubbed ‘Steam Greenlight‘, the initiative will allow both publishers and developers to reach out directly to gamers; giving studios greater exposure for their games and consumers greater power.

“Over the many years that Steam has been selling games, the release rate of games on Steam has continued to grow significantly. But given Steam’s existing technological pipeline for releasing games, there’s always been a reliance on a group of people to make tough choices on which games to not release on Steam. There are titles that have tied up this internal greenlight group in the past, and we knew there had to be a better way.”

“Making the call to publish or not publish a title isn’t fun,” said Anna Sweet, at Valve. “Many times opinions vary and our internal jury is hung on a decision. But with the introduction of the Steam Workshop we realized an opportunity to enlist the community’s help as we review certain titles and, hopefully, increase the volume and quality of creative submissions.”

Steam Greenlight will be launched at the end of August this year. To find out more about the requirements for game submission, how to vote and other fun details, check out the full overview on the Steam community website.