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Make your voice heard with Steam Greenlight

Make your voice heard with Steam Greenlight

Steam Greenlight

Valve have a well earned reputation for being in touch with the communities that inevitably form around their products, but their latest addition to Steam takes listening to the user base to a whole new level.

As of today, Steam users can view a selection of candidate games—each vying for inclusion into the Steam store—and vote their favourites that little bit closer to release. This move empowers both the consumer to pass critical judgement through the same rating/feedback system used in the Steam Workshop and game developers who can now directly reach out to the Steam community even before their game is completed.

With several months of beta testing under its belt and an “extremely positive” response already coming from Valve’s indie partners, it looks like this one could be a winner. Curious Steam users can browse the first wave of submissions here where dozens of titles await their consideration.

Comments

  1. primesuspect
    primesuspect Already the Kickstarter-esque "vote for my game" spamming has begun.

  2. midga
    midga I...I don't think I like it. I see too much potential for either getting my hopes up and totally dashed, or us ending up with crap in the store cause no one with taste will bother wading through it or voting. It's going to be largely down to who has the prettiest thumbnail or catchiest title, except without having at least been filtered by Valve first.

    Otoh, maybe this is a step toward Steam finally having an Adult games section. That could be fun :D
  3. mertesn
    mertesn
    Otoh, maybe this is a step toward Steam finally having an Adult games section. That could be fun :D
    That project is called "Steam Redlight"
  4. Jokke
    Jokke
    I...I don't think I like it. I see too much potential for either getting my hopes up and totally dashed, or us ending up with crap in the store cause no one with taste will bother wading through it or voting. It's going to be largely down to who has the prettiest thumbnail or catchiest title, except without having at least been filtered by Valve first.

    Otoh, maybe this is a step toward Steam finally having an Adult games section. That could be fun :D
    This.

    I just voted for something like 20 games, although in hindsight, I doubt a lot of them are ever gonna make an appearance.

  5. trooster89
    trooster89 Insert Half-life 3 comment here.

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