Valve launches Steam Greenlight

Greenlight games voting scheme launched today
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Valve has launched its community voting scheme to enable users to select which games they would like to see on the digital distribution platform.

Steam Greenlight will give more developers a chance to find out about the potential popularity of their games before release. The scheme will create a more open approval process and let more developers gain access to Steam.

“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.”

The system will be familiar to anyone who has used the Steam Workshop, with much of the presentation using the same code.

A number of games are already available on Steam Greenlight for people to vote and comment on. Check it out here.

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