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Valve Wants You To Choose Future Steam Releases From Next Month

Tom Hopkins


Valve announces Steam Greenlight, a system which enables the community to help select promising-looking game projects.

Published on Jul 10, 2012

Valve will enlist the Steam community to help select which upcoming PC game titles should be published on the digital platform, when it launches Steam Greenlight next month.

"Steam Greenlight will allow developers and publishers to post information and media about their game in an effort to convince the Community that their game should be released on Steam. Greenlight piggybacks on Steam Workshop's flexible system that organizes content and lets customers rate and leave feedback."

Valve also hopes that the feature will "provide an incredible level of added exposure for new games and an opportunity to connect directly with potential customers and fans."

Think Kickstarter, in Steam - but without the funding.

"Making the call to publish or not publish a title isn't fun," said Valve's Anna Sweet. "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."

Hit up Valve's Greenlight page for more details on how the process works.

Steam Greenlight is set to launch on 30 August. Valve is also set to launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on 21 August.

 

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