Steam Greenlight brings developers and gamers togetherPosted 1:11 pm on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 by James Martinez
Steam Greenlight is a new type of community discussion group that will help bring new games to the Steam marketplace. This is great news for gamers and developers alike. As a developer, you’ll be able to post up information, screenshots and trailers of the game you’re working on. As gamers, you’ll be able to give the thumbs up and talk with the developers directly. This will help the developers understand what gamers want to better refine gameplay and concept. The community support will help Steam select these games for distribution in the marketplace.
Valve really hit the nail on the head with this idea. Game companies have always played the middle man between developers and games. Now Valve is removing themselves from this equation and allowing the two primary parties to develop better games. Now at first glance this may not seem like a huge new idea; however, Valve points out that games will be selected that have the most interest; not just what game gets the most votes every week. Valve Greenlight takes this huge weight of the shoulders of Valve and puts control directly to the consumers and developers.
In just the first day of Steam Greenlight a 622 games were posted and 2.3 million votes cast!
Source: Steam Community
James likes racing games, puzzle games, and building computers. By day he works as a systems administrator, by night he is a writer. He likes to be comical and open to new ideas and technology.