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Valve adds software category to Steam Greenlight

Now developers can add non-gaming software and projects to Greenlight

Valve has updated the community-based Steam Greenlight service with a new software category. The software section works just like the gaming section, allowing developers to post concepts and completed software for voting by fans. Winners will be periodically chosen by Valve, allowing those projects to be published on Steam.

Valve added the software category to the Steam on September 5.

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Latest comments (2)

Tim Carter Designer - Writer - Producer 4 years ago
I'm not sure what they mean by "publish". From what I can tell Steam doesn't publish via Greenlight. It only distributes.

Publishing implies paying an advance to assist production, or at least providing a purchase order (pre-sale) so a developer can raise funding from third-party investors or a bank.

Steam doesn't provide that assistance via Greenlight. From what I can tell. Or if they do, it isn't clear.

Edited 2 times. Last edit by Tim Carter on 18th October 2012 4:31pm

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Hugo Dubs Interactive Designer 4 years ago
At least people using greenlight can look for people's interest into their projects.
It a good start to contact "publishers" later on
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