Steam Greenlight officially launches

Indies have a new way to earn approval on Steam

By David Radd.Published Thursday 30th August 2012, 7:32pm GMT

Valve officially launched Steam Greenlight today. This new platform is designed to let the Steam community select some of the games that will release on the direct download service.

"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."

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Announced earlier in the summer, Steam Greenlight is designed to help developers and publishers post information and media about their game to try and gain approval for a general release on Steam. Users can rate and leave feedback for games using Steam Workshop.

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