If you’ve ever wanted to hold the fate of an aspiring Steam game in your hands, you may just get your wish.
Valve has announced an all-new selection process for games hoping to make it onto the Steam Store called Steam Greenlight. The purpose of Greenlight is to enlist the community’s help in deciding what games will be released on Steam. It allows devs to post information, screenshots and videos of their game to be reviewed by the community and offers devs a way to get feedback from those same people as well as allowing them to start developing a fanbase for the game before launch.
According to Valve’s announcement for Greenlight, this project was made possible when they introduced Steam Workshop which allows for better organization of content as well as a way for users to give feedback.
While Valve’s main goal is to create a larger team and allow the consumers to decide what they want to spend their money on, it will be a while before we see how effective this system is. It will also be interesting to see how developers react to this new system.
For developers and Steam community members who can’t wait to try out this new system, Steam Greenlight will be launching at the end of August.
For details on how this system is set up check out the announcement.