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Steam Greenlight, Valve's new community-moderated system for determining which indie games they want to see made available to buy, has gone live.

At time of writing 497 games are vying for your attention, including popular indie titles like Slender, Project Zomboid and Project Giana.

Some users may be treating the service less seriously than others, however – right now there's at least one attempt at making a project for Half-Life 3.

The system will be familiar to anyone who has used the Steam Workshop this year, with much of the presentation using the same code. Each game comes with information, screenshots and many glorious promises about what will happen if you choose to recommend the game, and Valve will consider the community response to each game as a way of prioritising what gets published on Steam.

"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," said Valve's Anna Sweet in a press release.

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Bloodstorm's Avatar


Just so you know, already a World Trade Center simulator and Space Minecraft have been removed.
Posted 18:32 on 31 August 2012
CheekyLee's Avatar


Well, having already seen "Gears of War" and "Resident Evil 4" on the first page, I can't help but think that this might not turn out to be as good an idea as was hoped. These are obviously well-meaning simpletons who don't understand the point of the initiative, but it won't be long until some bunch of tools band together to get something really pointless Greenlighted.

The service needs some policing. Also, I can barely look through it at all, because it takes forever to change pages. Is this the same for everyone? Because, everything else internetwise is working perfectly.
Posted 11:21 on 31 August 2012
MJTH's Avatar


Had a quick flick through of this just as this story went up. Here are some games that I recommend people rate up as they've been in the steam pipeline a long time before now but haven't gotten what they deserve and gotten on the store.

1)No Time to explain, 2)Towns, 3)Mutant Mudds, 4)Dino Run, 4)Tower Climb and 5)Secret of Grindea.
Posted 11:05 on 31 August 2012
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