Sixteen New Titles Greenlit on Steam
A quick FYI for people on Steam who might not always check the Greenlight section of the site. Valve announced a group of sixteen game and software titles that will soon be available on the digital distribution service thanks to the crowd voting on Greenlight.
The fourteen games that made the cut are:
- A Hat in Time
- Among the Sleep
- Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut
- Operation Black Mesa
- Project Awakened
And the two software titles that made it were:
- Dexster Audio Editor
- GraphicEditor openCanvas
I find it kind of interesting that Divekick made it now after getting quite a bit of support following TotalBiscuit’s PAX East preview video of the game. It was supposed to be one of the highest voted games on Greenlight but missed the cut a few times but apparently not for lack of votes.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Deadly Premonition was greenlit after only six days on Greenlight. That’s amazing considering that five of the 14 greenlit games have been on Greenlight for almost 11 months since the end of August 2012.
I don’t pretend to understand how Greenlight works but I’m fairly certain that it’s not solely based on the number of votes a game gets. I’d like to see indies self-publish on Steam without jumping through hoops. Greenlight is jumping through an arbitrary hoop and I hope the precess is streamlined to make it easier to help the little guy.