Steam Greenlight launches

Democracy arrives on Steam

Valve has launched a new service on Steam that will allow users to have a say in what software and games will make their way to the platform.

Steam Greenlight gives publishers and developers a chance to post information about titles they might want to bring to Steam and have users leave comments and rate the proposed software releases.

Valve's Anna Sweet said, "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. 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."

Valve is hoping that Greenlight will become an excellent place for unknown titles to gain exposure and have a good chance of getting published on Steam.

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