Valve are pounding gamers with announcements lately, the latest being Steam Greenlight - a community hub for finding, discussing and getting new games published on the service.
For many stores, there is a team that reviews entries and decides what gets past the gates. We're approaching this from a different angle: The community should be deciding what gets released. After all, it's the community that will ultimately be the ones deciding which release they spend their money on." - Valve
Developers can post their games despite whether they are currently concept or playable, and receive direct feedback from the community. Then gamers can vote with games they'd like to see on Steam. There isn't a set number of votes required to have a game approved, but it will be measured to "relative interest" when compared to other games on Greenlight.
e are most interested in finding the games that people want, not requiring them to always hit a specific number of votes,"
It is a requirement that all games run on Windows PC, and that developers submit game information along with one video, four screenshots and expected system requirements.
Hear that? It's the sound of a thousand indie developers jumping for joy across the globe right now.
By Stephen Heller - Bio