Valve have revealed the latest software to pass through the Steam Greenlight vetting process: bizarre Sci-Fi MineCraftleVania Edge Of Space, Papers Please and ropey 2009 RPG Venetica of all things. On the serious side of things, we have Substance Designer 3.
You may have noticed that this latest batch is much smaller that the 8-10 that usually make it through, which is because Valve plans to adopt a new little & often approach when it comes to approving games in future.
"We have decided to Greenlight a smaller batch this time, so we can move more quickly," reads the latest release. "There are lots of titles getting attention, so we are likely to continue Greenlighting titles in this quicker, but smaller batch fashion."
“These titles were selected on the same criteria we have been using in the past: Votes in Greenlight give us a hugely valuable point of data in gauging community interest along with external factors such as press reviews, crowd-funding successes, performance on other platforms, and awards and contests to help form a more complete picture of community interest in each title.”
The Greenlight service, which lets Steam users create communities and vote to bring games to Valve's attention, recently came under fire from Renegade Kid, who branded it a "popularity contest."