The System Works!
Valve (and ten incredibly thrilled independent developers) have announced that ten Steam Greenlight titles have been approved for a full release after being upvoted by the community. Black Mesa Source, McPixel, Project Zomboid, Kenshi and others have been confirmed for a Steam release, with developers praising the community-driven service for granting access to the platform.
"I have submitted McPixel for consideration using the standard process several times with no response whatsoever," McPixel developer Sos Sosowski told us, explaining that Greenlight provided him with a new way of getting onto Steam. "I do have to admit, that at the first glimpse at the screenshots, McPixel might look like an effortless MS Paint doodle something and the actual amount of work put into that."
"Thus, Greenlight was McPixel's only chance and I have contacted Valve to get McPixel released along with the Greenlight launch and got accepted into Greenlight Beta. I think McPixel being greenlit proves that Greenlight works as intended."
Here's the first wave of Greenlit games: did you vote for any of these?
- Black Mesa
- Cry of Fear
- Heroes & Generals
- No More Room in Hell
- Project Zomboid
Valve's Anna Sweet suggested that this is just the tip of the iceberg."The Steam community rallied around these titles and made them the clear choice for the first set of titles to launch out of Greenlight," she said in a recent statement. "Since launch, hundreds of titles have been submitted, with more coming in every day. We expect to be announcing more titles coming to Steam via Greenlight soon."