Steam Greenlight is a unique and advanced technique using which developers and publishers can publish information and media about their games as an attempt to convince the community that the games should be released. Steam Greenlight will allow users to vote on the games they’d most like to see released by Steam.
Valve has not yet determined how much support or votes a game must receive in order to be distributed on Steam. But the specific number of votes doesn’t matter as much as relative interest in a game compared with other games in Steam Greenlight. Until now, Steam’s pipeline for releasing games has always relied on a group of people to make tough choices on which games to not release on Steam.
This group or the ‘Jury’ has been ending in ambiguities a lot of time in the past few months and this green light will provide the lime light on those issues. Steam is by far the most dominant game distribution system on PCs, but like any other virtual marketplace there is a submission process, review period and so on.
Many games are submitted, but some slip through the cracks or wait while less worthy competitors are made available. The biggest difference between most retailers’ review teams and Steam Greenlight is that stores gather a small group of gatekeepers; Steam wants to turn its entire community of fans into one large team.
Steam Greenlight is expected to launch on August 30 and its really helpful in the uprising of good games.