So popular is the Greenlight system for Steam that more frequent updates have become a necessity. It's the go to place for indies especially to showcase their projects and hopefully get on Steam.
Valve has tweaked the Greenlight ecosystem a bit during its tenure on Steam. Chief among them was charging to have titles listed to stop fake postings flooding the database.
Titles are also refused a launch through Greenlight if the project should pick up a publishing deal. A recent example was Paranautical Activity that ended up gaining attention by Adult Swim. Valve's Doug Lombardi said they pulled it because they didn't "want to send the message that indies can seek out publishers to bypass Steam Greenlight.”
"We review Greenlight votes, reviews, and a variety of factors in the Greenlight process,” said Lombardi. “However our message to indies regarding publishers is do it for your own reasons, but do not split your royalties with a publisher expecting an automatic ‘Yes’ on Greenlight.”
The latest eight titles now Greenlit:
Eight new titles pass through Greenlight on Steam
01 July 2013 | By Simon Priest