Posted By Gabriel B. about 10 months, 1 week ago
Today, Valve has announced “Steam Greenlight,” a new program that will allow steam users to select what games will come to the popular online game distributor. The program won’t start until August 30th but a few details have been given. For example, developers do not need to have a finished game to submit to Greenlight, an early build will suffice. Submitted games do however need to at least be playable on Windows PCs (though Macs are encouraged as well) and the submitted game idea does need to meet the following requirements:
” A square branding image (similar to a box cover) to represent your game in lists and search
At least 1 video showing off your game or presenting your concept
At least 4 screenshots or images
A written description of the game along with tentative system requirements”
Games must also not infringe on intellectual property rights or contain offensive material. Games will also remain on Greenlight indefinitely unless the developer pulls it off. There is no telling how many votes will be required for a game to be selected, but it has been stated that this will be ironed out in the first few weeks of the service. Games can also be selected if they pick up a lot of attention or impress Valve staff. So, what so you think? Is this a good way for indie developers to get exposure? Be sure to keep following Blistered Thumbs for all the latest gaming news!