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Steam Greenlight's first games get greenlit

With Valve's new Steam Greenlight initiative, they're attempting to democratize the process of getting a game approved for sale on Steam (a process that was previously opaque and notoriously difficult.) Many people still aren't happy with the service's $100 fee, but despite the anger the service's first titles have just been approved.

The first games to be approved for release will be: Black Mesa, Cry of Fear, Dream, Heroes & Generals, Kenshi, McPixel, No More Room in Hell, Project Zomboid, Routine, and Towns.

"The Steam community rallied around these titles and made them the clear choice for the first set of titles to launch out of Greenlight," said a Valve representative today in a press release. "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."

There are still many popular titles which have not received the greenlight just yet though. Notably, Octodad: Dadliest Catch is still lingering along with the Stanley Parable: HD Remix. There's also a game called Dino Storm which features cowboys with sci-fi weaponry riding dinosaurs. Which almost certainly deserves your upvote.

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8 comments

  • zombi3grim - September 12, 2012 5:39 a.m.

    Those games sound like cheap free flash games. I'll never understand the appeal of steam. I dont want to pay to play a game made by some amateur. Give me a respected developer so I KNOW what Im getting.
  • patbateman17 - September 12, 2012 8:06 a.m.

    Uhhh, Black Mesa, a fully-fleshed out and updated version of (most of) Half-Life 1 is most certainly not a cheap flash game, the rest, wellll I don't know - but definitely not Black Mesa :)
  • RolfJr - September 11, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    If the result of Greenlight is that only the most popular indie games will ever get on Steam (as is the case with these 10), then I'd rather they went back to the way it was before. A popularity contest will only end up homogenizing the service and excluding all titles from niche genres or are highly experimental.
  • bigwill1221 - September 11, 2012 6:19 p.m.

    Go talk to the government about popularity.. kk
  • brickman409 - September 11, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    well, yeah why would they release an unpopular game that not many would buy? And besides this is better than an unpopular title not getting released.
  • KnowYourPokemon - September 12, 2012 2:26 a.m.

    That doesn't really make much sense. Of course the popular titles will be the ones to make it, thats how every voting based system works.

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