Steam Greenlight Gets the Green Light


Today is a good day if you’re an indie gamer and/or an indie game developer. Valve has announced the launch of its latest Steam feature, Steam Greenlight!

Steam Greenlight is a community-driven launching pad for up and coming indie games. Developers and publishers post information about their game, and then the Steam community spreads the word and votes to determine which games get the green light for digital distribution.

According to Valve, there is no set number of votes a game needs to earn to release priority over others. It’ll all be based on the feedback and interest each game draws relative to others. Just vote for the games that you want to see released for Steam and tell all your friends and fellow gamers to do the same.

Over 200 titles have already been posted for approval, although it looks like there are more than a few fraudulent submissions that still need to be flagged and removed. It’s a long list to work through, but whenever you have a moment to spare browse around the Steam Greenlight page and see if there are any games you would like to throw your support behind.

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.