While Valve’s Steam Greenlight has come under heavy fire in regarding to how little users’ votes matter in the approval of games; that hasn’t stopped Valve in moving forward.
14 more titles have been picked out, as well as two other pieces of software.
- A Hat in Time
- Among the Sleep
- Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut
- Operation Black Mesa
- Project Awakened
You might recognize some of the titles that have been in the news lately – Divekick, Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut and A Hat in Time. These are already making a place for themselves, though most of the titles in this list are still in development.
Recently many indie developers called out to Valve to change their approval process. Currently many good games are left to fall through the cracks while other ‘not so good’ games find themselves highlighted.
Divekick for example was ranked in the 20s of Greelight games but still managed to come out in the top 14 this month.
“These titles were selected on the same criteria we have been using in the past,” reads a statement made by Valve. “Votes in Greenlight give us a hugely valuable point of data in gauging community interest along with external factors such as press reviews, crowd-funding successes, performance on other similar platforms, and awards and contests to help form a more complete picture of community interest in each title.”
In response to an open letter sent to Valve yesterday, the firm has addressed the issues with Greenlight and acknowledged that they would be bringing some new changes soon.