Steam Greenlight launched today, nearly 300 titles ready for judgement

Steam Greenlight is live today.

Valve launched Steam Greenlight today, a program that asks its community to decide what games are released on Steam.

Greenlight lets game makers post assets and information about their games at any stage in the development process with the goal of convincing the Steam Community to vote for their game's publication. Greenlight works in tandem with Steam Workshop, encouraging members to leave feedback and connecting developers directly to their audience.

"We've been working on this feature for the last few months with the input from a group of indie partners, and the response has been extremely positive," said Valve's Anna Sweet in a press release. "With the additional help of beta testers, we are able to launch with a solid line-up of titles for the community to start viewing and rating. And, as we've done with all Steam features, we intend to continually grow and modify Greenlight as more and more developers and community members have a chance to get involved."

The service launched with 45 games earlier today. As of this posting there are almost 300 entries currently awaiting rating on Greenlight, including Plastic Piranha's first-person shooter Rekoil, a popular title at E3 earlier this summer.

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