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Valve celebrates Greenlight's one year anniversary, hopes to end Steam 'bottlenecks'

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Valve's Greenlight initiative, which lets Steam users vote to decide which games should be allowed on the massive digital distribution platform, will celebrate its one year anniversary tomorrow, and Valve has outlined its goals for Greenlight for the near future.

In a press release sent out to commemorate the service's anniversary, a few figures about Greenlight were revealed; the most telling of which being that the number of indie games on Steam has doubled since Greenlight's launch.

"Ultimately our goal is to have no bottlenecks at all between developers and consumers," Valve's Gabe Newell wrote in the press release. "As we move closer to that, launching Greenlight and evolving our backend toolset has helped us increase our publishing throughput, pushing the number of independent titles released in the last twelve months to equal the number of titles published from all other categories combined. We expect that number to grow dramatically as we continue to iterate upon our developer service features and seek more ways to improve Steam's value to the community."

Yesterday, the floodgates were flung open for Steam Greenlight as 100 games — by far the biggest batch of titles pushed through the service in one update — were approved for launch on Steam.