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Valve discounts 50 Steam Greenlight games by up to 75 percent

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To celebrate the one year anniversary of its Steam Greenlight initiative, where the community vote on games for distribution on its digital platform, Valve has discounted 50 Steam Greenlight games and software by up to 75 percent until Sept. 2 at 10 a.m .PDT.

Discounts range from 10-75 percent off. Titles on sale include Incredipede and Surgeon Simulator for $3.40 each (normally $9.99 each), Air Buccaneers for $5.10 ($14.99), Papers Please for $7.99 ($9.99) and Kentucky Route Zero for $12.49 ($24.99). The full list of discounted games can be viewed on the sale's Steam page.

In a statement released yesterday to recognise the anniversary, Valve's Gabe Newell wrote that the company's goal is to remove all bottlenecks between developers and consumers. According to Newell, the number of independent titles published in the last twelve months equals the number of games published from all other categories combined, which he attributes in part to Greenlight.

100 Steam Greenlight games were approved for distribution on Steam earlier this week. To date, 260 games and software have been greenlit for launch on Steam's service.