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One of the developers from Kumobius – the Australian studio behing the mobile success Bean's Quest – has created a widget to help developers drive votes to their Steam Greenlight submissions.

One of the developers from Kumobius – the Australian studio behind the mobile success Bean's Quest has created a widget to help developers drive votes to their Steam Greenlight submissions.

Tom Greenaway released the free tool today, named Greenlink, which allows users to plug in the URL of their Steam Greenlight page and create an easily integrated widget or banner that can sit on the user's site and drive voters to their Greenlight page.

Greenaway says he was inspired to create the widget to promote his own Greenlight submission after realizing that no such tool existed. With the creation of Greenlink, users now have a consistent banner that displays the game's name, an image icon, the platform it is on, as well as the genre it belongs to.

"Steam have just launched Greenlight and it is already very populated," Greenaway wrote on Greenlink's website. "I was hoping there'd be an easy way to link to your Greenlight project page from your own website or on forums – a regular anchor link will do this, but I believe a more consistent look for this type of branding will help grab your user's attention and drive them to upvote you."

While the widget is not an official Steam product, Greenaway says he hopes that by creating a tool to improve the Greenlight experience, it will encourage Steam to improve and push Greenlight's capabilities.

Greenlink can be accessed here.

Kumobius' Bean's Quest is available for iOS and Android and can be upvoted on Steam Greenlight.