Black Mesa, McPixel, Routine And Kenshi Get Green-Lit For Steam

By William Usher 2012-09-11 14:14:03 discussion comments
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Black Mesa, McPixel, Routine, Kenshi, Heroes & Generals, Cry of Fear, Dream and No More Room In Hell are some of the games that have been officially green-lit from Valve's new Steam Greenlight process. Users have voted, gamers have spoken and Valve has listened. The above games will officially be available on Steam soon enough.

In an official press release sent out officially from an official at Valve details which games have officially been green-lit to make money. The first 10 titles are listed below and they include:

Black Mesa
Cry of Fear
Dream
Heroes & Generals
Kenshi
McPixel
No More Room in Hell
Project Zomboid
Routine
Towns

The Steam Greenlight project launched on August 30th as a way for Valve to gauge which games to bring to the Steam platform to enable users to buy the product or allow for Steamworks integration. Gamers are able to vote for the game(s) that best suit their interest or downvote the game(s) that look like trash.

Anna Sweet of Valve commented in the press release, saying...
"The Steam community rallied around these titles and made them the clear choice for the first set of titles to launch out of Greenlight," ... "Since launch, hundreds of titles have been submitted, with more coming in every day. We expect to be announcing more titles coming to Steam via Greenlight soon."

This is great stuff. I imagine the huge surge of the Pirate Bay and Sos Sosowski really bumped McPixel over the marker. And well, for Routine anyone who took a peek at that game didn't have to think twice about voting it up, it's easily one of the most anticipated atmospheric horror-survival titles coming out and is being hailed as the new successor of the Dead Space style deep-space thriller.

Games like No More Room in Hell and Heroes & Generals have had time to establish communities and it's not surprising to see them make the cut as well. I was really, really hoping Dream would make the cut because it's a beautiful game and seems like a perfect fit for Steam.

Gamers are Greenlighting games rather quickly and keeping a lot of the trash out of the spotlight. It will be interesting to see how this advances in coming months and I'm glad put the power back into the hands of gamers as it bridges a direct connection between developers and the community like never before...well, except for Kickstarter.

You can learn more about the Steam Greenlight by paying a visit to the Official Website.
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