What with the whole Kickstarter project thing kicking off (see what I did there?), there hasn’t been a time in the entire history of video gaming where the gamer has been so much in control of what he or she plays. Consumer feedback is more important than ever, and one company that looks set to take this one stage further is the frankly marvelous Valve.
Using their Steam delivery system, they have just released a new service whereby developers can engage the community regarding their in-the-works projects and that same community can then decide what games they want to see released. Titled Steam Greenlight, the system will allow new games and creators to shine while delivering the games that the community ask for.
Valve’s Anna Sweet said of the service; “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. 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.”
Steam Greenlight is available now through the community section of Steam.