Valve has unveiled the latest batch of games and software to muscle through the Steam Greenlight process.
Unveiled in July, Steam Greenlight is a fairly straightforward process that allows people to vote on which games end up on the service and which are kicked to the curb. Valve still has the final say, as demonstrated by the removal of the "erotic light strategy game" Seduce Me, but it gives developers a chance to connect with gamers directly and maybe gain some traction they otherwise wouldn't be able to achieve.
Now 13 more games and six software titles have made it through the Greenlight gauntlet to earn distribution deals on Steam, bringing the total number of Greenlit (Greenlighted?) games to 50. Some of the titles were selected based on the number of positive votes they received, while others got in for achieving "an incredible upward trajectory" since being added to the mix.
The new additions are:
- Darkfall Unholy Wars
- Dawn of Fantasy
- Dragon's Lair
- Euro Truck Simulator 2
- Gear Up
- Kinetic Void - Space Adventure
- The Light
- No Time To Explain
- Sang-Froid : Tales of Werewolves
- Waking Mars
The first non-game software titles to get the Greenlight certification of awesomeness are Action! Screen Recorder, Bandicam: Game Recorder, Construct 2, Display Fusion, HitFilm 2 and You Need A Budget 4.
"With the help of Greenlight, the indie games market share of games sold on Steam has increased by 50 percent for a third consecutive year," Valve's Alden Kroll said in a statement. "That's a stat we are proud of, but one we also hope to increase as we learn more about Greenlight and continue to refine it in the new year."
To throw your support behind other games in the Greenlight queue, head over to steamcommunity.com/greenlight.