...and speaking of Valve and Steam, the next batch of Steam Greenlight titles were revealed over the weekend. The 19 titles are comprised of 13 games - the third batch of those - and also the first lot of six Software titles to progress through to the next stage of the crowd-voted system.
Valve has revealed that these titles may not necessarily have had the highest number of positive votes, with several chosen based on their "incredible upward trajectory" since joining the Greenlight process. They mark a total of 50 titles to be offered Steam distribution since Greenlight launched in August.
Alden Kroll of Valve explains:
In just three months, the community has helped us identify 50 new titles for us to offer via Steam. 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. 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.
What's new? In terms of Games, we have:
First Steam Greenlight Software Titles
In case you'd forgotten, Steam Greenlight is a "platform feature" which uses the massive online Steam community to pick some of the next games and software to be released on the digital distribution network. First launched in late August, fifty titles have been Greenlit, with seven officially launched: Postal 2 Complete, Miner Wars 2081, Towns, Fly'n, Miasmata, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and McPixel.
For the full list, head to http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight!
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