Just as we started to get used to Steam announcing Greenlight titles on a monthly basis, the studio has now decided to change things up a bit, announcing fewer titles more frequently, rather than making you wait a month for one big chunk.
The announcement comes accompanied with the next four titles to proceed through the treatment – three games and one software package.
Alden Kroll explains:
These titles were selected on the same criteria we have been using in the past: Votes in Greenlight give us a hugely valuable point of data in gauging community interest along with external factors such as press reviews, crowd-funding successes, performance on other platforms, and awards and contests to help form a more complete picture of community interest in each title.
So: What’s in store?
Edge of Space: A dynamic open-world sandbox with exploration, crafting, building, terraforming, survival game. Where you create, mold, and work to survive.
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Substance Designer 3: A texturing toolset dedicated to game developers . It is meant to let 3D artists create beautiful materials for real-time applications and embeds all the necessary tools to do so.
Venetica: Set in the fantastic world of long ago Venice, the young Scarlett falls victim to a terrible mystery, which begins with the murder of her companion by a secretive alliance of mighty necromancers. Thus fate takes its inevitable course and threatens to throw the world out of order.
As with previous Steam Greenlight titles, there is no guaranteed timeframe for release, which means you may be waiting months to get your hands on them – but you might be waiting days, too. The next step involves finalising development and integrating Steamworks features, and then preparing for launch.