Valve have been pretty open about how they’ve struggled to approve games through Greenlight. They’ve been working to automate the process and it looks like it might have worked. Today they greenlit 100 games in one go.
“As we work to streamline the publishing workflow and improve the tools available to developers preparing for release on Steam,” Valve write, “we've reached a point where we are ready to stress-test our system.
“The best way to accomplish this is to invite a significant number of developers to use the updated tools and systems, ship their games and software with these tools, and to give us feedback so that we may continue to improve the process.
“To that end, today we've Greenlit another 100 titles, bringing the total number of titles offered worldwide Steam publishing agreements via Greenlight to 260.”
We’ve covered a few of those that have made it through. It’s great to see that the Populous-alike Reprisal has made the cut. So has Son of Nor, the game that you can control with your mind. Jeremy’s a fan of spy game Signal Ops.
It’s good news for the developers of Paranautical Activity. They’ve finally got through and can publish their roguelike shooter on Steam, escaping the publisher/greenlight limbo they’ve been stuck in.
Also, Against the Wall, the beautiful, calming climbing game, has been selected.
It’s been over a year since I last wrote about Underrail but the turn-based dystopian shooter has got through, too.
Oh, and for magnet lovers, Teslagrad is through as well.
You can see the full list of greenlit games here.
Hopefully this marks the beginning of a much faster approval process and we’ll see loads of games getting into Steam.