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Valve Reveals First Greenlight Games Moving to Steam

Black Mesa, McPixel, Project Zomboid, and others earn a spot on Steam.

Valve has announced the first set of games submitted through Valve’s Greenlight service on Steam that will move onto the next step, and eventually be released through the service proper.

Here’s the list:

As many of these games are not yet done, they will obviously not be launching simultaneously.

"The Steam community rallied around these titles and made them the clear choice for the first set of titles to launch out of Greenlight," said Anna Sweet, who works in business development at Valve, in this afternoon's press release. "Since launch, hundreds of titles have been submitted, with more coming in every day. We expect to be announcing more titles coming to Steam via Greenlight soon."

The company has come under scrutiny recently for a $100 requirement to submit games to Greenlight, albeit the $100 goes to Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity. Developers weighed in for a piece last week on Giant Bomb, and the conversation continues, as these games move forward, and they earn a potentially lucrative spot on Steam.

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Posted by patrickklepek

Valve has announced the first set of games submitted through Valve’s Greenlight service on Steam that will move onto the next step, and eventually be released through the service proper.

Here’s the list:

As many of these games are not yet done, they will obviously not be launching simultaneously.

"The Steam community rallied around these titles and made them the clear choice for the first set of titles to launch out of Greenlight," said Anna Sweet, who works in business development at Valve, in this afternoon's press release. "Since launch, hundreds of titles have been submitted, with more coming in every day. We expect to be announcing more titles coming to Steam via Greenlight soon."

The company has come under scrutiny recently for a $100 requirement to submit games to Greenlight, albeit the $100 goes to Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity. Developers weighed in for a piece last week on Giant Bomb, and the conversation continues, as these games move forward, and they earn a potentially lucrative spot on Steam.

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Posted by slint

Woo!

Posted by buft

Project zomboid looked pretty cool, glad they got a spot

Posted by Bacchus

Woo, indeed.

Posted by rachelepithet

Way to finally capitalize on Black Mesa! Thought Valve was wrongfully shunning it as some sort of piracy.

Posted by Totoni

That was fast. Last time I checked, which can't be more than a few days ago. Several of them only had around 30 to 40% of positive ratings required.

But still, finally!

Posted by iAmJohn

Fuck yes McPixel shall be mine.

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Posted by TheHT

Really excited for Kenshi and Routine.

Posted by poveren

so whats the release date? i'd be interested in black mesa.

Posted by Moofey

Wow. For a second I thought Black Mesa was gonna be shot down by Valve in no time.

Posted by Kidavenger

@Totoni said:

That was fast. Last time I checked, which can't be more than a few days ago. Several of them only had around 30 to 40% of positive ratings required.

But still, finally!

I was looking at a bunch of these last night (Mcpixel, Routine and Zomboid) and none of them had passed 35%, Valve must have altered the threshold.

Posted by Springfart

no dates?

Posted by Awcko

@Totoni: That's because they don't have to reach the maximum, the percentages are mainly a way to gauge community interest, which will prompt Valve to take a peek at the games.

Posted by DefaultProphet

@Kidavenger said:

@Totoni said:

That was fast. Last time I checked, which can't be more than a few days ago. Several of them only had around 30 to 40% of positive ratings required.

But still, finally!

I was looking at a bunch of these last night (Mcpixel, Routine and Zomboid) and none of them had passed 35%, Valve must have altered the threshold.

Pray they don't alter it further

Posted by Vexxan

Dream made it! First game I gave a vote to.

Posted by dr_mantas

@boocreepyfootdoctor: @Moofey: Except they have fully endorsed that project for quite some time. Valve knows what the people want most of the time.

Posted by EvilNiGHTS

Well, Black Mesa kind of had to really, didn't it?

Posted by LobsterMobster

@Springfart: Gamers should be used to not getting dates. :D

Edited by Mr_Skeleton

Giant Bomb ahead of the curve.

Posted by CornBREDX

Yay. Great selection there. So awesome that Valve is behind Black Mesa Source Mod. Even they cant officillay support it they support it- you know- and thats pretty cool. 
 
Also interested to check out Project Zomboid. I like that games concept. 
 
Theres others on there too, but I'm at work so dont have time to write more.

Posted by Phatmac

Congrats to McPixel! :D

Posted by Supercancer

Wait, Project Zomboid is still alive (ohoho...)? I thought they stopped developing it after the dev's computer got stolen.

Posted by AngeTheDude

Black Mesa will never be released.

Posted by Droop

Fuck yeah Routine!

Posted by Fubar
Posted by SSully

@Kidavenger said:

@Totoni said:

That was fast. Last time I checked, which can't be more than a few days ago. Several of them only had around 30 to 40% of positive ratings required.

But still, finally!

I was looking at a bunch of these last night (Mcpixel, Routine and Zomboid) and none of them had passed 35%, Valve must have altered the threshold.

It is more about how the threshold doesn't really matter. The progress bar was never an indication of the succes/failure of a game on green light, I am pretty sure it even states that in the FAQ for it.

Posted by Kaiserreich

WOOO! Kenshi!

Posted by Antipunk217

Remember gentlemen. Black Mesa is FREE. No one is capitalizing on anything. The game is free.

Edited by alibson

@SSully:

We're going to be reaching out to developers as we see their games getting traction regardless of whether they have achieved a specific number of votes or are sitting 1st or 2nd place at any given time. We are most interested in finding the games that people want, not requiring them to always hit a specific number of votes.

http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/about/?appid=765&section=faq

Posted by SSully

@alibson: Thank you for doing the work I was to lazy to do!

Posted by meaninoflife42

Fuck yeah, McPixel.

Posted by zeekthegeek

@Supercancer said:

Wait, Project Zomboid is still alive (ohoho...)? I thought they stopped developing it after the dev's computer got stolen.

Nope, they've been working non-stop on it.

Posted by BooDoug187

Wonder if McPixel will get steam acheavements

Posted by ghostNPC

Can't wait to play Cry of Fear.

Posted by Dragon_Fire

For all people confused, you never actually had to get to 100% for the voting, it was there just to show how many supporters for that game. And since these games had the highest support (Votes) they were accepted.

People please read the WHOLE FAQ for Greenlight.

Posted by KillerClaw

It will be interesting to see if the extra exposure on steam will be able to make up for the upfront cost and cut that valve will take out of sales. I don't know if I'm so psyched about this whole concept, the more we rely on steam to supply us with games, the bigger the impact its single point of failure is going to have on us.

Posted by 2Thumbs

Black Mesa? I've only been waiting for that to come out for the last 3 years or so. I may need clean underwear after this announcement.

Posted by Supercancer

@zeekthegeek said:

@Supercancer said:

Wait, Project Zomboid is still alive (ohoho...)? I thought they stopped developing it after the dev's computer got stolen.

Nope, they've been working non-stop on it.

Ah...

Well shit.

Posted by mrsmiley

Huge props to Valve for supporting Black Mesa rather than shutting it down like so many other companies. Not only are they supporting it, but they're now going to be hosting it on their own service! So cool.

Posted by Dustpan

Cry of Fear and Project Zombid definitely interest me the most.

I hope Octodad get's added next.

Posted by pacperson

Does this mean i could just buy Black Mesa as a stand alone thing? I really don't feel like installing Half-life 2 again.

Posted by zaglis

@Antipunk217 said:

Remember gentlemen. Black Mesa is FREE. No one is capitalizing on anything. The game is free.

But va';ve steel 100$ into there poket :"(

Posted by MjHealy

Fine! I'll buy McPixel when it hits Steam.

Posted by capthavic

@zaglis: What part of the $100 going to charity didn't you understand? Also, spell check is your friend.

Posted by heatDrive88
Posted by fox01313

Too bad Real Texas didn't make it on this list as it can go out to steam pretty much now unless they are planning some tweaks to it for more bonus content with the steam version.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

@Kidavenger said:

@Totoni said:

That was fast. Last time I checked, which can't be more than a few days ago. Several of them only had around 30 to 40% of positive ratings required.

But still, finally!

I was looking at a bunch of these last night (Mcpixel, Routine and Zomboid) and none of them had passed 35%, Valve must have altered the threshold.

There is no real threshold. They just go for what seems appropriate. It's also relative.

Posted by kalmis

Nice to see Towns on that list.

Posted by Nettacki
@pacperson: Black Mesa will be free and will only require the Source SDK Base 2007 installed. No other Source games needed.
Posted by rebgav

I'm glad that Kenshi made it, it looks like good janky fun.

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