Two weeks into Steam Greenlight’s quickly ignited and quickly revised life-span, the first ten games to be granted steam releases have been announced. With its foundations deeply set in community integrity, Greenlight’s credibility in its stake to lend discover-ability and accessibility to the games that warranted it most would be established by the integrity of this first list. Excluding Slender: Source - for which, the reasoning seems to be a whole story in and of itself - the ten games with the most votes, and thus receiving full releases on steam, are as follows:
Cry of Fear
Heroes & Generals
No More Room in Hell
The list itself features a diverse selection, not just in terms of genre. While the list is not quite telling as of yet, the mixture of both highly anticipated and intriguing titles and what some are calling “Clone” titles does raise a few questions. While heavily weighed in the favor of genuine content, so far, how much will the new adaptations of Greenlight effect future lists? Will the program’s community involvement continue to thrive as new titles are added to the poll? All remain to be seen. For now, however, this looks to be a fine list to me.
The games featured shall be relocated to the “Greenlit” section, where they will patiently await release. The list can be viewed, with discriptions of each game, as well as links, here. For an easy, up to date, method of following which games are leading the Greenlight Polls, take a look at this data tracking site. And lastly, what about Slender: Source? The folks at Etheral Entertainment stated via twitter, that they were not greenlit because “We’re talking to Valve about it currently”. News on the developing future of Slender: Source, and Valve’s personal involvement will hopefully be soon forthcoming.
- Doug Comstock