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Valve Launches Indie-Focused Steam Greenlight

Smaller developers have a chance at rallying fans for a spot on Steam.

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Steam isn't the wild west, and not every game can appear on Valve's distribution service. Valve curates the games that appear on Steam, and sometimes that means it misses out on great games.

Steam Greenlight, launched today, attempts to curb that problem.

Greenlight allows developers to submit their project, and users can, then, potentially vote games into Steam.

Games like Dream, an intriguing first-person adventure that promises something altogether different.

Dream is a first person atmospheric exploration game that has you assume the role of Howard Phillips, a young graduate with no direction in life who develops an obsession with his dreams. Discover dreams and nightmares filled with puzzles and secrets to help Howard find the meaning to his life.

The narrative is split into 3 acts with multiple endings that are possible based on how much you as a player have explored. Each act immerses you in new worlds that help to decipher Howards past, emotions and ambitions. Confront Howard’s mislaid concerns in the form of nightmares and reconcile the loss of his uncle.

As with most things on Steam, Valve said Greenlight will be tweaked, based on feedback from both users and developers.

Make sure to mention promising projects you've found in the comments.

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