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Steam Greenlight was launched by Valve on August 30th, 2012 as a way to poll the Steam community about the type of games they'd like to see added to the service, as well as to provide feedback to game developers. Within the first day, over 600 games were submitted and 2.3 million votes were placed. However, early concerns about discoverability and fraudulent or gag game listings lead to Valve instituting a $100 submission fee with the proceeds going to Child's Play. McPixel would become the first greenlit game to be released on Steam on September 26th, 2012. Valve would later use the Greenlight service to introduce non-game software, as well as "Concepts" where games or software creators in the early stages of development could gather feedback on their works.

Greenlit Games

On September 11th, 2012, the first batch of ten games were announced to have been greenlit:

The next set of twenty-one games were revealed on October 15th, 2012:

A third set of thirteen games were revealed on November 30th, 2012:

As part of Valve's support of the Independent Games Festival, all 2013 IGF Main Competition finalists not already on the service were to be offered a Steam distribution agreement. On January 10th, 2013, two games which were already submitted to Greenlight were announced to be greenlit:

The fourth set of ten games to be greenlit was revealed January 15th, 2013:

On February 26th 2013 the fifth set of games was announced:

On April 17th 2013 the sixth set of games was announced:

On July 24th 2013 the seventh set of games was announced:

100 titles were greenlit on August 28th, 2013:

25 titles were greenlit on September 18:

32 titles were greenlit on October 2:

37 titles were greenlit on October 17:

100 titles were greenlit on October 29:

40 titles were greenlit on November 12:

100 titles were greenlit on December 5:

50 titles where greenlit on January 7, 2014


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