Valve's Greenlight has been dogpiled with criticism in recent months as people realize just how little their votes in the service really matter. That won't stop Valve from trudging on, however, as 14 more games and two other peices of software have been greenlit. Only Valve themselves truly know their own limitations, so what will be will be, as long as the goal is to get as many great games out to the public as possible.
Let's get to the list of games, including highlight titles Divekick, Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut, BROFORCE, A Hat in Time and Among the Sleep:
- A Hat in Time
- Among the Sleep
- Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut
- Operation Black Mesa
- Project Awakened
In addition to the above announcements, Valve also released a statement about their process for judging what games get approved and what games don't. For instance, Divekick was still ranked in the 20s compared to other Greenlight games, yet still managed to be approved as one of the top 14 games this month:
"These titles were selected on the same criteria we have been using in the past: Votes in Greenlight give us a hugely valuable point of data in gauging community interest along with external factors such as press reviews, crowd-funding successes, performance on other similar platforms, and awards and contests to help form a more complete picture of community interest in each title."
Let's note again that just because a game has been greenlit, most of these games are still in development and may not be available for weeks, months, or however long it takes them to get the job done right. That said, I want them all. Right now. Let's burn Steam to the ground in search of these games hidden somewhere in their system.
In the mean time, whether you like bunnies (Shelter) or classic N64 style platformers (A Hat in Time), make sure to excited about PC games to be released in the near future.