A little over a month since its announcement, Steam Greenlight has officially launched, and there are already 30 games awaiting feedback.
The new feature on Steam basically gives users input in selecting some of the next games to hit Valve's PC platform. The way it works is developers and publishers will post information on a game in an effort to really sell it to the community. Using Greenlight, the community can vote which games will be released next. Sounds kinda scary for the game creators themselves, but this actually gives their titles more exposure.
Greenlight basically works by utilizing Steam Workshop's system of organizing content, making it fairly easy for users to rate and leave feedback.
Of course, Valve thanked its beta testers for making all this possible. Valve's Anna Sweet commented:
"We've been working on this feature for the last few months with the input from a group of indie partners, and the response has been extremely positive. With the additional help of beta testers, we are able to launch with a solid line-up of titles for the community to start viewing and rating. And, as we've done with all Steam features, we intend to continually grow and modify Greenlight as more and more developers and community members have a chance to get involved."
Keep an eye out when you next log into Steam. Those games aren't going to rate themselves.