In a surprise announcement, Valve has approved 20 more games for release via Steam through the Greenlight initiative. The original announcement was planned to be only 10 games, but due to the "number and quality of games submitted, and the ship date of many of the top-ranking titles" an additional 10 games were added. Much like the first set of Greenlight games, they'll be released in the months ahead as their development comes to a close.
Here's the full list of 20 games Valve approved for Steam:
- Afterfall InSanity Extended Edition
- Folk Tale
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Project Giana)
- Interstellar Marines
- Lost Story: The Last Days of Earth
- Miner Wars 2081
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch
- POSTAL 2 COMPLETE
- Secrets of Grindea
- The Intruder
- The Stanley Parable: HD Remix
I say the news is surprising, because I recall seeing Octodad: Deadliest Catch's developer tweeting less than 24 hours ago that they likely wouldn't make the cut for Greenlight:
"Unless we get a ton of votes now or something crazy happens we won't be Greenlit tomorrow as we're currently 13th."
Octodad's Greenlight account received a flurry of activity, but was unable to escape rank 13. Yet here we are, less than 24 hours later, and Octodad has been approved. I can only imagine the roller coaster ride of emotions the developer must have felt leading into today's announcement.
A total of 30 games have now been approved through Steam's Greenlight process, and while only one of those games has been officially released (McPixel) more are certain to land over the holidays. Expect another 10 games, or maybe more, to be approved this time in November.