Steam’s Greenlight lets you vote for games

Steam’s Greenlight initiative is now live. The idea behind it is to allow “developers and publishers to post information and media about their game in an effort to convince the Community that the game should be released on Steam”.

So it’s basically ochlocracy for games publishing, meaning that anyone with enough popularity will be able to get their games. Granted, the previous autocracy was possibly more broken, with the Space Pirates and Zombies developers being unable to get a foothold in the Steam market for several months for unknown reasons. As Rock Paper Shotgun’ John Walker pointed out, why doesn’t Steam just publish everything, like Apple does?

Anyway! Right now there are 230 games for the Mac waiting for your votes (thankfully the system is fairly well thought-out, with the ability to filter by platform and genre), some of them fairly reputable, and there are probably some gems in there somewhere. At the end of the day, if it means more quality games for the Mac, so much the better.


Your thoughts on this?