Valve continues its Roxanne drive, this time turning on the red, eh, Greenlight for a further 25 indie games.
Less than a month after announcing 100 games as Greenlit, Valve has given the go ahead to another 25 indie games in the wake of its plans to begin “stress testing” its system.
Valve’s Greenlight system is no doubt a great platform for indie games to get themselves known, however it has not been without its criticism. Constant plugging and advertising has been noted as completely and utterly essential from some indie devs, which is then time drawn from development itself.
I am not an indie developer so – from a somewhat outsiders point of view – although I do understand the angst directed from some devs, I really don’t see a better way of doing things.
Perhaps Valve’s immediate answer to this dichotomy is to push more games through the Greenlight process. “Today we’ve Greenlit another batch of 25 titles to advance through Steam Greenlight, and be offered worldwide distribution via Steam,” reads yesterday’s statement on Steam. “With this batch coming just three weeks after our last batch of 100, we continue to add games to Steam at an increased pace. Make sure to stop back often to vote; the lineup continues to change quickly and new submissions are posted daily.”
Some highlights from this list of 25 include Candle, Monochroma and Grimm. Check out the full list here.