Valve Details Steam Greenlight and Big-picture Mode

August 17, 2012 -

Valve Software offered more details on Steam Greenlight and "big picture mode" last night during an episode of GameTrailersTV. Steam Greenlight, which is set for an August 30 release allows the Steam community to pick and choose which indie game titles can be bought onto Valve's service.

Obviously Greenlight also gives game developers the ability to post content at any point in the game's development as a way to get feedback from the Steam Community as well. The community can then vote on which games are added to the Steam library. To aid them in their pitch, developers will be able to post a variety of related content including screenshots, videos, and links to articles about their games. You can learn more about Steam Greenlight here.

Valve also revealed "big-picture mode," which allows the Steam client to run smoothly (and look good) on a high definition television set. The big picture mode will go into beta in the early part of September, according to Valve.

"In early September you'll be able to hop into a beta, click a button, and see Steam reformatted for your TV and usable with a PC game controller, or a mouse and keyboard if you wanna play that way," Valve's Greg Coomer told GameTrailers TV.

Valve first announced the big-picture mode at the 2011 Game Developers Conference. Big-picture mode will be available for Linux as well as Windows.

Source: Polygon and Polygon


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Re: Valve Details Steam Greenlight and Big-picture Mode

Is it really that hard to get an indie game on Steam?  It seems like almost all the Humble Bundle stuff has been on there.  What games are being denied, that the community will have to "allow" to get on?

 
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