The first major update to Steam Greenlight has been released today, aiming to improve discoverability of games and reduce the amount of clutter. Check out the following statement from their official Steam Greenlight blog.
The first update is a $100 fee for someone to post to Steam Greenlight. The proceeds will be donated to Child’s Play. We have no interest in making money from this, but we do need to cut down the noise in the system. (Note: Anyone who has already posted a submission to Greenlight will not have to retroactively pay for any existing submissions, but will need to do so for any future submissions.)
The second part of this update is to improve your window into Greenlight and help you find “your kind” of games. The next time you visit Steam Greenlight you’ll be shown a smaller, manageable list of games that you haven’t rated. This view is a mix of popular games and new games to Greenlight.
In the end, we’re very interested in maintaining an environment that is fair and beneficial to everyone involved, and one that fun and rewarding to join.
And, of course, we’re going to keep iterating on this system and updating as we learn more about how the community and developers want to utilize it.
Be sure to drop in on the discussions or leave a comment below and tell us what you think.
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Via Steam Blog