Greenlight’s concept was brilliant: rather than having each and every game proposal go through the Valve offices, why not just let the users decide which games were worth making? Valve staff would be freed up to develop more titles, indie studios could establish an open discourse (and strong relationship) with their users, and gamers would be able to contribute to the development process in a very concrete way.
So far, I’d say Greenlight has worked swimmingly. Sure, there are a few bum titles – there are always going to be a couple hucksters who try to game the system – but all in all, we’ve seen some incredible, unique, and downright beautiful games hit the Steam store of late. Today, I’d like to take a look through Greenlight, and showcase a few games which I feel could end up being the next big thing.