Today we're releasing an update to Steam Greenlight based directly on feedback and requests from the community – both developers and consumers. This update includes the ability to skip items in your vote queue, improvements to collections, and new stats for developers.
Since the Steam Greenlight service went live back in August, an average of three new games have been posted to Steam Greenlight every single day. With so many great game and software titles being added it can be pretty hard to keep up. One of the great ways to discover new titles is to just jump into your queue
. It is your own personalized queue of games you haven’t voted on. From there you can vote Yes, No, and now 'Ask me again later
' to skip a title for consideration again at a later date.
Skipped titles will be removed from your queue for some amount of time (currently a month) after which they are once again candidates to appear in your queue. You can also view these skipped titles through the new Items to Revisit Later
menu item in Greenlight.
If you really like a particular Greenlight entry, you can favorite it to easily find it later, or now you can opt to separately 'follow' items to be notified when the developer posts new announcements. (note: Anyone that had previously added a Greenlight item to their favorites will now automatically be following it as well. You can go here
to see which items you are following.)
You can help your favorites by becoming an advocate for the title and spread the word by sharing it in your friends activity feed or on your favorite social media site. Letting other people know about an entry is a really great way for someone else to discover a hidden gem.
Another way to help other people discover titles you like is by creating a collection. There you can list all of your favorite selections, and now you can post announcements to anyone that is following your collection. And if you aren’t up for creating a collection yourself, you can always browse other collections to find a person with similar taste and then follow their collection to see what new picks they add.
Meanwhile, a new set of detailed statistics are now available for developers to show exactly how many people are looking at their item, voting, and how that adds up over time.