if you have a game or software project that you'd like to release on Steam that is currently in development or completed, it can be submitted to Valve for consideration through Steam Greenlight
. Submitting a project to Steam Greenlight requires a submission fee
, and the success of your submission is based on community votes. Paying the submission fee does not guarantee your product will be released on Steam.
If you have a game or software concept you can publish it to Steam Greenlight to gauge public interest and to gather feedback. Users will be able to vote and comment on your concept, however the votes will not count towards the Steam Greenlight submission progress.
To submit an item visit the Steam Greenlight page
and click on the Submit your Item
button at the top.
Before submitting your item read the provided information on the page to make sure your submission meets and follows the set guidelines. You also need to have a non-limited Steam account
to make a submission.
To submit an in-development or a completed game or software project, you'll need to pay the Steam Greenlight submission fee. This can be done by clicking Pay Now
. Once the fee is paid you'll be able to make your submission from this page.
To post a concept, click Submit Concept
. This is to be used to gather feedback only, and votes will not count towards having your product released on Steam. There is no fee for posting a concept.
From the submission screen you're able to enter information to describe your product. The title should be the name of your game or software, and the branding image should be something which represents it. Keep in mind that these are the first two things users will see if they come across your product on Steam Greenlight.
You're also able to provide a description for your game or software. This description should summarize your product so users know what it's about.
At the bottom of the page you can also choose from a number of categories to tag your game or software with, this will make it easier for users browsing Steam Greenlight to find your item.
Once you're done checking the applicable category boxes, read and accept the terms and conditions.
When you're done click on Save and Continue.