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Valve has revealed its upcoming effort, Greenlight, that will allow the Steam community to help pick what future games end up on the Steam service, beginning August 30. The company blogs, "The community should be deciding what gets released. After all, it's the community that will ultimately be the ones deciding which release they spend their money on."

Valve states that the number of votes needed to get selected will change, especially as they gauge community reaction over the first few weeks when Greenlight goes live.

Developers must have a non-limited Steam account (owning a game from Steam) and fill out a submission form to add their game. In addition to sharing media on the game, Steam will allow projects marked as 'playable game' if a developer has a build with at least one playable level.

Submission will require a square branding image (similar to a box cover) to represent the game in lists and search, at least 1 video showing off the game or game concept, at least 4 screenshots or images, and a written description of the game along with tentative system requirements. The game must at least run on Windows.

Fingers crossed Valve will be able to quickly squash any ratings fraud, should it pop up. Those interested in reading more can check out the full announcement on Greenlight.