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The Wisdom of Gamers
March 11, 2013, 8:32 am
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The Wisdom of Gamers:

Innovation has done more than open new platforms for playing
video games. It has made the process of creating such games more
accessible.
As a result, the marketplace is now flooded with independently
produced games of every genre. Abundance has its charms, but
consumers searching for a quality game and creators striving to
find their audience can easily be overwhelmed.
Valve, creator of the gaming platform Steam (which is used by
millions), has introduced Steam Greenlight to help separate the
wheat from the chaff. Game developers submit their concepts for
public evaluation. Steam’s customers are invited to rate the games,
indicating whether they’d be interested in purchasing them. Games
that reach a threshold of support are “greenlit” and will
eventually be available for sale.
As of early December, only 11 games out of more than 900
submissions have been offered for sale. That’s a tough crowd, but
it’s getting what it wants. —Scott Shackford

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