While Steam is a huge platform that currently provides an extensive library of games across all genres, from time to time Valve seeks the help of their community in choosing which games should be made available through the service. That’s where Steam Greenlight comes into play. This program allows developers of all sizes to submit their titles for publishing consideration, and votes from Steam users help Valve make a decision on which to offer. As you can probably guess, this is a great way for indie studios to raise awareness for their games and potentially find a home for them in the Steam store.
So what does this have to do with fighting games? Well, the folks over at Iron Galaxy Studios recently threw the upcoming Divekick into the Greenlight mix, which means you can now visit their official page and offer your opinion by answering one simple question: Would you buy this game if it were available in Steam? If Divekick sees a large positive response, it’s possible Valve will see its promise and move towards providing it a spot in their expansive library.
In addition to the new screenshots (which we’ve included below), you may have noticed a slight change in Divekick’s release window. Though originally scheduled for a tentative spring release, that has now been changed to summer. Creator Adam “Keits” Heart says this will not affect its presence at NorCal Regionals 2013 and that they will be using that event to gather more information from the community to use in the final build, so be sure to check it out and lend the team your thoughts if you plan to attend.
Divekick will also be available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita within the same timeframe as the PC release, which is still planned whether or not they are accepted through the Greenlight program.
Source: Steam Greenlight