With Steam Greenlight, developers can submit their games - whether in an early or late stage in development - and receive feedback from users. Much like Steam Workshop, users will also be able to rate games through Steam Greenlight to determine which games they would like to see published on Steam.
"We're going to be reaching out to developers as we see their games getting traction regardless of whether they have achieved a specific number of votes or are sitting 1st or 2nd place at any given time," Valve confirmed.
"We are most interested in finding the games that people want, not requiring them to always hit a specific number of votes."
Users will not be able to play games submitted through Steam Greenlight, instead judging the titles based on trailers, screenshots and a written description submitted by the developer.
"For many stores, there is a team that reviews entries and decides what gets past the gates," Valve added.
"We're approaching this from a different angle: 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."
Steam Greenlight will launch through Steam at the end of August.