The trickle has turned into a torrent, with the latest number of approval passing through Valve Software's Steam Greenlight initiative tallying 100, bringing the total of games and applications permitted to publish through the program to 260. A blog post
explains that the sudden acceleration in approvals is to help test new system features:
As we work to streamline the publishing workflow and improve the tools available to developers preparing for release on Steam, we've reached a point where we are ready to stress-test our system.
The best way to accomplish this is to invite a significant number of developers to use the updated tools and systems, ship their games and software with these tools, and to give us feedback so that we may continue to improve the process.
This latest milestone is both a celebration of the progress we've made behind the scenes and a stress test of our systems. Future batches are not likely to be as large, but if everything goes smoothly we should be able to continue increasing the throughput of games from Greenlight to the Steam store.
As with past batches, these titles will be released independently in the weeks or months ahead, as they complete development and integrate any Steamworks features they are interested in utilizing.
A complete list of the freshly approved titles can be found on the Steam community forums
and includes anticipated indie titles such as Armikrog, Son of Nor and Rebirth, and a host of already completed titles like Escape Goat, Gray Matter, and Dino Run SE that have been vying for a place on Steam.