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20. Re: DMS ♥s Steam Feb 23, 2012, 15:39 kanniballl
Xenovore wrote on Feb 23, 2012, 15:02:
nin wrote on Feb 23, 2012, 09:31:
Steam has been a god send for indies. Their upfront seems a little high, but getting your game on the front page gets it in front of millions of people.

Assuming your game meets the arbitrary standards that Valve sets for Steam.

It's actually fairly difficult to get an indie game on Steam; you must have just the right combination of innovation, aesthetics, game-play, and planetary alignment or it's a no-go. (And they won't even tell you why your game was turned down.)

I'm sure there is a quality-component to reviewing games. The want it to be THE place to get online gaming... but they don't want every cruddy game out there.

For example, if it turned into the Apple "App Store" then it would stink. Heck even with them turning down loads of apps, you still have dozens of "flashlight" apps and other lame/worthless junk.

If you have to dig through a mountain of trash before you find something that *might* be a gem... then the heap isn't worth it.

They want quantity, but they also want to be known as having quality or highly-demanded stuff.

"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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