CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 14:08:
Any move to weed out the abysmal shovelware garbage is welcomed. I'd say make the fee *at least* $5,000. It's recoupable so what. If some basement dwelling kiddo can't afford it, it's not a big loss. Kiddo can always self-publish first via their own website (or a network site of fledgling game devs) and if the game really is somewhat decent then kiddo should be able to cough up the $5K in no time.
Or kiddo can publish on itch.io, where a whole crap of indie games now reside. Once they get popular, then they're moving to Steam. This has become my son's go-to place to find interesting new stuff. He's been messing around with Clone Drone in the Danger Zone
for months, even though it was just put up on Steam last week. Ditto for Ravenfield and Ancient Warfare 2.
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Your choice is clear.