_Mikey_ Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:09am
Humble bundle hurts developers?
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/08/18/puppygames-battledroid-basingstoke/

Hey guys i read this artical on RPS and to be honest this is some scary s..t, dont get me wrong like almost every gamer i want games cheap as possible, but if indie developers gonna be screwed and stop making all these great games is gonna be bad for us gamers. I personally stop buying big titles almost a year ago, because i dont care if the game is ultra open big, they deserve max 10 euro for a game with bugs, short game lenght, horrible support, dlcs etc.So i stop playin AAA games, return to indie small games and find out these are real games, games that make you rage, make you feel the satisfaction after the struggle, make you think how to do it. What you guys think? in time are we gonna have only games for 10 hours for 100 euro and no hardcore titles like super meat boy?
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Silverfox Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:15am 
I'm not sure how anything in that link relates to Humble Bundle. Unless I'm blind or something.

EDIT: Heck, I'm not even sure if anything in your OP has to do with Humble Bundle.
Last edited by Silverfox; Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:17am
Fork_Q2 (Banned) Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:27am 
TotalBuscuit in one of his videos said that polled a few indie devs, and they told him that HB sales do not cannibalize their Steam sales. I can't recall which video this is exactly though.

As for Puppy Games, Fork_Q enjoys their games, but it seems they have deeper issues that goes further then HB. They even commented on that very article you posted: "But then again I don’t think we’ve made particularly good games."

The constant sales culture of Steam and HB probably had forced Indies to sell their games at rock-bottom prices though.
Bootis Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:44am 
I try to buy directly from developers but often the price differences are just too high.

I think developers that sell games from their own sites should have a pay-at-least system, for example 'pay at least $5 for this game'. That would make me buy more games directly from them.

The vast majority of my purchases are indie games and older PC games, because they are so much more interesting.
Gus the Crocodile Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:55am 
Originally posted by Bootis:
I think developers that sell games from their own sites should have a pay-at-least system, for example 'pay at least $5 for this game'. That would make me buy more games directly from them.
Yeah. Anyone selling through a Humble widget has this, as do people on itch.io for instance. It is a good idea, one I hope Steam takes up at some point.

Rob Fearon had a pretty good little "where we are and how we got here" piece on bundling not long ago:
http://www.merseyremakes.co.uk/gibber/2014/08/the-bundleocalypse/
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