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Steam Direct Fee & Upcoming Store Updates

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1CeNT_PvP Nov 9 @ 4:02am 
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Malakie Nov 8 @ 4:22pm 
I want a fix from STEAM for devs that put out games they have no intention of finishing development on. Kind of like Derek Smart's Line of Defense, another devs Shallow Space and quite a few other titles.

Some of us have tried to support small devs by buying early and instead have been ripped off and STEAM of course points to a ridiculous TOS as their excuse.. knowing full well, most games like this we are talking about, people are going to have in their library for MUCH longer than a few days while in dev.

Of each game that I tried to support, it was a few months before we realized this was the situation.. way past the TOS time frame for a refund.

I think, STEAM should hold funds in escrow to a point.. Say, 50% goes to the dev, 50% held in escrow. If the game is never completed, the escrow is used to refund all that backed that game at the 50% level.. i.e. we only get back 1/2 of the original price purchased at but it is better than nothing as we see way too often now.
OLLIDSWAG1 Aug 27 @ 7:05am 
gg
Jillas Jul 30 @ 3:31pm 
So it's safe to assume that new Direct is actually cost twice more than Greenlight (for countries like Brazil or Russia)?

I mean it doesn't have it's own store page, so we can't really see its actual price, and we know that Greenlight' price was 100 USD in the US, but many other countries doesn't use US dollars on Steam, so in my country it was 3200 RUB which is ~50 USD (same for Brazil). Can anyone confirm the new price in local currencies (both BRL and RUB), please?
__ Jul 17 @ 8:12am 
+无关风月
Check my comment.
无关风月 Jul 17 @ 6:03am 
where is steam direct?
I can't find it
__ Jul 14 @ 1:01pm 
+Petri Dreams
If you were greenlit on the final Greenlight wave, you should have an AppID already to publish it.
If not and you refunded your Grenelight, did you try applying at partner.steamgames.com ?
Petri Dreams Jul 14 @ 3:45am 
I'm currently working on a game project known as Amino Shift, I had it on greenlight but unfortunately I'm unable to launch it on steam direct. How do I submit my game exactly?
Artsicle Jul 10 @ 8:09am 
RIP Indie
BR BARDO Jul 7 @ 12:19pm 
Great changes! Apparently there will always be people whining, but this is in fact a great change and I'm super excited about Steam Direct! Just $100, c'mon! I pay more than that just in taxes. Professionals make money out of games. If one is just doing a hobby, it doesn't need to be on Steam, there are many great indie and free platforms to publish to.