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posila87  [developer] Jun 27, 2017 @ 1:52am
Game discount
Is Factorio going to be on sale next Steam sale?

No, we don't plan to participate in any sales any time soon.

Announcement of no-sale policy originally posted by kovarex in Factorio Friday Facts #140[www.factorio.com]
We state it on our steam page, but people are still asking about it so I want to state it officially. We don't plan any Factorio sale. I'm aware, that the sale can make a lot of money in a short period of time, but I believe that it is not worth it in the long run, and since we are not in financial pressure we can afford to think in the long run. We don't like sales for the same reason we don't like the 9.99 prices. We want to be honest with our customers. When it costs 20, we don't want to make it feel like 10 and something. The same is with the sale, as you are basically saying, that someone who doesn't want to waste his time by searching for sales or special offers has to pay more.

You can read also my personal opinion on the matter.

Purpose of this thread is for people who are interestend in the game but feel asking price is too high, to voice their interest and explain why they think the game is too expensive. This is not place to convince people to buy the game regardless of its price.
Last edited by posila87; Aug 24, 2018 @ 10:14am
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Dec 10, 2016 @ 12:23am 
Game discount
Q: Will the game be on any steam sale? If so how much percentage?

A:No, and it won't be in the future no matter how much you cry about it. Unless a miracle happens.

Dont bother reading the 500+ responses unless you want a good laugh or a meme source.
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IamNic Dec 10, 2016 @ 12:41am 
Originally posted by Factorio store page:
Discount Disclaimer: We don't have any plans to take part in a sale or to reduce the price for the foreseeable future.
ShutEye_DK Dec 10, 2016 @ 12:41am 
From https://www.factorio.com/faq :
"Are you planning to participate in Steam sales or Bundles?
No."

EDIT: Wish this was a pinned topic...
Last edited by ShutEye_DK; Dec 10, 2016 @ 12:42am
Angelo Dante Dec 10, 2016 @ 12:49am 
It saddens me to see in so many game forums so many people who won't shell out full price even when they know it's worth it. Remember when all pc games were $60? Prices now are rock-bottom, even without sales. It's just sad to see this state of affairs growing among gamers.
Last edited by Angelo Dante; Dec 10, 2016 @ 12:50am
IamNic Dec 10, 2016 @ 12:50am 
Originally posted by Angelo Dante:
It saddens me to see in so many game forums so many people who won't shell out full price even when they know it's worth it. Remember when all pc games were $60? Prices now are rock-bottom, even without sales. It's just sad.
You are looking at it from thw rong side imo - if someone asks - and you tell him there won't be any sale - it might encourages him/her to buy it right now :)

That is the idea the devs had. They don't go on sale so people don't have to wait for the next sale permanently.
Dec 10, 2016 @ 2:29am 
Ok, thanks for your responses.
KatherineOfSky Dec 10, 2016 @ 6:52am 
Originally posted by ShutEye_DK:
From https://www.factorio.com/faq :
"Are you planning to participate in Steam sales or Bundles?
No."

EDIT: Wish this was a pinned topic...
Unfortunately, people don't even look at pinned topics... as we see daily. (So many posts about "how do I delete mods?")

I'll pin it though.
ShutEye_DK Dec 10, 2016 @ 11:17am 
Originally posted by KatherineOfSky:
Originally posted by ShutEye_DK:
From https://www.factorio.com/faq :
"Are you planning to participate in Steam sales or Bundles?
No."

EDIT: Wish this was a pinned topic...
Unfortunately, people don't even look at pinned topics... as we see daily. (So many posts about "how do I delete mods?")

I'll pin it though.
Yeah I know.
But at least "we" have done our part :)

Originally posted by ViceV:
Ok, thanks for your responses.
You're welcome :)
Lawlzer Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:32am 
Originally posted by KatherineOfSky:
Originally posted by ShutEye_DK:
From https://www.factorio.com/faq :
"Are you planning to participate in Steam sales or Bundles?
No."

EDIT: Wish this was a pinned topic...
Unfortunately, people don't even look at pinned topics... as we see daily. (So many posts about "how do I delete mods?")

I'll pin it though.
whoa, you can delete mods without opening Factorio? How, it's not like there's a search
feature or a pinned topic about it! How was I supposed to knoooow *I say as sarcastically as humanly possible*
gibbelblonk Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:54am 
Originally posted by IamNic:
Originally posted by Angelo Dante:
It saddens me to see in so many game forums so many people who won't shell out full price even when they know it's worth it. Remember when all pc games were $60? Prices now are rock-bottom, even without sales. It's just sad.
You are looking at it from thw rong side imo - if someone asks - and you tell him there won't be any sale - it might encourages him/her to buy it right now :)

That is the idea the devs had. They don't go on sale so people don't have to wait for the next sale permanently.

They have to reward holding off, because they have no other choice, their stuff will stop selling at some point. If they are dumb enough, that will already happen before that game comes out of Early Access.
Indiepeople are cute, when they have no publisher who explains them, how the business works, and they make up their own fantasies how to earn money.
This a red flag, it's pretty likely, they will never successfully finish their game.
Last edited by gibbelblonk; Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:36am
Dec 19, 2016 @ 3:06am 
Originally posted by gibbelblonk:
Originally posted by IamNic:
You are looking at it from thw rong side imo - if someone asks - and you tell him there won't be any sale - it might encourages him/her to buy it right now :)

That is the idea the devs had. They don't go on sale so people don't have to wait for the next sale permanently.

They have to reward holding off, because they have no other choice, their♥♥♥♥♥♥will stop selling at some point. If they are dumb enough, that will already happen before that game comes out of Early Access.
Indie♥♥♥♥♥ are cute, when they have no publisher who explains them, how the business works, and they make up their own fantasies how to earn money.
This a red flag, it's pretty likely, they will never successfully finish their game.

I don't get what you are saying.

Are you saying that if they dont participate in sales, their product will be unsuccesful?
axios2006 Dec 19, 2016 @ 3:59am 
Originally posted by gibbelblonk:
Originally posted by IamNic:
You are looking at it from thw rong side imo - if someone asks - and you tell him there won't be any sale - it might encourages him/her to buy it right now :)

That is the idea the devs had. They don't go on sale so people don't have to wait for the next sale permanently.

They have to reward holding off, because they have no other choice, their♥♥♥♥♥♥will stop selling at some point. If they are dumb enough, that will already happen before that game comes out of Early Access.
Indie♥♥♥♥♥ are cute, when they have no publisher who explains them, how the business works, and they make up their own fantasies how to earn money.
This a red flag, it's pretty likely, they will never successfully finish their game.

A publisher often means "game rushed", pressure on Devs....

Factorio sold over 700000 copies without a publisher and without discounts.

Dozens of indie games with publisher and discounts sold less than 2000 copies and often were abandoned.

I suspect that the only problem is that YOU don't want to spend 20 euro for the game. Totally free to not buy it.

But please don't try to teach fake marketing lessons to a game with 700000 copies sold and which is in the 100 most played games on Steam and has 98% of positive review and one of the most amazing and not toxic at all Community.
IamNic Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:27am 
Originally posted by gibbelblonk:

They have to reward holding off, because they have no other choice, their♥♥♥♥♥♥will stop selling at some point. If they are dumb enough, that will already happen before that game comes out of Early Access.
Indie♥♥♥♥♥ are cute, when they have no publisher who explains them, how the business works, and they make up their own fantasies how to earn money.
This a red flag, it's pretty likely, they will never successfully finish their game.
You are free to voice your opinion, yet I would welcome it, if you could watch your tone.
Vixx Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:11am 
So... if they made it a $25 game and put it on sale for $20 would that make it better? It seems like most of the people complaing that it won't go on sale aren't arguing that $20 is too much for this game, they just want to see 20% off next to it when they buy it.
Last edited by Vixx; Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:12am
Wgurgh Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:58am 
I think it is more like they could do what so many others do. Call it a $29.99 game, mark it 20% off and sell it for $23.99. The problem is, many tests have shown that consumers will feel like they get a better deal this way.
The good news is, I think most of the people who will REALLY enjoy Factorio are the same kind who are more likely to see through this sort of marketing.
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