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Daily Indie Games Are Crooks

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The Alchemist Nov 4, 2020 @ 11:20am 
I'm not the only developer whose games they are taking and reselling without permission. Some of these keys from other people are reported faulty and fake. A developer I know actually had a deal with them signed and all. They didn't even pay her and took her keys. This announcement is just to tell people "Hey be careful, these people are very sketchy!"
luckz Nov 4, 2020 @ 11:15am 
It isn't stealing because you or an associate must have generated and given them the keys in some way or another?
Ideally you would ask a DIG bundle buyer to show you their key for your game, so you can figure out what key request batch it came from, and then you can scratch your head and wonder who you gave those keys to and what journey they took afterwards.
The Alchemist Nov 4, 2020 @ 11:13am 
https://gyazo.com/94e2f6a5227487e01b2c6d707e5aa464
https://gyazo.com/0d04678cacbd900e080ea7ce4f9917dc
https://gyazo.com/89adfe79e2a5d09e24aed2b38f8d5fc2
https://gyazo.com/4fb0f0b4d4825d619390317a18b90da3
https://gyazo.com/c80966fab3eff9f7462229b77b0b9fe2
As you can see I immediately trashed the emails and ignored them. I didn't want anything to do with them and never gave them a yes. They never even emailed me about Falnarion Tactics II. Yet there it is! So tell me how taking someone else's property without consent and reselling it isn't stealing?
The Alchemist Nov 4, 2020 @ 11:07am 
@M They have relentlessly contacted me in emails about having my games in their bundles. I declined them every single time and have the emails to prove it. Yet, my game is in a bundle. So tell me how it isn't believable when you were linked to a bundle containing my game and there is no signed agreement visible to you?
The Alchemist Nov 4, 2020 @ 11:05am 
@Justseedy Bunch of Keys went dark a long time ago. But they gave back the remaining keys and the ones I have are still active in a notepad. Indiegala is mentioned because it was a legitimate mutually signed contractual agreement as far as previous business is concerned.
м Nov 4, 2020 @ 8:05am 
Well, they must get the keys from somewhere, aka YOU.
Sooooo, the stolen story is not really believeable.

HOWEVER, how about contacting them, instead of creating an announcement?

http://dailyindiegame.com/content_support.html
justseedy Nov 4, 2020 @ 7:50am 
how come you mention Indiegala but the only other site that bundled your game is bunch of keys?
luckz Nov 4, 2020 @ 5:28am 
KS backers wouldn't have keys for only a few cents, right? Unless you gave each backer a lot of keys.
Do you have collaborators who could have generated keys and sold them on their own? DIG's Steam keys and other stores' Steam keys must have some source, after all. Keys don't generate themselves, and only your accounts should be able to request them.

This particular game was in Bunch Keys Indie Wizardry Bundle. I assume you had a proper contract for that. Maybe DIG or an intermediary bought 50-200 copies of it?
The Alchemist Nov 4, 2020 @ 5:21am 
I did not sell the keys to anyone. Only thing I can recall is the keys being given out to backers as KS rewards. But, not enough to warrant a bundle.
luckz Nov 4, 2020 @ 5:07am 
It is not the first time that DIG sell games without a developer contract.
To whom did you sell your keys and at what kind of rates?
https://steamcommunity.com/id/playa131 for example resells them and might be the source for DIG's purchases.