View Single Post

Default 

August 17th, 2011, 21:31
Originally Posted by blatantninja View Post
I'd have to disagree with that. Obviously Steam (and GG) expose developers to a much broader set of potential buyers than the various indi sites and reviews, which then can lead to sales of not just more copies of that game, but also more sales on previous games (whether direct or via the platform). But the only way the game will stay on the platform and future games will get there is for the platform to have very good sales numbers. So I think in the aggregate, the developer is better off if you buy via the platform.
Sounds right. The sales on the platform will decide if you (as a developer) have a chance to stay there.

Edit: But I am not sure if the number of people consciously deciding to buy this way or that way constitute a relevant percentage of the market share anyway.
bkrueger is offline

bkrueger

Nothing to see here.

#20

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 799