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July 1st, 2011, 08:17
Originally Posted by Scrav View Post
I haven't read developer blogs on Steam, but it appears to be me that Indie games on Steam have a certain level of polish to them. It doesn't surprise me at all that Vogel's games wouldn't make the cut as they look old and outdated.

Steam may have a high criteria for entry, but other digital distribution channels don't. Impulse for example has a substantially lower standard for taking on games.

If there is money to be made, there will be digital distributors available.
From what I've read it doesn't work like that.

Steam has (had) only one criterion:
The gatekeeper (at that time really only one person!, no idea if this changed) likes your game - or he doesn't. In that case you get a standard email with a rejection, if you get an answer at all.

Steam is a closed platform, as are the competitors and all consoles.
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