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Imitate Fire
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« on: January 06, 2020, 03:32:43 PM »

I have a game doing okay on Game Jolt, but I've never really used Steam. Any tips for a noob jumping straight into publishing a game? Is it worth $100 to post a game? I can imagine most indie games don't even recoup that fee.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 03:45:59 PM »

Steam launch is not a trivial thing, I can say that if you don't actually promote your game you won't get much traction on their platform at this point. For a while it was a golden ticket to be on there and you would almost have to get a ton of sales. At this point, you have to bring in your own audience for it to be worthwhile, otherwise steam marks you as "Not a real game" and puts you in back on the discount rack like another can of beans.

That being said, your $100 investment doing no promo work is probably more rational than buying a lotto ticket?

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