Posts tagged Steam

How to prevent small well rated games on Steam from getting screwed

Okay so it seems that the best way to hope changes might be done to reviews on Steam is to suggest simple things that can be easily done. Suggesting big changes most likely have little chances to ever see the day of light so let’s stick to a single problem that could be fixed: small […]

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Valve just screwed a bit more small indie teams

I already talked about the problems with the “recent review score” on Steam here (http://www.over00.com/index.php/archives/3141) and I was actually preparing another post about how the review system on Steam is problematic and could be improved (like how a thumb up/down system doesn’t encourage nuanced reviews as in the end you just see the score based […]

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Steamspy makes me uncomfortable but what can you do…

I’d be lying if I’d say I don’t check Steamspy on a regular basis. As a dev, I’m curious to see how other games are performing to get a sense of what is doing well and what isn’t. In fact, for my next project I used Steamspy to analyze games of the same genre to […]

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Steam Summer sale 2016 – A few thoughts

What’s the secret to do well during a seasonal sale on Steam? Easy, release a game that knows some success to start with. You might get slightly different results based on the discount you apply but the sales you made on your release week should hint at how you’ll make on a seasonal sale. No […]

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The many problems with G2A

First thing first, G2A is not a second-hand resale store. There’s no such thing as activating a game on Steam, enjoying it for many years and then one day deciding to detach the key from your account to sell it to someone else. It’s just not possible. All keys sold there never have been “consumed” […]

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