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How do game devs feel about Steam Direct's $100 fee?

How do game devs feel about Steam Direct's $100 fee?

June 2, 2017 | By Alissa McAloon

June 2, 2017 | By Alissa McAloon
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Valve slapped a price tag on self-publishing games through Steam Direct, its Greenlight replacement, today and Twitter has been abuzz ever since.

While the company was originally toying with the idea of charging developers as much as $5,000 with Steam Direct, Valve today announced that the fee would instead be $100 per game, recoupable after a game reaches $1000 in sales.

That fee also isn't much different from the fee developers already paid to submit a game to Greenlight. 

In that wake of that announcement, many developers took to Twitter to discuss the fee, if Steam Direct will be better for indie developers than its predecessor, and if any of this will actually help fix Steam’s discoverability problem at all.



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