Comic 134 - Steam Directionless

16th Feb 2017, 3:26 AM
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Steam Directionless
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Zanreo 16th Feb 2017, 3:26 AM edit delete
Zanreo
Even if Steam Direct becomes way more expensive, people will always find a way to get their games up

(also schedule will probably be a bit weird until I'm done with these last months of school, sorry about that!)

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NeilKapit 16th Feb 2017, 4:21 AM edit delete reply
NeilKapit
Heh, does Harambe simulator include the $100,000 Harambe-shaped cheeto as DLC?
Zanreo 16th Feb 2017, 4:58 AM edit delete reply
Zanreo
If they reach their 200000$ stretch goal, sure!
Chippewa Ghost 16th Feb 2017, 4:27 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Brilliant.

Just brilliant.
Zanreo 16th Feb 2017, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
Zanreo
Thanks!
Miaubol 16th Feb 2017, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
Miaubol
...

I laughed so hard at this, so much crap out there and the creators so desperate to publish it, so yes, why not turn it into a business xD

There went the days where we *earned* money when gotten something published o.O

Zanreo 17th Feb 2017, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
Zanreo
Haha yeah x3

and I'm happy stuff like Kickstarter exists, otherwise many people would never be able to afford getting their ideas out there... but yeah, this probably wouldn't be too far off from what crowdfunding sites would turn into if things like this got too expensive.
Miaubol 19th Feb 2017, 11:03 PM edit delete reply
Miaubol
Yes, definitely, Kickstarter and similar things are really great :D

..the sad part is when someone's not using Kickstarter, but pays a huge amount of money from their own pocket to get their stuff published, and then nobody cares about it because it's so abysmally bad .......
MadJak91 17th Feb 2017, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
MadJak91
Tricky situation and another "feature" that could potentially work but I only smell money. Because we need more badly tagged shovelware games up there than GL could deliver over the years.
In THEORY the price is good enough to scare away your usual crappy RPGM game scrubs or the likes of REDACTED Homicide because the investment is not worth it but yes, KickStarter or similar. People are much more inclined to pay pitiful 500 bucks for lulz than 30k for lulz as well!

Come to think of it, this one publisher offered a helping hand to creators and they will pay for the games but then take their cut once the game is successful.

Ah well. If I need this kind of games, I can use Newgrounds for free.
Zanreo 18th Feb 2017, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
Zanreo
The thing is, even if a high price would scare away quick, terrible games and trolls, it would also be an extra barrier for poorer devs who still put a lot of effort into their work - it would only be the devs with money who could get their games up on Steam in the end, and more money doesn't always mean better results.
Luigi 64DD 18th Feb 2017, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
This is a great comic! I just caught up a few days ago. I really like the character designs. What day does it update? Sorry if it already says it on the site and I missed it.
Zanreo 18th Feb 2017, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
Zanreo
Thanks! :D

As for updates... I used to do updates on Friday and then Monday but currently I'm a bit busy with last year of college and other stuff so I can't really promise a schedule for a while... I'll try to get up at least one new comic each week though!
melaredblu 20th Feb 2017, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
melaredblu
Honestly? I'd probably play Clicker Clicker. I'm a sucker for meta humor.
Zanreo 20th Feb 2017, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Zanreo
Haha, me too x3