Steam, Game Jolt or Itch.io?

Where do you buy your games?

  • Itch.io

  • Steam

  • Game Jolt


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CleanWater

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Hi everyone!

Someone here buys games on itch.io? Or just Steam?
 

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I've never bought anything on itch personally, definitely have on steam though. From a developer's standpoint, steam is where its at to.

You might want to turn this into a poll as well. You just go under thread tools and then Add Poll.
 

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I've never bought anything on itch personally, definitely have on steam though. From a developer's standpoint, steam is where its at to.

You might want to turn this into a poll as well. You just go under thread tools and then Add Poll.
Thanks for the tip.

I'm a bit concerned about the new Steam Direct replacing Steam Greenlight, since it will affect greatly smaller developers.
In other hand, I don't know if there's any chance of selling a game on Itch.io.
 

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I never bought any games there, only assets. If a game is available on both, I'll always purchase it on steam.
 

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The more, the better, i think.
There's a reason why Steam is not so easy, and it's the same reason why you'll probably sell better there.
But it does not get on the way of itch.io, you can even give Steam keys for games sold there.
And there's also Game Jolt [:
 

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The more, the better, i think.
There's a reason why Steam is not so easy, and it's the same reason why you'll probably sell better there.
But it does not get on the way of itch.io, you can even give Steam keys for games sold there.
And there's also Game Jolt [:
I didn't knew Game Jolt was selling games now. Thanks for this great info! :smile:
I will add it in the poll too.
 

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I mean, Steam is so popular for a reason. It does what it does well. Its a full on video game manager and client for the consumer and its something that's not really offered anywhere else like that.
 

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I mean, Steam is so popular for a reason. It does what it does well. Its a full on video game manager and client for the consumer and its something that's not really offered anywhere else like that.
That's the main point. I'm worried because of this. It's like there's no life outside of Steam for small developers. :kaocry:
 

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99% of the games I buy have physical copies.

Therefore, none of the above.

But I will say that the worst place to buy games offline is GameStop (and DON'T get me started with them).
 

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@CleanWater be welcome.
Just to add, Game Jolt has an approval for sellers that takes some time for some countries.
It took like 3 weeks for my approval.
Without the approval, you can only publish free games.

Itch.io on the other hand, does not have this bureaucracy (sorry if this is not the word, I'm not sure)
You can just add you PayPal account and be ready to go.
 

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That's the main point. I'm worried because of this. It's like there's no life outside of Steam for small developers. :kaocry:
GoG is probably what I would consider runner up to Steam as it has a decent sized library (compared to Origin and Uplay which is mostly just EA and Ubisoft games), and they've been recently selling more indie games. GoG is however, a lot more difficult to get into compared to Steam, but it wouldn't hurt to see if you could get some interest from them.
 

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I like to buy through steam and physical copies, it depends. (^_^) And GoG, of course.
 

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I mostly buy on GOG. I'm partial to Itch.io but haven't had any of those games catch my eye yet.
 

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Hmm, I usually buy physical, but I like Game Jolt for indie games, Itch.io I only like when something is seriously interesting, and I was never a big fan of steam.
 

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I don't buy RPG Maker games.
/me hides Mon-mosu Quest: Paradox and Another Story of Fallen Maidens Vol 1.
They... I... THEY ARE EXCEPTIONS!!!

If you mean games in general, then Steam. I only discovered itch.io recently. I've been using it mostly as a publishing platform, which I've been very satisfied with.
 

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Steam if it's available there. I like how I can keep it all in one place. I do keep tabs on free giveaways on GOG and Origin though, which is what my libraries there mostly consist of.

I've also bought stuff on itch.io out of curiosity. A lot of the stuff there are either just really raw ideas or games that may not be all that marketable, but it's always fun to try these out and pick brains with other devs.
 

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