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Surprise hit Dave the Diver hits 1 million copies sold, floating above all other premium games on Steam
Dave the Diver is a new hit game, which has become the top-selling premium title on Steam last week. Here are the key details about the project and developer Mintrocket, a separate subsidiary of South Korean publisher Nexon.
Valve explains its stance on games with AI-generated assets: “Our goal is not to discourage the use of it on Steam”
In the wake of reports from game developers whose games have been banned from publishing on Steam for the use of AI-generated content, Valve has explained its official position on the matter.
Valve now quietly rejecting games with AI-generated assets on Steam, citing copyright uncertainty
It appears that Valve might be banning some games with AI-generated assets from being released on Steam. Several developers have already faced this issue, although the company has yet to update its policy.
BattleBit Remastered becomes best-selling premium game on Steam, peaking at 61k concurrent players
BattleBit Remastered, a 254-player low-poly multiplayer shooter made by a small indie team, is now storming the charts. Last week, it generated more revenue on Steam than some AAA blockbusters like CoD: Modern Warfare II and Starfield.
Rockfish on Everspace 2’s marketing and launch: “We saw very little of the expected sales drop off due to PC Game Pass subscribers”
Everspace 2 has been a huge success for Rockfish Games, with over 300,000 units sold already. We reached out to the studio’s CEO and co-founder Michael Schade to discuss the game’s marketing, Early Access, the importance of demos, and the impact of Game Pass on sales.
How roguelite hockey game Tape to Tape generated $600k by finding right niche and marketing strategy
Indie sports titles rarely find success in the market, but this roguelite hockey game Tape to Tape is a welcome exception. Marketing expert Chris Zukowski has broken down how small studio Excellent Rectangle managed to find a perfect niche.
The Last of Us Part I receives 77% negative reviews on Steam, with some players calling it “Crash Simulator”
The PC version of The Last of Us Part I has been released in a very poor technical state. This has already resulted in one of the worst AAA launches on Steam in terms of player reception in recent memory.
Resident Evil 4 remake becomes franchise’s biggest launch on Steam, peaking at 140k concurrent players
Less than 24 hours after release, it is clear that the Resident Evil 4 remake will be another commercial success for Capcom. The game is already the biggest launch on Steam among other installments in the series.
Tim Sweeney calls Steamworks real problem for games industry: “They have a classic lock-in strategy”
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney continues to push for more transparency and unity across the various game stores. This time, he had some harsh words about Valve’s Steamworks API and how it limits multiplayer features.
Why game demos are key to opening two main marketing doors and boosting visibility, explained by Chris Zukowski
Many indie developers are still hesitant to release demos before launching their games. But the reality is that they are the essential tool for increasing visibility on Steam, so it is simply unwise to neglect it.
More than 100k players got free copy of Figment every day during Steam giveaway
Steam doesn’t give away free games often, but when it does, it is a great way for indie developers to increase their audience. Here are the results achieved by Bedtime Digital Games and its adventure puzzle platformer Figment.
Why devs should treat Early Access game launch almost like full 1.0 release
Developers sometimes think of Early Access as an opportunity to warm up the audience and complete the game before the release of the 1.0 version. As discoverability expert Simon Carless points out, this mindset usually doesn’t work in practice.
Hogwarts Legacy breaks into top 10 Steam titles by concurrent players, becomes biggest HP game launch of all time
Hogwarts Legacy is having a massive launch both in terms of sales and player count. The latest game based on the Harry Potter franchise has already become one of the most played titles on Steam of all time.