One of the indie developers I follow, COWCAT Games (the developer of games such as Demetrios and Brok) recently had it counted on the Epic Games Store. In January, he filled out the application form and applied for BROK to be in the store, and when he did not receive a response, he said, “So they are not interested, this is predictable because they only care when a game becomes known. Let them go.”
“When they become more open to indie games and stop depreciating our value properly with coupons and free games, they’ll start to care,” he concluded.
Am I right, not really. After all, Epic Games pays the developer of the game in large amounts for the treats it calls “free games”. He only expressed his anger in this form when he did not receive a response to his COWCAT application.
However, this system that he is complaining about is about to change, Epic Games is starting to test a system that will allow developers to publish their own games on the Epic Games Store. Developers will be able to create their own game pages, achievements, pricing, discount offers, etc., and upload updates directly to the system.
Until now, all of these processes were handled by Epic’s own group, so the number of games added to the system did not increase very quickly. Epic says that with this new system, the Epic Games Store will grow very quickly.
As usual, this has a slight disadvantage for players like us. Since the games on the Epic Games Store go through the curative process, you see Turkish explanations no matter which game you enter, because the Epic group also handles the translation into all languages. However, developers will not pay attention to this when they create their own game pages, which means that we will encounter many pages that do not have a language supplement, just like in Steam.