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Manuela Malasaña @Xibanya

watch out gamedevs, gog wont want your game unless you launch with them first. (steam and itch have no such requirements!)

@Xibanya they only want the newest games, over at GoodOldGames

@aeonofdiscord @Xibanya They haven't been called "Good Old Games" for five years, which says a lot about how successful that rebranding exercise went.

@Xibanya wow thats some fucking garbage, what the hell

@Xibanya thats like, some serious bullshit they're pulling what the fuck

@Xibanya @turbodragon They silently tried to adjust their mission statement overnight and pretend they never stood against regional pricing. I don't trust them further than I can throw them.

@turbodragon @Xibanya (that was a while ago when the witcher was doing it)

@Xibanya "we regret to inform you that we here at Good Old Games dot com are not interested in your game because it has been released already"

@revenant @Xibanya "wait ten years and go out of business, THEN you can release it"

@Xibanya wow what a load of bullshit. GoG always felt to me like a not very Indie-friendly space in general (never bothered submitting my game to them), and this kind of confirms it.

@MOKKA @Xibanya
I can also reconfirm that submitting to them is a waste of time. They said my is text-based and thus people wouldn't be interested.

Basically I've heard that if you want to go on GoG you wait for them to reach out to you. Which of course conflicts with trying to release first with them.

GoG is shit for not already successful indies.

@MichaelBrune @Xibanya I faintly remember there being stories going around a few years ago, where they basically tried to dictate a game's pricepoint (the game was too expensive for them).

I think it kind of shows why people who shout a "I'm a consumer" a lot seem to really like GOG. Feels like they want to attract this kind of crowd.

@MOKKA @MichaelBrune @Xibanya

> people who shout a "I'm a consumer"

as in "wearing consumerism on their sleeve" or "complaining about overpriced stuff"?

@a_breakin_glass Was a very convoluted way of saying "videogame reactonaries". Probably should've used that instead...

@Xibanya "Yo let everyone pirate your game for a while before you put it on steam"

@Xibanya can I share this on birb site? if not the sceenshot, at least the info

@Xibanya Ugh. I've started using them as an alternative to Steam since the latter is so shitty for discoverability, so this is super disappointing.

I want a storefront with curation, but "we're not interested if we can't have your game on day one" is bad curation.

@tobascodagama yeah im also pretty disappointed since i like getting games without drm when i can

@Xibanya so what? gog is drm free which makes it immediately superior to steam and it makes sense that they’d want exclusive titles since they are the underdog here

@xj9 its def better for consumers but it’s not being very friendly to devs. maybe i can think valve is scum while also thinking gog needs to get its shit together

@Xibanya i think they’re right tho they need exclusives besides you only have to release it on gog on day one ☝️ then you can release elsewhere

@xj9 its their enterprise so they can do what they want but its pretty lame they dont say that anywhere on their site so that devs can plan around this

Noo :(
At this rate every developer would also have to become their own publisher..