- Oct 27, 2017
Full of shit? That's pretty hostile.Sorry but you are full of shit. Epic paid the developers of Untitled Goose Game to pull the game from both Steam and Itch.io, the latter of which allows devs to get 100% of the revenue with no cut for the platform.
If you really wanted to put as much money in the developer's pockets as possible, you'd be railing against this game's exclusivity because you're now allowed to give the developers less money than you could before.
EPIC paid the INDIE developer enough money to release exclusively on Epic storefront for a fixed time period. That sounds like a win for the developer. Why? Likely due to the amount EPIC paid them amounting to more than projected earnings for their product on either of those competing platforms.
Otherwise, why would they take on this deal?
Dev strikes deal with Epic, gets (what I assume is) a lump sum - they get to keep the lights on, sell their product on the EPIC store front (12%) and when the exclusivity period is over, get to release their product on Steam / itch.io for those few still holding torches.