Is it appropriate use of this site to only sell a product that is only a Steam Key? By this I mean, there would be no download for the game provided. I ask this because my game does not run outside the Steam environment.
This is an admirable position and I hope you stick to it. I'm only interested in buying games *from* itch.io, anything that requires Steam is a no go for me so I hope it stays a rare occurance.
We have the same issue. We cannot make a standalone buid, because we have Steam Cloud, Steam online subsystem and other Steam features like the Steam beacons because we are developing the multiplayer.
We sent 3 messages to firstname.lastname@example.org asking for advice in this case, but we haven't received response.
discuss this issue with me in the post ;)
check my post, you will know more about the problem.
Thanks for your links.
I want to give my money to dev/artist...not to predatory distributor /:
Really disappointed with itch.io for now.
Just a bit of potential customer feedback: I will never buy any of your games if they require steam or if you upload a DRM'd build. I came to itch.io to purchase DRM-free games and I can't imagine I'm alone in that.
Thank you for your input. I'm definitely open to all viewpoints and will take it into consideration. If I may ask, what about DRM specifically do you wish to avoid? If there is a way to prevent inconvenience to customers yet still apply deterrents to piracy, I'm all for it.
I tend to avoid: Anything that requires activation on Steam and any standalone DRM that requires the game to be activated using the internet.
Basically, I'll only buy DRM-free games and games with serial keys that activate offline (so they're not dependent on a server, the key is checked locally and would work on a computer with no internet access).
Mostly I buy PC games on GOG.com because I know they'll be DRM-free but I shop here for other things but take extra care to make sure what I'm buying is DRM-free or if a serial/CD key is used that it's not an online check.