There’s two game sites I like to mention. There’s tiny difference in the cash flow direction (from my point-of-view):
I’d like the Steam to do me same as BFG (bring me money instead of taking it…)
Right now Valve’s Steam is missing an affiliate system.
If Valve would have a great affiliate system, it would be just a matter of very little time that:
- Soon it’d become the number one place to download non-casual games
- Soon developers would get nice cross-selling opportunities by recommending similar games than their own ones (in Steam)
- Soon affiliates (I’d be the first one to join) would be plastering Steam links everywhere and promoting it like crazy.
- Soon developers would get more players playing their games in Steam and selling other people’s games and making (1) players happy (for having all games in Steam), (2) bringing money to affiliates and (3) gaining Valve more paying customers.
Everybody would win. (Except of course Valve’s competitors)
Now of course the question is: why aren’t they doing this?