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Old 04-15-2018, 07:27 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by DeadPixel View Post
The service was useful, but it also encouraged indie developers to clone the most popular games by looking at the trending sale charts rather than coming up with more original ideas. Maybe now people will have to rely on more intuition.
This absolutely.

If the article isn't clear about it, the reason why this is a big deal for developers is because developers would look at what games and what features were selling well in order to plot how best to make their next game.

I personally used SteamSpy in order to tell how much King's Quest was selling. It was an amazing game and I wanted to see it succeed. But the idea that games are being made based on sales speculation is gross.
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