Tagged in: steam

Inside Steamworks – Steam Ratings

Inside Steamworks – Steam Ratings is the third part of a series of BRINDIE guides to help indiedevs setup and optimise their Steam store presence

Are you planning to self publish your indiegame on Steam? Inside Steamworks is a collection of detailed BRINDIE guides where we analyse each section and tab in your Steamworks account. For this guide, we will take a closer look at the Steam Store Page Ratings section.

Brindie Inside Steamworks - Steam Ratings

While not mandatory, you can also add ratings to your game, if your game has been rated by a particular rating agency. This is a process that takes a lot of time and can be very costly – but sometimes can be mandatory if, for example, you wish to showcase your game in the public area at GamesCom, USK is required. You can add rating logos, descriptors and age-gate restrictions for the following agencies:

  • ESRB North America
  • PEGI Europe
  • BBFC United Kingdom
  • USK Germany
  • OFLC AU Australia
  • OFLC NZ New Zealand
  • CERO Japan
  • KGRB Game Rating Board Korea
  • DEJUS Department of Justice, Rating, Titles and Qualification Brazil
  • Media Development Authority Singapore
  • Film and Publication Board South Africa
  • Computer Software Rating Regulation Taiwan
  • Content Rating Law Russia

Ratings are displayed on your Steam store front, in the right side column right under Language support.

Important! You can only add ratings if your game has indeed be rated by one of the listed rating agencies. Valve checks this up and will take action against your listing if you add unofficial ratings.

The Inside Steamworks BRINDIE guides are published with Valve’s approval. You can also check out the official Steamworks documentation.

The Inside Steamworks BRINDIE guides will detail all the sections and tabs that you can fill in and optimise in Steamworks. Want to be the first to know? Follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our mailing list here!

Inside Steamworks – Steam Description

Inside Steamworks – Steam Description is the second part of a series of BRINDIE guides to help indiedevs setup and optimise their Steam store presence

As we mentioned before, the Steam store page editor is quite complex. This is why we run Inside Steamworks, a collection of detailed BRINDIE guides where we analyse each section and tab in your Steamworks account. For this guide, we will take a closer look at the Steam Store Page Description section.

Continue reading…

Inside Steamworks – Steam Basic Info

Inside Steamworks – Steam Basic Info is the first of a series of BRINDIE guides to help indiedevs setup and optimise their Steam store presence

The first thing you do once you have been granted developer access to Steamworks is to build your Steam Store Page. As we mentioned before, the store page editor is quite complex. This is why we now debut Inside Steamworks, a collection of detailed BRINDIE guides where we analyse each section and tab in your Steamworks account. For this guide, we will take a closer look at Basic Info.

Continue reading…

Steam Store Page editor – a comprehensive summary

Steamworks – Edit Store Page is a rich storefront editor with a lot of options to publish your game. Here is a quick glance at the 7 tabs available to setup your Steam Store Page

When you start building your Steam store front, the first thing you do is to access your store page editor from the Store Presence section in Steamworks.

BRINDIE guide - Steam store page editor

The Edit Store Page grants you access to prepare your Steam store page editor. This rich store editor is composed of 8 tabs, and the last tab allows you to Publish your work. This is the same editor you can use to update your store front after you published it.

Continue reading…

Steam Store Page Quick Guide

A comprehensive cheat sheet for the mandatory items you need to prepare for your Steam Store Page

To start publishing your game on Steam, you need to register as a developer and pay the Steam Direct app deposit fee of $100. Once done, you are able to upload your build and prepare your Steam Store Page.

The Steam Store Page editor is complex. We will add guides that explain it’s features in detail. For this guide, the focus is providing a quick list of the mandatory items you’ll need to prepare for a premium game release.

Continue reading…

Steam watch – 2018

an overview of the Steam offer & competition in 2018

Once upon a time, getting your game on Steam was very difficult but it was almost synonymous to becoming financially successful.

In July 2012, Valve launched Steam Greenlight, a service that allowed developers to submit information about their games, and players would vote whether these games should be published on Steam or not. In June 2017 – 5 years later – Valve replaced Greenlight with Steam Direct, a gateless process that allowed almost everyone to pay a fee of 100 dollars and publish a game on Steam.

Continue reading…