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Dirtbagleftist wrote

Doesn't really go into detail why though. Is it because people simply aren't being paid, or are the developers just unable to pull in enough revenue?


mofongo wrote

There's lot of competition, thousands of games coming out each week. It's hard to get their game known by word of mouth alone.

Some genres are saturated of new titles, which doesn't help. Games like Stardew valley are a rarity, and its popularity is in part because of its niche.

Consumer psychology also affects how the game is viewed. Cheap games are viewed as cheap games no matter how good they are and that affects how many sales a game gets.