I wouldn't pull your games. Your Loren:Amazon Princess is one of the more successful games on Greenlight at the moment! I mean, you have nearly 13,000 unique visitors in the 24 hours your game has been up! And very few games have hit the 1% mark yet - yours is one of them. By most people's estimations, that means you've had over 1000 people give your game the thumbs up on Steam! (Yes, most developers have figured out the number to hit 100% is 100,000 votes. This is likely to change, and was probably set artificially high by Valve just so they could gauge numbers before granting approval to a title.)jack_norton wrote:To be honest I'm regretting putting some of my games there now. They can call them flash games, shit art, whatever I don't care. Now they start calling them "games for pedophiles". I'm considering removing them all. If that's how is the Steam public, I don't care to get there, never got such comments before anywhere else.
So you only have 138 comments, and I'd say fewer than half are negative, but so what if ALL of them were negative? That means that less than ONE PERCENT of the people that have viewed your game have left a negative comment, and more than ten times the number of people leaving comments voted YES to your game. I know it hurts to read negative comments, but they need to be taken with a huge grain of salt.
The negative comments will only go away once enough VNs are on Steam - and like you said, it isn't anything personal to your games, just the fact that a lot of Western gamers view any anime or VN game as porn. Go read Gamasutra - developers - some MAJOR developers, are complaining about what asshats the Greenlight commenters and Steam-goers are being. Basically a lot of Steam users basically thought Greenlight was going to be about voting for AAA games to be on Steam, not indie games. (Because they are stupid and can't read.)
This is just the first 24-48 hours of the service. Eventually the people that don't care about indie games will stop commenting and voting, and you'll start getting better judges. I imagine Valve will also remove the "Thumbs Down" button, as it seemingly just exists for griefing and trolling.
This is just a generic insult to anime and VN games in the West, nothing specific to your games. I already told on the forums here how my former project leader at the studio I worked at referred to a VN he saw pop up in his newsfeed as "one of those games pedophiles play". Just because he saw it had anime art. And this was a gamer who worked in entertainment and development!Now they start calling them "games for pedophiles".
So don't take it personally, and go treat yourself to something nice, because you're on path to be very successful on Greenlight in the long run.
Don't read the comments! Half serious here. The "squeaky wheel gets the grease" as they say, and all the comments you get will either be super enthused or super negative. You know, the whole 1 star or 5 stars and nothing in-between rating mentality. There are a TON (tens of thousands) of Steam users like myself who are rating games Thumbs Up and not leaving any comments.yu1988 wrote: My game has a comment like "Creepy-ass sh!t". Really? I don't remember my game artworks have any ass show in them =D.
I learned from the movie industry not to read reviews of your work. Get opinions from people you trust, don't read the "trades". Otherwise you'll go insane and become paranoid with indecision and doubt.
It won't be a good advertising tool for long unless they make some changes. It's on track to where you'll have to generate an outside fanbase and send them to Steam to vote. The service had 200 games on it yesterday morning. 500 last night. 650 this morning. In a couple of weeks it will have thousands. And Greenlight's sorting system sucks. It was hard for me to find Hanako's and Jack's games to give them the Thumbs Up and I knew they were on there! You can't search by developer, only game title. Loren: Amazon Princess is listed as an RPG but doesn't appear when you search for RPGs.yu1988 wrote: The only thing i use Greenlight is for its awesome advertising tool. Nowhere i could find 6000 views in less than one day...Everything has its drawback.
But ultimately Greenlight is a great service that I'm sure Valve will polish to a shine like it does everything else. It also gives us insight into just why it was so hard to get a game on Steam - those poor saps were having to dig through hundreds of titles like this everyday on their own . . . .