I have had nothing but negative experiences when trying release content to the marketplace.
Out of the three things I have submitted, all three have left me with a really bad taste in my mouth.
My very first attempt and the first time I have release content to the public outside of game modding was a big moment for me personally & I was exited as crossing that threshold.
So I submitted this project that people on YouTube were constantly asking me to release for sale.
Over the course of the week I was requested To make numerous changes, and I did each time I received the changes needed email.
Then approx 8 emails later I was then asked to make a tutorial so I invested more time doing just that writing out a document with picture diagrams and such.
Then came the
I was confused and annoyed at the time I had invested in trying to get this accepted and the request to make a tutorial, Only to be refused at the end.
I released the project on my Artstation marketplace instead and it sold 10 times just last month. (so much for not enough content )
This one was actually accepted, in the end but I received so many changes needed emails that I had to stop for a few months because All my motivation to continue had gone.
But as Soon as I tried to submitted it again the changes needed emails started again, at this stage it must have been approx 20+ changes needed emails that I had received.
I was then told I only had to make one change, so I made the change and re submitted it again only to receive yet another changes needed email telling me 3 more things needed to be changed ( three things It had already passed on each time prior to that email ???.
I gritted my teeth and pushed through AGAIN! as I needed to get something accepted as I had invested a huge amount of effort and time on this project by this stage.
I spent my weekend putting this together for release ArtStation - Basic Melee Weapon Pack for UE4 | Game Assets
On Monday I received an email that it had been declined because the file download link had permissions, My mistake as I had forgotten to allow access on the file from my Google drive.
But I was a bit annoyed that Instead of it being set to changes needed where I could just edit that single line of text in the draft , they outright declined it forcing me to create the whole project pictures and description / settings/info all over again.
After I recreated the project and submitted it I then received the email
Now I’m confused because I searched the marketplace for similar content packs for comparison and Mine is equal in both content and price to others already on there.
11 unique meshes 17 materials & 56 textures Is Not enough Content???
At this stage I am left feeling paranoid that I’m one some kind of blacklist or being because it seems at every stage it I have encountered resistance to being accepted by the gate keepers.
I have lots of content I want to release to help my fund my projects and help me out But I have lost all faith in this process and am left feeling is it actually worth this stress to even bother with the unreal engine marketplace again as I feel it should not be this difficult to get simple things released.
its night and day between ue marketplace and artstation marketplace.