This thread is for tell you an idea that we got one month ago, while my brother and me were developing our first marketplace content pack, Olbert’s Low Poly: Forest, that morning we had the brainBoom, an indie games marketplace for ue4 indie developers :D. probably you are just now confused let me explain the idea.
This indie game marketplace (indieMarket from now :p) would the way of the UE4 Marketplace, offer to the users a high quality store for buy and sell indie videogames developed in UE4, created by small teams like us (we are only two brothers xD), that dont have the money for big marketting campaings, offering to the indie developers an opportunity of success in this saturated industry of the videogames. The submission process can be the same as the UE4 Marketplace, you send to epic a description, images and videos of your videogame, and if epic like it, you send the videogame files for be evaluated, if the game pass the quality check(no bugs, good work and polish) Epic release it in the indieMarket.
For sell your game in this indieMarket, Epic Games get 30% of the net money on sales.
Adventages For Indie Games Developers:
Is not a secret that the actual games industry are saturated, this is equivalent to less opportunities of success for the people like us, that dont have money to spend, all the people talk about steam greenlight, but for get the greenlight right now is a thing of marketting, if your game dont make a good amount of noise it never see the light. the indieMarket that we propose, using the same submit process explained above, offer success opportunities for us, represent a light at the end of the path, if your game is good, you dont depend of the money for release it. UE4 indie devs would have a place where they are welcome to submit their games without walls and blocks more than that imposed by your creativity or talent developing games.
Adventages For Marketplace Creators
Talking about success opportunities, the marketplace is a good startpoint, sell your assets there and get something of money are not bad, but can be better, let me explain: from the first day in service, indieMarket become a magnet for indie devs looking for success opportunities, this is equivalent to more people using UE4, the most of that people would be part of small teams of two or three, inclusive one, this implies that always that teams need someone, a programmer, a designer or maybe an artist, to compensate that lame leg, automatically they would go to the UE4 marketplace and buy things that cover their needs. Obviusly this represent more solds for the Marketplace Creators.
Adventages For Epic Games
As we explain above, the indieMarket respresent a significant increase of the UE4 users, the indie devs are attracted by the idea of sell their games in a platform developed in exclusive for indie devs, this can be the rock that tilt the balance to UE4 for these devs that are deciding between Unity5 and UE4, inclusive Unity5 users can switch to UE4 only for this reason, thay know perfectly the difficult for release games and get something of it.
With all the things explained previusly, is easy deduct that Epic can get benefits from this project, 30% of the net money of the indieMarket by sell games, and the increased assets selling of the UE4 Marketplace are not a thing to take lightly.
This is already implicit in the lines above, but is good say it clear, all the games that would be released in the indieMarket need to be developed in UE4 and not in other engines like Unity.
For finish this thread, we want to get all your support for this idea, leave your opinion in the comments, sorry for the misspellings we are not english speakers, have a good day!
Whitman And Olbert.