The developer whose video games have been faraway from Steam for being nothing greater than asset flips, says its status was “destroyed beyond repair”.
Silicon Echo, the studio chargeable for over 100 of shovelware, asset flips, and different low-effort releases, had its video games removed from Steam in an enormous swoop final week. Since then, Valve has terminated its relationship with the studio.
The firm was not completely pleased with this determination, principally due to the best way Valve dealt with it. A consultant of Silicon Echo’s instructed Polygon that the transfer has destroyed the corporate.
“The only information we have been given is that our games were consistently at the top of user reported titles primarily for practices that are deceptive to the customers,” the rep mentioned. “This did not fully explain the reason for complete account and business termination, so naturally we sent an email to Valve politely asking some additional questions.”
In the e-mail, Silicon Echo defined that it’s not the identical firm as Zonitron Productions – the opposite developer whose video games additionally bought eliminated in the identical crackdown. According to the writer, the 2 corporations are “connected in some ways” however are “completely separate”. Although Zonitron Productions bought a warning earlier than the elimination, Silicon Echo claims it didn’t.
“We are no heroes, we have indeed sometimes been conducting our business with some practices people may call shady,” Silicon Echo mentioned.
“For example, creating more developer names even though they were on the same account and listed under the same publisher. This was done primarily for easier statistical tracking as we did not believe it to be a problem since all the games were publicly listed under the same publisher and there was no deception included.”
The writer added that the video games’ elimination has “completely destroyed everything we have been working for in the past three years”.
“We are forced to give up game development at this point for more than [sic] one reason. Mainly because our reputation is destroyed beyond repair, but also for financial reasons. We wish we have been warned about this before, in that case we would focus on a different business plan of development.”