Dropleaf – Connecting Players With Quality Indie Games
The video game market is a crowded one. Perhaps the most crowded is the indie game market. Keeping track of individual new titles is next to impossible. Unless you’re already following that title beforehand. Fear not though, as a service has stepped up to save the day. That service titled Dropleaf, and it’s all about spotlighting quality indie games.
Dropleaf making the discovery of indie games easier
Fact is that discovery has been a problem for indie games for a while now. With hundreds of titles released each month. It’s difficult to spot quality titles due to the number of titles one must look through. This has become such a problem that publishing a good indie game is no longer enough. Publishing a game on a platform such as Steam. You run the risk of it getting drowned out by other new releases.
Dropleaf is hoping to solve this problem. By being selective of the titles that are available through its service. This sets them apart from places such as Steam and similar services. As of this writing the service has close to 40 indie games available to play for subscribers.
How It Works
For starters, you must become a subscriber, to use the service. Which for beta users cost $4.99 USD, with a 14-day free trial period. You must also download the Dropleaf app to access the content from your PC. After that you’re ready to game.
You choose a game that you want to play, and then proceed to have fun. The service will then show you potential games based on your play history. This works a lot like services such as Netflix. In which shows and movies are recommended to watch based on what you’ve already viewed. Also like the streaming giant Dropleaf will be adding new titles regularly. This ensures that players will always have a fresh and steady supply of indie games.
All this doesn’t just benefit the players. Indie devs who have their games hosted on the service. Will be part of the services revenue sharing program. How much the revenue split is, I don’t know. I do know that it’s referred to as “industry leading” on the services website. Without knowing the specifics, it’s nice to know that indie devs who work with the service will get their due.
Dropleaf looks to make a splash with indie gamers, by offering them a steady flow of quality titles. With a reasonable monthly membership fee tacked on for good measure. The service seems to be taking its cues from Netflix. They could’ve chosen worse business models to follow. It’s too early to tell now, but this could be a game-changer for how indie games are delivered to players.
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