Valve Adds Unfinished Game Warning to Steam Early Access FAQ

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Tower

I made a thread about this on the forest forum page a couple of days ago stating they needed to add this. Now not to say that I made them see the light, but i am glad they did this. The forum was so funny of whiners who couldn't ready that it was early access and could have game breaking bugs. Not everybody knows what alpha and beta means (and i laugh at them in my head profusely )so this at least will help with that. Then maybe the forums could be filled with people who actually want to give feedback and bug reports so they games developers get what they are looking for when it comes to early access. BTW, i bought the forest first day, save was fixed yesterday and i have to say i'm enjoying it so much. i paid 15 for and have played 6 hours so for so another 9 hours and I feel the game owes me nothing ( if a game can't provide me with as many hours of game play as dollars i paid for it, i feel it was a bad purchase)

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neo1piv14

I've purchased a couple of games from Early Access, and there's definitely room for improving what should be allowed as an Early Access title. For example, I've never had Rust crash on me, most everything seems to work, and the areas where they need to work on the game are things like adding a few more items, updating item descriptions, etc.
Then, I picked up The Forest, and it was a complete disappointment. Releasing a survival style game with an emphasis on building that doesn't have a working Save Game feature is the kind of thing that makes people play for ten minutes and then give it up in frustration. It seems like there's some developers out there that are really messing things up for the guys that really are just trying to put out a good game.

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ApathyCurve

What I want is an option to turn off visibility of early access games in the store. The signal-to-noise ratio has become ridiculously tilted toward noise as every half-witted, self-taught "programmer" tries to elbow his way into the game industry via Other People's Money. ENOUGH. I am no more interested in buying a partially completed comptuer game than I am in buying a partially completed automobile. When it's done I'll consider it, not before.

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LatiosXT

This is why I don't care about the indie gaming scene and let other people shout out games for me. Sturgeon's Law is in full effect.

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Innomasta

Is this really a surprise? Some gamers are just thick as concrete. This is the risk you run when you buy a game that's NOT FINISHED. Just a pity Valve has to add this disclaimer, because apparently Early Access with a full description of what above term means is not enough for people.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Any normal person would assume the game is to be "finished" at some point. They have never been advertised as something that may or may not get done.

Kickstarter should be the crap shoot. Steam should not.

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vrmlbasic

Couldn't agree more.

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Rift2

All of the games on my wish list are early access haven't touched purchased them except for Rise of the Triad is released.

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Random

This is why I don't buy early access games. I only buy games well after the launch date once they are steeply discounted.