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Garry's Mod dev thinks it's "insane" to cut the number of games on Steam 

Garry Newman, the man behind multiple success stories on Valve's digital platform, in the form of Rust and Garry's Mod, reckons it would be "insane" to limit the number of games being released on Steam.

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Amidst multiple calls for Valve to start curating content on Steam, Newman believes that this is not necessarily the answer. Speaking to MCVUK, Newman said, "The issue of discoverability is awesome to have.

"The focus should be on the users, not the developers. Users getting the choice of thousands of games is a good thing. The attitude that Valve should only allow X games a month on Steam is insane. Why would you limit it? Have you released a game and it isn't selling? Make it better. Do some marketing.

"Steam is a digital distribution platform; they put your game on their store and allow people to buy it. Any extra exposure you get by being featured should be seen as an extra-unexpected bonus. It shouldn't be relied on to sell your game," he added. "I don’t think the Steam front page should be seen as a storefront. If your game is good and people want to play it – people will play it. Work at making your game as accessible as possible."

Do you share his opinion, or are in favour of more curation from Valve's part?

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