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Right now game store itch.io is hosting their first official itch.io Creator Day, where the store gives 100% of the sales back to developers instead of taking a cut. This is not the first time itch.io has done this, as they did so for Black Friday in 2020. Now though, they've confirmed that this is going to be a more regular thing which is why they've slapped an actual name on it.

Developers don't have to do anything, as it's all automatic. Taking a cut from developers has always been a very open point for itch, as developers set the cut they give to itch themselves - there's no forced 30% or 12% or anything here. Note: developers don't entirely get 100% exactly, as there's still taxes and payment processor fees but you get the point.

Here's some quick picks of great Linux-supported games to get from itch:

Check out all the games over on itch.io and see their open source client too.

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emphy 16 May
Quoting: RafiLinuxI thought itch.io was always up to the dev on how much they gave back to itch itself. Did that change?

I may misremember, but my impression was that there was a range of 10%-30% to choose from.
Cheeseness 16 May
Quoting: emphy
Quoting: RafiLinuxI thought itch.io was always up to the dev on how much they gave back to itch itself. Did that change?

I may misremember, but my impression was that there was a range of 10%-30% to choose from.
You can set it to anywhere from 0% to 100% since open revenue sharing launched in 2015 (before that it wasn't possible to charge for games AFIK).

The default is 10% and there are presets for 10% and 30% for convenience.


Last edited by Cheeseness on 16 May 2021 at 4:20 am UTC
Quoting: Cheeseness
Quoting: emphy
Quoting: RafiLinuxI thought itch.io was always up to the dev on how much they gave back to itch itself. Did that change?

I may misremember, but my impression was that there was a range of 10%-30% to choose from.
You can set it to anywhere from 0% to 100% since open revenue sharing launched in 2015 (before that it wasn't possible to charge for games AFIK).

The default is 10% and there are presets for 10% and 30% for convenience.

Thanks. I have to look out for that on my next purchase.
Cheeseness 19 May
Quoting: RafiLinux
Quoting: CheesenessYou can set it to anywhere from 0% to 100% since open revenue sharing launched in 2015 (before that it wasn't possible to charge for games AFIK).

The default is 10% and there are presets for 10% and 30% for convenience.

Thanks. I have to look out for that on my next purchase.
Apologies if I gave the wrong impression. This slider is something that developers can configure as part of their account settings, not something that customers have control over when buying a game.
Quoting: CheesenessApologies if I gave the wrong impression. This slider is something that developers can configure as part of their account settings, not something that customers have control over when buying a game.

All good. Thanks for the info and update.
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