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《誰是犯案者》Steam上架奮鬥史

粉紅夜 | 2021-09-29 17:10:43 | 巴幣 0 | 人氣 103

大家好,我是紀帥哥
我開始做遊戲了!

先不廢話曬一下影片跟新聞頁面:


上一篇文章就是我去上遊戲企劃課的心得。
然後又經過一年的努力,遊戲終於接近成品狀態。
基於獨立團隊的資源有限,加上本身並沒有亮眼的美術,只好多多發文來拯救一下曝光率(泣)

請大家一人一願望,支持一下創作者


言歸正傳
要發文還是得有點貢獻
做為幾乎獨立開發的個體,在上架Steam的過程也遇到不少困難,留點記錄,希望有助於想獨立上架的人

好像有人誤會,覺得Steam上架一定要公司或是大團隊?其實不用,只要你是一個正常有在報稅的好公民,都可以以個人團隊的名義,申請成為Steam開發夥伴。

大致的流程是這樣的:

一、申請成為SteamWorks合作夥伴
二、上架遊戲
1.建立遊戲應用程式
2.建立商店頁面
3.建立遊戲組建(也就是上傳遊戲到Steam上)
4.發行


下面會講一下我每個階段的參考資料,以及遇到的問題:

一、申請成為SteamWorks合作夥伴
1.填寫基本資料
2.繳交100美金的資格審核費
3.進行稅務資料審查(需要7天或更久)
4.審查成功

我參考的資料是這篇:點我
雖然部分圖片跟稱呼是舊的,但大致上可以照著流程填寫完畢,即使像我英文爛爆也可以。

這邊比較蠢的事情是,我知道盡早成立商店頁面是好的,也知道上架遊戲要100美金,但我沒聽說審核合作夥伴也需要繳100美金,於是看到繳錢訊息,就誤以為Steam要求我上架遊戲了,因此導致我在很後期才提出申請。事實上你可以先申請審核資格,很久後再提出上架遊戲的請求。當你資格通過後,系統會贈送一個上架遊戲的額度(我想這是為了確保所有提出申請的人,都認真打算上架遊戲)。

第二個很蠢的事情是,當你在SteamWorks提出稅務審查時,系統會自動寄信到你填寫的EMAIL要求回傳相關證件的照片。我自己習慣用子母電子郵件,而子電子郵件轉寄給母電子郵件時,被系統判定為垃圾訊息。於是我白等了一個月,直到Steam告知我未繳交文件而審核失敗後,才發現這件事。

二、上架遊戲
1.建立遊戲應用程式

繳交100美金的手續費。如上所述,如果你是新成立帳號,Steam會送你一個免費額度,因為你之前繳了資格審核費。這邊只要填寫名字,系統就會發送一個APPID,之後遊戲名字是可以在內部設定更改的。

2.建立商店頁面
1.照著檢查表上傳所有內容
2.提交並等待審核(2-3天)
3.通過後手動發布

參考資料是這篇:
商店頁面:點我
上架簡介:點我
SDK:點我

這邊主要就是依照Steam的要求提交一堆圖片跟設定。一些小細節是:
1.即便遊戲沒有英文版本,仍需要提交英文商店頁面(因為審核的人是用英文)。
2.其他的項目基本會自動儲存,唯獨"成人內容設定",需要獨立多按一次儲存

之前聽遊戲論壇得到的兩個經驗是:1.找遊戲圈的專業翻譯替商店頁面翻譯。 2.做一支精緻的遊戲宣傳影片。

我雖然沒要上英文版,但我還是比較有誠意的找了翻譯替商店頁面的文案翻成英文。並且等到宣傳影片出來了,才進行提交。不過你永遠想不到Steam會用什麼理由阻擋你的審核。我收到商店頁面的第一個拒絕信這樣寫著:

Failure: This store page review is on hold until we can fully review your build and its contents. Please submit the build for review. The submission doesn't need to be the final build, but we should be able to access any content and features shown on the store page. If necessary, we ask that you include a guide, walkthrough, or debug features to help us access this content, in order to avoid any delays during the review. This information can be added as a note when the build is marked for review. If you have a longer message that won't fit the note, you'll be able to reply to the build review ticket with more details. Thank you.

我不知道是不是我遊戲特色的地方寫太多內容,看起來Steam要求我提交遊戲,來確保商店頁面的描述符合遊戲內容。阿不是,我遊戲還沒做完R!不過上面也說了,提交的版本不用是最終版本,幸運的是我申請時,整差特效還沒優化,遊戲內容本身是完整的。於時我將當時的版本打包,並且上傳到Steam。等待兩天後,我收到的回信是:

Failure: This store page review is on hold until we can fully review your build and its contents. Please submit the build for review. The submission doesn't need to be the final build, but we should be able to access any content and features shown on the store page. If necessary, we ask that you include a guide, walkthrough, or debug features to help us access this content, in order to avoid any delays during the review. This information can be added as a note when the build is marked for review. If you have a longer message that won't fit the note, you'll be able to reply to the build review ticket with more details. Thank you.

花的發?跟上一封一模一樣的回信內容!啊我遊戲都傳了,不然你是要我怎麼樣?討厭的是,他並沒有告知你哪裡出了問題,你只能自己猜想。我請教了一些朋友,並且再度審核商店頁面。這次我做的嘗試是:
1.確保我的遊戲上傳成功後,也可以從Steam上下載並且執行。
2.遞交商店頁面申請的同時,也遞交遊戲組建的申請。
3.上傳遊戲攻略

關於下載自己的遊戲。只要遞交遊戲組建,你就能在自己的Steam帳號收藏庫,看到自己的遊戲。你可以按正常流程將遊戲下載,進行測試。因為我買遊戲跟申請合作並不是同一個帳號,這也是我詢問朋友後才得知的。

關於提交遊戲組建。因為流程上說會先審核商店頁面才審核遊戲組建,但他又說必須確認遊戲有沒有符合商店的描述。我當時的心情就是這樣:

關於遊戲攻略。因為我的遊戲有大量分歧跟數值判斷,如果要在看不懂內容的情況靠亂選通關遊戲幾乎不可能。所以我上傳了一支按住快進通關遊戲的影片到youtube,告知審核人員選項該如何選擇。並且把影片連結貼在遞交審核的訊息裡。

可喜可賀,這次商店頁面的審核過了!

本來我懷疑Steam是否不接受我直接上傳ZIP,而該使用Steamworks SDK進行上傳。不過事實證明與此無關,但不使用SDK確實會使遊戲喪失一些Steam內建的功能。由於我本次遊戲已經要放棄那些功能,這個部分就交給未來的我學習吧。

不過Steam只通過了我的商店頁面,遊戲組建倒是沒過。拒絕訊息如下:

Caution:
The Steam Overlay doesn't appear when pressing Shift+Tab. The Overlay lets the user access the friends list, screenshots, web browser, chat, and in-game DLC purchasing. For help with hooking the overlay, please see: https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/features/overlay
We recommend resolving this issue, but this won't prevent you from releasing the app.
BuildID: 遊戲的ID

Failure:
Your build has failed our review because the store page language section shows Simplified Chinese as supported interface and subtitle language, but the app doesn't appear to support everything there.
We couldn't find an in-game language option, nor a "Language" tab in the Steam title properties menu. Changing the Steam client language, Windows language, and Windows system locale also had no effect.
If this languages shown on the store page is implemented and working correctly, and we simply missed them during our review, please re-submit the app and include instructions in the "Notes" section on how to change them.
If the affected language won't be implemented soon, please remove them from the store page for now. The Language section of the store page is expected to only reflect languages available in the current build. When the languages get implemented, you can add them back to the store page. Store page languages can be edited in the Supported Languages section of the Basic Info tab.
BuildID: 遊戲的ID
The following feedback is not strictly required for Steam's gaming support, but reflects some best-practices that we have discovered in the course of testing. While no follow up steps are required, addressing this issue will improve the game play experience.
- When pressing the home button on the controller, the Steam Overlay does not appear. For more information on how to fix this, please go to: https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/features/overlay.
We recommend resolving this issue, but it will not prevent your game from releasing.
Recently Valve added Steam Remote Play which allows customers to stream games from their home computer to mobile devices and TVs. If you like to support this in your game and feature it on your store page, you can learn more here: https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/features/remoteplay

Failure:
Your app has failed our review because it contains nudity and sexual content, but you haven't indicated this in the Mature Content Survey. Please check off the appropriate categories that describe the mature content in your app.
Please also write a brief description of the mature content in your game, such as depictions of sexual acts and/or extreme violence. Also think about topics in your story that potential players may be sensitive to, such as depictions of sexual assault/non-consensual sex, drug and alcohol abuse, or self-harm.
BuildID: 遊戲的ID

因為很長我把它縮小了,有興趣的可以複製去看。不過看起來必續修正的內容,一個是語言選擇,另一個是成人內容。這些問題,就交給正式上架的我來解決吧。

之後還有一些有趣的內容,再整理成心得跟大家分享。

最後在曬一下宣傳!

遊戲的最新情報,可關注我們的粉絲團:莉莉恩工作室


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