Here's what I know:
Steam is a digital distribution platform developed and owned by the Valve corporation. Steam is mostly known for its video games, XR software, and game development programs. Earlier, the products that were to be published to Steam were decided by the method of voting. This system was called Steam Greenlight. Now, a developer can just pay a sum of IN₹ 7,000 (US$ 100) and publish his/her product to Steam directly. This new system is called 'Steam Direct'.
Here's what I need to know:
- In the new system of Steam Direct, do developers get any money off every copy of their product(s) sold on Steam?
- If they do, what percentage of money is kept by Steam (or taken away for taxes and/or other purposes) and what percentage is given to the developers of the product?
- If developers do get money by selling their products on Steam, what is the most common means by which they receive payments?