Steam is undoubtedly the benchmark platform for PC gamers. Uploaded by the company Valve in September 2003, 18 years later the same company still runs the same platform with obviously a lot more content and users.
In addition to being able to buy PC games, Steam also allows you to get an opinion on a particular game. The Steam community is very active and leaves ratings for games in order to inform future users about leur experience.
These ratings then form an average which Steam can translate as "Very positive" if so, or vice versa. As on most platforms of this type, top rated content is more likely to be featured.
“Very Positive” is not a name that fits Valve's rules
This, one developer understood perfectly. First and foremost it is important to clarify that the color coding and appearance of the review is similar to the name of the company that developed the content. Because of this, a developer tried to promote his games quickly decided to call himself “Very Positive”, in French “Très positives”.
Even if this ploy was well thought out and completely respectful of the rules of the platform, Valve made the decision to ban this developer. The reason communiquee by Valve is the manipulation of ratings, and deception of users.
The developer“ Very Positive ”was particularly looking to promote his game Emoji Evolution. Mike, the name of the person who calls himself “Very Positive” on Steam, finds Valve's decision unacceptable. In no way did he use bots to boost his ratings, he simply exploited a design error that Valve should admit, in an attempt to publicize his game, and it worked.