Discord Store

Discord's Steam competitor, a store for games 🕹

#4 Product of the DayAugust 09, 2018

Discord Store is a distribution platform for games, currently in beta.

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HUGE launch from Discord, a "Slack for gamers" that's taking off. Back in late 2017, it was reported that 1.5M people are joining every week. Wow. Today they just launched a beta of their game store, a direct take on PC gaming giant, Steam. From their blog post: Today, we’re slowly rolling out a beta test to about 50,000 of our Canadian players and will be expanding to more over time. These players will see an upgraded version of Discord Nitro that has access to a curated selection of games along with the current subscription perks. They’ll also see a new Discord Store tab in the home screen with individual games for purchase. Having worked in the gaming industry prior to Product Hunt, I know how hard distribution is in the industry. Discord's achieved a scale that can make a big impact for indie and big name game companies. Curious to hear peoples' thoughts on this. Is Discord the new Steam?
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@rrhoover interesting move. Love the user experience and responsiveness of Discord. Compared to Steam it is like night and day.
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@rrhoover with a large audience on Discord this definitely is an interesting additional distribution channel.
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shots fired
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This is so huge. Finally, Steam has a competitor. Finally, Valve will start thinking about user experience inside Steam app. A few days ago I asked our business developer to get in touch with Valve Steam team in order to learn from their experience building the community around games, that could be used to improve community experience in @Setapp. But now there is another smart kid on a block.
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As an avid Discord user I love that this incredible team (Disclosure: I am friends with many of the devs) is finding more ways to monetize its free product. I want Discord to succeed so badly but was always worried about how they will monetize without ads which I believe @jasoncitron said he would never do. The subscription was a great follow-up to grab some positive traction towards long-term viability. But now I know they are serious about making Discord continue to pump out great features and expand their reach within the gamer community by including a Gaming Store to create competition towards Steam, Origin, GoG, etc. I was always impressed that such a small company could develop and deploy features to their free app so quickly while utilizing cutting-edge web tech. Shout out to Jason, Mallory, Andrei, Stanislav, and all the great minds behind Discord <3 P.S. Thank you for finally including text-chat in the overlay. Absolute game changer.
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