Steam bans blockchain and NFT games

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Brendan Sinclair

Age of Rust developer says Valve won’t let it publish the game on Steam because NFTs have real-world value

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Valve is not allowing blockchain-based games or those featuring NFTs on Steam, as noted by Age of Rust developer SpacePirate Games.

The studio yesterday said on Twitter that Valve would remove all blockchain games from the platform. A screenshot of Steam’s developer rules and guidelines attached to the post indicated that games “built on blockchain technology that issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs” could not be distributed on the storefront.

“Steam’s point of view is that items have value and

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