Summary: Most western NSFW games already have communities in Discord, so it would be cool if communities could purchase those games via their discord channel.
Right now, the Game Submission Guidelines disallow NSFW games. When I asked Discord support about this topic, they sent me to here to this suggestion system to vote up relevant topics -- seems they want to see if people would be interested in purchasing NSFW games via Discord.
As a nsfw developer, beyond the basic policy issue, these are the features I would like to request for Discord Store -- and I suspect is similar for most NSFW games:
- Support for game-specific subscriptions - most western NSFW games are sold via Patreon as a monthly subscription, along with either a free demo or a free older version of the game. Typically projects offer multiple subscription tiers with different rewards.
- Developer Privacy - 18+ devs almost always make games under an anonymous penname, for obvious reasons.
- Review toggle - For purchases that happen within the game's discord server, I'd like the ability to toggle on/off displaying an aggregate review score on the store channel. This might sound controversial at first, but nsfw games in particular are at high risk for buy/refund review bombing from people who hate a particular fetish and want everyone to know. Potential customers are already in the community in order to buy the game, so they already have a good idea of what people think about the game.
- Fast, instantly updated API access to subscription expiry information - so we can link accounts to our existing websites and update our backend systems to allow people to have full access to all our subscription services (like applying for an in-game credit, providing android APK builds, allow users access to our existing cloud features, etc)
- Access to all payment methods - some stores do support nsfw games but restrict payment methods (ie, no AMEX or PayPal). Others provide the full set of payment methods. It would be cool if discord allowed all payment methods that they support to be used for nsfw games.
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