Hey folks. Demo here, the developer of Nowhere Prophet.
I know itch is a bit of a smaller marketplace, a lot of people don’t know of it or would prefer to buy on Steam and there’s ample support for Early Access titles on Steam. Yet I’ve actively decided against an EA release on Steam (for now).
I’m a small indie developer. It’s mostly me + a bunch of freelancers. So far the marketing things I can do a very limited and I can get at best one big push, I think. And if I can make a splash, the Steam release is most likely to be the point at which I can do that and have it have the most impact. So I decided to stay off the radar to make the game as good as I can be during the First Access phase and then to release it with a big bang on Steam.
Also itch allows me to do crowdfunding-like backer tiers, which I think is an awesome thing games can offer only during the Early Access phase. (Rimworld did something similar but sort of disguised at DLC and it’s all a bit hacky.)
Anyway: That’s the theory.
Also I can totally understand if you’re not keen on registering for another site. Just wishlist on Steam and wait until it is done :D
That said, is there anything else I can help you fine gentlebeings with?