COWCAT said that before the game was released, they received piles of emails from Steam connoisseurs asking for game keys for evaluation, and COWCAT knew at a glance that they were all scammers. These so-called Steam connoisseurs will ask developers for game keys in the name of evaluation before the game is released, and then sell the keys on the online gray market for profit.
In order to distinguish who is a liar and who is a true connoisseur, COWCAT thought of a way, they replied to these emails with the key of the game’s prologue, not the key of the full game. In this way, connoisseurs who really evaluate will find problems after use and report to the developer whether they have made a mistake in the Key, while the crooks will not verify the authenticity of the Key and will directly sell it online.
As a result, COWCAT has received only a very small number of connoisseur feedback, which can prove that the majority of email senders are scammers. After scammers sell fake keys to players, it’s bound to get a lot of complaints, so Brogg the Crocodile is the only game not recommended in these connoisseur reviews. COWCAT also questioned the Steam connoisseur mechanism, because they only issued the keys of the prologue, how can these connoisseurs release a complete evaluation without experiencing the whole game, and Steam also allows this.
In the next step, COWCAT plans to report this situation to the Steam official, and advise players not to buy game keys from the online gray market, because the developer did not receive a dime from you, and the money was all taken by scammers.