I played that $2,000 Steam game, and its ridiculous price is probably for the best


This goes on for eight minutes. (Image credit: ProX)

A game called The Hidden and Unknown (opens in new tab) released on Steam this week with an absurd $1,999.90 price tag. The twist is that the self-published game is purposefully shorter than two hours, which means it can be finished without exceeding Steam’s playtime limit for no-questions-asked refunds. If you don’t have two grand to temporarily blow on this game, though, don’t worry: I’ve played it, and you’re not missing anything.

The Hidden and Unknown’s creator goes by ThePro, and earlier this week told TheGamer (opens in new tab) that the high price reflects the semi-autobiographical visual novel’s value to them. They encouraged anyone who can’t afford the game to refund it or just refrain from buying it. 

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