Just wondering: Anyone know if the authors of these games are payed a % or something?
Like do they get more money if you pay $9.99(full price) for a game and they get less if it's -50% off?
I'm pretty sure steam gets a 30% cut of whatever the price is (though that's always unofficial since nobody is allowed to say officially what it is).
So yeah, they're making more per unit if they sell it for a high price. However, they make way more sales when it's 50% off so they get way more money when it's on sale. If you feel guilty about sales, just buy it direct from the author and they get 100% of that (minus any fees for webhosting and whatever else).