Valve has shown off new figures during the second day of the SteamDevDays developer only conference, representing the scale of its DotA and Team Fortress 2 contributor payouts which highlighted an incredible $10,215,796 worth of payments to just 661 creators over the course of 2013.
This averages out to roughly $15,000 for each contributor, a quite nice sum for those creating gaming content for just two games. Taking it further, contributors made about $4,300 for each of the 2,349 items produced by the community, reports The Verge
While it may be hard for some to grasp just how these creators are earning some nice cash on the side, Valve seems confident that there's a fairly wide spread of revenues across the userbase. Valve also revealed that over 90 percent of Team Fortress 2 items are now user-made, with a whopping 500 million items having been sold to players since allowing custom-content. Hats are a big deal it seems.