Last year, Valve took steps to mitigate the number of useful games they are to farm cards on Steam by developing a system that prevents games from giving cards until they believe real people are really playing it. Now he is doing the same thing with games born just to farm goals.
In a short message sent to the group of private developers (which we can read via SteamDB e Reddit), Valve says that this type of games is not used by many people but still confuses the algorithms. For this reason, if a game has not reached the reliability metric developed by Valve for collectible card farming games, such game will be limited to 1.000 objectives that will not be counted within the overall goals of a player. The game will also not be considered within the number of games you have and will not be eligible for coupons.
An alert now appears on the store page of any game that falls under these restrictions.
Running Through Russia 2, for example, contains this message.
"We do not believe that these constraints will negatively affect real games in any way", said Valve, "And removing fake games should improve the store experience for everyone."