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Offline SirPrimalform

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PlayFirst discontinues PC/Mac games
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:26:17 AM »
http://www.gamezebo.com/news/2012/10/08/playfirst-discontinues-pcmac-development

It seems like they're not going to even sell them any more. I wonder if this will allow Dave to buy back (or at least licence?) Emerald City Confidential so he can sell it DRM-free here?

Offline DaveGilbert

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Re: PlayFirst discontinues PC/Mac games
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 06:17:07 AM »
They notified me of this several months ago. I did ask them. They said no. :(

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Re: PlayFirst discontinues PC/Mac games
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 10:05:49 AM »
Gahhh! If they don't want to sell it any more, I don't understand why they even want it... Oh well, I don't think I'll ever understand business.

Offline DaveGilbert

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Re: PlayFirst discontinues PC/Mac games
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 10:07:32 AM »
It's still available on 3rd party distributors like Steam, so they'll get money from that, but they won't be selling it directly anymore.

It is a bit of a shame. I've even asked them if they'd be OK with me doing a Steam bundle sale but they weren't interested.

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Re: PlayFirst discontinues PC/Mac games
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 02:11:15 PM »
Unfortunately, due to differing opinions (between me and PlayFirst) on the acceptability of DRM, I haven't found anywhere that sells Emerald City Confidential in a way that I like. =(

That's why I was hoping this change might allow you to sell it yourself.

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Re: PlayFirst discontinues PC/Mac games
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 02:19:27 PM »
It's on Steam as well. It's still DRM, but a DRM that most gamers tend to not mind so much. :)

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Re: PlayFirst discontinues PC/Mac games
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 03:24:50 PM »
Oh, I'm aware of it being on Steam and I'm aware of Steam but I really dislike online activation.

On a lighter note, I'm looking forward to Primordia!