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Offline ic4ruz

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Steam ?
« on: February 25, 2011, 04:11:18 PM »
Hi

Any possibility of Steam release ?  :D

I have most of my games there, it's nice to have it all just in one place  ;)

Offline CheekyBoinc

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 04:32:09 PM »
You know that its possible to add "non-steam" games? :)
Support the developer _directly_ and buy it from this side :)

Offline DaveGilbert

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 04:36:41 PM »
Steam is something we're definitely going to do.  We think it's got a good shot, although they rejected the Blackwell games due to its low resolution so we are treading carefully.  We want to have all the press and stats lined up in a proper pitch before we submit it to them.  So cross your fingers.

Or do what CheekyBoinc said and support us directly.
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Offline CheekyBoinc

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 04:44:49 PM »
I hope that a possible "steam support" will not lead into some kind of DRM for your games in general. Cause thats one reason i bought the game :)

Offline StingingVelvet

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 06:25:26 PM »
Support the developer _directly_ and buy it from this side :)

I wish this kind of thought got more attention.  It's a shame in my opinion that all these indie games (which are DRM free 90% of the time) are bought on Steam when they could be bought directly, giving the creators 100% of the profit.

Offline starrynight

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 07:14:02 PM »
Blackwell not getting picked up by Steam is ridiculous. That series is possibly one of the best adventure series games ever.

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 07:36:12 PM »
If you want to release your games to an digital store client, i would suggest you "Desura" (see about section)
Its driven by an Australian games company (which also runs the IndieDB and ModDB) and the focus are Indie Games and Mod support. Also a developer told me that Desura will get a Linux version too.
Its a beautiful client, a great community and driven by game developers.

Everyone can _easily_ publish games. See the development page.

Only a suggestion. I prefer to buy the games directly from the developers. To get rid of Starforce, Securom and other trojan horses i buy games like "Mass Effect" on Steam, yes. But a simple key check or DRM free games? Come on.

More and more games are using the "Steamworks" development and publishing suite and thats a shame. They are forcing me to use Steam :/ But thats off topic, sorry :)

Offline Nathan Allen Pinar

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 08:27:02 PM »
Just a thought: What about Stardock?

Oh..crap..I should check up on Sins of a Solar Empire!

Offline CheekyBoinc

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 08:33:27 PM »
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Just a thought: What about Stardock?

Jep thats also an alternative. Stardock has a good drm concept. I like it :)
But for people from europe its not the best choice. They have bad pricing restrictions that prevent many games or sales to appear for europe. Anyway, i bought GalCiv I & II from Impulse.

Offline DaveGilbert

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2011, 03:39:47 PM »
Just heard from Steam.  Looks like they aren't taking it.  Oh well.  That just means more direct sales for me!

Offline CheekyBoinc

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2011, 08:11:34 PM »
What about Desura Dave?

Offline SirPrimalform

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 11:33:18 AM »
Just heard from Steam.  Looks like they aren't taking it.  Oh well.  That just means more direct sales for me!

I'm secretly kind of glad Steam rejected it... I really hate the way Steam is taking over.

Offline Layabout

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2011, 10:31:57 PM »
Personally I'd suggest good old games as they have a fantastic drm-free policy and anti region pricing attitude. They already sell many adventure games like the gk and other classic Sierra series.

Offline AvidPuzzler

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2011, 12:58:26 AM »
I actually like having a few "offline" games that I can play.  I recently had a problem with Steam where I couldn't log in.  As a result, I had to play all my games in "offline mode" even though I could access the internet!  Having the game on Steam would be nice though, as it was the first place I looked, before finding out about GR on MetaCritic and then ordering it directly from this site.

Offline jame11

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Re: Steam ?
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2013, 07:20:26 AM »
I hope that a possible "steam support" will not lead into some kind of DRM for your games in general.I'm secretly kind of glad Steam rejected it.  I like this topic.




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