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Back from GDC!

Postby dislekcia on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:13 am

Hi everyone

We're officially back from GDC and as of today, working our asses off on Desktop Dungeons again. It's been a great trip, filled with all sorts of awesomeness - like Nandrew and Aeq being the official faces of victory for the IGF banners this year (we even managed to take one home with us).

One thing that I definitely want to point out is that our sit-down with folks from Steam went very, very well indeed. Basically everything we wanted to do, they said "Oh, that's easy!" and proceeded to show us exactly how. So if any of you were still wondering, Desktop Dungeons is confirmed for Steam and we'll be giving every pre-order a Steam code as soon as we launch (or as close to then as possible, seeing as I have to send them out manually) :)

I'll start going through the posts that have built up in our absence, wish me luck!
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Re: Back from GDC!

Postby Fran on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:13 am

That certainly went very well for you, great to hear that. :)

Is steam going to be a necessity or an option?
I don't have steam on my pc and I don't really want to install it either.
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Re: Back from GDC!

Postby Ara on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:47 am

dislekcia wrote:I'll start going through the posts that have built up in our absence, wish me luck!

Procrastinating veterans have built landmine fields to make you look at your feet, so you don't see the bombs dropping from above! You're in for a hellish journey. ;)

I can see why you prefere to bath in money while reading love letters, rather than throwing bones (pushing new builds) at eager veterans that will chop your arm, threatening for worse if they don't get first quality meat! ;)

Good luck, you will need it!
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Re: Back from GDC!

Postby gjaustin on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:06 pm

Fran wrote:That certainly went very well for you, great to hear that. :)

Is steam going to be a necessity or an option?
I don't have steam on my pc and I don't really want to install it either.


My best guess: The stand-alone version will require Steam, while the web version won't.

Personally, I'm curious about how the iOS version is going to work. Will it be a free download that ties into your paid account, or will it be a separate purchase?
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Re: Back from GDC!

Postby The Avatar on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:40 pm

I agree on the iOS. You get the free port, but you still need to have an account.
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Re: Back from GDC!

Postby Darvin on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:47 pm

Is steam going to be a necessity or an option?

It'd better not; I refuse to use Steam.
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Re: Back from GDC!

Postby The Avatar on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:04 pm

Err... why? Anyways, there's no way they'll force you to go on steam, or even get a code.
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Re: Back from GDC!

Postby Darvin on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:09 pm

Had to cancel the last three games I pre-ordered (or intended to pre-order) because they elected to be Steam exclusive.

Reason I don't patronize Valve or use Steam is because their DRM policies are outright draconian.
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Re: Back from GDC!

Postby The Avatar on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:51 pm

Well, there will always be the web version, and they've announced they'll do iOS, so I'm pretty sure it won't be steam exclusive.
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Re: Back from GDC!

Postby Fran on Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:06 pm

Darvin wrote:Had to cancel the last three games I pre-ordered (or intended to pre-order) because they elected to be Steam exclusive.

Reason I don't patronize Valve or use Steam is because their DRM policies are outright draconian.


Same thing here and the reason I asked.

I didn't knew the webversion would stay, thats good to hear. Although I'd rather like to see it as a offline steam-free version as well, just like darwin mentions in the next post.
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