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Thinking of pre-ordering...

Postby Archmagus of Roo on Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:41 pm

Is this game getting a physical release, or is it just a download? The pre-order page doesn't say either way and, as a rule, I tend not to buy games that don't give me a disc.

Thanks, the game looks really cool, and I'd love to buy it!
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Re: Thinking of pre-ordering...

Postby dislekcia on Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:51 pm

Digital only, I'm afraid. Physical boxed copies are well beyond our capacity to produce as a small company. There was talk of a boxed copy with a German version a while back, but the negotiations on that have taken a back seat to getting the game 100% done ;)
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Re: Thinking of pre-ordering...

Postby Archmagus of Roo on Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:05 pm

Hmm... guess my next question will be: What's the DRM situation? In the rare event that I do buy downloaded games, I always avoid stuff tied to some account (especially things like Steam).
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Re: Thinking of pre-ordering...

Postby dislekcia on Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:38 pm

That's too bad, seeing as we're going with Steam distribution. The game will only connect online to sync savegames with the cloud if you want to, other than that I don't think it'll do very much in terms of preventing you playing.

But if people don't like Steam, people don't like Steam. Interestingly enough, Steam isn't actually DRM-focused: You can use any DRM you want on top of Steam, seeing as that's just the distribution platform.
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Re: Thinking of pre-ordering...

Postby Archmagus of Roo on Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:38 pm

Thanks for the reply, I wish you guys the best of luck. The game looks good so far :)
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Re: Thinking of pre-ordering...

Postby AshleyTheNeko on Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:44 am

Will I only be able to get it on Steam, or will there be an option for a standalone download?
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Re: Thinking of pre-ordering...

Postby Fran on Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:14 pm

dislekcia wrote:That's too bad, seeing as we're going with Steam distribution. The game will only connect online to sync savegames with the cloud if you want to, other than that I don't think it'll do very much in terms of preventing you playing.

But if people don't like Steam, people don't like Steam. Interestingly enough, Steam isn't actually DRM-focused: You can use any DRM you want on top of Steam, seeing as that's just the distribution platform.


Well, uhm. I'll have to install steam just to play the game? I don't know if I'll do that, i don't want steam on my work-pc. Isn't there a way to get a DRM free version for having preordered? I hope you'll get the deal in germany at least, so I can buy your game in store (again).
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Re: Thinking of pre-ordering...

Postby dislekcia on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:58 pm

AshleyTheNeko wrote:Will I only be able to get it on Steam, or will there be an option for a standalone download?


Right now, we're focusing on getting the game on Steam. There might eventually be a standalone download from our site, but TBH we've learned a lot from running the beta like this. One of the biggest things being that if you can get someone else to handle distribution for you, do so!

Fran wrote:Well, uhm. I'll have to install steam just to play the game? I don't know if I'll do that, i don't want steam on my work-pc. Isn't there a way to get a DRM free version for having preordered? I hope you'll get the deal in germany at least, so I can buy your game in store (again).


You'll still be able to play the game via the site, just like the beta ;) Like I said above, we're not sure about handling standalone ourselves.
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Re: Thinking of pre-ordering...

Postby Fran on Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:21 pm

That's a big relief, thank you :)
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Re: Thinking of pre-ordering...

Postby JamesBond007 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:02 pm

How about bringing Desktop Dungeons to GOG.com? All games offered by this digital distribution service are DRM-Free. No additional apps required.
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