Author Topic: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]  (Read 3705 times)

WHAM

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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #20 on: 08 Aug 2019, 11:05 »
It's a shame many of us will miss this game because Wham hates DRM-free that much.   :undecided:
It would be so easy to offer Direct Download, Itch.Io, or Humble Bundle.

By my estimate, releasing on Steam means that you and maybe three other people in the world will miss the game. A reasonable loss, I think.  :grin:

Can you tell us how many downloads this game is getting via Steam? I'm just curious.

Thanks to Steam, I actually can.
About 800 people have clicked to add the game to their games libraries, but just under 100 have downloaded AND played the game so far, which seems roughly accurate considering I haven't done any marketing aside from posting here and the Whamgames Facebook page.
« Last Edit: 08 Aug 2019, 11:11 by WHAM »
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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #21 on: 08 Aug 2019, 11:30 »
By my estimate, releasing on Steam means that you and maybe three other people in the world will miss the game. A reasonable loss, I think.  :grin:


And how exactly do you know the number of downloads you've lost for not offering DRM-free? 
Did you just pick a number from the air?
Did you just guess a number because you don't like DRM-free?

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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #22 on: 08 Aug 2019, 13:26 »
Did you just pick a number from the air?
Did you just guess a number because you don't like DRM-free?

Well, yeah.
Just like you declared that "many of us will miss this game" because it's on Steam. At this point the confirmed number of people missing the game is 1 (one).
I'd be happy to see some actual statistics on how many people pass on a free game due to Steam as a platform, of course.
Until then all we have to work with are gut feelings and guesses, which work just as well for me as they do for you.
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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #23 on: 08 Aug 2019, 14:04 »
I pass a free game if it's on Steam as well.
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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #24 on: 08 Aug 2019, 14:21 »
I personally have 0 problems with Steam whatsoever. The majority of games I own are on Steam.
And I admit, I'm one of the 700 or so people to have added this game to my library and not downloaded or played it yet.

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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #25 on: 08 Aug 2019, 18:00 »
And I admit, I'm one of the 700 or so people to have added this game to my library and not downloaded or played it yet.

Do you feel like you're being judged right now?
Because you are!

My goal for this game is to accumulate 1000 lifetime downloads at some point down the line. If I can reach that, I'll feel the project has been fully worth all the time, effort and money!
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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #26 on: 08 Aug 2019, 18:17 »
Well, if it helps, I did actually download it since I posted. Sure, I haven't actually played it, but maybe one day...

Good luck with reaching the 1,000 downloads.

Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #27 on: 11 Aug 2019, 13:44 »
Well... releasing a direct download would have allowed me to provide you with a macOS version. ;)

Anyways, please add a macOS version.

Thaaank you.

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Dennis
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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #28 on: 11 Aug 2019, 20:22 »
Well... releasing a direct download would have allowed me to provide you with a macOS version. ;)

Anyways, please add a macOS version.

Thaaank you.

Kind regards

Dennis

Any suggestions on how to make a Mac version? I know Steam has options for uploading one, but I've no idea how to make one since I don't dabble in the Apple machines.
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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #29 on: 11 Aug 2019, 20:38 »
I have created a precompiled version of AGS 3.4.4, in which you only have to put your game files. But you obviously need a beta tester for that.

Applications on macOS are actually directories with a certain structure. You may have to zip that for distribution.

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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #30 on: 11 Aug 2019, 20:58 »
I have created a precompiled version of AGS 3.4.4, in which you only have to put your game files. But you obviously need a beta tester for that.

Applications on macOS are actually directories with a certain structure. You may have to zip that for distribution.

Kind regards
Dennis

I'll look into it over the coming week, see what I can do.
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Re: GNRBLEX - Steam version [Price 0.00 $]
« Reply #31 on: 12 Oct 2019, 08:57 »
make that 3 confirmed people that miss out because of steam. I'd have longplayed it with a version from itch or so...