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Coming Soon...!
« on: September 06, 2010, 01:34:44 PM »

We are proud to announce that Star Ruler will be available on Steam at the earliest of September the 13th.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2010, 12:20:35 PM by Thy Reaper »
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Re: Coming Soon...!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 01:35:52 PM »
Congrats!!

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 01:38:23 PM »
CONGRATULATIONS

Although this does mean I will probably buy another copy now!!

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 01:39:12 PM »
Better wishes of Success.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 01:43:37 PM »
Congrats! This is awesome news.

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 01:43:48 PM »
But you've still got the company mascot in the works right?

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 01:45:20 PM »
If its coming out on Steam on the 13th why is there no Steam page for Star Ruler? I mean you do want people to be able to pre-order it?

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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 01:45:44 PM »
Aww, got my hopes up for nothing :(

Great news for exposure for the game, a tad meaningless for those of us who already have it (unless you're willing to follow the logic of steam=more sales=more budget=more progress, which I'm not ;) )

If its coming out on Steam on the 13th why is there no Steam page for Star Ruler? I mean you do want people to be able to pre-order it?

A bit odd to have pre-orders available for a game that is already available elsewhere. Personally, if I saw a game I wanted to get available for pre-order on Steam, and then discovered it was already out on another service, I'd buy it there instead of Steam in order to get it now. I doubt anyone would want to throw away sales like that.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2010, 01:49:31 PM by DavidwMiller »

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Re: Coming Soon...!
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 01:46:35 PM »
We're still working on the assets Steam requires to make their page. It should be up this week.

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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2010, 02:24:58 PM »
grats, that should help

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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2010, 02:34:32 PM »
We're still working on the assets Steam requires to make their page. It should be up this week.

Do not forget to add piece of news localizations (German, French, Italian). ;)
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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2010, 07:53:04 PM »
Okay that is excellent news.. and yes I equate promoting it on steam with more sales which will in turn allow for more interest in the game and thus greater numbers of people in multiplayer and contributing in the forums.

Many thought this was the "big announcement" and sure enough, thankfully, it was....  :)


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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2010, 10:30:09 PM »
I'd also like to congratulate you all for getting onto steam. I can't wait to see how the effects sales. Best of luck with the rush!

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2010, 11:16:32 PM »
And getting on Steam is big news? I guess it would if you only had couple saled and was going to steam as a last ditch effort to boost sales so as just to break even from the game development.

To and for players Big News is a massive update to the game, that not only fixes bugs but adds massive amount of content as well.

Your lucky you didnt release this game on steam from the beginning. I do not buy games on steam or play any games that require connecting to steam. There is alot of other game players that do not and will not use steam.

Sorry but I can not and do not consider your announcement anything other than spam advertising.

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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2010, 11:38:38 PM »
I also strongly disapprove of BMS relaying some news about their game on their forums!  This is just like spam! They may as well throw a brick through my window with a note taped to it!  I feel like suing them for psychic damages!

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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2010, 02:08:18 AM »
And getting on Steam is big news? I guess it would if you only had couple saled and was going to steam as a last ditch effort to boost sales so as just to break even from the game development.

To and for players Big News is a massive update to the game, that not only fixes bugs but adds massive amount of content as well.

Your lucky you didnt release this game on steam from the beginning. I do not buy games on steam or play any games that require connecting to steam. There is alot of other game players that do not and will not use steam.

Sorry but I can not and do not consider your announcement anything other than spam advertising.

Woaaahh buddy. You signed up to post this?

First off, this is a big moment for Blind Mind Studios. Not only are they going to gain more exposure, and thus more sales, but after all of the rigmarole they had in the past with Steam, its a big moment in that obviously Valve are now taking them seriously. This is fantastic news. I hope that this really boosts there ego's, and that the next week of work pays off for them. I hope you rake in the sales, boys.

And if you hate the idea of Steam, then you're in for an AWFUL shock in the next few years as digital distribution becomes the ONLY way to get/play your games. Get used to it buddy, its here to stay.

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Your lucky you didnt release this game on steam from the beginning. I do not buy games on steam or play any games that require connecting to steam. There is alot of other game players that do not and will not use steam.

I don't quite understand where you gather this "alot of other game players that do not and will not use steam" stuff from, but you're by FAR in the minority with that. Most gamers now days use Steam either by necessity, or they realized its really, very good.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2010, 02:12:30 AM by tehsid »

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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2010, 02:12:24 AM »
I am not really moved by Steam, but if it is good for SR, it is good for me!

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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2010, 07:32:21 AM »
Ok, itds good for them, and so, for us. But I was hoping that great new was race wizard or new stuff like that ...

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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2010, 08:35:04 AM »
Ok, itds good for them, and so, for us. But I was hoping that great new was race wizard or new stuff like that ...

To be fair Steam was not expected (as such)

new stuff should not be needed to be announced as this was

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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2010, 09:55:23 AM »
I've been waiting for some of the bugs I've been reading about to get patched before buying, so this is great news for me, as I've been a long-time Steam user!

I'll be getting MY copy from Steam for sure!

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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2010, 10:28:49 AM »
If I knew it would get on Steam I would have waited.

But I think it's too early to put SR on Steam, it needs some more polish. Perhaps at least another month.

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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2010, 10:51:13 AM »
And getting on Steam is big news? I guess it would if you only had couple saled and was going to steam as a last ditch effort to boost sales so as just to break even from the game development.

To and for players Big News is a massive update to the game, that not only fixes bugs but adds massive amount of content as well.

Your lucky you didnt release this game on steam from the beginning. I do not buy games on steam or play any games that require connecting to steam. There is alot of other game players that do not and will not use steam.

Sorry but I can not and do not consider your announcement anything other than spam advertising.

Just so you know, there IS another important announcement coming sometime soon that will introduce new important gameplay elements relating to galaxy diversity. But I dislike your post as stated for the reasons of the above posters.

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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2010, 12:42:18 PM »
why do you prefer buying it on steam? i don't get why people like steam so much...

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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2010, 12:47:58 PM »
Steam is the last online reseller I go to if I want a game. I always frist try D2D and Impuls, if they don't have it I go to a local game store and buy it from the shell. AND if that doesn't work I check steam.

Oh well this announcement can turn 2 ways: it can destroy Star Ruler with negative publicity of a still not finished product (lots of players won't even notice all the work being spend to get it finished). Meaning sales will drop dead, at least they got the money from the initial salesboost.

Or gamers will be smart enough to see the ammount of work being invested by the very small dev-team and promote the game. Which then would enable BMS to employ some people to aid them to get the product finished and or promoted by advertising.

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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2010, 12:49:23 PM »
why do you prefer buying it on steam? i don't get why people like steam so much...

It has got better from its dark beginnings

Most people have games on Steam so they like to have everything under one system

I only got stuff on Impluse and the like because they are not on steam or were not on at the time.

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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2010, 02:55:54 PM »
Steam USED to have problems, but these days it seems pretty stable.  I like the automatic updates and the ability to converse with other players DURING the game. 

I don't even have a D2D account, and I never had any luck with Impulse.

Regardless, it's ALWAYS better to have yet another distribution outlet for ANYTHING you're selling.  I only stumbled across this game because I was looking up info on a different game!  If it had been on Steam, I would have seen it much sooner.

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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2010, 04:40:15 PM »
90% of my games are on Steam. It's completely transparent for me. It does everything. When I reinstall the OS I don't have to reinstall anything except the Steam client - just move your old steam games folder in the new folder and voila, 50+ games reinstalled in a minute :).

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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2010, 07:44:39 PM »
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Sorry but I can not and do not consider your announcement anything other than spam advertising.


You might want to take a moment to consider that this is BMS's own forum, they are trying to run a business here.

Just because you've decided to join their forum doesn't mean you've entered some utopian safe zone that will never have any information that could be remotely construed as 'advertising'.

Congratulations guys, keep up the good work. Very much, looking forward to the next patch.

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« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2010, 08:37:28 AM »
90% of my games are on Steam. It's completely transparent for me. It does everything. When I reinstall the OS I don't have to reinstall anything except the Steam client - just move your old steam games folder in the new folder and voila, 50+ games reinstalled in a minute :).

Phenomenal, and your OS is buried in 50+ games and their Steam DRM just after it was reinstalled.

Thanks, but no thanks. So far 100% of my DD games are on GamersGate. I can also burn them on DVDs if I want to... Not that I do.

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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2010, 10:29:37 AM »
You can burn Steam games onto DVDs(Backup game option, click DVD option, then burn files to DVD). Not that I am defending Steam, as I don't like them as well. I have a few Steam games, but only because they were Steam only, even if you buy the box version.