Steam Early Access Release
Sorry for the slow pace of updates recently, but there's been a good reason for the last one: the migration to Steam has been a lot of work and I've not wanted to get people excited about the Steam release until we have everything working and good to go.
We now have everything working and good to go. All Kickstarter backers are entitled to a Steam Early Access key, so to claim and activate your Steam key:
- Go to https://secure.desura.com/cart/cdkeys
- Log into your Desura account
- Click the "Request Key" button next to Xenonauts
- Load Steam and go to Games > Activate A Product On Steam in the topbar
- Copy the key into Steam
- Viewable in picture form here
If you haven't claimed your Desura key, you can't get your Steam key quite yet. We've extracted a list of your email addresses and are working on a way to have a Steam key sent direct to your email account.
The game should be going on general sale on Steam Early Access later today, but is playable immediately if you're an existing pre-orderer.
This launch also means we'll start looking at the Kickstarter rewards. Previously we'd not sent any out because we were waiting for the game to be finished, as we can only make the DVD copies of the game once the game is done.
However, development has been slower than anticipated and so we're almost certainly just going to get all the other physical goods produced and shipped (you've waited nearly a year already). Once the game is done, we'll get the DVDs produced and then ship them separately. In some cases we'll be paying shipping charges twice, but that's our problem.
The build on Steam is not finished, but it is relatively stable and most of the features are in place now. It's mostly a question of balancing, polishing and adding the remaining missing assets and UI work. Give it a try and let us know what you think on our forums.