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Update #5

Gog Wishlist and Steam Greenlight Info

Hey all,

We've been getting some great emails asking whether the game will eventually be available on Gog as well as Steam. They answer is "Yes, we want Shadowgate to be on your favorite services!" Below is a quick breakdown on how Gog and Steam works.

Gog.com uses a 'wishlist' which the fine folks at Gog evaluate to determine whether or not a game will be published on their site. One of the ways you can help our campaign is by voting for Shadowgate here. Note: you will need a Gog account to do so.

Steam uses the Greenlight program which allows players to pick/vote which games will be released via Steam. Steam Greenlight does allow developers (in the early stages of their game) to post concepts to give the community an idea of how the title looks and feels. This is something we are planning on doing once the campaign ends (we will also post here on KS as well as on the Zojoi site.)

That's it for now - we just wanted to let you know that our goal is to have Shadowgate on as many of the game services that you use. Thanks a ton for all the support! We are very appreciative!

The Zojoi team

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      Creator Frederic Hamra on November 7, 2012

      Voted :D hope it will be there

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      Creator Mark L on November 6, 2012

      @ Derek - True, which is why I own several GoG games. The thing is, once you get more than a dozen games that you are playing once in a while, that are all being updated frequently, Desura makes keeping track of updates on all the games a little easier, since it checks them all for you and tells you which have updates available.

      So for beta versions of games, I tend to prefer Desura. It's not a big deal, I like GoG, too. In fact, for finished games that have been out a while and/or are no longer being updated, I prefer GoG. I'm just anticipating there may be a number of updates before the game is finalized. (I could be wrong, of course).

      @Zojoi - Glad to hear Desura will be an option - see above for one of the reasons. GoG is good, too. I don't care for steam, but since it is overwhelmingly popular, you'd be missing a large market segment if you ignored it. I just didn't want it to end up being the ONLY choice (as it so often is these days).

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      Creator Zojoi on November 5, 2012

      @ Mark - Desura is a given. I should have mentioned them. They have been a great partner with our other games.

      @ Chris - True. Thanks. Well work on that!

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      Creator TheWhiteRose on November 5, 2012

      I'd like to add that you don't necessarily have to go through Greenlight and GOG wishlist. You can also deal with Valve and GOG directly to try and get your games on their services.

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      Creator Chris Skuller on November 5, 2012

      Wouldn't it make more sense to post Shadowgate up on Steam Greenlight now so it can help drive people to your kickstarter campaign?

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      Creator Derek Belanger on November 5, 2012

      Mark, GoG doesn't require you to install anything to download games, unlike Steam or Desura. You can simply download your game with just a web-browser.

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      Creator Kenny on November 5, 2012

      @ET3D
      If you have to install it via Steam, it's still DRM.

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      Creator ET3D on November 5, 2012

      It's also possible to create a DRM-free Steam game. There are games you can install from Steam and run by launching their executable without Steam running.

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      Creator Mark L on November 5, 2012

      How about Desura? I think it is easier and nicer than either Steam or GoG. I know you probably wouldn't want Desura as the ONLY method, because it is not as popular as Steam, for instance, but it has several advantages, including a more cooperative/friendly attitude toward indie developers (compare the number of new, not-yet-established developers on Desura to Steam, and you'll see what I mean).

      Another thing I like is that you don't have to have Desura running at all after install -you can just click on the icon and play. (You can still start Desura and run the game from there, too, of course).

      I have Steam, too, so I could cope with a Steam-only release, but I'd much prefer Desura, if possible.

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      Creator Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM on November 5, 2012

      That's great to hear. I love having most of my digital games in two spots (Steam and GoG...preferably Steam). It'll definitely get my upvote on both (technically already plussed on GoG). Just give us the link when it's put up on Greenlight and I'll be sure to like and favorite it.

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