August Update: Getting Ready for Launch! (UPDATE 8/11 - DRM-free AND Steam keys at launch!
Hey everyone! We've updated the info below...
DRM-Free AND Steam Key!
First, this is a big month for us. Shadowgate will launch on August 21st! It’s been a long journey and we are excited to bring this re-imagined game to the masses and want to update you on how the distribution of the game will work for you, our very important backers.
When we set up our Kickstarter, it was undetermined at that time if we would launch on Steam. Now that we have been greenlit and are launching on Steam, it gives us the opportunity to offer an alternative download format to you. So on August 21st, you can go into your Humble store account and see two download options: a DRM-free version of the game (as promised) AND a Steam version of the game including full Steam integration (achievements, steam trading cards and automatic updates).
DRM-free users will get both Mac and PC builds but will need to manually updated when patches become available. The only difference between the Steam version and the DRM-free version is the aforementioned Steam features (i.e. stat tracking, Steam achievements.) Anyway, we wanted to be sure that we are transparent and up-front with you, our faithful backers. who have supported Shadowgate through the last few years!
We will continue to update digital rewards to your humble account as they become available as well. For those who ordered the box, map, books, etc., those should be going out next month after we burn the builds to a DVD (We should be able to do Mac and PC builds on one disk!)
That reminds me... EMAIL US IF YOUR HOME ADDRESS HAS CHANGED! Sorry about the caps but really, it's important as we won't be able to send the swag twice. We can be reached here... firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah has finally had time to put together a video showing some of the new features of the game. They include:
- Quick Use option: Key-binding inventory and UI objects for QUICK-USEing something multiple times.
- Retro mode (music, text box, and transitions): BTW, it should be noted that for the moment, we have removed Retro graphics. We just didn't have enough time to tweak them to our satisfaction so we're gonna delay that for an update down the road probably.
- Hide UI (immersive mode): Shows how to play the game with auto-hiding the UI, rolling over commands or simply using key binds (my favorite).
Okay, there you go. You know how to reach us or post a question here.
Thanks again for everything!