Steam will be our distribution plateform

2016-02-09 General
Today, I am pleased to announce that the game will be distributed on Steam (using the early access program to begin with).


What does this actually mean?
We will migrate all of our services on Steam. There will no longer be a shop on our website for early access. Every player who pre-ordered the game (on Kickstarter or on our website) will get a free Steam key (or several, if they ordered multiple copies of the game).

Why did we make this choice?
For several reasons:
- The large number of players on Steam
- Their confidence in this platform
- Offload onto Steam tedious tasks like user management and billing
- Boost the download speed
- Achieve better security
So that our team can focus on the game development, which is what matters, isn'it?

Why won't we also keep the shop on the Stellar Overload website?
As mentioned above, one of the main reasons to use Steam is to migrate some services to get a better quality. Keeping the store would'nt be compatible with that.

What about the forum?
For now, our forum remains active until the early acces release. But eventually, we'll also migrate it, in order to collect all the content in a single point: Steam. This will be easier for us to handle.
About the gallery : We didn't make any decision yet.

So what about the schedule?
This Steam release has obviously changed our schedule. Some other reasons also made us fall behind the planning.
What this means concretely:
- We hope we'll deliver the early access on Steam before this summer
- The final version will be released on Steam when the quality of the game will meet our ambitions and your expectations according to your feedbacks during Early Access

We are now thinking about releasing an "alpha 3" (not yet on Steam) in 2 or 3 months. But we're not sure about it, we'd rather not delaying the Steam version again. We'll keep you informed about this eventual release in March.
Chuckles Posts: 2 Registration: 2014-06-02
Hope this is more real than the thread denying a steam release.
#25 2016-07-08
JGG17 Posts: 3 Registration: 2015-05-15
There is any release date for steam version?
#24 2016-04-08
MadMartigaN Posts: 11 Registration: 2014-06-02
Good decision. :)
#23 2016-02-25
Chronofrost Posts: 3 Registration: 2014-06-02
This is great news, Steam is a fantastic way for you to focus on the game and not on being a download provider and store provider.

Way to go.
#22 2016-02-19
NeoM Posts: 1148 Registration: 2014-04-04
You will both get your key.
This indeed doesn't concern Kickstarter, everyone who will have already access to the game will eventually get a steam key.

The only ones that will not get the steam early access key are the backers who choose the first tier (and did not upgrade it here on our website), they will get the steam key when the game will be released on Steam (final release, not the early access one).
#21 2016-02-18
Boombaby16 Posts: 1 Registration: 2014-09-01
So back when the kickstart was first happening and you got the 2 keys for the one price. My friend and I split the difference and he gave me the second key to use. Will he have to give me the steam key as well or are you going to be giving keys to everyone who currently has one?
#20 2016-02-18
KillYaCee Posts: 4 Registration: 2015-06-01
Nice =) !
#19 2016-02-14
Narkulus Posts: 5 Registration: 2015-12-14
Put this on Steam ASAP, please.
#18 2016-02-12
Ominous Prime Posts: 15 Registration: 2014-06-02
I would prefer owning the game DRM free. Perhaps on
#17 2016-02-12
Aldrich-Sky Posts: 15 Registration: 2014-06-02
All I can say is Sweet. This change could bring some real potential to how the game is delivered.
#16 2016-02-10
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