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.
#80 2016-07-08
JGG17 Posts: 3 Registration: 2015-05-15
There is any release date for steam version?
#79 2016-04-08
cyberjasse Registration: 2014-08-03
@sebastiez je me demande si les devs passe parfois sur les commentaires d'anciennes news. Au pire, reposte ton message dans le forum.
#78 2016-04-08
sebastiez Posts: 1 Registration: 2016-03-17

j'étais chaud pour prendre 2 licences (pour ma fille fan de Minecraft et moi-même pour jouer avec elle) mais de savoir que je vais être par la suite obligé d'installer Steam sur mes machines alors que je ne le veux pas, a donné un grand coup de frein. Du coup, j'ai à présent une réticence à acheter votre jeux. Minecraft n'a pas eu besoin de Steam ou de tout autre plateforme pour arriver à la popularité qu'il connait aujourd'hui alors pourquoi pas vous ?

Personnellement, je trouve que Steam à une grande communauté mais dispose d'un catalogue de jeux majoritairement bas de gamme et ça me fait de la peine de voir un jeu comme semble être le votre (à ce que j'ai pu voir sur les vidéos et les commentaires de quelques YouTubers) dans cette salade.

Pour moi rester indépendant et garder une maîtrise de sa communauté est un indice qualité aussi importante que le jeu lui-même.

Bien à vous,
#77 2016-03-17
JojoRedCraft Posts: 6 Registration: 2014-06-02 Popularity: 5
On pourra encore acheter les familier sur Steam ?
#76 2016-02-28
MadMartigaN Posts: 12 Registration: 2014-06-02
Good decision. :)
#75 2016-02-25
Waric Posts: 124 Registration: 2014-06-15 Popularity: 57
c'est une super nouvelle :) je pourrai surement motiver des ami(e)s à nous rejoindre ^^

bon après, j'ai déjà ma licence de toute façon ^^
#74 2016-02-24
maxime66410 Posts: 1 Registration: 2016-02-20
cool je l’achèterais sur STEAM alors
parce que mais parents ne veule pas l'acheter comme sa
#73 2016-02-20
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.
#72 2016-02-19
NeoM Posts: 1191 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).
#71 2016-02-18
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