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buddhist23
08-11-2012, 01:11 PM
So dof dev says steam won't accept dof because of lack of reviews and low ratings? Well here is a game called FRAY and it's on steam.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1462
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/fray
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/03/fray-review-2
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/9777-Fray-Review

Yeah..a game that ****ty apparently got on steam yet DOF isn't

sounds like some BS to me

Sunleader
08-11-2012, 01:51 PM
Bah
I knew I should not have read the Post of Someone I ignored

Ever tought about them maybe just paying up to be on Steam ?
Did you check just how much Advertising theyre doing ?
It seems they got quite the Money in the Back considering how many Reviews on Renown Spots they Received in such a short time .....


But well I guess this never crossed your Mind

Brian Shingles
08-11-2012, 02:51 PM
A lack of reviews and low scores (resulting in a low metacritic score) was the reason given when one of our contacts asked someone at Valve directly why Dawn of Fantasy wasn't approved yet.

As I see it, there are several ways to get your game on Steam

You have a publisher pushing the game
Someone at Valve likes your game
You've struck a deal with Valve
You've submitted a demo of your game to Steam before release and they think it will do ok
Your game has a high enough metacritic score
You've spammed the Steam submission until they give up

And soon there will be Steam Greenlight.

I don't know how Fray got on Steam, I'm guessing they made their application months before release using a demo (which would be expected to be buggy) and Valve thought it would be a decent enough game if the bugs were fixed. However they did it, good luck to them.

As for us, it's not like we can submit a pre-release demo :p so for now, we're trying the option of getting more reviews to boost our metacritic score, which has the added benefit of getting word out about Dawn of Fantasy. We've already heard back from a number of reviewers to let us know that they will be writing their reviews soon.

Once we get a few reviews in and our metacritic score goes over 60, we will resubmit to Steam. We will also use Steam Greenlight to give ourselves another chance when the time comes.

If neither of those work, we will consider other options.

buddhist23
08-11-2012, 06:33 PM
wah? fray bugs weren't fixed lol..people are still asking for refunds ;P. DoF atm is 100% more complete than fray is. Very dumb how dof isn't on steam yet. sigh

Sunleader
08-12-2012, 03:54 AM
wah? fray bugs weren't fixed lol..people are still asking for refunds ;P. DoF atm is 100% more complete than fray is. Very dumb how dof isn't on steam yet. sigh


Ha
I never tought I would agree with something you write but for a change your right
Steam sure has some issues with their leadership to be putting crap like that on but refusing Dof .....

Brian Shingles
08-12-2012, 06:34 AM
wah? fray bugs weren't fixed lol..people are still asking for refunds ;P. DoF atm is 100% more complete than fray is. Very dumb how dof isn't on steam yet. sigh

Never said Fray's bugs were fixed :p just that the buggy version might have been approved on the assumption the bugs would be fixed.

We definitely agree that DoF should be on Steam :D

buddhist23
08-12-2012, 11:11 AM
Would would still be the correct term as Fray is still...sorta unplayable for me due to lack of players..and bugs,etc

Konstantin Fomenko
08-17-2012, 01:20 PM
One week to go till Steam greenlight goes live http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/ - I plan to get DoF up there on day 1, after that it`ll be up to our community to vote and help us get up there.

And ouch - that`s probably the lowest metacritic user score ever... even Stronghold 3 did much better.

buddhist23
08-17-2012, 06:11 PM
Bah
I knew I should not have read the Post of Someone I ignored

Ever tought about them maybe just paying up to be on Steam ?
Did you check just how much Advertising theyre doing ?
It seems they got quite the Money in the Back considering how many Reviews on Renown Spots they Received in such a short time .....


But well I guess this never crossed your Mind

To sun: bah, I pointed it out to make a point, bah- I'm not a private detective that can secretly peek at their finances - bah, you're vain.

To everyone else normal: And the new steam community stuff is pretty excellent...for dof and etc