Really exciting news today - Dawn of Fantasy was Greenlit by Valve earlier today! After three long months, over 150,000 hits and almost getting Greenlit over a month ago, we have finally made it! We would like to take a moment to thank everyone who voted for us, and especially the countless individuals who helped spread the word and make this possible! And now it`s time for our team to run up some overtime - as we`ll aim to get Dawn of Fantasy on Steam with-in two weeks.
Getting on Steam is a huge deal for Dawn of Fantasy, our company, and for our players as well! There is no denying that Steam is the largest PC distribution platform, and we expect to increase our sales revenue ten-fold. What that means for the game? We can hire new staff, pay our current staff and continue working on improving and adding new features to Dawn of Fantasy - for the years to come!
At the same time this should address the biggest flaw in DoF (and no it`s not pathfinding) - our small player base. And looks like it`s about to explode! With higher number of players the game world should feel much livelier, there will always be someone to fight with or against, and our PvP design should finally start to make sense. Especially with Seigeworks release early next year and new PvP and world domination gameplay it should be lots of fun!
Another benefit to our players - on the day of our Steam release we are honoring our pledge and adding all of our CD keys distributed in the past both to Steam and Desura clients. So whatever network you prefer you`ll be connection to your friends. All of your progress will carry over shall you choose to reinstall on Steam or Desura.
And in conclusion - I wanted to share some other exciting developments in our efforts to market and build the player population. Get ready to welcome hundred, if not thousands of new settlers and warriors even before Dawn of Fantasy launches on Steam. This and next week Dawn of Fantasy is promoted on Impulse network, that`s getting us an immediate boost of new players. In addition we have teamed up with Groupees bundle to invite thousands of new players that will be joining us this weekend and next week - please make the new guys feel welcomed!