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Old 09-01-2010, 09:58 AM
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Default Where did you hear about Soldak?

Someone mentioned that the retail Depths of Peril is selling well at some kind of military store (I forget the exact words), and it's led me to wonder where you guys first heard about Soldak and first picked up the game (if you have)? Anyone?

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I first heard of Soldak when Steven said he'd like to make his own rpg games when he retired. At the time, we didn't know about looming problems at work. When he was unhappy, I said the only reason to be in the gaming industry vs. other places like Nortel where he'd make 3 times the cash, is because he was happy. It just didn't make sense. Even though we didn't have enough money to retire, I suggested he go ahead and make video games, naively thinking he'd be make to his old salary in a year or two. Ha!

Anyway, it's been one crazy ride, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Or even a computer that can play the Sims 3.

My first game was Depths of Peril, which Steven put on my computer and said, "Playtest that." Yep. I was pre-alpha! Which isn't as fun as it sounds. The game is loads better after balancing and killing bugs. Bugs make me cry.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:14 PM
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I heard of Din's curse from another user on another gaming forum.
Plus, I am a huge ARPG fan and an avid indy developer supporter!

Yes, the gaming industry is very profitable these days.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:24 PM
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I suspect most of our forum peeps heard about Soldak on other forums. Word of mouth seems to be Soldak's primary advertising outlet, and you can't play what you've never heard about.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:42 PM
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Heard about it on another gaming site...since then I have been doing the same and creating info threads for Din's on a few sites I visit (like Grim Dawn site).
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:51 PM
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I heard about Din's Curse in another forum, Basilisk Games to be exact. When the beta was announced.

There is a subject heading to talk about other rpg games for PC and Mac and Linux.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:49 PM
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I originally read a review of DoP on RPGWatch, and the blend of Civ and Diablo was enough to lead me to try out the demo. I bought the game within a few days (and three max level demo characters)...

Word of mouth (or word of keyboard?) seems to really help out the indies a lot, though a lack of DRM and excellent communication between devs and their customers help too.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:22 PM
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Gametunnel and rockpapershotgun
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:54 PM
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I was in the bestbuy somewhat close to my house in my time period of game exploration. I would go through stores left and right with my free time looking for something that could hold a candle to action/rpgs like diablo 2; which i just recently got back into..again. Most of that time was a waste of my wallet. I went through all of the stores looking for an overhead/action rpg that looked cool (cant stand 1st and 3rd person) I saw depths of peril at the mentioned bestbuy and looked right on the back. Graphics were fine, read the short description, played it once and i was hooked.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:33 PM
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I actually stumbled across Depths of Peril (back when that was Soldak's only game) on a now defunct site called Manifesto games, which was run by Greg Costikyan. That happened to be a site devoted specifically to indie games, so I was quite sad to see it go.

However, it brought me to Soldak, so I am extremely happy about that!
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:09 PM
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Unfortunately 2 of the places mentioned so far are dead (manifesto and gametunnel).
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