Obduction on Steam?

Obduction on Steam?

Postby Jaxies » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:01 pm

As the title says, I'm wondering if Obduction will be on Steam. If it's not it's not big deal, but since most other Cyan games are on there I think it would only be fitting for it to be released on Steam. Also, this is kind of a separate question, but will it be released on Linux based OS's such as SteamOS?
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Magic88889 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:28 am

I think it's pretty much a given that it'll be released on Steam. I can't see any reason for it not to be.

As for Linux, I just don't remember the latest. The last thing I remember was that it depended on Linux support from Unreal, the engine they're using. As far as I know, it is supported currently by Unreal, but I suppose it depends on what version of the engine they're using.
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Tomala » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:33 am

It will be. They had a greenlight page on Steam. That's the platform I'm getting it on anyway.
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Twitch » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:34 pm

I hope there's a downloadable version on something other than Steam. GOG would be the best. I don't want my purchase to be tied down by Steam's servers.
What I REALLY want is a nice traditional big-box release.
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Magic88889 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:34 am

I think they'll go for as many distribution channels they can do, and that includes Steam, Humble Bundle, and GOG.
As for a boxed release: maybe? I know boxed releases are expensive, and the only companies still doing them are the AAA studios who have the money, and most of those are basically just Steam keys in a box.
I guess it depends on if Cyan sees any profit in it. In today's world, for most small studios, that answer is no. Which is why I always make sure to get the boxed copy from any Kickstarter, because I know there is a good chance that there won't be a boxed version later.
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Twitch » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:47 am

If they just do a pre-order box release so they know how many to make, I'll order two
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby WeldFord » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:36 am

Well there will be boxes for those who pledged at that level, for any other they need a publisher.

As for digital channel, they asked in the survey which one was preferred (Steam, GOG or Humble) in order to know how many keys they needed for each one. So I guess all of them are planned.
I just hope we can change that choice. I voted for Steam at that time, but now I would prefer to have it on GOG.
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Twitch » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:34 am

The fact that I had zero money for the duration of the kickstarter continues to haunt me :C
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Jamie Marchant » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:03 am

I would like a big box but the shipping and duties from the US would make it not worth it. :(.
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Altairien » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:45 am

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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby korovev » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:40 am

Any news on GOG? All I could find was the wishlist page.
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Magic88889 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:29 am

I don't think they can list it on GOG until it's ready. Or at lest, I've only ever seen pre-orders available there (and even that's pretty rare), never just a listing like on Steam.
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby korovev » Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:39 am

It’s on GOG now! :D :D
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Twitch » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:31 am

Do we know if it's going to have steam achievements/cards?
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Re: Obduction on Steam?

Postby Altairien » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:01 am

Obduction's store page currently lists Steam Achievements, but not Steam Trading Cards. I'm not sure how many games have trading cards immediately at release, but I see plenty of unreleased games that don't currently list them. I think many developers add them in after release.

Since realMyst: Masterpiece Edition has trading cards/badges, I suppose someone at Cyan has experience in that area so hopefully they'll get added at some point. The only Steam badge I've ever maxed is realMyst: ME and I'd like to do the same thing with Obduction.
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