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Star Prospector Demo Released
« on: January 30, 2012, 09:04:26 PM »
The demo for the indie RTS game Star Prospector released today. You can get it here: http://www.cryptstone.com/

I don't know very much about the game, other than James Allen of Out of Eight seemed to like it pretty well. I'm downloading now and hope to have some impressions soon!
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Re: Star Prospector Demo Released
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 10:54:33 AM »
Looks interesting. I am going to give the demo a try.  :)
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Re: Star Prospector Demo Released
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 11:50:41 AM »
That's interesting that the exclusive digital distributor seems to be Impulse through Gamestop.  I think thats actually a good sign if Gamestop is willing to take a chance on indie games.
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Re: Star Prospector Demo Released
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 12:39:43 PM »
That's interesting that the exclusive digital distributor seems to be Impulse through Gamestop.  I think thats actually a good sign if Gamestop is willing to take a chance on indie games.

Funny you should bring this up, because the issue was a HUGE point of contention when Gamestop took over Impulse. Before the buyout, indie developers liked Impulse because Stardock was itself, at one time, an indie developer. When Gamestop bought Impulse, many indie developers spoke out against the move and declared they would not put their games on Impulse. The reason for this was that Gamestop barely gives PC games, let alone indie developers, the time of day in regards to physical releases and store shelf space. Many indie devs felt (accurately) that Gamestop puts console gaming as a much higher priority. Gamestop responded to this by saying they would be committed to the smaller developer with Impulse and were happy to be a part of the indie scene through digital distribution.

I remember that Vic Davies and Cliffski of Positech were a bit vocal about this (I think Cliffski said he would pull GSB off Impulse but I don't know what happened with that).

I played the demo and I'm not sure the game is for me. It is a pretty old-school RTS with some nice RPG elements thrown in, but it just seems a bit too low tech and retro to hold my interest.
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