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7. Re: New Via Digital Distribution Oct 30, 2011, 05:28 Jonny
 
Keith wrote on Oct 29, 2011, 22:39:
I'm a bit confused. My original understanding, based on the posts at Paradox Plaza, was that a beta version was released by mistake through Steam. Now, after reading the developer's posts, I get the impression that the game was just released really, really, buggy and basically unplayable. There's this impassioned post from one of the developer's who goes through how making the game was like having a baby (blood and all, a creepy analogy), then mentions they are working 24/7 to fix the problems. No real info and not much of a surprise following what appears to be a monumental screw up. So what's the skinny? Is there a Lifetime movie in here somewhere or is it just pocket whining by a team who couldn't get their act together and nailed an unsuspecting public for $40 a head?

They lost quite a few staff members over the last year and couldn't replace them apparently, so they've all been on a legendary crunch that makes EA studios look like a paradise. Finally they and the publishers got to the point where they'd had enough and pushed it.

All very well, but not giving us any warning of that has pissed me off a bit. If they wanted me to pay for a beta in the vein of Minecraft then I'd have had no problem doing so, their support of SotS 1 has been exemplary, but when I put down 30 for it I was expecting a proper game with just a few bugs, not a blatant Beta build that's pretty much unplayable.
 
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