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Gold - Demigod

Stardock announces Demigod is gold, and that Gas Powered Games' action/strategy game will be in stores on April 14, and is now available for preorder:
PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock (www.stardock.com) announced today that the highly anticipated real-time action strategy PC game, Demigod, has gone gold. Demigod is set to hit store shelves in North America on April 14 and will also be available for download on Stardock's digital distribution platform Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com). Pre-orders are now available on Impulse for both the standard edition ($39.95) and the collector's edition ($49.95.)

Developed by renowned gaming studio Gas Powered Games, Demigod delivers an epic game experience by combining elements of its acclaimed strategy game Supreme Commander and its award-winning Dungeon Siege role-playing game series.

In Demigod, a god has fallen, leaving an opening in the Pantheon. Players take control of a Demigod, waging war in spectacular arenas against others to ascend to godhood.

Each battle takes place in an arena, where players earn gold and experience in battle which can then be used to acquire new abilities, learn magical spells, purchase better equipment and improve their faction's Citadel with the goal to lay waste to the opposing faction.

Demigod makes use of Stardock's Impulse Reactor which provides intelligent match-making, on-line tournaments, player skill ratings, and much more.

"We are extremely happy with how Demigod has turned out," said Stardock's CEO and president Brad Wardell. "Demigod is the kind of game that we think players will be playing years from now. It has a really fun single-player tournament, and it has online features that let both casual and competitive players create their own fun and unique gaming experiences."

"We're proud of what the Demigod team has accomplished," said Chris Taylor, CEO of Gas Powered Games. "They've created an original world and setting, with spectacular art direction and characters, and have matched it with unique gameplay that seamlessly mixes elements from multiple genres."

While most PC games are released at $49.95 or more, Demigod has been priced at only $39.95 due largely to Stardock and GPG's confidence that Demigod is a game that will appeal to a very broad set of PC gamers.

For further details about Demigod, please visit www.demigodthegame.com.

For more information about Stardock please visit www.stardock.com.
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32. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 7, 2009, 13:57 Jerykk
 
Anyone know how long the single-player campaign is in this?

I don't think this is the kind of game you buy for the single-player. The "campaign" likely consists of a series of skirmishes against dumb bots.
 
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31. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 7, 2009, 12:16 Frijoles
 
Anyone know how long the single-player campaign is in this?  
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30. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 7, 2009, 09:13 Verno
 
I love how the game is released $10 lower than normal retail price and the first page of comments is almost filled with people saying the price is too high.

Are you all unemployed?

The price isn't too high in general. The price is too high for a game that they won't let me try out. How is that hard to understand? Everyone should just buy the game sight unseen to prove that they have a job and money? Do you just run around in real life throwing money away on anything that catches your eye? No you don't. So don't tell others to do so.

No, we're saying that virtually all games are vastly overpriced. And given the state of the economy, publishers would do themselves a favour by getting a lot more realistic with their pricing. With the literal exception of a handful of titles, no game should be over $20.

Sorry but that's a load of crap. I don't want every game to be little XBLA arcade ports and whatnot. If you want $20 games then fine, there are plenty available to you. Don't be expecting quality franchise titles for that amount of money. I wouldn't mind spending $40-60 on a game, so long as they let me try it out and assess it's value for myself.

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29. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 7, 2009, 00:15 Cutter
 
I love how the game is released $10 lower than normal retail price and the first page of comments is almost filled with people saying the price is too high.

Are you all unemployed?

No, we're saying that virtually all games are vastly overpriced. And given the state of the economy, publishers would do themselves a favour by getting a lot more realistic with their pricing. With the literal exception of a handful of titles, no game should be over $20.
 
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28. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 23:12 StingingVelvet
 
I love how the game is released $10 lower than normal retail price and the first page of comments is almost filled with people saying the price is too high.

Are you all unemployed?
 
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27. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 22:05 Creston
 
Which game is it the GPG hasn't supported, by the way?

Forged Alliance. Hideously buggy, and never patched.

Creston
 
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26. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 21:12 webname
 
supreme commander still suffers from nasty multiplayer and skirmish bug
the simspeed problem where the game gets slower and slower a n d s l o w e r..
this is with 2 high end pc's well above advertised specs.
very dissapointing, i have given up on it.
gas powered indeed as in full of ****
no more money from me !
 
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25. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 21:09 Prez
 
I don't see the rip-off myself, but then again I've never played Demigod to see how similar it is to Defense of the Ancients.  
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24. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 21:03 RP
 
Even if the game was a total DotA rip-off, it'd be worth $40 for the chance to play without DotA's legendary community of dickheads.

Anyway, "rip-offs" happen all the time. Why pay $10 or $20 for Defense Grid when you can play 3 dozen tower defense games for free? Oh ya, because Defense Grid is extremely fun and polished and sports some nice graphics.

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23. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 20:19 Jaradakar
 
I'm really enjoying this game as well (just started playing the beta this weekend and could not put it down).

Menus, UI, Graphics, VO/personalities of the heroes, abilities, play style, pacing all feels really well done. You're leveling up and upgrading your gear constantly along with smashing face.

Inspired = Has some elements of but not exactly the same game. Ripped off = Exactly the same game, typically with a different face lift.

I believe *inspired by* is the correct term to be used.

O' and seeing how they've listed the DEMO to be TBD, it's a good bet that there WILL BE A DEMO. Getting a DEMO and finishing up a game at the same time in most cases is not a realistic!!! It's call finish the game first, then make a demo.

I believe the point the other poster is getting at is with GPG's Supcom is that it was released before it was really ready and the game did not get really good until the xpack. To that point I agree, it's not that they don't support there games it's that the last one need a little more love before it should have gone out the door.

Demigod looks seems like it's been given quite a bit of love and I like how Stardock operates, I have faith that this match up has produced a great game that will be supported after release.
 
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22. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 20:02 Keith
 
I've really been liking this game.
Which game is it the GPG hasn't supported, by the way? The multiple patches, upgrades, tweaks, and improvements to Supreme Commander or the almost as numerous fixes, tweaks, patches, and improvements to Dungeon Siege? I certainly feel like GPG has supported their games. And $40 is too expensive? While I agree games are overpriced, this is still within norm.
 
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21. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 19:33 Dades
 
You don't believe there's any difference between being "inspired" by something, and being a "rip off" of something?

Watch the developer diaries and interviews, they basically admit to ripping off the DotA concept. There's nothing wrong with imitation but I see his point about this being A) a GPG game B) no demo and C) $40.00.
 
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20. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 19:33 sir
 
I'm a bit worried that all there is to this game is 10 minute skirmish matches

For me, L4D was the best PC game of last year but it fits reasonable well into the above category.
 
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19. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 18:55 Ventura
 
Normally, I'd agree with you, but Stardock's also behind this one. If nothing else, Stardock's post-release support is phenomenal. After they finish getting Demigod out the door, Stardock plans on releasing another AI tweak/bugfix patch for GalCiv II.

And that's pretty much where I am with this one.

If it ends up more like a Gas Powered product, I'm going to steer well clear. But if it ends up more a Stardock product, it could well prove to be one of the best games to be released this year.

At the moment, who knows.
 
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18. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 18:49 Creston
 
I'm on the fence about this. I love Stardock, but I'm a bit worried that all there is to this game is 10 minute skirmish matches, so to speak.

Creston
 
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17. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 18:17 RP
 
Oh boy, another new game for Gas Powered Games to not support.

Normally, I'd agree with you, but Stardock's also behind this one. If nothing else, Stardock's post-release support is phenomenal. After they finish getting Demigod out the door, Stardock plans on releasing another AI tweak/bugfix patch for GalCiv II.
 
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16. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 18:16 Bhruic
 
The developers themselves acknowledge the entire game is inspired by DotA.

You don't believe there's any difference between being "inspired" by something, and being a "rip off" of something?
 
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15. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 18:12 Yifes
 
What does this game offer beyond dota? Fancier graphics is not worth $40. And 8 heros? Seriously? This game better get some kick ass support and additions if it wants to compete with a free mod.

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14. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 17:41 PhysicalEd
 
Oh boy, another new game for Gas Powered Games to not support.

Be prepared to have to buy an expansion pack for bugfixes.

(burned by Supreme Commander).
 
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13. Re: Gold - Demigod Apr 6, 2009, 17:18 Bucky
 
We'd all love to try it out except they are afraid to let us and won't give us a demo. No open beta and straight to retail?

Right on the Demigod homepage is a listing for a demo, even if the date is TBD. It would seem that they are planning one, so simply wait and see. As for the open beta comment--that's precisely what Stardock hates. An 'open beta' is nothing more than a demo of the game prior to gold status. I think they're better served by releasing a demo based on the shipped code, but that's open to opinion.
 
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