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Will we be able to purchase and download this?

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:12 am
by escapedturkey
I purchased and downloaded Space Hack from your publisher:

http://www.meridian4.com/

When it becomes available, will we be able to purchase it online from them?

I really like that method better than getting a box at a store.

Thank you. 8)

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:33 pm
by fb_joel
The game will be available online soon, but let's for the official announcement. 8)

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:20 pm
by Qraft
a game without a box? Now that just dont work.

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:08 am
by escapedturkey
I prefer it. Easier on the environment, doesn't require a cd, etc. 8)

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:26 am
by Matti
Oh yea? And when your HDD gets messed up, then what? Of course one double layer DVD can hold couple of backups assuming you make them...

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:48 am
by fb_joel
There's no use arguing about this, really. Both ways are fine. There's loads of people who prefer downloads (check Stardock's forum for example) and loads of people who want the box. Like one of the Stardock guys has said: Buy the game the way _you_ prefer. Both online and retail are good for the developers.

I hope I'll have more info on this soon... :P

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:18 pm
by escapedturkey
If you HD fails, you can redownload it. They have that option with these download systems. In fact, it's better than having your own backup. Remote backups are always better then local backups. 8)

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:51 pm
by bubba
Shadowgrounds Rises on Steam!

Montreal, Canada. April 24, 2006. - Software publisher Meridian4 is pleased to announce an online distribution deal to distribute its upcoming action game Shadowgrounds via Steam, Valve’s online platform for digital content distribution and management.

“Making Shadowgrounds available to Steam’s eight million gamers is a great opportunity to get the game out to a wider market, “ said Steven Milburn, Director of Marketing at Meridian4. “Shadowgrounds’ high-octane, addictive gameplay will be a good match with Steam’s audience.”

"Steam is the best online distribution channel, end of story. They are really pushing the online distribution model and I am glad Shadowgrounds is part of that," said Frozenbyte CEO, Lauri Hyvarinen.

Shadowgrounds will be available for online distribution through Steam in early May at an online price of $24.95. For more information about Shadowgrounds go to http://www.meridian4.com or visit http://www.steampowered.com.

About Shadowgrounds
Shadowgrounds is an epic sci-fi game that blends addictive old school gameplay and modern technology into one big, nasty alien-battling carnage festival. The game is played from a top-down perspective that gives gamers a better view of the battlefield and allows tactical use of weapons - new tactics become useful as the arsenal is upgraded to even more destructive weapons.

* Upgrade weaponry with powerful modifications
* Face enormous monsters in boss battles
* Destructible environment allows players to wreak havoc with their arsenal
* Visit many exciting locations, including a secret military base and the alien-infested colony New Atlantis
* Fight side-by-side with NPC allies against the massive alien hordes
* Check security cameras and computer logs to investigate alien origins
* Realistic lighting with gameplay effects bring the aliens out of the shadows
* Enjoy horrifying sound effects and a thrilling music soundtrack made exclusively for Shadowgrounds
* Powered by Frozenbyte's incredible 3D engine!

SPECIAL FEATURE:
2-4 PLAYER CO-OP MULTIPLAYER! - 2-4 players can play the co-operative mode on the same computer to maximize the destruction.

About Frozenbyte
Frozenbyte is an independent game developer based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 2001, the company is out to show the world that dedication, hard work and innovation can still deliver inspiring games. Highly-anticipated Shadowgrounds is Frozenbyte's first commercial game and has already received much critical acclaim in Finland and Germany, where the game was released in November 2005.

About Meridian4
Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. We are a new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers. The difference is we actually form a partnership – a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.

Source: http://www.meridian4.com/press/20060424/index.html

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I'm impressed! :D

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:04 pm
by Mr. ShadowStealer
And I'm lolled. :lol:

But any way I prefer more to buy box versions of games because I don't have credit card none of our family does, only bank cards so I can't pay any games what I would by from internet and then download them. That's why I hope that steam will release some box versions too out of that upcoming Aftermath alias Episode 1.

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:54 pm
by Qraft
hmmm, though i would hear about this from Joel first. Where has he gone :?:


It sure is good news, since moore people will find out about this great game.

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:31 am
by kolorabi
Will users from all over the world be able to download from Steam? If it seems like a stupid question, I'm asking because with other games that Meridian4 have published online, only North-American customers have been able to buy (as that's the only region where they have the publishing rights).

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:57 pm
by fb_joel
I answered the question in the new announcement thread I made.
http://www.shadowgroundsgame.com/forum/ ... .php?t=291

Let's continue there.