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So how can I buy KotC2??

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:10 pm
by itsdat
I thought that I can buy it on Steam, but I can't find the game...why isnt it on steam already?

Re: So how can I buy KotC2??

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:38 am
by Yankee
As far as I remember, arrangements have been made so it will be available on Steam and GOG at some point soon.

Re: So how can I buy KotC2??

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:25 am
by itsdat
I see. So what is the expected date of release?

Re: So how can I buy KotC2??

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:34 am
by Yankee
From a 2 weeks old newsletter:

Just today I signed and sent back the GOG-Publisher contract. They kindly emailed me a few days ago and said that they would support the launch of both KotC 1 and KotC 2 on GOG. :-)

KotC 2 is also planned to be launched on Steam but it is not there yet. Thank you for your patience! Thing is, I think I should finish work on the tutorial & guidebook, and maybe on the sprites too, before the official launch of KotC 2.



Generally speaking, the game is all playable and you can complete it, but it has a number of nasty sporadic bugs like freezes and crashes: you can make around them through reloads but they are quite annoying.
I'm not sure about Pierre & Co, but most indie developers prefer following the longer development cycle: first let dedicated enthusiasts play the game as testers: the bugs will not make them disappointed and will be reported to be fixed. And only then, after the worst ones have been fixed, let the general auditories of Steam and GOG play the game.

Another special consideration is how brutal the game's difficulty is: even for a well-rolled well-optimized party every other fight becomes a serious challenge; the resources which make these fights doable are sparse and you normally have to think out of the box to complete a specific fight, and find out the optimal sequence of encounters through trial and error.
There is a number of ways to decrease the game's difficulty via the game's Settings or add some extra resources via the Editor, but most new players just will not scroll down and find the necessary settings, instead they'll demand a refund and nag that the game is incomplete and undoable.

An idea for Blue salamander, please add a big bright colored hint at the game's Main menu how to decrease the game's difficulty if a player finds the original one way too challenging. To reduce the number of naggers.

And another must have note:
"Experienced a freeze, crash, or another frustrating bug? Please report them here search.php?search_id=egosearch and they'll be mended."

Re: So how can I buy KotC2??

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:33 pm
by itsdat
I see. Well I can't wait to play this, so Pierre, please release it on GoG or Steam. :)

Re: So how can I buy KotC2??

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:34 am
by jms123
I believe I read somewhere that if you can find a way to contact Pierre he will make arrangements for you to buy it now... but I don't know any details.

Re: So how can I buy KotC2??

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:41 am
by itsdat
I will wait for the Steam release I think. I have so many games on my account...and it is easy to manage. :)