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Gorath November 20th, 2012 23:16

Drakensang: TRoT - On Steam Greenlight
German publisher dtp put a couple of RPGs and many adventures on Steam Greenlight. Among them is the modern classic Drakensang: The River of Time, which still hasn't been released in several countries.
More information.

joxer November 20th, 2012 23:16

Although I have this game - it's a boxed version. And I'm in the process of turning everything to digital as in more than one occasion I've discovered that the data on my gamedisc in a game got corrupted.
The River of Time is an epic game, too bad there won't be another similar Drakensang sequel, I've already greenlit it.

Gorath November 20th, 2012 23:19

I didn't want to say it so clearly on the front page:
I had a lot of fun with DraSa:TRoT and Venetica. I would be happy to see both games on Steam.

While Venetica is hit or miss, TRoT is certainly one of the best party RPGs of the last decade.

darkling November 20th, 2012 23:28

The River of Time is on Steam. http://store.steampowered.com/app/33770/

I am confused.

joxer November 20th, 2012 23:30

Yes, but it's currently not available in all regions. That's what Greenlight entry is for. ;)

Scrav November 20th, 2012 23:44

I don't quite understand why a game already approved on Steam, needs to be greenlight supported to be made available to other regions. Not that I am opposed to it, because I would like to play this game, given how much I have heard about it to date.

Gorath November 20th, 2012 23:52

Publisher chaos. dtp missed the boat on digital distribution. One or more local publishers put it on Steam. dtp has no direct access to Steam yet. Or rather had a few weeks ago. One of their adventures got accepted I think. Anyway, dtp or the guys who funded both games, and they really could use the money.

joxer November 20th, 2012 23:59

I'm not sure that the money would be used by original Radon Labs devs anymore… As Bigpoint bought RD and they don't care for any kind of singleplayer games. :(
I still refuse to watch Eurosport because of the disgusting Dark Orbit commercials.

As for DTP adventures, I'm unsure if any got accepted, but they really published some great ones, So Blonde, Black Mirror sequels and Gray Matter are awsome.

Gorath November 21st, 2012 00:08

I heard Chronicles of Zerzura is very good. Haven't played it though.

The Radon Labs situation is unclear. Maybe their part of the Drakensang franchise royalties went to Bigpoint, maybe they moved it to a shell company, maybe somebody swallowed it during their insolvency.

joxer November 21st, 2012 00:18

You mean Lost Chronicles of Zerzura? Based on this preview it's a must have adventure:

I've greenlit that one too. As unlike those I've mentioned, Zerzura is not available in adventuregamers store so I can't buy it there. :(

Gorath November 21st, 2012 00:24

Yes. Here's a German review from Europe's biggest adventure site. Maybe slightly too optimistic, but who cares.

edit: Cranberry's swan song. dtp went insolvent in April, but survived, Cranberry followed in May.

darkling November 21st, 2012 05:24

Ahh yeah, Valusoft did that.

If dtp gets the rights to publish it there too, will they both be on Steam? Like how Ego Draconis is still on Steam cuz of … wow… dtp!

Game publishing sure seems like a mess in Europe. :)

rjshae November 21st, 2012 06:51


Originally Posted by joxer (Post 1061171982)
The River of Time is an epic game, too bad there won't be another similar Drakensang sequel, I've already greenlit it.

Yes, I enjoyed it too, along with Drakensang. I'm still surprised they didn't do better in the marketplace.

Yme November 21st, 2012 08:43

I really want to play this Drakensang game. Would be instant buy for me.

Daddy32 November 21st, 2012 11:39

While the steam entry is inaccessible for me, I was able to purchase a digital version of a game on GamersGate. That was a year ago however and now it seems like it cannot be purchased anymore.
As for the game, I probably liked everything about it bit better than original - free roaming, graphics, story - except limited party selection.

Alrik Fassbauer November 21st, 2012 11:58


Originally Posted by darkling (Post 1061172056)
Ahh yeah, Valusoft did that.

Not surprised. And ValuSoft is a daughter company of THQ. They do weird stuff. My still favourite example is their seemingly exclusive deal with German "Gamesload" (a daughter company of German Telekom) over Puzzle Quest for 1 year - as digital download only.
The boxed version of Puzzle Quest arrived in Germany exactly 1 year later - after all the hype was gone. If someone's guilty for low boxed game sales of this game in Germany, then it is ValuSoft.

darkling November 22nd, 2012 00:13

It's on sale for $5 right now.

Is it only available in North America to purchase? If anyone wants, they can paypal me 5 US and I'll gift it to you. :)

Gorath November 22nd, 2012 00:22

Nice offer, but be careful with Steam gifts. :) Apparently many games are region locked if you gift them.

Melvil November 22nd, 2012 02:13

I just repurchased those games yesterday due to this story, and now I've lost $22, nooooooooooo

Dez November 22nd, 2012 02:56

Drakensang TRoT must be one of the most difficult games to buy. I still can't see this game on steam. I hate these region locks. Its just so weird that they don't want my money.

Oh well atleast I got digital copy of kotor II :)

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