Lets remember the Stardock store is the preferred place to buy our games, obviously. Steam is just another outlet we are making our games available on. This does not affect your current game, and we aren't giving away keys just so they can be applied to another platform.
Sins: Rebellion pre-orders right now are Stardock store only, and will likely remain that way for some time.
It is fine for you to say this, and maybe you have to. However, I would guess that from here on out if you offer games on Steam and on Impulse, I would be willing to bet that you will see far more purchases coming in from Steam.
Personally I am extremely pleased that you are offering your games on Steam, as I will never buy another game from Impulse, now that it is owned by GameStop. I agree with an earlier post that says you are getting a better package with Steam for two reasons:
- I don't have to buy it from Impulse, which means I don't have to give any of my money to GameStop. This is a personal preference, but if the forums are any indication, I'm not alone in this preference.
- I have the game on Steam, which is where 90% of my PC game library now resides.
Granted, both of these reasons deal with the digital delivery, and not the actual game itself. However, this actual DOES have an impact on my enjoyment of the game. I despise the forced pop-ups that GameStop has placed in Impulse. I love the fact that I can go to steam, and it is essentially a launch pad for every game that I play.
Anyhow, I will be re-purchasing Sins on Steam, if only to support the fact that you are no longer Impulse specific. I will however no longer buy future Stardock games unless they are offered on a non-impulse service. Amazon, Steam, Green Man, etc... Any of these are ultimately better than Impulse.