Mega GP Mania
- May 24, 2008
That's what credit card chargebacks are for.
They are starting to give 2 free games every week... damn... my account is literally overflowed with free games... adding free games is becoming a full time job...
The thing is, the more games you have on a specific platform, the more tied in to it you are. At least that's what I guess their plan is.
They hold back all existing Linux ports and make devs break other promises as well for money, like a GOG release, etc...I gotta admit, I don't quite hate Epic as much as I should. The main thing keeping me from installing it is that I don't meet the system requirements for most of their games.
I get that they're evil and all, but when evil means that they basically fund the development of all the games people want, then turn around and give half of them away for free, well, that's my kind of evil.
can ≠ want“Epic reached out to me right after I released the trailer announcing Steam release date. At that point DARQ was in top 50 most [wishlisted] games on Steam. I felt going for an exclusivity deal would show that my word means nothing (as I just had promised the game would launch on Steam). Besides, DARQ page was on Steam since November 2018 and a lot of people patiently kept it on their wishlist since then. I thought it was a bad idea to [disappoint] all those people and prove to the world that my [announcements] mean nothing. Epic made it clear that they reached out to me with an exclusivity deal – I politely turned them down before we had a chance to discuss any details (money offered, etc.). I asked them if they would be willing to sell DARQ non-exclusively, and they explained that at this point in time it’s not something they can do. It was a polite and professional exchange – I have nothing bad to say. It just wasn’t the right fit for DARQ.”