Development on Stardust Vanguards is 100% done! Exciting huh?
So here’s the low down on what’s going to happen from here ladies and gentlemen. What we had hoped is that the game’s Steam Greenlight campaign would have been prepped and ready for a Steam launch by now, but our Greenlight campaign looks like it won’t make it in time for the game’s release. That makes us sad pandas! We’re still looking for those oh-so important yes votes (so vote vote vote), but in the meantime, what we’re going to do is launch anyway just on a different distribution service outside of Steam! I know a lot of people we had talked to were really looking forward to having the game available on Steam, and a Steam release very well could be a possibility at some point in the near future assuming we can garner the votes, but right now we just want to get the game out into the wild and into your hands while we continue acquiring votes on Greenlight. If you haven’t voted and like Stardust Vanguards please help the game in that regard, just because we’re releasing outside of Steam first doesn’t mean we’re turning our back on Steam by any means!
We’re looking into distribution methods right now. There’s some stuff to attend to on the business side of things so there’s a little bit of work on our end to facilitate all that, but the game is finished and we’re working to get it out as soon as possible!
Upon launch we’ll also make the soundtrack available too via Bandcamp, just like the old Heaven Variant album from last year. This service is safe and really cool because you can download the audio in any format you want, from MP3s to lossless FLAC files, and anything in between. So look for that too if you’re into that sort of thing. And in case you missed it, we also have the soundtrack available for listening for free over in our Youtube channel.
So this is our big update to let you all know where things are going! Sorry for the delays in getting the distribution handled. Our game plan had changed just a little with the Greenlight slowness, but just hang in there with us!
And just to clarify, we’re still going to aim to get released over Steam, but that’ll just have to take a bit of a backseat to our launch now that the game is completed. In the meantime what you can do to help Stardust Vanguards is to tell your friends, help us spread the word across the internet, and drop the game’s Greenlight link to anyone you might think would be interested in this kind of thing.