NEO Scavenger Demo Now On Steam!

Hey Folks!

NEO Scavenger's demo is now available on Steam. With this update, you should be able to try out the game without having to leave the comfort of the Steam client.

IMAGE(http://bluebottlegames.com/img/screenshots/screenshot-2013-12-12.png) Go on, try it. It won't hurt...much.

The demo provides unlimited play time, with a sampling of the content and features from the full version. However, even the limited content should provide several hours of play thanks to random map features, creature spawns, loot, and weather. I encourage new players to try the demo first, to see if it's something they enjoy!

If you decide NEO Scavenger is something you enjoy, that's great! The full version also includes:

  • Save games - You can save and quit at any time, to resume later.
  • Full Map - No limits on map exploration.
  • More Items - More item types and loot variety.
  • More Crafting - Wider range of recipes for crafting.
  • Detroit - Access to a major city, with services and encounters.
  • Junk Market - A place to barter for supplies.
  • More Encounters - More events like the cryo facility opening encounter (currently about ~10 as big or bigger than cryo, and ~100 mini encounters, and more coming)
  • Hacking - Hardware and software loot can be mined for data. Some valuable, others humorous, some historical.
  • Full Soundtrack - The game has a dozen beautiful tracks that play occasionally, composed by Josh Culler.

Playing the demo is one of the best ways to see if NEO Scavenger is the game for you, and if it runs okay on your machine. Give it a shot, and we hope to see you join us in the wasteland!

Comments

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Hunter4408

It's not letting me download it, everytime I click it, my cursor says it's loading, then it stops and un-maxamizes Steam and does absolutely nothing! Please help.

- Hunter

Do what you want because a pirate is free! You are a pirate!

dcfedor's picture
dcfedor

Hey Hunter!

I think I already responded to you on Twitter, but in case you see this first: looks like there's an error on this side, and I'm working with Valve to resolve. Hang in there, and I apologize for the trouble!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

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Hunter4408

Alright! I posted it here first, but I thought Twitter might have been faster. I won't really care how long it takes, so please take your time!

- Hunter

Do what you want because a pirate is free! You are a pirate!

Rovlad's picture
Rovlad

okey i just got kellid by a zombie dog wtf
i keeep prssing attack but still die
wrost 10 bucks i ever spen on my mums card

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Rovlad

On a more serious note though, you've been scened.
ALiAS has released your latest executable, and no doubt, the cue was your coming to Steam.
Now, I don't even really know if you should be proud of it, or what. You've never really talked about your stand on piracy. From what I gather, it's rather CDPR-esque, since you have no DRM in your game aside from hiding the download link from user until (s)he bought it. My thoughts, this is almost an honor for an indie game, and will definitely create more public awareness of it. :)

Prooflink follows:
http://orlydb.com/s/games 2013-12-07 12:36:50 GAMES NEO.Scavenger-ALiAS

PS. Oh wait, it's not the latest version.
I wonder if they will do updates. Doubt it.

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dcfedor

Yeah, I saw! In fact, NEO Scavenger torrents have been out there in one form or another for a while now.

My take on it is that piracy is going to happen anyway, so putting a lot of effort into combating it is probably inefficient. It'd be nice if everyone who plays the game paid for it (eventually), but I get that some people just won't. And if I have to choose between 100% of 10 players paying vs. 10% of 100 players paying, the latter is slightly better for the publicity.

One thing I do lean on, however, is the update schedule for the game. Each new update puts the torrent out of date by a bit, and it's one incentive to go with the legit version. Sure, torrenters might catch up. But then again, they sometimes don't. I've seen more than a few complaints on forums where people say "any updated torrents of this? The only version is some sketchy Russian .exe from months ago."

I haven't gone quite as far as the Pixel Piracy dudes, where they offered up their own game for torrenting. It's actually a really clever idea for PR, but I'm not familiar enough with the scene to know how best to approach that.

Anyway, I've seen it. And in fact, I think the only thing about it that annoys me is that it clogs up my Google searches for actual game discussions :)

Also:

i keeep prssing attack but still die

Lol, you are so right about that :)

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

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Rovlad

Yeah, but P2P torrent seeders are just fans of your game wanting to spread it for free, scene is a whole nother matter. Indie games rarely make appearance on it, they have to be of certain level of quality and of interest to general public to warrant being put up by scene releasers. Lone Survivor, Minecraft and Faster Than Light are the only indie games off the top of my head that were scene-released. :) So it's kind of a praise and, in my opinion, good for general public awareness.

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dcfedor

Ah, I see what you're saying. That makes sense, and I hadn't considered that distinction.

Hopefully, the exposure results in a symbiotic benefit for everyone!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

Rovlad's picture
Rovlad

They just said on their IRC channel that they don't plan on releasing any updates.
Meaning, you just got free publicity.

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dcfedor

Hopefully, that's the case! I do see some incoming traffic from the Pirate Bay site, with ALiAS string in the referrer.

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

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Rovlad

There's the traffic I promised you. ;)