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Thana

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« Reply #75 on: September 25, 2011, 12:07:16 AM »

Found out about this one tonight and pre-ordered after doing a tad bit of research.  I love the fact that people are making these types of games again.  It's so refreshing.  I look forward to playing and spreading the word.  Best wishes!

Welcome to the club of eagerly-awaiters!
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« Reply #76 on: October 03, 2011, 09:15:51 AM »

Just like to say I pre-ordered this about a month ago. I am really enjoying this. I was a huge Star-control freak back in the day, and EV was a always a favorite. Cannot wait to see the end result. Great work so far, keep to the vision you have and the rest will fall in place.   ;D
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« Reply #77 on: October 04, 2011, 06:56:54 AM »

Just like to say I pre-ordered this about a month ago. I am really enjoying this. I was a huge Star-control freak back in the day, and EV was a always a favorite. Cannot wait to see the end result. Great work so far, keep to the vision you have and the rest will fall in place.   ;D

Thanks for your support! :)
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« Reply #78 on: October 04, 2011, 04:53:03 PM »

Star Control 2 was my favorite game growing up. EV is spectacular, too. Welcome to the forums, whitenoise71!
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« Reply #79 on: October 04, 2011, 05:48:20 PM »

How are the pre-orders going Alex? Have you seen any correlation between sales and blog updates?
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« Reply #80 on: October 05, 2011, 08:27:01 AM »

How are the pre-orders going Alex? Have you seen any correlation between sales and blog updates?

Up to about 2,000 preorders total. Average over August was about 6 per day. About 2 per day or so in the last week.

There's a pretty good correlation with new releases and sales, not so much with blog posts - though they definitely cause more traffic, and usually, a couple more sales.
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« Reply #81 on: October 05, 2011, 01:33:04 PM »

Might I suggest making a profile for Starfarer on Indie\Moddb? I guarantee you that you'll get a ton of pre-orders from the people who frequent that site if you do. That, and your modding community will likely expand a lot as well. Also, they have their own digital distribution system, called Desura. Not sure if you'd be interested in that, though.
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« Reply #82 on: October 06, 2011, 03:28:17 AM »

That's really interesting information. It's neat to get a little insight into what prompts sales.
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« Reply #83 on: October 06, 2011, 04:01:38 AM »

That's really interesting information. It's neat to get a little insight into what prompts sales.

Not surprising that the release of new versions causes the biggest spikes, though.
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« Reply #84 on: October 06, 2011, 10:09:00 AM »

Was there a facebook group that we can Like yet so we can get our friends to help fund this very promising game?
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« Reply #85 on: October 06, 2011, 11:05:04 AM »

I know a lot of ppl waiting for a first campaign implementation to buy it 8)
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« Reply #86 on: October 06, 2011, 07:19:24 PM »

Same here.
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« Reply #87 on: October 07, 2011, 08:00:16 AM »

Might I suggest making a profile for Starfarer on Indie\Moddb? I guarantee you that you'll get a ton of pre-orders from the people who frequent that site if you do. That, and your modding community will likely expand a lot as well. Also, they have their own digital distribution system, called Desura. Not sure if you'd be interested in that, though.

Hmm, yeah. I've talked a bit with Desura, looks promising on that front.

Was there a facebook group that we can Like yet so we can get our friends to help fund this very promising game?

Not yet, but I really ought to set that up.

I know a lot of ppl waiting for a first campaign implementation to buy it 8)
Same here.

Oh, the pressure is on to deliver, now. Not that it was ever off :D
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« Reply #88 on: October 12, 2011, 11:21:28 PM »

just bought it impulsively! I'm excited, I think this game will be what I thought Space Pirates and Zombies was going to be like.
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« Reply #89 on: October 13, 2011, 10:26:01 AM »

just bought it impulsively! I'm excited, I think this game will be what I thought Space Pirates and Zombies was going to be like.

Yeah, I hear ya, I also felt a little let down once I realized how limited the number of ships you could have in SPAZ was, a great game in its own way for sure, very pretty, but I think Starfarer is going to end up being remembered as the far better game in retrospect.  :)   But then again, I have always been partial to a little bit of strategy being a part of the equation, which Starfarer emphasizes far more than SPAZ did.
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