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Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by omniux » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:46 am

Hello everyone~

I recently started playing Katawa Shoujo, and I have to say that I'm impressed. This game is really well made. I was shocked to see that this uses the Ren'Py engine. This made me think, I also own some Ren'Py games that I've purchased on Steam. They are alright, but they are no where near as well made as Katawa Shoujo. I kind of wish I could have this game on Steam.

I understand that this game is free, and I believe that's a very humble move. However, I believe that having the game available on Steam would make up for any money spent. The convenience of being able to download the game on Steam and recorded time spent playing is, in my opinion, worth the money. And honestly, I believe you guys deserve it. This game is so well made, that I actually want to buy it.

I have little idea as to how much of a hassle it'd be to put Katawa Shoujo on Steam. However, I would definitely purchase this game, and I can say for sure that I know many more that would too.

Thank you for making such a good game, and hopefully my suggestion isn't a complete bomb. :D

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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by Enemy | » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:13 am

The game is free and will probably stay that way.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by sneakysmooth » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:44 pm

Being free was what initially made people play this game in the first place. Seriously, would you spend money on a game that, at first glance just sounds like some weird game? Before they played this, most people (me included) who heard of it were kinda skeptical about a game where you can have sex with disabled girls. Also, it will ruin the initial plan of making it a free game.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by Mirage_GSM » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:13 pm

I never understood the benefit of having the playing time recorded.
Besides, doesn't KS Also show the playing times? (Don't have it installed on this computer to check.)
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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by Loonie » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Mirage_GSM wrote:I never understood the benefit of having the playing time recorded.
Besides, doesn't KS Also show the playing times? (Don't have it installed on this computer to check.)
It does - next to every save you make.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by omniux » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:57 pm

Yeah, I guess you guys are right. I should put my money into something else.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by Pyramid Head » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:16 am

I could say Steam is a game market and that Katawa Shoujo isn't really a video game, but that didn't stop Steam from hosting Dinner Date and Analogue: A Hate Story. That said i doubt Steam would host an item that would get an AO rating from the ESRB. Maybe i'm wrong on that, but still, i don't see Steam hosting this.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by xankriegor » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:50 am

use raptr instead, you can track your playtime with it.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by Yellow 13 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:00 am

Steam haves a free 2 play section, so KS can go there
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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by Ragnar » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:42 pm

While I would love to see KS on Steam, since that would increase distribution and I think more people should play the game, it's just not going to happen.

From the economic side, Steam isn't going to host a free game that they're not going to profit from. Note that Analog: A Hate Story is on Steam, but the free Digital: A Love Story and Don't Take It Personally, Babe... are not. The free-to-play games all have micro-transactions to make money, of which I'm sure Steam gets a cut. KS could be released for a price, with all the proceeds going to a charity such as Child's Play, but then we still get into the PR issue.

From the PR side, despite already having adult titles such as The Witcher, Steam is not going to take a chance hosting a game that could be (wrongly) accused of being a sex game, or even child porn. I mean, just look at the hysteria created over Mass Effect. Granted, that was a very prominent release, but it was also all over a brief glimpse of side-boob. We can have lots of sex on premium channels (Game of Thrones, Spartacus), but god forbid we have a mature (17+) rated game with a brief glimpse of side-boob. There's no incentive for Steam to host a game that could potentially involve them in so much negative media attention.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by Biomorph » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:40 pm

Could always try Steam Greenlight? http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/

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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by LSK » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:31 am

More people schould play this, and i think Steam Greenlight is a very good way to make this game even more popular.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by Mirage_GSM » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:35 pm

Steam makes money by selling stuff to people.
KS is free.

Notice the problem?
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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by pandaphil » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:24 am

Steam does have a few free games, but yeah, the "Defenders of Public Decency" would lose their damn minds if they found out about this. :evil:

The OP's heart is in the right place though. It would be nice to have a site where you could get a direct download. I've had trouble getting friends to try it simply because they don't do Torrents.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo on Steam

Post by Dream » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:06 pm

^ Can't you just download the installer in your computer then give it to them through a pen-drive or similar?
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