NEStalgia targets Steam Greenlight

I know that many of you read Valve’s announcement for Steam Greenlight back in July because I was bombarded with emails from players telling me that I should put NEStalgia on it. For those of you who haven’t heard, Steam Greenlight is forthcoming system that will allow Steam community members to pick the next indie games that make it onto the service. If that sounds like a perfect match for NEStalgia, that’s because it is.

Even though the system isn’t supposed to launch until the end of August, my hope is to get the player base rallied and ready to go in the coming weeks so that we can storm the gates on day one. To that end I’ve created a simple website to help promote our cause and answer and questions players may have about how NEStalgia will work on Steam. Check it out at:

Put NEStalgia On Steam .com

As you’ll read on that site, we’re not looking for a bunch of random people to upvote NEStalgia and spam our way to the top. We only want people who have actually played and enjoyed NEStalgia to take part in this campaign, so keep that in mind as you link that site to your friends. As the end of August approaches we should be trying to both recruit new players and rally our existing base. You’ll notice that along with the new Steam site, I’ve also created a new revised version of the NEStalgia trailer:

The best way to introduce NEStalgia to new players is to link them directly to main website [ ] and/or the game’s new trailer [ ]. Please only post about NEStalgia on gaming message boards and other sites if you’re already an established member of that community. There is nothing more obnoxious than someone who signs up for a forum just to advertise something (and that type of post won’t help us anyway). The key here is that we should be informing potential new players about the game’s existence, not giving them a sales pitch.

There will be more to talk about in the weeks ahead. In the meantime get out there and start letting people know that at the end of August we’re going to finally get NEStalgia on Steam!







8 responses to “NEStalgia targets Steam Greenlight”

  1. dannyroe Avatar

    This is fantastic, I know plenty of people who would love NEStalgia, but don’t like Byond or the fact that it’s mostly young (And usually immature) people who play the games. Once you get the game out there I have no doubt you will see a massive increase in players, popularity and pennies in your pocket.

    Just be sure to anticipate the volume of new players this time.

    1. Silk Avatar

      Thanks! Yeah don’t worry, this time around we’ll be prepared if/when the flood of new players hits.

  2. rebcart Avatar

    If it does go through, will we be able to log in using our BYOND accounts so nothing is lost? Or will it be tied to our Steam account?

    1. Silk Avatar

      No one will lose their progress. Steam is basically going to be an additional way to distribute the game, and not a replacement for what we have.

  3. hanta Avatar

    I’ve already reached out to my friend about joining the game, but he’s busy participating in his band’s music video right now. Hopefully he’ll join in and spread some publicity soon (I’ve already had a few friends join).

  4. sophiaaetheria Avatar

    I feel the need to point this out as it could potentially be a serious problem for use in Steam… I already use Steam to launch NEStalgia. When doing so, the Steam Community integration does work. That said, it is laggy to a point of crippling the program. I’m unsure if this is something that could be optimized with NEStalgia’s own code, or if this is just an issue with BYOND, but I felt the need to point it out. And of course, just having the Steam Community disabled in game works too.

  5. masamune420 Avatar

    The one off purchase of $10-$15, that will include all the subscriber bonuses?

    1. Silk Avatar

      Yes, if we sold the game that way then it would just be the full package.

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