Is it possible to send out Steam notifications to everyone with AI War? I imagine not everyone who bought and enjoyed AI War is actively playing currently. It may require having an official group for that, though. I know I regularly get notifications from Overkill about Payday 2 updates, events, and DLCs, but it might be because I'm in that group.
I really wish it was possible! But I've talked to Valve a lot about various options in the last few days, and they've basically said it is not. I think the other thing with Overkill must be because of their group or something like that.
Better late than never, I guess. The thing which should have been done a month before kickstarter (practically at the moment when the announcement was made for an incoming event), is done more than a week after the start.
I felt very uncomfortable doing this in general, as we've never put advertising in our games in general before. I didn't think we'd have so much trouble reaching our fanbase, and in general based on steam stats for players per week and so forth, we're not exactly missing out on a goldmine with a game this old. Having lots of customers and players is not the same as all of them booting up the game every month; a lot of them I presume would be excited about a sequel specifically because they've had their fill of the first one.
Kind of invalidates an argument "can't reach our fanbase because have a middleman.
Wow the negativity. I don't think the two are all that related. We've done a variety of things like message all the forum members, etc, right from nearer to the start. And lots of announcements on the steam side, and over here, and so forth for a while now. Just hadn't invaded the games themselves prior to this.