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The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Googolplex Offline
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

(08-27-2015, 09:05 PM)Kein Wrote: That's not true, not sure where did you get such idea.

You can play games offline only if the game does not have steam stub integrated. Mostly it just indies. If it has steam stub (9*% of the games pretty much) then it WILL start Steam and try to connect and if it fails - no dice. There could be 1-3 exceptions out of 4k game available on Steam tho, but that's insignificant.

With GoG version you can play it anytime (and anywhere).

Take a look at this launcher-free games on Steam.
http://steam.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games
08-27-2015, 09:13 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

We have workshop, cloud and achievements in SOMA, this require Steam to run. The Steam DRM, which is an option we can use, we do not use.

GOG is the best and only option to avoid DRM, or DRM-like, features.

The game is also available in the Humble Store now, but only as a Steam key.
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08-27-2015, 10:08 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

(08-27-2015, 10:08 PM)jens Wrote: We have workshop, cloud and achievements in SOMA, this require Steam to run. The Steam DRM, which is an option we can use, we do not use.

GOG is the best and only option to avoid DRM, or DRM-like, features.

The game is also available in the Humble Store now, but only as a Steam key.
Thanks for the info!

Hmm, didn't know that "Steam DRM" was actually something optional that you can choose to use or not.
08-27-2015, 10:13 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Thank you Jens for the reply. Is there any chance for a DRM-free copy on Humble Store? Maybe later?
08-27-2015, 10:38 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Afraid very unlikely, we would rather not have to make installers and updaters. Using Steam/GOG is so smooth as we don't have to do that Smile
08-27-2015, 11:11 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

(08-27-2015, 11:11 PM)jens Wrote: Afraid very unlikely, we would rather not have to make installers and updaters. Using Steam/GOG is so smooth as we don't have to do that Smile

On the steam page, it does not have SOMA listed as having Steam Trading Cards. Can we expect to see them in future? I wouldn't mind some of the pictures I've seen so far about SOMA be one of my steam backgrounds. *smirk*

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08-28-2015, 12:22 AM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Maybe, maybe not!
08-28-2015, 07:34 AM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

So, I bought SOMA via Humble Store, when will I receive key? Just before launch or after?
08-28-2015, 08:49 AM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Don't know their policy, they have the keys, but I guess they might wait with activating them until later.
08-28-2015, 09:25 AM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Probably too early to ask about this, but will the soundtrack be available for purchase?

Cheers Jens.

08-28-2015, 09:39 AM
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