Steam Integration for mekwars?

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obese pigeon
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Steam Integration for mekwars?

Post by obese pigeon » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:04 am

Im currently playing a completely free open source game called Battle for Wesnoth. It's a volunteer project like MekWars and Megamek with new campaigns being added on an ongoing basis by the playerbase

Their steam page is below FYI

https://store.steampowered.com/app/5993 ... r_Wesnoth/

It got me thinking, if the wesnoth people can have a steam page, why can't we?

Getting a steam page will give access to a huge number of new players, we just have to make sure the game is tagged with the right tags "Battletech", "Mechwarrior", "Wargaming" etc.

Has this idea been floated before? What do the rest think?

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Re: Steam Integration for mekwars?

Post by Tuco » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:24 pm

I'm unsure about the level of official where this would take the game and there's a difference between the game you linked and our situation. I also don't know the conditions steam itself has for libre games...
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Re: Steam Integration for mekwars?

Post by obese pigeon » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:55 am

Tuco wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:24 pm
I'm unsure about the level of official where this would take the game and there's a difference between the game you linked and our situation. I also don't know the conditions steam itself has for libre games...
I see. I did not consider the legal and intellectual property aspect. Like you, I'm unsure about that as well. For the steam conditions for free games, I could easily write in to steam and ask

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Re: Steam Integration for mekwars?

Post by TigerShark » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:28 pm

I could always put Dominion on there and see if I get sued. :P

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Re: Steam Integration for mekwars?

Post by obese pigeon » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:25 am

TigerShark wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:28 pm
I could always put Dominion on there and see if I get sued. :P
Actually it's a good idea. I doubt the first medium of communication would be a lawsuit

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