View Full Version : Where did you hear about Soldak?

Delilah Rehm
09-01-2010, 09:58 AM
Someone mentioned that the retail Depths of Peril is selling well at some kind of military store (I forget the exact words), and it's led me to wonder where you guys first heard about Soldak and first picked up the game (if you have)? Anyone?

I'll start: :p

I first heard of Soldak when Steven said he'd like to make his own rpg games when he retired. At the time, we didn't know about looming problems at work. When he was unhappy, I said the only reason to be in the gaming industry vs. other places like Nortel where he'd make 3 times the cash, is because he was happy. It just didn't make sense. Even though we didn't have enough money to retire, I suggested he go ahead and make video games, naively thinking he'd be make to his old salary in a year or two. Ha!

Anyway, it's been one crazy ride, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Or even a computer that can play the Sims 3. :D

My first game was Depths of Peril, which Steven put on my computer and said, "Playtest that." Yep. I was pre-alpha! Which isn't as fun as it sounds. The game is loads better after balancing and killing bugs. Bugs make me cry. ;)

09-01-2010, 02:14 PM
I heard of Din's curse from another user on another gaming forum.
Plus, I am a huge ARPG fan and an avid indy developer supporter!

Yes, the gaming industry is very profitable these days. ;)

Delilah Rehm
09-01-2010, 02:24 PM
I suspect most of our forum peeps heard about Soldak on other forums. Word of mouth seems to be Soldak's primary advertising outlet, and you can't play what you've never heard about.

09-01-2010, 02:42 PM
Heard about it on another gaming site...since then I have been doing the same and creating info threads for Din's on a few sites I visit (like Grim Dawn site).

09-01-2010, 03:51 PM
I heard about Din's Curse in another forum, Basilisk Games to be exact. When the beta was announced.

There is a subject heading to talk about other rpg games for PC and Mac and Linux.

09-01-2010, 07:49 PM
I originally read a review of DoP on RPGWatch, and the blend of Civ and Diablo was enough to lead me to try out the demo. I bought the game within a few days (and three max level demo characters)...

Word of mouth (or word of keyboard?) seems to really help out the indies a lot, though a lack of DRM and excellent communication between devs and their customers help too.

09-01-2010, 09:22 PM
Gametunnel and rockpapershotgun

09-01-2010, 09:54 PM
I was in the bestbuy somewhat close to my house in my time period of game exploration. I would go through stores left and right with my free time looking for something that could hold a candle to action/rpgs like diablo 2; which i just recently got back into..again. Most of that time was a waste of my wallet. I went through all of the stores looking for an overhead/action rpg that looked cool (cant stand 1st and 3rd person) I saw depths of peril at the mentioned bestbuy and looked right on the back. Graphics were fine, read the short description, played it once and i was hooked.

09-02-2010, 06:33 PM
I actually stumbled across Depths of Peril (back when that was Soldak's only game) on a now defunct site called Manifesto games, which was run by Greg Costikyan. That happened to be a site devoted specifically to indie games, so I was quite sad to see it go.

However, it brought me to Soldak, so I am extremely happy about that!

09-02-2010, 07:09 PM
Unfortunately 2 of the places mentioned so far are dead (manifesto and gametunnel).

09-05-2010, 06:34 AM
Heard about it through Gametunnel. Shame about GT though :(

09-05-2010, 11:45 AM
referred to DoP demo by a mate

later referred to DC by the same mate, pre-ordered and been playing since first beta version

09-06-2010, 12:59 PM
Unfortunately 2 of the places mentioned so far are dead (manifesto and gametunnel).

That's true. Luckily, some great places have popped up, too, though like indiegames.com and indiedb.com

Colonel Blimp
09-07-2010, 12:29 AM
Inside Mac Games

09-07-2010, 04:47 PM
I heard about Soldak from a review of Depths Of Peril at the Gametunnel website a couple of years ago.

09-13-2010, 08:26 PM
I heard about Soldak from a review of Depths Of Peril at the Gametunnel website a couple of years ago.

Same here. Bought Depths of Peril after toying around with the demo for a few weeks.

Old Gamer
09-14-2010, 10:59 PM
I actually received an email from Masque Publishing about the DoP game they had just started selling. I've previously purchased their slot games for my wife that she likes. I'm glad that Soldak has gotten a new agreement with Masque for DC. Now I'll probably get another email for this game. :) But, I've already purchased it. Thanks for the great games.

Ghost Matter
09-25-2010, 08:23 PM
Impulse is my favorite digital distribution platform. Heard about it there, was waiting for the right moment to buy!

10-02-2010, 08:38 AM
I first heard about Soldak at Insidemacgames.com and their sister site Macgamefiles.com. That was for Depths of Peril. From then on, I check the Soldak site regularly for Mac games.

10-18-2010, 05:37 PM
Steam. Browsing RPG titles.

(name here)
11-01-2010, 09:36 AM
The Rampant Coyote blog. Long series of articles on depths of peril even before launch.

Tar Palantir
11-04-2010, 08:12 AM
I've downloaded the DoP demo on the Apple download page, then the DC demo. Then I bought the game

11-04-2010, 01:50 PM
Gotta love Jay Barnson :D

11-04-2010, 05:04 PM
I heard about DOP, Kivi, and DC over @ Basilisk Games (http://www.basiliskgames.com) a while back :D

11-06-2010, 08:47 PM
I don't remember where I heard of Soldak. I've heard about it for the first time a month or tow before when Kivi's underworld first public beta was announced. I think it was mention on some other gaming forum or in a blog or something. Most likely it was a blog post of Armageddon Empires / Solium Infernum author and that post also mentioned Avernum. But it was sometime ago so I'm not sure any longer.

So to say simpler, I've heard about Soldak is the niche. I've heard about it because I was already interested in this type of things.

11-21-2010, 08:26 AM
I impulse bought Din's on Impulse, and was impressed.

11-30-2010, 03:32 PM
I first heard about Soldak on Bluesnews.com, I think (also saw it on RPGwatch, I'm pretty sure). I kept seeing notices for patch updates for Depths of Peril. I kept thinking: "Wow, this guy really does a good job of updating his games."

DoP didn't entirely interest me at the time, but I became more interested when reading up on Din's Curse. I waited for a while to see if it popped up on Steam, but got tired of waiting, and recently purchased via Gamersgate (been meaning to try them out anyway, seems like a cool service too). Made a Rogue, and had a fun first session sneaking around ganking orcs to fulfill my first quest from Din (picked up Stealth as my first skill, had a blast with it.).

03-01-2011, 07:59 AM
i heard about if from a friend in another gaming forum

03-01-2011, 09:46 AM
My son. He got the demos off Apple's download site a while ago, and wanted to purchase DoP or DC when he had the money.

03-02-2011, 12:22 AM
I honestly don't remember anymore. Did you get Kivi featured on Jayisgames or something? That was my first contact.

03-09-2011, 01:51 PM
I think I was reading a thread on the Temple of the Roguelike and somebody commented positively about your games.
Kind of fell to the back of my mind for a couple of months, and then Torchlight was released for the 360 today, which reminded me I wanted to try Din's Curse.
Surprised to see that I could register it on both my PC and Mac. Thanks for that added bonus.