Defold on Steam

#1

Thanks to the persistence and amazing help of @Pkeod Defold is finally coming to Steam!

The Steam version of Defold will be exactly the same version as the one you can download from d.defold.com and github.com/defold/defold/releases. The reason we are testing Steam as a new distribution channel is to see if it can help us reach new developers.

Please head over to Steam and wishlist Defold if you’d like to get notified when it becomes available. Defold community sponsors can send me an email (bjorn@defold.se) to get a beta key to help test Defold prior to the public release.

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#2

Awesome! Will this use Steam’s update mechanism or just the regular built-in updates?

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#3

Hmm, but where is Nintendo Switch?

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#4

This is awesome! :clap::smiley:

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#5

Noted below the list of platforms: Some console platforms not listed here may require partner verification to use. When your project / team is ready to get verified, please contact us to get verified as required by console vendors.

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#6

The plan is to use regular built-in updates

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#7

Wow, that’s great!

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#8

Cool! Are there achievements? =P

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#9

@britzl as it’s the same version, are there any specific things you’re looking at for betatesting? Mainly just the process of downloading through Steam?

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#10

Yes, mainly this, and that the update process works.

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#11

When gamemaker released on steam and on humble bundle (especially humble bundle) their usage exploded. To the point that for while YOYO games could not keep up, servers went down, and licenses could not be verified, but they eventually got it worked out by changing license, user guidelines, download changes, and forum changes. They ended up losing some staff due to the necessary overhaul of their structure, pricing, and direction of the engine after release.

But I think you guys have handle on it. And your not trying to win the no coding crowd.

So I pray for a manageable success!

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