Savage 2 developer going digital

Indie developer S2 Games' sequel to RTS-FPS combo to be exclusively available via download for $29.99.

For many independent game developers, the battle for shelf space at retail is one that simply cannot be won. For the upcoming Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, S2 Games has opted to pick its battles and will be passing on the industry's traditional publisher and distribution model in order to sell the game itself, downloadable exclusively through its Web site. S2 has said this will allow the company to "create a triple-A title at a fraction of the budget of some comparative titles" and pass the savings on to the consumer. The company also claims not having to meet publisher or distributor milestones will afford the developers the freedom to make the game they want to make, instead of just one that will meet deadlines. Savage 2 is scheduled to be available in the fall for $29.99.

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6 comments
barlienb
barlienb

The game is making me kinda syked. But what is it actualy? The last one was like a RTSRPG is this one also like this?

Smithy01002
Smithy01002

It's nice to see more developers embracing digital distribution. This will hopefully be what starts to drive game prices down to more reasonable levels.

S2Rocky
S2Rocky

having been apart of the s2games team during the first game, i can say the best is yet to come. An interesting fact, the guy that owns s2games also owns igames who published savage.

DolphinDude31
DolphinDude31

Wow...30 bucks...all the mroe reason to buy this. The original, hile critically acclaimed, was down with games like Beyond Good and Evil in most commercially underappreciated games. But that community that is there still sure is dedicated.

DolphinDude31
DolphinDude31

Wow...30 bucks...all the mroe reason to buy this. The original, hile critically acclaimed, was down with games like Beyond Good and Evil in most commercially underappreciated games. But that community that is there still sure is dedicated.

Zulgaines
Zulgaines

Savage was a good game, just needed a lot more. I hope part 2 fixes that.