Valve rejects Gemini Rue from Steam

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#1 deactivated-58b6232955e4a
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A damn shame. The game will never get the attention it deserves, hell google it and their website wont even be on the front results page.

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#2 G-Lord
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Agreed, this is a real shame indeed. Gemini Rue is one of my favorite games of 2011 so far, can't see why they would reject it.

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#3 lawlessx
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shame they rejected it..guess ill just get it from their site.
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#4 Planeforger
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I can sort of understand why it's not on Steam for technical reasons, but it does suck that this will hurt the game's chances of fame.
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#5 skrat_01
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Valve actually rejects games quite often - I've heard this first hand more than once. The lack of feedback is due to Valve's lack of employees, which is well, hurm. Anyway I'm willing to hold out for it on Steam, I've been meaning to buy it for ages and something on my centralised choice for DD is preferable (unless I can get a Steam key buying it directly)
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#6 skrat_01
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I can sort of understand why it's not on Steam for technical reasons, but it does suck that this will hurt the game's chances of fame.Planeforger
Just out of curiosity, what are the technical reasons?
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#7 RyuRanVII
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Too bad, because I loved this game and I didn't have any problem with the low resolution.

By the way, IGN gave it a 9.0 - Editor's Choice for this great Adventure game: http://pc.ign.com/objects/097/097262.html

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[QUOTE="Planeforger"]I can sort of understand why it's not on Steam for technical reasons, but it does suck that this will hurt the game's chances of fame.skrat_01
Just out of curiosity, what are the technical reasons?

It's an AGS game with no alternate resolution options, it's incompatible with the Steam overlay (or at least I think it was for me) and...hm...I guess that's never stopped other Steam games in the past.
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[QUOTE="skrat_01"][QUOTE="Planeforger"]I can sort of understand why it's not on Steam for technical reasons, but it does suck that this will hurt the game's chances of fame.Planeforger
Just out of curiosity, what are the technical reasons?

It's an AGS game with no alternate resolution options, it's incompatible with the Steam overlay (or at least I think it was for me) and...hm...I guess that's never stopped other Steam games in the past.

Yeah that's very odd, Flash based games like VVVVVV got by, hrrrrrm, dammit Valve
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#10 FGMPR
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Yeah nice work Valve. It's not like there isn't loads of shovelware on Steam already, so what's the problem?

There's even old school lucasarts adventures just like it.

Really pathetic decision by Valve, because this game deserves better.

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#11 Marka1700
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Against what everyone seems to believe, Steam and Valve aren't the glorious infallible gods of gaming.

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#12 pcgamer_07
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shame they rejected it..guess ill just get it from their site.lawlessx

Indeed I was waiting for it to come on Steam.

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#13 bobbetybob
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Yeah this happens a bit, No Time To Explain's been rejected I think twice now, they don't really give reasons, it's a shame really because they put all kinds of crap on there from multi million dollar publishers, but the little guys get rejected because of silly little issues
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#14 blaznwiipspman1
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umm...the game looks like it was made for the super nintendo. I googled it and that was my first impressions. I think that would turn off alot of buyers

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umm...the game looks like it was made for the super nintendo. I googled it and that was my first impressions. I think that would turn off alot of buyers

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that strangely wouldnt considering games like Scott Pilgrim,Super meat boy,Megaman and the Sonic the hedgehog 16 bit era games all sell pretty well.

Scott Pilgrim is one of my favourite games on the PSN/XBLA but i havent got round to buying it yet.

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#16 Planeforger
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umm...the game looks like it was made for the super nintendo. I googled it and that was my first impressions. I think that would turn off alot of buyers

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When I first saw it I just thought 'Blade Runner' - which definitely made me want to purchase it. The 83 rating on Metacritic certainly helps, too,

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umm...the game looks like it was made for the super nintendo. I googled it and that was my first impressions. I think that would turn off alot of buyers

blaznwiipspman1

The old adage graphics aren't everything. They went for this retro old school adventure style with a conscious decision. I thought the art style & sound was excellent and managed to be very atmospheric.

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#18 Heil68
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Wonder what the reasons are.
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#19 AdrianWerner
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Shame, altough I already got it from their own website (whenever possible I prefer to buy games from devs themselves, instead of giving Valve a cut for doing..well..almost nothing really).

Fortunately adventure community is pretty well organised and well informed, so lack of Steam version won't kill the game. Still a damn shame.

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#20 AdrianWerner
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. Anyway I'm willing to hold out for it on Steam, I've been meaning to buy it for ages and something on my centralised choice for DD is preferable (unless I can get a Steam key buying it directly)skrat_01
so bassicaly you just got excuse to never buy it? :)

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#21 broken_bass_bin
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This is the first I've heard of this game. I just checked it out on YouTube, and it looks pretty awesome.

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#22 Some-Mist
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That's a shame, seeing that it is an incredible game. I wonder why valve rejected it...I think it would have sold just fine.