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    When new releases go wrong...

    It's like a slow-motion car crash over here

    http://steamcommunity.com/app/204960/discussions/

    Not gone terribly well so far (about 3 hours) then :)

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    Steam community forums... that place is a kindergarten with no useful content or information no matter what the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finicky View Post
    Steam community forums... that place is a kindergarten with no useful content or information no matter what the game.
    Comparing every forum to this one isn't very fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finicky View Post
    Steam community forums... that place is a kindergarten with no useful content or information no matter what the game.
    It's funny because it's completely wrong. They pretty much universally have stickies which list most common issues with solutions and tweaks.

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    Oh, I don't know... they're almost better than the Youtube comments section, and that's saying a lot! Nothing good though...

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    And now I'm even more convinced of waiting until the Xmas sale before picking this up. IF I ever pick it up. Jesus.

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    Yea, that's what happens if you run out of time/money at the end of a development process... and there's not enough time for a proper beta test.

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    Let's be honest, releasing a game which appears to have the following key assignments

    "d" for right and "s" for down "q" for left and "z" for up

    and the only way of changing them is in a config file

    Is not big or clever... ;)

    Yes, I know, German keyboard layout - but it shows Steam obviously apply zero quality control to games.

    I'd assumed they did some testing - at least to confirm the game would actually work!? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    Let's be honest, releasing a game which appears to have the following key assignments

    "d" for right and "s" for down "q" for left and "z" for up

    and the only way of changing them is in a config file

    Is not big or clever... ;)

    Yes, I know, German keyboard layout - but it shows Steam obviously apply zero quality control to games.

    I'd assumed they did some testing - at least to confirm the game would actually work!? :)
    I don't think you can blame that on German keyboard layout (even if it is weird). All those keys are in the same positions, except for z - which is where y is on a normal keyboard.

    So q-d = left-right, y-s = up-down. That's ridiculously bad.

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    As a foreigner, let me just say that at least you people with 'normal' (english) Keyboard layouts can now understand the trouble some of us foreigners have to endure when some games only consider your keyboard layout.

    A note to any developers out there: If you're are making a plattformer or some other game which is meant to be controlled via a keyboard: Don't utilise the 'x' and 'z' keys, use 'x' and 'c' instead. My fingers (and my mental health) would be very grateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOKKA View Post
    As a foreigner, let me just say that at least you people with 'normal' (english) Keyboard layouts can now understand the trouble some of us foreigners have to endure when some games only consider your keyboard layout.

    A note to any developers out there: If you're are making a plattformer or some other game which is meant to be controlled via a keyboard: Don't utilise the 'x' and 'z' keys, use 'x' and 'c' instead. My fingers (and my mental health) would be very grateful.
    or, just keep keyboard binding in the options menu.

    Seriously, why did consoles (and subsequently console ports) stop doing this?! The most idiotic move this generation in my opinion. What, did some playtester bind all his keys to the reset button in a test session of Gears of War before the consoles launched or something???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mashakos View Post
    or, just keep keyboard binding in the options menu.
    This, a million times.

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    Is that really Steam's responsibility trjp? Aren't they just there for distributing it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    Let's be honest, releasing a game which appears to have the following key assignments

    "d" for right and "s" for down "q" for left and "z" for up

    and the only way of changing them is in a config file

    Is not big or clever... ;)
    Seriously? Wow... that's like ignoring 20 years of PC gaming. It's either a bold or a very, very stupid move.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooop View Post
    Is that really Steam's responsibility trjp? Aren't they just there for distributing it?
    Well, in part it is... as Steam claims to only accept games that reach a certain level of quality. That's also what required the whole "Greenlight" community.

    Looks like this game would've never have passed neither Greenlight, nor Steam internal QA procedures.
    Strange...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dekkard View Post

    Well, in part it is... as Steam claims to only accept games that reach a certain level of quality.
    Mmmf, that's been developers claiming that, not Valve.
    My actions are in no way born out of some sort of Darwinist offensive
    I just get a bit fidgety times

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    French. French keyboard layout.

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    French! That explains everything then.

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    Let's stop berating the community for a second and consider that distributing a game into a country with a different keyboard layout than your local one without any consideration for what playability issues this might cause is entirely 100% developer's fault.

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    I wanted to complain about you linking to the community discussion instead of the classic Steam forum. Then I realised this doesn't even have an old-style forum.
    Fuck Valve's "improvements". I'd take 2007's Steam over this shit if I could.
    Last edited by SirKicksalot; 16-11-2012 at 08:21 PM.

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    So no community, overlay, Steamworks, cloud support, Mac, daily sales, mobile, big picture, greenlight or applications?

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