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Old 01-12-2019, 04:56 PM   #11
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None have been announced. We are lucky we got it on Mac at all; it was originally PC-only.
Is the primary hurdle funding?
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:44 AM   #12
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Is the primary hurdle funding?
for iOS? It would be a lot more than funding. There's no such thing as Steam on iOS, so you'd have to port it to something else (standalone, etc). That means a host of new challenges to address, not the least of which are:
  • you'd isolate the players to platform (iOS can't play against desktop)
  • the interface would have to be rewritten (current controls wouldn't translate well)
The funding (the fact there isn't even money/market to justify "finishing" the Steam version) is a definite part, but far from the only part.

It still bugs me that there's DRM involved, too. When (not if) Steam goes away, so does Ogre. Anyone that thinks something like Steam will last forever is kidding themselves. I can still play my old copy of the Apple II version, because I own a physical copy of it and was able to convert to run in an emulator 30 years later. That will not be the case for the Steam version in another 30 years. Renting on iOS is not something I'm excited about, either.

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Old 01-14-2019, 12:46 PM   #13
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I don't know if they've since recanted...but at least as of a few years ago Steam had an "Unkill Switch" pledge. If they ever shut down, "measures are in place" to remove their DRM as part of the shutdown.

Wouldn't help anyone that didn't get around to downloading before the system went kaput, but is a lot better than could be said for other gaming companies that happen to also own a digital storefront.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:59 PM   #14
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you'd isolate the players to platform (iOS can't play against desktop)
This isn't necessarily true. Star Realms ports from Steam to iOS seamlessly, as long as you're logged into your Star Realms account on both.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:07 PM   #15
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This isn't necessarily true. Star Realms ports from Steam to iOS seamlessly, as long as you're logged into your Star Realms account on both.
Interesting. I hope there's a framework that allows that to work and not an in-house solution. At least the theory is there.
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Old 01-30-2019, 12:49 PM   #16
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Anything that brings more players.
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