I will say that from what I’ve seen, it’s easy competition for both Labor of Love and Best Environment in the Steam Awards.
I’ve been really looking forward to playing this game, but funds have been tight recently. I’m REALLY excited to try this out… my thanks go out to Appeal for doing this.
Still, it does leave me worried about how the game might have sold.
I also want to point out that the download is a single 6GB file, so that makes it a bit tough to download in some cases. It also might make backups a bit tough, but I’ll find a way. Time for a DVD cover, woot!
@coralinecastell I wasn’t joking, i copy-pasted the text that comes aside the download link, but the link itself that i posted here says “For a limited time, get Outcast - Second Contact for free and keep it forever” which is odd and can be misleading, and i didn’t notice that, so thanks Gnuffi for pointing it out!
the 48 hours/Nov 24th deadline is how long you have to claim the download, ie time frame to add to account/"go grab it"duration
the 7days/Nov 29th deadline is how long it stays available in your humble account for you to “click download”. After that the entry (should) disappear from your humble acc -and you wont be able to redownload it again after (if the disclaimer text is to be believed/accurate)
once downloaded it’s then yours to keep forever as a drm free copy (provided you make a backup you can use “whenever”&“forever” -otherwise your download disappears with uninstall/format/corruption etc, and can’t download again from humble past 29.nov)
It’s nice, I might not actually download it though, it’s just another big file to keep track of, that may never get used… I did claim it from the store, I just hope I can make a serious decision regarding whether or not to download it before the time limit is up.
Humble also offers a direct download so you wont have to use a torrent client if you don’t want to. Should you want a torrent client anyway then I’d recommend Download qBittorrent latest release no it’s probably not the easiest or simplest one, but it’s easy enough and works pretty much out of the box.
For those interested in grabbing this, I’ve been playing it - maybe not my cup of tea (graphics feel a decade old and story is cliche but also tongue-in-cheek recognizing it is cliche so it recognizes it’s own shortcomings, which usually comes off as funny but here feels…off? Hard to describe).
But I’m 94GB into seeding this and will seed rest of week (minimum) so enjoy the quick download times! I love supporting devs that allow peer-to-peer distribution.
Edit: I’m 100% against pirating games (which is traditionally the stigma attached to P2P filesharing) but as a programmer I love the underlying technology that allows rapid, networked sharing. It’s one of the most underappreciated developments in networking for big publishers and businesses to give credit to or utilize. Big torrent fan, massive anti-pirate.