Date Ariane Remastered Now Available on Steam
I got my first game coming to Steam. Date Ariane Remastered is coming to Steam at a price of $8.99 US.
You can purchase it at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1981250/Date_Ariane_Remastered/
Why $8.99 when I can get it for $6 other places?
Mostly it is because Steam charges more to have a game on their system. In exchange for the slightly higher price, I’ve enabled all achievements in the game, 87 in total, to show up as Steam achievements, and the game will be part of your Steam library making it easier to uninstall and reinstall at any time. Steam is a very large marketplace, and the price is primarily for new customers. There will not be an increase in price on my other online stores.
All 87? I only see 79?
There are 79 in the base game and 1 in the bonus for a total of 80. There are also achievements for 10 kisses, 50 kisses, 100 kisses, 10 dates, 50 dates, 100 dates, and 10 “times”.
What are “times”?
Steam has strict rules about achievement names and graphics, they must be family friendly as they can be seen outside of the mature age check, so any achievements with “naked”, “sex”, and assorted euphemisms had to be renamed. So “sex” got replaced by “times” in many places.
Why only PC support? Where is Mac or Linux or Android?
Getting a game on Steam is a lot of work, and there are additional hoops to jump through to get other versions. Mac requires a publishing license that you have to buy from Apple, which I am probably not going to do. I really want Steam OS (Linux) support in the future, but there are additional tools I don’t have to do that yet.
Can I get a key?
I have a limited number of keys and they will go first to patrons on Patreon. Later giveaways to non-patrons are a possibility.
Will the game go on one of those big Steam sales?
Yes, probably not this summer sale. Maybe the next holiday sale?
Will any of the other games move to Steam?
Part of the reason I wanted to get a game on Steam was to test the market. If Date Ariane Remastered does well on Steam, to be worth the cost and effort, I will likely add Ariane in Paradise and Hopepunk City to Steam, too.