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Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1039976
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Are you sure the code isn't for a drm version on steam?


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Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1039979
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The description says
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Includes Steam key and DRM-free download for Windows!

That suggests they're not the same thing.
The purchase at prominencegame.com also seems to be done through HumbleBundle, which usually gives a choice.

Uncle Reg,
I guess you could try emailing them through their webpage at
http://www.prominencegame.com/contact.html

Also if you have an account at Humble Bundle, try logging in and see if the game is there. You might have to add the purchase ID number somewhere (I had to do that for some game, but don't remember the details).

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: KevinM] #1039984
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Originally Posted By: KevinM
Originally Posted By: GreyFuss
Is the DRM edition from the developers web site Steam free or you still have to play using Steam?


The DRM-free version does not require Steam to play. And pre-ordering the game, you get both a Steam key AND the DRM-free version.

This was posted in this thread by somebody who, by his signature, appears to be connected to the game developers.

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1039991
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Uncle Reg - can you see the game available for download in your Humble Library (not under purchases)? Maybe that is where you need to look for the DRM free.

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: Jenny100] #1039993
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
The purchase at prominencegame.com also seems to be done through HumbleBundle, which usually gives a choice.

Yes, The email I got came from Humble Bundle, and the link with the Steam key is a Humble Bundle page.

Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Also if you have an account at Humble Bundle, try logging in and see if the game is there. You might have to add the purchase ID number somewhere (I had to do that for some game, but don't remember the details).

I have bought several other games directly from the developers site that were delivered through Humble Bundle, and I didn't remember ever having to log in to get them. I couldn't find any record of ever having an account, so I tried logging in and clicking on "Forgot your password?", and I got this reply from Humble Bundle:

"You are receiving this email because you attempted to reset your Humble Bundle password. Our records indicate that you have purchased items from us in the past but have not yet created a Humble Bundle account with this email address.

Accounts are an optional feature, but we recommend creating one to easily keep track of your purchases. If you would like to create an account, click the following link"


I went back and checked two of those older games, Homesick and Tormentum, and both of the emails still take me to a Humble Bundle page with both a Steam key and a download link, without having to log in.


Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: Uncle Reg] #1040003
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Reg
I went back and checked two of those older games, Homesick and Tormentum, and both of the emails still take me to a Humble Bundle page with both a Steam key and a download link, without having to log in.

And neither did I -- until I had to create the account because I didn't get a link to download a certain game by email.

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1040012
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I pre-ordered the game because I wanted the drm free version for Windows. My Humble Bundle page reads the same-just a Steam Key. I sent in a support ticket to the folks at Humble Bundle to inquire about the missing DRM free game. I'll post back here when I hear from them.
I did what I never thought I would do-I installed Steam and downloaded the game because I was really looking forward to this game. I have to say it was worth the trouble of installing Steam. It's a true adventure game-a breath of fresh air in our stagnant genre.

If I had to complain about anything, it would be:
-transition graphics are terrible
-the mouse use/navigation takes a little getting used to but once played for a little while, it becomes less aggravating.
-no resolution options. I have no idea what the game is playing at even though I have my monitor set to 1080P. And this hearkens back to my first gripe above.

But if you are on the fence, buy it. I am over 2 hours in and am enjoying it very much.


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Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: boidsonly] #1040014
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Hi!

I was a beta tester and was curious how others felt about the game, so I happened upon this thread.

My understanding is that the DRM file will be separately downloadable through Humble Bundle. The developers have run into a snag, which is causing the delay. From Facebook:

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Prominence
4 hrs ·

If you pre-ordered and are waiting for the DRM-free download version of Prominence, we're working on it! Our unified Windows install builder is having trouble with the game that we didn't have in earlier iterations. As soon as this is fixed, we'll get the build out and it will appear on your Humble pages. We apologize for the delay!



Originally Posted By: boidsonly


If I had to complain about anything, it would be:
-transition graphics are terrible
-the mouse use/navigation takes a little getting used to but once played for a little while, it becomes less aggravating.
-no resolution options. I have no idea what the game is playing at even though I have my monitor set to 1080P. And this hearkens back to my first gripe above.

But if you are on the fence, buy it. I am over 2 hours in and am enjoying it very much.


That's awesome you're enjoying it so!
I'm secretly hoping they get enough sales to to bring the transition quality up a notch. It's probably more of an encoder licensing thing than anything (but don't quote me on that).

On Steam, someone posted a good suggestion to make the mouse more like an FPS. I believe it was to turn down the "Momentum" setting about two notches.

It should be running in your native resolution. Also vsync is useful.

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: PlaysWithWolves] #1040015
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Quote:
Prominence
4 hrs ·

If you pre-ordered and are waiting for the DRM-free download version of Prominence, we're working on it! Our unified Windows install builder is having trouble with the game that we didn't have in earlier iterations. As soon as this is fixed, we'll get the build out and it will appear on your Humble pages. We apologize for the delay!

That's exactly the same response that I got by email after posting a query on the Prominence website's Contact page.

All is well. Now that I know what's what, I'm happy to wait.

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: Uncle Reg] #1040070
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Reg

Originally Posted By: KevinM
Originally Posted By: GreyFuss
Is the DRM edition from the developers web site Steam free or you still have to play using Steam?


The DRM-free version does not require Steam to play. And pre-ordering the game, you get both a Steam key AND the DRM-free version.

This was posted in this thread by somebody who, by his signature, appears to be connected to the game developers.



I missed this earlier, but Kevin McGrath is not only connected to the developers, AFAIK he's the sole programmer. The engine is proprietary, which he developed.

Prominence is pretty much his and Mike Morrison's project, with some help (possibly sub-contracted) in the music, art and voice acting departments.

Here's a 2013 interview with both: http://www.adventuregamers.com/articles/view/25016

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1040635
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Quote:
Prominence
37 mins ·
Pre-ordered Prominence? DRM-free download is now available! smile emoticon Please check your Humble page for links!


https://www.facebook.com/ProminenceGame/posts/10153368552067739

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: PlaysWithWolves] #1040638
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I noticed the download link was there over an hour ago, but I still keep getting a "File not found", both on the Direct link and the BitTorrent link.

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1040742
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We've sent a note to Humble about this. I'll report back here as soon as we have more information!


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Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1040744
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I filed a report on their support page right after I posted here last night. I got an automated response right away, but the support page said replies could take 5+ business days. I haven't heard anything else, and the link is still broken.

Thanks for your help, Mike

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1040761
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It's fixed. I just got finished downloading it.

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1040763
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Humble reports that the issue should be fixed now. Please try again and let me know how it goes.

lol Clearly you're quicker on the download-draw than I am! Glad it's resolved. Happy adventuring!

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Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1043486
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I am nearly at the end of this super game!! Old school 1st person, but very enjoyable. Not sure how long it is but there are 7 chapters (which I have just started) and have been playing for 6 hours total. Recommended for someone who likes to take their time with investigating and solving puzzles. wave

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: Upsydaisy] #1043607
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I agree. thumbsup thumbsup Prominence is one of the best games I've played in a long, long time. You must be playing the Steam version, because the DRM-free version that I'm using doesn't divide it into chapters.

In case you didn't know, there are two different endings you can get.
Click to reveal..
You can decide to build a new shuttle, or you can decide to save the ship.
Make sure you save your game just before you make the choice, so you can go back and play the other ending.

It boggles my mind that, except for this thread, GameBoomers is completely devoid of any discussions about this great game. Everybody that hasn't played this game is missing out on a real winner.


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Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1043625
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Thank you both for the kind words. It's truly heartening to see that people are enjoying our game. Thanks to BrownEyedTigre for the swift spoiler tags, too.

Tomorrow, I get to head back into the studio with Tom to put the finishing touches on the mixes for the official Prominence soundtrack. We've got 12 tracks done and 4 in progress that we hope to wrap-up. This will be the first in our series of free extras for everyone who’s purchased the game! smile

We’re also hoping to record a new Developer Chat about the sound design, voice-acting sessions, and music for the game. Should be fun, although sometimes we get a bit silly around the holidays like we did during our Steam Greenlight campaign. laugh


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Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1043640
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Thanks, Uncle Reg, for the 2 endings info, building the shuttle really was brain scrambling! will go back and try the other ending.
Hope there will be more games from Mike and the team, good luck for the future! thumbsup

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1043786
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I REALLY wish you could play Mission Critical! I was one who told the PROMINENCE team about that game and how the part of their game reminds me of it. I kept my ME PC, now with no online or Nortons just to play my really old games. AMBER, Mission Critical, The Dig, Midnight Nowhere and Dark Side Of The Moon (games GoG doesn't offer) all play flawlessly on it.

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Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BubbaJake] #1043857
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BubbaJake .... The Dig is available from GOG - and at a very low cost, too smile


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Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1043870
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That's awesome that The Dig is available on GoG! I KNOW they will have EVERYTHING soon. I have no problem buying my games there and I didn't know about The Dig. GREAT!
PLUS, they've made improvements like GoG Galaxy that makes downloading even easier. (I bought Tesla Effect (early) and Still Life (which plays on my Win 7 on Steam only to not be able to access my Steam Account.) I had to buy Tesla again from GoG. I will stick with GoG.

Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1044058
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Great. Now I have to play The Dig, too. lol
It was on my radar awhile back and then slipped away.


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Re: Prominence Release Date Announced [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1044211
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Looking forward to this!!!


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