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    Posted: 20 Dec 2016 at 14:32
Hi everyone,

We're proud to announce the forthcoming launch of our Steam version of Illyriad.

After some consultation with Valve, the launch date/time has been set as Wednesday the 11th of January at around 2000GMT.  Please note the changed date!

Unlike the regular web version of Illy, the Steam version of Illyriad costs 4.99USD/3.99GBP; however for this price you do receive an additional starting bonus of 200 Prestige, which is a modest one-off discount on the current price for 200 prestige.

The Steam version works side-by-side with the current game and is played in the same world as everyone else, however it comes with some additional functions:
  • 200 additional Prestige (in return for the Steam purchase price)

  • 525+ Steam Achievements for those of you who like collecting on Steam!

  • Steam trading cards

  • An optional Audio soundtrack whilst you're playing 

  • Additional Full Screen support

  • Steam Leaderboards (Steam Friends + Steam Global)
    • Best Attackers - Attack Score
    • Best Builders - Build Score
    • Best Defenders - Defence Score
    • Best Diplomats - Diplomacy Score
    • Best Magicians - Magic Score
    • Best Questors - Quest Score
    • Best Researchers - Tech Score
    • Biggest Traders - Trade Score
    • Biggest Landholders - Town + Soverign Squares Count
    • Largest Populations - Total Population
    • Casualties Inflicted by Attacker in Single Battle - Herald Attackers
    • Biggest Brokers - Your Buy orders accepted > 1000 gold
    • Biggest Retailers - Your Sell orders completed > 1000 gold
    • Most Active Collectors - Trade missions (Caravans, Gatherers, etc)

  • Steam Stats
    • Trade Score
    • Tech Score
    • Diplomacy Score
    • Attack Score
    • Defence Score
    • Quest Score
    • Magic Score
    • Build Score
    • City Count
    • Population Count
    • Land Owned
    • Medals Received
    • Accepted Buy Orders (> 1000 Gold)
    • Accepted Sell Orders (> 1000 Gold)
    • Trade Missions
    • Scrolls Created
    • Cities Exodused
    • Highest Commander Level (Reached)
    • Trading Network (Traders In Hubs)
    • Casualties Inflicted by Attacker in Single Battle

If you're:
  • A current Illy player with a Steam Account

    You can choose to purchase Illy from Steam and choose to link your existing account, gaining 200 prestige for 4.99USD/3.99GBP, which is a one-off discount on the regular price of prestige!  Just make sure that you choose to 'link existing account' when signing up via Steam to have it applied to your current account.

  • A current Illy player without a Steam Account

    If you choose, you can sign up for one here - and get the one-off discounted 200 prestige purchase, regardless of whether you play the game via Steam or via the web.  Just make sure that you choose to 'link existing account' when signing up via Steam to have it applied to your current account.

  • A current Illy player who doesn't care about Steam at all and doesn't want a Steam account

    Carry on playing Illy as usual; hopefully you'll see an influx of new players, but rest assured that they're all playing in the same game and ruleset that you are!
If you're an existing Illy player and you choose to purchase the Steam App, we'd be super-happy if you could leave a favourable review on the Steam site when the game becomes available.

Collectors of Steam Achievements will be delighted to know that we'll assign achievements retrospectively, so any milestone you've already reached ingame over the months or years will instantly give you their respective Steam Achievements.

We look forward to ushering the new year with an influx of Steam players!

Best wishes,

SC


Edited by GM ThunderCat - 11 Jan 2017 at 11:10
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Crimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2016 at 17:26
Since steam take's a certain % of income from the game's they host,does it mean that the cost of prestige might go up, to compensate for that % age
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2016 at 17:56
Congrats to the dev team for getting this done.  I'm looking forward to sharing Illy with a new group of folks in the new year.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GM Rikoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2016 at 19:02
I can't wait to play around with the Steam communities. 

Players can start their own and Steam is also a social platform so chatting, trading cards..... cool!



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Djehuti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2016 at 20:33
Will players who link an existing account and play on this new Steam version have the option to still use the browser, or access their account on other devices without Steam?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kodabear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2016 at 20:43
Originally posted by Djehuti Djehuti wrote:

Will players who link an existing account and play on this new Steam version have the option to still use the browser, or access their account on other devices without Steam?
Originally posted by GM Stormcrow GM Stormcrow wrote:

If you choose, you can sign up for one here - and get the one-off discounted 200 prestige purchase, regardless of whether you play the game via Steam or via the web.  Just make sure that you choose to 'link existing account' when signing up via Steam to have it applied to your current account.

EDIT: Corrected Prestige Amount


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GM ThunderCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2016 at 23:22
Originally posted by Djehuti Djehuti wrote:

Will players who link an existing account and play on this new Steam version have the option to still use the browser, or access their account on other devices without Steam?

Yes, and players who have signed up through Steam can add a password on their account and preferences page to sign in with username and password; or use the Steam login option on the website log in page.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Dec 2016 at 01:50
How will this work with people who have two Illy accounts?  Any special things we need to know for alts?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GM Stormcrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Dec 2016 at 16:37
EDIT TO MAIN POST:

In a surprising fit of madness we wrote that the Prestige amount (in return for the software purchase) would be 500.  It's not; it's 200.

This has been corrected in the main post, and will be corrected on the Steam store page shortly.

Many apologies for the error - no idea how that slipped through.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shûl-nak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Dec 2016 at 18:47
Additional full screen support - is this hinting at a UIv4 implementation?
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