Solar 2 DRM free and 3rd party free on GamersGate!

Solar 2 is now available on GamersGate, check it out here!

This version has no DRM at all and no 3rd party stuff like Steam, it’s just a completely stand-alone game you can install and run anywhere. Note that you cannot activate the game on Steam when you get it on GamersGate, the whole idea was to make something that didn’t need Steam or anything.

DRM doesn’t work unless it’s so restrictive that it starts impacting on legit users, otherwise it is fairly useless, so that’s why I’ve gone totally DRM free with Solar 2. So yeah, don’t abuse it! If piracy sky rockets then I’ll try DRM next time as it may end up better overall, but I hope it doesn’t come to that.


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4 Responses to Solar 2 DRM free and 3rd party free on GamersGate!

  1. qptcmrne says:

    Strange, I bought it on June 28th already. You might want to check whether they pirated it ;-)

  2. Lord Jammington says:

    Bought Solar 2 a few days ago via Steam and must say I am enjoying it muchly.
    The DRM issue has gotten just plain silly in recent years and I’m glad to see another Developer who recognises the rights of paying customers.
    Developers that treat their customers with respect (and not like criminals) always earn my loyalty. I look forward to your next project.

  3. Norm says:

    I like your vision of Solar (2). I find it enjoyable for short bursts, but that’s there more there for longer gaming periods.

    I’m glad you chose to “see the light” regarding DRM. People who pirate games pirate games. It’s just what they do, and they’ don’t use DRM, even if you do. They’ll just figure out how to unwrap whatever DRM you use if they want it badly enough. If getting online multiplayer developed is difficult (and I agree, it is very difficult) imagine how difficult developing a secure DRM system that effectively thwarts piracy would be. SecuROM still doesn’t have it right.

    Besides, you’re an indie developer, and we like your product. There are enough of us out here who recognize hard work and a great product with money sent your direction that your time would probably be much better spent not reinventing the square wheel of DRM.

  4. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation?
    My website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any techniques to help protect against content from being ripped off? I’d definitely appreciate it.