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Can someone at Telltale confirm that this game will use Steamworks, and if we buy it from this website we'll be able to register it on Steam?

Do you think there will be achievements and leaderboards and other Steam features? :)

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  • @Tjibbbe said: Some sources suggest that this is the first Telltale title that uses Steamworks, and that's just plain wrong. The Devil's Playhouse uses Steamworks, and that simply means that when you buy the game, you get both the Mac and the PC-version. You don't need Steamworks for that when you buy from TTG, because you can simply choose the file you need on your game list on this site. There's no reason to assume that it will be any different with Poker Night.


    That's not Steamworks,that's Steamplay. Steamworks is community integration, in-game DLC, achievements, steam cloud, etc.

  • @Newblade said: That's not Steamworks,that's Steamplay. Steamworks is community integration, in-game DLC, achievements, steam cloud, etc.

    I stand corrected. My apologies!

  • @asteroidjay said: If it does use Steamworks, Steam will be a requirement for everyone who buys the game.

    This is ludicrously incorrect. :) Like any other game with Steamworks support that is available both on and off Steam, that component/integration will only be used by the Steam version, and will not be available for the non-Steam version.

  • @xbskid said: This is ludicrously incorrect. :) Like any other game with Steamworks support that is available both on and off Steam, that component/integration will only be used by the Steam version, and will not be available for the non-Steam version.

    Give me an example. Because all Steamworks games I know of like Just Cause 2, Mafia II, Modern Warfare 2, Aliens vs. Predator use Steam in ALL versions.

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    What (I believe) xbskid is saying is that when a game is available both for Steam and in a non-Steam version (like, say, every Telltale game that's available for Steam), the one that's on sale on Telltale's website does not require Steam to run (and will not have the Steamworks component, whatever that is - sorry, but I'm not a Steam specialist).
    However, the version of this game that uses Steamworks will indeed require Steam (and will most likely not be available in the Telltale Store).

  • @asteroidjay said: Give me an example. Because all Steamworks games I know of like Just Cause 2, Mafia II, Modern Warfare 2, Aliens vs. Predator use Steam in ALL versions.

    If all the games you mentioned are only available on PC via Steam, then Steam is a requirement regardless of Steamworks support. Macfly77 is correct in understanding what I said; there are games that can utilize Steamworks if you buy them on Steam, but they are also available outside of Steam (And thus will not utilize Steamworks).

    Here's a list of games I found that have Steamworks support for the Steam version, but are also available outside of Steam. Some of them I think you can only get on Direct2Drive, but a good number of them you can get DRM-free directly from the developers' websites.

    - Mount&Blade: Warband
    - Stargate: Resistance
    - Torchlight
    - Altitude
    - Zombie Driver
    - Osmos
    - Trine
    - America's Army
    - Plants vs. Zombies
    - Zeno Clash
    - Braid
    - Flock!
    - And Yet It Moves
    - Unreal Tournament 3
    - Harvest: Massive Encounter
    - Aquaria
    - Defense Grid: The Awakening
    - World of Goo

  • You are correct about those games, xbskid. I apologize for my mistake. Many of those games can have their CD keys registered on Steam though.

    I still would like to know if the Telltale website version of the game uses Steamworks or can be registered on Steam.

  • @asteroidjay said: Many of those games can have their CD keys registered on Steam though.

    I still would like to know if the Telltale website version of the game uses Steamworks or can be registered on Steam.

    1) Yes, they can! But I really have no idea what's involved in getting blocks of a company's serials to be recognized by Steam, like how much Valve charges for that service. It would be wonderfully convenient, though.

    2) I'm pretty sure the fact that Telltale is selling a version of the game outside of Steam is enough proof that that version won't use Steamworks (Proof enough for me, anyway. Still, I won't argue against receiving official word on the matter :)).

  • Kotaku reported correctly. This will be using Steamworks, the details of which will be forthcoming sooner or later.

  • @Will said: Kotaku reported correctly. This will be using Steamworks, the details of which will be forthcoming sooner or later.

    Awesome, thanks for the info.

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