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Tryst Demo Now Available on Steam

By on September 27th, 2012 7:24 am


A Tryst playable demo is now available on Steam. Tryst is a traditional “develop your base, manage resources and conquer your enemies” science fiction themed RTS. It’s a fast-paced real-time strategy game, similar to games like StarCraft. It includes a single player campaign and a multiplayer mode with up to 8 players playing in a map. The AI will take over when you leave.

Word is that the demo excludes the single player campaign but allows you to play online against those with the full game. Demo gamers can also host games on the Ingius map and play skirmishes against the game’s AI, but are limited to playing the Human faction.

Looks like the demo philosophy is re-emerging again. Before release or after doesn’t matter, as long as there’s a chance for the player to have a taste before buying. That or extensive gameplay videos, that also works. Let’s hope this trend continues for all games to be released in the future.

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  1. DeLastOne says:

    “allows you to play online against those with the full game”

    I am just impressed by this :) What a fantastic idea ! That will be a nice way to share thoughts and review with the full game owner before deciding to get the licence.

    Let’s hope the game worth it

  2. Smelly Space Lizards says:

    I haven’t put too much time into the game so far, but it plays remarkably similar to the first Dawn of War. Remove the squad system and add in a few things like limited ammo and unit merging and the resemblance is uncanny.

    Which is cool because DOW was a really good game that actually plays entirely different to its own sequel, but all I can think of when playing Tryst is how DOW generally just did everything better. The units and abilities are more interesting, the unit counters are more robust, the production values are much higher, there’s tons more playable races etc etc.

    Having full multiplayer in a demo is a very cool idea though.

  3. sly ostinato says:

    Once again, it is ASHAME that indie companies are relying exclusively on Steam as their distribution network. While some like Steam, there are an equal number that do not. Actually, Steam has earned an “F” rating in the USA with the Better Business Bureau. Personally, I no longer deal with Steam. And when you have indie studios hitching their wagon to Steam’s, this often causes people to go underground, to P2P/torrent sites, and just try the game for free – and I’m not talking demo either. In this case, Steam really does equal lost sales.

  4. JohnR says:

    I was already pretty much set against it due to the emphasis on multiplayer at the expense of the single player campaign, but Gamespot’s bombing it pretty much decided it for me. In fact Gamespot said the best thing about it was the cute name. lol Still I’ll be curious to read Space Sector’s take on it.

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