Although I have this game - it's a boxed version. And I'm in the process of turning everything to digital as in more than one occasion I've discovered that the data on my gamedisc in a game got corrupted.
The River of Time is an epic game, too bad there won't be another similar Drakensang sequel, I've already greenlit it.
I don't quite understand why a game already approved on Steam, needs to be greenlight supported to be made available to other regions. Not that I am opposed to it, because I would like to play this game, given how much I have heard about it to date.
Publisher chaos. dtp missed the boat on digital distribution. One or more local publishers put it on Steam. dtp has no direct access to Steam yet. Or rather had a few weeks ago. One of their adventures got accepted I think. Anyway, dtp or the guys who funded both games, and they really could use the money.
I'm not sure that the money would be used by original Radon Labs devs anymore… As Bigpoint bought RD and they don't care for any kind of singleplayer games.
I still refuse to watch Eurosport because of the disgusting Dark Orbit commercials.
As for DTP adventures, I'm unsure if any got accepted, but they really published some great ones, So Blonde, Black Mirror sequels and Gray Matter are awsome.
I heard Chronicles of Zerzura is very good. Haven't played it though.
The Radon Labs situation is unclear. Maybe their part of the Drakensang franchise royalties went to Bigpoint, maybe they moved it to a shell company, maybe somebody swallowed it during their insolvency.
While the steam entry is inaccessible for me, I was able to purchase a digital version of a game on GamersGate. That was a year ago however and now it seems like it cannot be purchased anymore.
As for the game, I probably liked everything about it bit better than original - free roaming, graphics, story - except limited party selection.
Not surprised. And ValuSoft is a daughter company of THQ. They do weird stuff. My still favourite example is their seemingly exclusive deal with German "Gamesload" (a daughter company of German Telekom) over Puzzle Quest for 1 year - as digital download only.
The boxed version of Puzzle Quest arrived in Germany exactly 1 year later - after all the hype was gone. If someone's guilty for low boxed game sales of this game in Germany, then it is ValuSoft.