What is NEStalgia?
Developed by Silk Games, NEStalgia is an original MORPG inspired by the glory days of traditional console RPGs. Essentially "Dragon Warrior 3 meets World of Warcraft", NEStalgia is an amalgam of the best generations of RPG gaming.
...Before you read any further you should visit the NEStalgia website, try the game (it's free!), then decide for yourself whether or not it deserves to be put in front of a wider audience.
NEStalgia was started as a hobby project just for fun - we're not game designers by trade. When NEStalgia's popularity exploded on the very first day of our initial release in 2011, we realized that we had something special on our hands. Since then we've spent most of our time improving the game in an attempt to "take it to the next level"... and we believe that it's now ready for a much larger audience.
There are thousands of people out there who will absolutely love NEStalgia once they they find out that it exists; our challenge is simply getting the game in front of them. Our last major hurdle is distribution, and Steam is king.
Catching The Greenlight
Steam Greenlight is a (forthcoming) system that will allow the Steam community to choose the next indie games that they want to see distributed on the service. To quote the Steam Greenlight site:
Steam Greenlight is a new system that enlists the community's help in picking some of the next games to be released on Steam. Developers post information, screenshots, and videos for their game and seek a critical mass of community support in order to get selected for distribution.
As game industry outsiders we don't even know where the proper doors of opportunity are, much less how to get our foot in them. When we heard about Steam Greenlight it sounded like a match made in heaven for NEStalgia.
How You Can Help
According to Valve, Steam Greenlight will be launching at the end of August. Once that happens we'll have more detailed information about how you can help NEStalgia climb the rankings. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook and we'll be sure to announce the release of Greenlight the moment it launches.
In the meantime, you can help spread the word and get NEStalgia's fanbase ready for the big moment. We want to storm the gates on day one, but we also want to be respectful of the system and avoid spamming things up. If you want to help rally the troops, here is how to start:
- Join our NEStalgia group on Steam.
- Spread the word to your friends, especially those who have played NEStalgia before. We'll need players both new and old rallying to support the game.
- On the day Steam Greenlight releases, go to the NEStalgia page and give us a positive rating.
Again, please note that we only want people supporting NEStalgia on Greenlight if they've actually played the game and enjoyed it. The *last* thing that we want are people rating NEStalgia who have never even tried the game.