Frequently Asked Questions - General

What is the current status of the game?

Done. For older planning history, check out the game status page.

When will it launch on <Platform>?

Soon! Now!

Will the price change when the game is launched?

It may, final pricing has not yet been determined.

How long is the game planned to be?

The game is planned to be ~90 minutes long. It's pretty rare you see a comedy film longer than 90 minutes, and there's a good reason for that -- comedy just isn't very funny after an hour of it. I once participated in a open mic that was four and a half hours long and by the end it was... oof. So yeah, enjoy a nice short comedic experience :P

Why don't you accept Paypal?

I will not accept Paypal directly, as they're very unreliable to indie developers (and also sucks for customers, too). It's easy to get money into a Paypal account, but apparently quite difficult to get it out (a huge number of people report Paypal locking funds for six months at a time).

Later on, you'll probably be able to buy the game via Paypal once the game is sold via a larger distributor/reseller. This is because I wouldn't have to deal with Paypal directly.

In the meanwhile, don't forget you can buy via credit/debit card. (I don't receive your card number, it's safely handled by Stripe). If you don't have a card, you can buy bitcoin at certain ATMs with cash and send payment to me that way (see Bitcoin payment page for details).

Can I stream / post videos of the game?

Everything in the Steam Game Festival Demo is okay to stream.

For the purchased version of the game, it is okay to stream up to the bit where Ayraw and George look at the paternoster together inside the Castle. (This happens after the scene where they're going through Ayraw's tax records.

(The rationale here is that if people can just watch the whole game on YouTube, they won't have any reason to buy it since this is a linear adventure)

Can I have a free copy of the game?

If you want to stream the game, our Steam Festival Demo is perfect for that. It's a bit older build, but otherwise contains everything that is allowed to be streamed. Reach out to us via the support form and let us know you are a streamer and would like a demo code for Dragon Audit.

Sorry, but at this time we cannot supply free full version codes to giveaway / raffle programs.

PC Version Questions

If I buy direct, will I get a Steam key?

Yes, at Steam launch, Steam keys will be available.

Is there DRM?

Yes, but it is pretty minimal. Details follow:

How does it work?
It is an internet activation check on your game key, limiting how many computers can run it.

What if I upgrade my system, can I run out of activations?
The activations expire over time, so there is no problem if you upgrade computers.

Does it modify my system files?
It does not modify your system files in any way and does not run in the background or require special privledges.

Can I play offline?
Yes. Just boot the game up to its Main Menu screen with an internet connection and then play sometime within the following two weeks.

My goal with the DRM is to make something light enough that it's unnoticeable by people who legitimately play the game, but still deters piracy. Stopping piracy is important, because game sales directly affect whether I can keep making games or not. Roughly 90% of copies of my last game, MOI, were pirated. If even some of them had bought the game instead, it could have been improved and expanded instead of having to go back to contract work. I want to be able to continue making fun games for you instead of running out of money a third time, so if you're a pirate, please consider buying a legitimate copy of the games you play -- at an indie scale, every single purchase really does make a difference.

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