This is a quote from Jo himself.
"at start it will be vs AI only. later other playmodes are possible. depends on player requests during the growth process."
So those making remarks such as "I'm not joining Facebook" where Jo is easy to reach, are just throwing away their chance to been in on the decision process.
He sees the dialogue here and elsewhere, but he works all day on his program, and there's only so many hours in the day, and he decided to make Facebook his social media of choice. I took your post, copied it, asked him, and the quote here is his reply from yesterday.
Now ya know :)
Once upon a time Matrix Games simply WAS NOT DOING STEAM. They changed their minds I guess based on input.
If you don't give input, you don't get to have input eh.
I didn't 'like' Steam in the beginning. I still don't like Steam. I do have a Stream account though. I use it occasionally.
I don't like Kickstarters. I want something when cash changes hands, at the moment cash changes hands. But this game might change my mind.
It all depends on how much you want something.
I've spent thousands on a single wargame. Yes, I meant $1000.00s. It's why 80 bucks for a Gary release doesn't phase me much.
I've never hesitated to buy something based on the price. It's always based on the design.
I'm really liking where this design is headed. Every new post Jo makes, just results in me being more "wow I really want this one."
Wargame, 05% of the time.
Play with Barbies 05% of the time.
Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.