Sometimes I really think independent Russian games on Steam are cursed. Westboro was one of the handful which is a genuinely good (but flawed) game with decent gameplay and quite a lot of effort put into it, and not some cheap-ass propaganda or asset flip. Yet apparently it still wanted to join putilin, ghost_RUS, Zonitron, or CSM by having its own shitstorm, because keys for it bought on IndieGala have been revoked by the publisher. There is even a thread now on it:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/416060/discussions/0/1696049513769264761/

If you are affected, the publisher's facebook and VK pages are rather dead, so drop a letter to IndieGala support with your order number (and preferably revokation screen) so they can know who are affected, assuming they can sort it out.
Hopefully they can. This is one of those rare games that should not be known for a controversy. (It is not the best thing in the world, but still an enjoyable tactical game with actual effort and no large local publisher backing.)

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Wasn't IndieGala itself the publisher of this game until recently ?

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If it was, then not any more. :/

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I couldn't find it in any of the cached versions on WebArchive so I might be wrong, but I could have sworn one of the reasons I skipped this on sale is that it was published by IG so I figured it'd end up in one of their bundles

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Changed publisher – Carbomb Software › Chernov Vyacheslav
Changed developer – Carbomb Software › Chernov Vyacheslav

Is only entry SteamDB has

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It's a pity, I hope they fix it because idk, pressed the Big Red Button at the wrong time.
Game looks pretty okay, I was like Tempete, waiting for a bundle with it.

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It goes for like three bucks regularly. Frankly, there is a point where I think the price gets low enough to not wait for bundles any more. :)

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apparantly the price suddenly rose to $18, maybe they revoked the $3 keys 🤷🏼‍♂️

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Nah, it always had this base price. But it had a few 80% discounts. That IndieGala sale was one of them.

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I was the Nr. 2 writer in the Steam Discussion Thread to it.
Normaly there Support do what they can sometimes that is not enough to make it a happy end :-D so i am not worried about loosing more then my time to write with the IG Support.
But yes it is frustrating that the revoke action come around with IG (not the cheapest store/site) and with a game that don't looked as a cheap garbage/shoverware/archivement spammer/asset flip Game.
I hope the issue is solved fast and in a good way for the customers :o) When not we switch to the angry potatoes mode^^

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so drop a letter to IndieGala support with your order number

Just a reminder to everyone that contacting ScamGala support can potentially lead to your account being closed and deleted.
Always back your keys up off-site before contacting their "support" team. (Rather safe than sorry, after all.)

Also, for anyone who needs a refresher on what the game was:
https://www.indiedb.com/games/westboro

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shrugs Mileage my vary. I searched my mailbox, this is the 14th time in the past 30 months I contact them with an issue, mostly about non-working keys. They tried to help in all cases.

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They presumably service tens of thousands of consumers and, before I stopped looking, I "only" got up to something like three dozen reports (other than my own) of such occurrences. As I've stated before, it doesn't seem common, but it does nevertheless seem to be a reliable risk. Obviously mileage may vary, and most people will presumably be fine, but- as I stated- "rather safe than sorry" is a clearly preferable approach to take on such things, no matter how low the odds are.

Also, congrats on them trying to help, their support (when they weren't responding with inexplicable account closures) was never considered as being at all favorable, other than their willingness to recompense on bugged Happy Hours (of course, on the other side of that coin, such issues have been fairly common).

Of course, I did stop using them after they closed my account, so things certainly could have improved since then.
On the other hand, this is a company known for hugging the bottom of the barrel on all things it engages in, so that does seem rather unlikely.

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I need to return to this game someday. Played about an hour but managed to get myself into a corner by wasting the ammo I didn't know was rare😢

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did almost exactly the same! :D

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This proplem fixed or not ? that bad i think should give ur money back

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It is weekend. I doubt there will be any steps taken before Monday. If we get a definite answer next week, it will be almost miraculously fast.

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For a brief moment, I thought Westboro Baptist Church had a game on Steam.

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no kidding, i googled Westboro as i didn't know the game and first results was that church :p

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I got a key from nwsx (The Dev). It worked. Problem solved :o)

He told that he don't sell Westboro over IndieGala and Bundlestars, I don't know more at the moment before you question...

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