I've greatly enjoyed the GalCiv series, and I consider my pre-order of GalCiv2 to be one of the best prchases I've made. It really opened my eyes to indie developers, and the great games that they are producing.
I'm sure that you all have heard of Introversion software, makers of Uplink, Darwinia, Defcon, and more recently Multiwinia. The latter game was one I was priveleged to take part in the beta testing of, and I was happy to see it released several weeks ago. It is receving great reviews, and has the highest conversion rate of demo to full version players of any of their previous games.
However, though the company has a history of making excellent games they are struggling with getting exposure for their most recent one. They have traditionally relied upon reviews to drive sales, but few places are wanting to review the title amidst a plethora of A list games and reductions in budgets. As a result, depite years of work and a stellar track record the company is now in a bit of a pickle.
So I am writing to you guys to ask a favor, what Introversion needs right now is exposure for the game. I'm not asking that you do anything extra ordinary or special, just that if you havn't already tried the Multiwinia demo, that you do so. If you like it, I then ask that you tell people about it. It is one of the best games I've ever played, and one that I'm proud to see my name in the credits of. I know that if people just get their hands on it and play it, that they'll love it, they just need to know about it.
Thanks for any help you guys can give, I hope that you give it a try, and I'll see ya round the Metaverse!