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Official, partial launch title list :: May 8th, 2006 :: Other services :: 14 Responses

Earlier today I was asked by DiStream to remove the list of Triton games in this post, as some of them were demos of games which weren’t set for distribution. By way of making up, they’ve got back with an official list of games both on and soon to be on their system.

  • Age of Sail 2: Privateer’s Bounty
  • Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard’s Throne
  • Air Raid: This is No Drill!
  • Alien Blast
  • Avalon
  • Chariots of War
  • Clans
  • Clusterball
  • Cops 2170
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Diggles
  • Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy
  • Gates of Troy
  • Gun Metal
  • Hover Ace
  • I of the Dragon
  • Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games
  • Jagged Alliance 2
  • Jagged Alliance 2 Gold
  • Legion Gold
  • Man of War
  • Man of War 2
  • Necromania
  • Nexagon
  • O.R.B
  • Patrician 2
  • Red Shark
  • Road Rush
  • Rune
  • Robin Hood
  • Shadow Vault
  • Space Empires 4
  • Starfury
  • Strike Fighters
  • Stronghold
  • Stronghold: Crusader
  • Tropico Mucho Macho Edition
  • Tropico 2: Pirate Cove
  • Submarine Titans
  • Uplink

Phew – and judging from the absence of Prey, that isn’t even a complete list!

Particularly interesting is the presence of Space Empires 4, a game already on Steam, albeit in its deluxe iteration, and Uplink, Introversion Software’s first game (their second being Darwinia). There are also numerous Strategy First-published games.

Are Valve regretting lax licensing terms right now? It depends on their attitude; I would say not.


14 Responses to this post:

  1. Dwarden Says:

    i agree , suprising to see O.R.B. that was developed by Strategy First , JA games and Uplink …

  2. Sarkie Says:

    Even if they aren’t as well known as Valve’s ones, they are a lot of games, but to be fair, the more I look at Triton the more it seems its just an HTTP downloader with a frontend. Uplink is surprising, but is that just the demo?

  3. Sarkie Says:

    Also looking at the code for the site, looks like it will work soon, and links like

    1. Rune Halls of Valhalla
    2. Doom 3
    3. Quake 3

    all look promising.


  4. hahnchen Says:

    I don’t think Triton will take off unless it’s tied down to the games like Steam, and I’m not sure that’s going to happen.

    If I were to put money on where Defcon would go, Introversion’s 3rd game, I’d be betting on Steam.

  5. Tom Edwards Says:

    They don’t have Doom 3. It was only ever a demo.

    It also seems that they’ve launched. The new client doesn’t seem to be out yet, though.

  6. boglito Says:

    Does anyone know how user friendly triton is?

    I’m not really talking about quirks and bugs in steam vs distram, but more along the lines of payment options and whether or not you get to download and install the games you buy as often as you please.

    One of steam’s very strong points is that it allows you to download whatever you own (or is free) as often as you please, anywhere you please. Last time I tried direct2drive (or was it trymedia, or is that the same?) I got a license to install the game 3 times. Usually that should be enough ofcourse, but I personally feel that unlimited installs is way better than a limit of 3.

    I am very excited about Prey, and if distream/triton has the same functionality as steam I might consider giving them a try. Buying online is generally much cheaper than buying retail where I live, and I don’t care one bit for game boxes.

  7. Tom Edwards Says:

    They are going to be releasing a new client soon, so it’s best to leave any judgements until after that happens.

  8. Evan Says:

    I dont like how they require a credit card to sign up.

  9. Royal O'Brien Says:

    Our initial model is to allow unlimited streams.
    The new client is coming soon, and it will be very flexible.
    We are changing the credit card requirement before the prey demo… This will let you either keep an account, or get prompted for each time you want to transact.

    Competition is great for the gamer and the market. Personally, I hope Sin does great on steam.

    We listen to everyone’s ideas and comments, and you’re going to love Prey..

  10. Kadayi Says:

    I’m surprised Introversion are releasing uplink through it, I’d of thought they would of garnered more sales through Steam given the associations with Darwinia via that platform.

  11. Tom Edwards Says:

    We can’t be sure how big a say they had in the decision. I would wager that they’d have released it over Steam alongside Darwinia if they could.

  12. Kadayi Says:


    I bought Uplink, introversion produced the CD boxes and everything themselves, I don’t think they ever went through a big publisher (correct me if I’m wrong though).

  13. Tom Edwards Says:

    It was published by Strategy First. Maybe not when you bought it, but it is now.

  14. Kadayi Says:

    I guess Strategy first handled the US Box release, here in the UK the guys just posted it out if you ordered and made a direct sales agreement with HMV stores.