This is better than buying on Steam for a few reasons:
- You get Steam access either way.
- You get access to the DRM-free version as well, which can be useful.
- You get access to the Prototype Pack of games that eventually became RimWorld (not available on Steam).
- You get the warm fuzzy feeling of helping out a developer. Ludeon gets almost all the money you pay to buy DRM-free copies, whereas we get much less when you buy through Steam.
The way the new system works is that it doesn’t give Steam keys. It registers the game directly on your Steam account. I’m hoping this will make scamming infeasible. But, we’ll be watching in any case and will be invalidating any keys or accounts that were bought using stolen credit cards or through other chicanery.