Stardock's Demigod was one of the first full-fledged multiplayer online battle arenas to see a release, beating both League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth by several months. But there was an issue: besides having a problematic launch (see: the servers didn't work), the game was tied to Stardock's Impulse store, which never gained the popularity of Valve's Steam platform. This kept the game from ever reaching critical mass, as it lacked multiplayer integration with the PC industry's leading multiplayer service. Today, that all changes.
Stardock cut the cord when it sold off Impulse to Gamestop, and, after revealing a few weeks back that it would start bringing its games to other platforms, has made good on one of its biggest titles. Demigod is now available on Steam, and it is listed with an introductory price of $6.69, with a $20 four-pack available for anyone looking for some multiplayer action.
We really enjoyed the game when we reviewed it a few years back, saying that "we’ve had nothing but fun while playing, both against the PC and when it’s worked online." Now that the online should be working more consistently, Demigod has gone from a fading star to a serious competitor to games like League of Legends and Valve's Dota 2, with a new audience that can give the game a second life.