First off, I just want to say that I think GSB looks absolutely amazing. The concept is so blindingly obvious (take the best part, those often all too short capital-ship fight scenes, from your favorite sci-fi movies) that I can’t believe it has been executed in game form so rarely. The graphics are, of course, wonderfully gratuitous and a joy to behold. And best of all, the creator seems to be highly motivated to not only continue improving and working on the game, but to actually work with and listen to the community for input on HOW to make it better. So DEFINITELY keep up the awesome work!
Moving on to my subject line, I took a quick look through both the Positech Games forums as well as the development blogs and have not been able to find any recent information about whether there has been any progress towards getting GSB (if not all Positech games) onto Steam. From what I have seen, the newest info regarding this topic dates back to http://positech.co.uk/cliffsblog/?p=121 in October of 2008 and http://positech.co.uk/cliffsblog/?p=170 from January of 2009. Additionally, there have been a few recent comments in the latest GSB development postings about getting the game(s) on Impulse.
Now, I have absolutely nothing against Impulse and/or Direct2Drive (mentioned in the second URL I posted) - I have an Impulse account myself and use it fairly regularly. That being said, for a number of reasons, often simply the sheer variety of titles, Steam has become my DL-game platform of choice and, if at all possible, I try to consolidate my purchases there for ease of access, as well as being more or less assured that Steam will still be there to serve up my games for the foreseeable future. This is, in fact, the only reason I have not already purchased (pre-ordered) GSB.
So, if there is any new information regarding this area, I’d love to hear it. Thanks again!