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How did you find out about KSP?

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I personally found it with one of Matt Lowne's videos, then visited the KSP webpage and bought it on steam.

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The many mentions of KSP in xkcd comics finally got my interest, so I looked into it.  Looked fun, and the fact that they had a Linux version is what did it for me.  Bought it outright, without even waiting for a sale or trying the demo.

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I was watching something on youtube and after, one of the recommended videos was a Scott Manley "What KSP doesn't teach about...."  video.  It was something about rocket engines & looked interesting.  And after watching one or two more of his videos, I wanted to know what this KSP thing was he kept referencing in his video titles.  It looked interesting, so i downloaded the demo with the idea that if I could figure out how to get into orbit, I would buy the whole game.  Two or three days later, I was installing the full version & making my wife hate my computer.

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Two of my coworkers were discussing it in the office or at the weekly D&D game one day.

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I was playing Sandbox Universe and wishing I could fly ships in realistic gravity, and then there was this Kerbal Space Program thing listed in their suggested links. 

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I found it in the "green light" pre-release game sales on Steam.

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I dont even remember, it was around 2012 i think, around 0.19 or 0.20, not sure. Probably seen it on PC Gamer but i remember one thing, when i first found it, i played it for hours non-stop.

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Random people randomly talking about it in random online game so I randomly decided to google out what KSP stands for to get a grip on context. Fast forward few years and here I am.

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I'd seen assorted random YouTube videos -- this was around four years ago, so most of the videos were based on 1.1.3 or 1.2.2 -- and then I heard there was a free demo.  Ho hum, I run Linux, not Windows (i didn't know then that the game was available in Linux native version, but I knew the demo was Windows).  Then i found instructions on getting the demo to run in Linux (well behaved program, easy setup).  I tried it, instructions handy on how to build a rocket in demo that could reach orbit.

I bought the game the next payday (fortuitously, it had gone on special, so I paid half the then-current price).  Far and away the most entertainment I've ever gotten for fourteen bucks (plus another sixteen or so for the Making History DLC -- still have to buy Breaking Ground).

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An acquaintance of mine posted an image of his first Mun landing back in 2012-2013 (don't recall exactly when), and based on that image, I looked into the game.  Bought it pretty much then and there, although according to Steam, I missed the cutoff for the free DLC by a month or so.

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My friend said that there was this new space exploration game that he probably shouldn't tell me about because I would get hooked and spend all my time playing, but he couldn't not tell me about something I'd enjoy so much. Six years and 700+ hours later, here I am.

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Sometime in 2014, watched videos. Looked good. Bought 0.25 alpha. Played a lot. Now play more RSS/RO than stock

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I even can't remember...
Exactly I've discovered it on my then new job in 2012 while surfing pop-computer sites on a break.
Somebody somewhere mentioned it there in comments.
Possibly it was habr.ru, but maybe not.
So, it was 0.13.

Edited by kerbiloid

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On 2/7/2018 at 10:18 PM, 5thHorseman said:

I was bored one day and remembered this guy who was trying to walk to the Far Lands in Minecraft. I wondered if he was still doing it, so I searched for him on YouTube.

Not only was he still going, but he had started playing this game about running a space program.

4.5 years later, he's still going to the Far Lands and I'm still playing KSP.

Correction: 6.5

Edited by 5thHorseman

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My friend had the game (he knew absolutely nothing about the game ) and was saying how hard it was.Fast forward a year and I saw it on Steam for like 20 bucks with both dlc, got it and haven't played another game since.

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To me (and I am very new to KSP) I got it from a few peeps on utube. Since my retirement I am now making flying model rockets (again) and into building plastic models, mostly rockets and Aircraft. (yea always loved stuff that fly's) and saw  topics from Scott Manleys content about space and Kerbal. What the heck is a Kerbal..... Well got the demo and loving it. So cool!

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I accidentally stumbled upon a video that seemed to be from ShadowZone. I liked his video. And I started looking for videos from Russian-speaking bloggers. But watching videos is not at all like playing.
I played and realized that I was obliged to buy a license. And bought a licensed version in Steam.

sorry for my bad english

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