An old gaming friends of years mention BOA as a game to get while corresponding via email.
One aspect not covered by this poll is that the brand awareness mechanism has probably evolved a lot today from what it was two years ago. Two years ago it was almost certainly word of mouth. However, I think now it is a lot more is driven by gaming Web sites/previews/reviews/AARs.
Well...I first saw an AGEOD game (Napoleon's campaigns) in a shop (a small retailer, not any large chain) while on a game buying spree. But actually I did not buy it (I only remember it because I hesitated a lot) because I had never heard of it and wasn't sure I would enjoy it (and the retailer didn't know the game, either, so couldn't answer my questions).So, this did not made me aware of the existence of AGEOD or of its other games.
I really found out about AGEOD when I searched for a patch for "Great Invasions" some days ago.
Generally speaking, in most cases, I'm made aware of games on internet forums.Often randomly on forums dedicated to games I already own, but I sometimes actively google/search for forums/threads/websites discussing the relative interest of various games in a given genre.
I responded to the poll "I noticed the game on a webshop" since it seemed the most accurate, even though the "webshop" was actually AGEOD's site (I mean I bought BoA because I noticed it on the site I was visiting for "Great Invasions").
Did a search one day in Wikipedia for civil war PC games, after some research decided to purchase AACW -- bought the boxed game through Best Buy, not yet knowing enough about AGEOD to warrant a direct download from their site. Knowing what I know of the company now, and their outstanding support and community...I wish I could turn back the hands of time
Saw the game in a software store. Since I love American civil war games I bought it. I'm always on the lookout for strategy war games.So glad I did,this is definitly my favorite computer civil war game. I think I read somewhere in these forums that this game is somewhat based on an old Victory Games boardgame.Which I own and enjoyed back in the day.If not it has some similarities. So once I saw this,there was no doubt I would buy it![as I will with the other AGEod games] Keep up the good work,and thanks for lots of fun!
As a paradox games fan, paradox forum was the first place I spotted a game from ageod. After visiting ageod forum for first time, I check regurarly to see if there are any news about VGN. ...you know, paradox Victoria was too demanding to be fun for me.