It’s only rarely that we report any news about ourselves, but today is one of those rare cases!
We’re excited to announce that we’re preparing to launch a new digital shop dedicated exclusively to adventure games. The Adventure Gamers Store will be home to titles from both larger publishers and smaller indie developers, with a planned opening later this month.
Long-time followers of Adventure Gamers may remember the Adventure Shop, an online shop that we helped popularize beginning in 2007. Unfortunately, we ran into severe accountability difficulties with the company that ran this shop, and so we were forced to end this affiliate partnership two years ago. (Since we couldn’t easily discuss our reasons at the time, this partnership expired relatively quietly.)
The shop was a great idea however, and one that was very successful until the very end. And so, to fill the void it seemed only natural that we should create a store to replace it.
The new Adventure Gamers Store will be headed up by Marek Bronstring, while Adventure Gamers itself will continue as-is under the editorship of Jack Allin. Although the two sites will share the same user account system, they will exist on separate domains and will be run by separate teams, so as to not affect AG’s editorial independence.
Adventure Gamers has reliably served the adventure community for over 15 years now, and we are planning to devote the same degree of commitment and integrity to running the shop.
What makes the Adventure Gamers Store different from other stores is of course its genre specialization. This means we can highlight games we know you will love but which may get overlooked elsewhere. Over time, the AG store will bring together the catalogues of the different adventure game publishers, as well as casting a spotlight on great under-the-radar indie titles. Occasionally, new titles will be launching exclusively on the Adventure Gamers Store.
We know that some gamers like to get all their games on Steam, while others prefer to get their games DRM-Free. That’s why you will be able to buy games from the store either as DRM-Free direct downloads, or as license keys redeemable on Steam. (Whether both options are available for each game depends on our exact agreements and, of course, whether a game is available on Steam).
We don't have an exact launch date yet as we are still signing up more developers (which is part of why we’re announcing early), but look for the store to open this February.
P.S.: Developers or publishers interested in more information about the AG Store can contact Marek Bronstring at [email protected]. We have made the process very easy with little required from your end. Contact us for terms and other details.