Welsh developer Arberth Studios has joined with games portal Gamersgate to offer the English-language version of its supernatural adventure 'Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches' for download. The non-exclusive deal covers all publishing territories of the world.
Arberth's co-founder Noel Bruton comments "We're very excited about this opportunity. It means that 'Rhiannon' is now available anywhere with a good Internet link, which opens it up even to territories where we don't yet have direct publishing arrangements. It can put 'Rhiannon' in the hands of more players, which is why we wrote it - to get it played. It's a great alternative route to market for the smaller independents like ourselves."
However, it is not just the increased and immediate product distribution that drew Arberth to Gamersgate, but the flexibility and quality of the facility. Bruton continues, "Gamersgate's online inventory monitoring service allows us to track and manage sales almost in real time, which is a far cry from the comparatively primitive, after-the-fact periodic sales reports from some more conventional publishers. We see offerings like Gamersgate as a key part of the future of access to adventure videogames."
About Arberth Studios:
Arberth Studios is a developer of point-and-click adventures for the PC.
Based in West Wales on the Celtic fringe of Britain, the company released its first game 'Rhiannon - Curse of the Four Branches' in North America and Europe in Autumn 2008 to widespread critical and player acclaim. It has recently announced production of its second title 'Coven', a story of modern-day witchcraft with links to a sixteenth-century mystery.
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