Unused keys are really lost opportunities for everyone. For developers, one of the main reasons to participate in a bundle is to create exposure, to put the game in the hands of gamers who might not otherwise find the game or buy it at retail. The hope is that some, perchance many, will actually play the game, like it, post reviews, tell friends, generally spread the word, which ultimately provides a promotional boost for the game and the developer, something particularly important for indies.
And, no doubt, not every game appeals to every gamer, though conversely, most every game will have an appeal to some gamers. Keys that were included in a bundle that are left idle represent the opportunity for joy unrealized by some gamer.
I know there has been a lot of excitement on Groupees about all of the upcoming changes and it has been a lot of fun to grab some popcorn and watch everyone speculate about what’s to come in chat. I think I can speak for the rest of the team when I say we are just as excited for the future as you guys. However, that’s not why I’m writing to everyone today.
As many of our veteran users will remember, we had a server crash awhile back. Before anyone gets worried, precautions have been taken to ensure that does not happen again. Although we have been able to get a lot of the downloads back up, we still have work to do. I would like to ask for your help with this. I am looking for any users who have backed up their purchases dating back to the beginning of Groupees and could send us the files. If you have been buying bundles with us for a long time, have many of your purchased files saved on your computer, and would like to help, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hoping to hear from some of you guys soon!
See you in chat,