updated 01:00 pm EST, Thu February 21, 2002
Pangea Software has made a plea to the Mac community to help it with obtaining shelf space at CompUSA. In a message posted its Website the publisher of popular games such as Nanosaur, Bugdom, Cro-Mag Rally and Otto Matic, asks the Mac community to help convince the store to carry its titles.
From the Pangea Website:
We need your help to stay in business. Over the years the cost of producing
games for the Macintosh has skyrocketed, and as a result we have become more and
more dependent on getting our games into the large retail stores to make a
profit. Unfortunately, Apple's only major retail partner is CompUSA, and for
quite some time now CompUSA has refused to carry any of our games despite the
fact that any time you walk into a CompUSA they will be demoing Bugdom, Cro-Mag
Rally, or Otto Matic on their iMacs. It seems unfathomable to us that they
wouldn't carry a game that they demo all day long, but that's how it is.
Unfortunately, without CompUSA's shelf space it will be difficult for us to stay
in business through 2003. For the last 10 years we have dedicated ourselves to
producing relatively non-violent, family-friendly games for the Macintosh, and
we hope to continue doing this for another 10 years with your assistance.
So, we want to start a letter writing campaign to CompUSA to try and urge them
to carry our games (most importantly, our new game Otto Matic) in their stores,
so we humbly request that you send CompUSA your thoughts on this matter by
filling out the Sales Support feedback form on their web site at: href="http://www.compusa.com/contact">www.compusa.com/contact