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Pangea Needs Your Help with CompUSA
9:13 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The creators of such hit games as Nanosaur, Bugdom, and the just-released Otto Matic, the folks at Pangea Software need your help. In a post on the Pangea web site, Brian Greenstone calls for fans to write to CompUSA in an effort to get the computer retailer to carry Pangea's games. So far the retailer has refused to carry Pangea's titles, and the game maker warns that "without CompUSA's shelf space it will be difficult for us to stay in business through 2003."

Here's the full post from the Pangea web site:

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 www.compusa.com/contact.

If you're a fan of Pangea's games, be sure to contact CompUSA and ask that they carry them. Remember, a politely worded, articulate request is always the most effective.

We'll keep tabs with Greenstone on any further developments.

Pangea Software
Otto Matic


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