We're in the closing days of 2016, but it seems victims of the killer year continue to pile up. Today's victim is not a person but rather a service. Digital PC game storefront Games Republic has announced that they will be shutting down.
Games Republic was started in 2014 by independent game studio 11 Bit Studios, the developer behind games such as Anomaly: Warzone Earth, This War of Mine, and the currently in development Frostpunk, and publisher behind games like Tower 57 and Spacecom. Games Republic provided a new place to purchase games, offering up an alternative to services like Steam and Origin.
Unfortunately, it seems that Games Republic was not able to draw in the crowd it wished. According to an e-mail we received today from 11 Bit Studios, the decision to shut down Games Republic happened on December 8th:
I'm reaching out to you today with important news regarding Games Republic.On Thursday, December 8, it was decided by Games Republic management and 11 bit studios board to shut down GamesRepublic.com with the end of the year. Today we'll be disabling the possibility to purchase games in our store. Users will be able log in to their accounts to download their games and activation codes till the end of January, and will be informed about this in a special message.
TechRaptor partnered with GamesRepublic starting in September, and the codes that we sent out to existing and new members for December will no longer continue to work. For membership details, please visit this link and direct any questions to [email protected]. We'd like to thank GamesRepublic for working with us for these last few months, their team was easy to work with and knowledgeable. We'll miss working with them.If you purchased any games from Game Republic and want to hang onto them, now would be the time to make some room and download them.