Those of you who are long-time readers of this literary outlet will have noticed the number of times we have referred to our work with Annapurna Interactive. The more astute among you may have even asked yourselves, "is there an NDA-shielded will-they-won't-they dynamic between these two companies? These two companies that are not human, yet have gained human-like characteristics via my parasocial relationships with them?"
Your keen eyes serve you well, readers among the aforementioned demographic. As of very recently, 24 Bit Games is a subsidiary of Annapurna Interactive. Both parties are elated and we are immensely pleased to make this partnership social-media-official.
Like any career-oriented internet luminary with a growing fan base, I feel it is my responsibility to that fan base to put any trepidation to rest. To answer the question echoing loudest in your mind, this is not some gauche publicity stunt orchestrated to further either party's celebrity. Over the years of working with the fine folks at Annapurna, we have come to know them as wise and kindhearted, inspiring and inspired in equal measure. Their values align closely with our own and while this partnership may seem too perfect to you, from our perspective it is simply an organic and inevitable growth from our current relationship into its new beautiful lepidopterous form.
It pains me to lean on such an obvious cliché but we complete each other. Annapurna with their tremendous experience in the realm of publishing and an ever-expanding roster of incredible games, both available now and coming in the near future. Us with our old-school engineering know-how and scrappy underdog moxie. It is a natural pairing. Mulder and Scully. Cooper and Truman. Squall and Rinoa, except we're definitely Squall because he has a cool jacket and a sick gunblade and Rinoa has an awesome dog that's also a weapon so this is maybe a tougher decision than I'd initially thought it to be. Mountain Dew and Doritos. I could go on ad infinitum.
The point I am so painfully labouring to make to you, dear reader, is that this is an exciting and promising opportunity for both 24 Bit Games and Annapurna Interactive. We cannot wait to see what the future holds, and we hope that we can count on your continued readership as we traverse these ever-shifting currents.
New games coming to your platform of choice in the near future. The capacity for true love can be found in your heart, if you look for it.