Ronin Arts to Buy Atlas Games

Anyone who has observed the adventure games industry in the past decade has witnessed online sales of digital role-playing books grow from a tiny niche to a vital part of the market. While traditional retail outlets have struggled, these new media have thrived – bringing wealth and power to those who have led the way. In turn, those cash flows need to find new places to be reinvested, to strengthen and diversify the industry titans of the PDF field.

Thus we come to today's big news. It is my pleasure to announce that in the wee hours of the morning, negotiations were completed and I inked a deal with a businessman and creative professional I have long admired, Phil Reed. His company, Ronin Arts, will be acquiring all of the assets and liabilities of Atlas Games, effective one year from today.

We'll be following up tomorrow with further details, but I didn't want to make fans wait for this exciting news any longer than necessary.

6 comments:

  1. I call your bluff - April fool!

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  2. Oh no! So I went to their home page to read more, and it says that /they're/ being purchased by Steve Jackson Games. Is this a move by the Illuminati to create a gaming super-company? But then, wait, on the website, it says that Atlas Games is buying Steve Jackson Games. Will this self-referential nightmare ever end?

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  3. Just an outstanding laugh today! :)

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  4. It was only March 31 when I read it, so you almost got me. The cross post on sjgames.com gave it away though.

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  5. I for one welcome our alien overlords.

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  6. I'm late to the party, but that's a very nice April Fool's joke. :)

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