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Beamdog harnesses Edmonton's games legacy while forging something new

Beamdog harnesses Edmonton's games legacy while forging something new

In 2009, Beamdog β€” now the largest independent game studio in Edmonton β€” was struggling to distinguish itself in an ever-crowded online gaming market. Firm believers in direct sales, Oster and his co-founder Cam Tofer set up a digital distribution platform similar to online PC-games retailer Steam. Despite more than 300 unique titles on offer, Beamdog barely had any sales. This was the same year the iPad launched.