Remember that game Retrovirus that was featured a few months back as part of a "Fund This Game" article?
Well, it didn't reach its funding goal, but in a better-than-expected series of twists, one of the backers of the project turned out to be a GameStop manager who recommended the game to his superior (to great effect, I might add. Read on.) and another backer was a wealthy fellow who helped fund the team financially.
Normally I avoid GameStop brick and mortar stores (they're known as EB Games here in Canada) since they are overpriced and typically feature only AAA games. But, I was pleasantly surprised with the story outlined by Spencer Roberts, president of Cadenza Interactive, the team behind Retrovirus.
I won't go into all the details of the story, but it caused me to take a good look at GameStop's digital distribution platform known as GameStop App. I have to admit I was quite skeptical before actually trying it. It's pretty good, actually. I was able to buy the game (via Paypal), have it show up in my account, and download instantly. GameStop App apparently offers unlimited downloads just like Steam does. No DRM, as well. Both of these things are prerequisites for a purchase from me. Good stuff.
If Retrovirus seemed like your piece of cake (I know it's definitely mine), then pick it up on GameStop App for under $20 and gain access to the alpha.