The Game Vault
What is The Game Vault?
The Game Vault is a distribution and publishing platform for game developers and a digital marketplace for customers. We are currently reaching out to game developers in order to build up a library of available games. We are working to create a better website with more features.
How long until there are games to buy?
We have discussed putting numerous games in the store, but we hopefully will be able to get developers on board within a month!
Why did the website change?
Previously, we were creating a retail business model, but after much thought it was decided that creating a digital marketplace was a better choice.
Is the website secure?
Yes! We have a SSL certificate and SiteLock protection! We take several precautions to ensure site security and transparency. All payments are sent through Stripe.
Does The Game Vault offer funding support for developers?
We currently do not, however, we can help manage and market crowdfunding campaigns. We may expand into financing game development at some point, but we will have to wait and see. One of our goals is to hold an application period on an annual basis to publish the best games on our marketplace.
How do I open a vendor account?
You can fill out the registration form on the “My Account” page and be sure to check off “I’m a vendor”. Once you create an account, we will be in touch soon to make sure you complete your account set up.
What does The Game Vault offer developers?
The Game Vault allows developers to open a storefront and sell games to customers that are looking for quality indie games. The benefits of creating a vendor account includes retaining 100% of your revenue, access to store analytics, quick payments directly from customers through Stripe, control the price and discounts of your games, continue distributing your games on other platforms, and much more will be added over time.
What games are permitted on the marketplace?
The Game Vault is seeking finished indie games that are ready to be sold to customers. We define “finished” as a game that has completed its Beta phase and has at least 80% of the features advertised by the developer. We recognize development is never truly finished, but think of our marketplace as a place to launch a commercial-ready game. If you would like to create a vendor account and put a “Coming Soon” product on the site that is permissible. You will need to create a support ticket before making the product live, so we can designate it as a “Coming Soon” title.
What happens when I buy a game?
Once you make a purchase the download will appear in your account dashboard. The developer determines how long until the download expires and how many times you can download the file. If you have issues with your game download, please create a ticket with the vendor you ordered from. If you are unable to create a ticket with the vendor or have further issues send us a message using the contact form or on Twitter.
What is the Affiliate Program?
The Game Vault’s Affiliate Program is an initiative to bring more value to game developers and increase the website’s exposure while allowing content creators to earn a percentage of sales derived from their provided link. Currently, applications for the Affiliate Program is by invite only, but feel free to contact us if you think you should qualify. Please, only contact us if you have either a YouTube channel with at least 1,000 subscribers or a gaming related website with at least 500 unique visitors per day.