Up until a few weeks ago, Carpe Fulgur were still working out how they would distribute Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale. Today, they revealed that the game will be available on Valve’s Steam service.
“We are happy — almost to the point of delirium, really — to be on Steam,” said Andrew Dice, Project Director for Recettear at Carpe Fulgur. “This is the first time an independently-made game from Japan has appeared on the Steam service. This will allow the game to reach an audience of millions that otherwise would’ve been closed to it, and we have high hopes that Steam users will enjoy the game for the unique gem that it is.”
Steam certainly should do good things for Recettear’s exposure. The game will be released on the service this September 10th for $20. Pre-purchasing in advance will let you shave $2.00 off the price.
Additionally, for non-Steam users, Recettear will also be available on Gamersgate.