We have been making games at some level for years.  We started by designing and producing very small quantities mainly for friends and personal use.  Soon we evolved to licensing out our games to other publishers.  In 2009 we were approached by Sandstorm Productions to become one of their premier studios.  Over the next year we published another 7 games.  As a studio, we benefited from a much broader distribution and our games were generally well received by the gaming community.  Unfortunately, Sandstorm grew a little too fast and Closet Nerd eventually became independent again.  Luckily, the time at Sandstorm served as an incubator for a ton of new games that we will be producing either independently, or with publishing partners in the near future.

From the beginning we wanted to make games that appealed to a slightly broader demographic than your typical gamer.  We knew that there is a type of person that loves games, but isn’t a self-described gamer.  If we make games for that guy, the gamers will enjoy them too, but it will open the door to a larger market.  We wanted to appeal to the guy who isn’t necessarily on the chess team, but who knows how to play chess.  Closet Nerd brings euro-style gameplay, and beautiful design together to a broad audience for a unparalleled gaming experience.

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Please bear in mind that we are not currently accepting new game submissions, nor do we control inventory to be able to adequately address production errors.