Left Behind Games, which recently merged with fellow Christian game publisher Digital Praise, will see its titles now sold in Berean Christian Stores.
The agreement came about as a result of a recent trial marketing program that took place last year, which saw four “Family Video Game Night” events take place at Chick-fil-A restaurants in California. The events allowed attendees to try out games for free and receive a 20.0 percent off coupon to be used at a neighboring Berean store. The promotions resulted in 30 games per week sold and $2,500 in monthly sales at a single store, prompting the expansion of the promotion to the remaining Berean locations.
Left Behind hopes to use the strategy at any of the 1,400 Chick-fil-A locations that are in close proximity to the 18 Berean storefronts, or other Christian stores.
Myron Detweiler, VP of Merchandising at Berean Christian Stores stated:
We have never had so much success selling computer games, but, as a result of the Left Behind Games marketing program, we've seen an increase in traffic and sales. Their two-fold strategy involves (1) a Chick-fil-A Video Game Night event held at a local restaurant promoting the games for sale in a local store, and (2) having a Left Behind Games Sales Representative in our store on the weekends to assist us with demonstrating and selling the video games.
Berean has stores in Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.