We're Appalachia Interactive

Who we are

We're a small, independent video game studio based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — near the confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio rivers, nestled in the plateau on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains.

We’re currently working on our first release — "Keepers of Creation".

What matters to us

Independence

Appalachia Interactive is not, and does not aim to be, a traditional video game studio. Or, for that matter, a traditional company. We're going our own way — staying small, lean, and employee-owned.

Send us a note at inquiries@appalachiainteractive.com if you want to engage with what we're doing in any way.

Commitment

We want to create works that deeply engage our audience. Money is not the sole focus of our studio. There are no ads, no micro-transactions, no pay-to-win, no subscriptions. We're awake at night thinking about how to make our work more meaningful — not how to part our audience with their money. Our marketing strategy is to make a product so good that you will share it with those around you.

Accessibility

We don't cut corners on accessibility. If you aren't able to play our games, please reach out to us at accessibility@appalachiainteractive.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate you. You can read more about our accessibility efforts here.

Responsibility

We don't ignore our ethical, moral, and social responsibilities. We take it seriously when we represent something in our work — a living being, a place, a culture. We recognize that the elements of our world that make their way into our stories, are owed something by us.

If you want to learn about how we are repaying this debt now, and how we plan to in the future, check out our causes.

Respect

With our work and our daily lives, we do our best to pay respect to the world around us and the living things in it.

We acknowledge that we benefit from a national economy built on the back of theft, genocide, and slavery. We support the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color whose ancestors helped build this nation and still are denied equal treatment and their share of our national wealth.

We also offer our respect to the Native peoples who lived on this land before us, and to repay them for what was taken. You can read about the land we sit on in our land acknowledgement and who we support and trust to conserve it.

Last but not least, we care deeplyfor the animals that live with us on this land. You can read about some important animal rights issues that we support.