Amazon.com opened their Game Downloads Store (beta) today. This is not big games, but smaller casual games. It looks like it’s US only (but I can be wrong).
Here is a quote from Amazon Game Room’s Blog:
Gamers, take note. Today we are pleased to announce the beta launch of the Amazon Game Downloads store, www.amazon.com/gamedownloads, our first step into the downloadable games space. Loaded with an ever-growing roster of casual gaming titles for your PC, the Amazon Game Downloads store features more than 600 games on day one, all priced under a tenspot at either $6.99 or $9.99. As a bonus for exploring our new Game Downloads store, for the next week we’re offering three free, full-version games – “Jewel Quest 2,” “The Scruffs” and “Build A Lot.”
If you miss out on this launch offer, not to worry – every game in our store is available for a free 30-minute trial. We could tell you loads more about the range of games, and all the standard Amazon features you’d expect, but instead we’ll just say this: go play!