With its first game being released on Steam on Thursday, the community bank branch in Edmonton is gearing up to get the next wave of new users into its gaming vault.
“We have a few people that have purchased their first game and they’ve been really impressed with the game and want to be able to access more content and have some fun,” said Alex Janssen, chief marketing officer of the Edmonton Community Bank.
“They’ve been looking for some way to get into our community bank and we wanted to provide that for them.”
The Edmonton Community Fund has been working to increase the pool of people that can access the bank.
That’s why the Edmonton branch has partnered with the Edmonton Business Development Corporation to offer a discounted membership to those who signed up through the bank’s website on Wednesday.
The Edmonton Business Developments Corporation is a division of the City of Edmonton.
It manages and operates the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.
“Our members have access to the Edmonton Regional Economic Development Centre and the Edmonton Sports Development Corporation,” Jansen said.
“Auroras is one of the most popular and popular games in the community so we wanted the membership to be an attractive way for people to access the content.”
The Calgary branch also offered members a discounted rate of $15 for a free game.
“Members have a great experience at our bank,” said Jeff Zaback, the Calgary branch manager.
“The Calgary Community Bank is a great place for members to go and interact with people and learn about the Edmonton region.”
With files from CBC News’ Jennifer Hoey.