An affiliate is a business partner of Three Rings Design. They may provide public support for Puzzle Pirates such as advertising, download, foreign language support, or more. For example, Steam is an electronic game distribution platform, for which the Puzzle Pirates client has special hooks and extensions to coexist with the proprietary Steam client.
List of affiliates
This term is also used in the Refer a friend program, when providing links to a personal pirate page, the argument "affiliate" appears in the URL, specifying a unique identifier for the referring user.