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Indie promotions and pay-what-you-want schemes are nothing new; in fact, we report them ad nauseam. Chances are, we’ll even have more to reveal this week, after already picking the best IndieFort games for you. This time, we’ll discuss the newly launched IndieGameStand website.
Much like similar ideas such as Groupon, this site will offer one game deal every 96 hours. Gamers will be able to purchase the promoted title in a pay-what-you-want scheme, ensuring profits to go directly to the developers. Additionally, 10% of that money will be donated to a charity of the developer’s choosing. Each 4 days, another game will be featured, but should you miss out you can still grab the previous title in a bundle for a limited time.
All downloads will come DRM-free, but if that isn’t your bag, then there’s solace in knowing most downloads will receive Desura and/or Steam keys as well. Mind you, there’s a whopping fee of a buck to receive such a thing, meaning you’ll be able to purchase games for less than $1. It sounds pretty ridiculous when said that way.
The project was started by the staff of Indie Game Magazine. Co-founder Mike Gnade stated: “We created IndieGameStand to put a spotlight on indie titles that provide fantastic experiences, but may have been passed over by the mainstream gaming public.” Alpha and Beta builds of games will get featured as well, which additionally lowers the bar for indie developers to get a boost. People that register before September 28 will receive a free copy of 2D platformer Chester. You can sign up here.