IndieGameStand is an innovative new website that will showcase handpicked independent games at discounted prices, the site and service will officially launch on September 26, 2012. In the style of shopping sites like Woot, Groupon, and Free App A Day, IndieGameStand will feature one game every four days, giving players easy access to creative games while providing independent developers with unique ways to sell and spread the word about their offerings. A sneak preview of the service can be viewed at http://www.indiegamestand.com. Plus, those who register with the site over the next two weeks will receive a free copy of Chester, a unique 2D platformer from indie developer Brilliant Blue-G.
With "pay what you want" pricing, consumers can decide exactly how much to pay for a game and be confident that their money will go straight to the developer who made it. At launch the site will accept PayPal, Google Checkout, and Amazon Payments, and 10% of each game's sales will be donated to a charity of the developer's choice. All of IndieGameStand's featured games will be downloadable and DRM-free.
More than fifty developers have already signed up to have their games showcased on the service, including Spiderweb Software, Cipher Prime, Digital Eel, Magical Time Bean, Headup Games, and Zachtronics Industries.
This is great news for developers and gamers alike, especially for those that love the world of Indie gaming, not only that but its a great prospect for those who want an original game but are a little light in the wallet, with the pay-what-you-want service, meaning there will be some serious bargains to be had, unless of course you're feeling more generous and want to see a particular title of developer do well for their hard work and dig a little deeper into your bank account.