A new online store is going live on 26 September selling indie games. It will utilise a pay-what-you-want scheme.
The new store, IndieGameStand, is run by the same people behind Indie Game Magazine. Its goal is to promote indie games and give indie developers a chance to show their talents.
The pay-what-you-want scheme is a good way for customers to show their support for indie titles. The majority of the games have extra bonuses that come with them if you choose to spend enough. 10% of all sales will go towards the developer of the games chosen charity. Humble Bundle has had good success with a similar scheme.
Every game you purchase from the site can be downloaded and installed as many times as you like, regardless of what you paid.
IndieGameStand states on its website “The purpose of IndieGameStand is to put a spotlight on those indie titles which provide fantastic experiences, but may have been passed over by the mainstream gaming public, portals, websites, or whatever. This site is about supporting all of the fantastic and worthwhile indie developers out there. Every developer out there deserves a moment to shine.”
This is good news for students as it opens up a new market to sell your games on. You can get good exposure, have a game released and help a good cause.
You can learn more at IndieGameStand.com