Are the various pay-what-you-want bundles too rich for your blood? Well how does "free" sound?
Javier and Carlos Cabrera, the indie developers behind the cyberpunk text adventure CYPHER (yes, text adventure) have spotlighted a handful of their peers' free games and are making them available for free in a completely free bundle.
Did I mention they are free?
Why, you may ask? Who cares? Free games! But if you really want to know:
"We want to give REAL indie developers a chance to show their work. It seems the definition of indie game developer has... changed over the last few years. Today, we see guys with big offices, several published games (some even by Sony or Nintendo) and ten, twenty employees call themselves indies and we slowly shake our heads. See, we feel that while these guys are small devs, they are not exactly *indies* anymore.
Bottom line is, most of us work so much through the year we usually miss these beautiful, incredible well made games, they fly under our radar for several reasons! Well, not anymore.
Some you may know, some may be absolutely new to you; that's what's fun of this bundle! Discover new games you missed for free!"
Included in the bundle are racing game Nitronic Rush, psychological horror game Ascension, action puzzle platformer Celestial Mechanica, pixel 3D (think Wolfenstein 3D) horror game Imscared, and brawler/platformer/genre mashup Abobo's Big Adventure. UPDATE: Treasure Adventure Game has been added to the bundle. For free!
All five games are available on Windows with Celestial Mechanica and Abobo's Big Adventure also available for Mac. The Free Bundle does not accept donations but some of the individual developers do, so links to their sites are provided right next to the individual games' download buttons.
Head on over to The Free Bundle and support indie developers. For free!
Souce: The Escapist
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen