Excuse Me? ‘EA Indie Bundle’ Registered On Steam

EA Indie Bundle
EA Indie Bundle

An EA Indie Bundle has been registered on Steam. We gasped at the idea before deciding to share the news. Can EA have an indie bundle? The lineup suggests that it’s JUST about plausible.

Something might be wrong in the world today. The fact that I am writing “EA” and “indie” in the same sentence might be one of the signs of the apocalypse. I’ve already had to vandalise the EA picture at the top because it scared me so – I thought a pink rendition of the word “indie” would help. It didn’t. Okay, I’ll take a breather and just report this fairly and squarely…or at least try.

EA, Electronic Arts (the monsters!), have an indie bundle on the way – we found it recently registered on Steam. This consists of six games which they have had some fondling connection with. It’s tenuous at best that these games are “indie”, amongst the others that ride the line of definition. Alas, they’re indie and so we’re just going to roll with this.

There’s no idea given of a release or pricing for this bundle of course, but we can tell you what’s in it. So here goes:

We’ll keep an eye out for this when it does release on Steam whenever that may be – probably this week or the beginning of next week if you ask us. But damn, EA Indie Bundle…that is something.




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  1. Novack

    Its just a matter of market niches dominion. “Oh look, that niche is getting profitable, go for it!!”.

    The same ridiculous things happen in other media, look for instance at the “Warner Independent” movie studio/distributor.
    This guys have no limits because that huge corps are managed not by humans, but for internal regulations and stock prices. Shitty ideas are the logical result to corporative mechisms that have all the rights of an actual person, but none of its obligations (much less, any sense of ethics or moral).

  2. Novack

    Its just a matter of market niches dominion. “Oh look, that niche is getting profitable, go for it!!”.

    The same ridiculous things happen in other media, look for instance at the “Warner Independent” movie studio/distributor.
    This guys have no limits because that huge corps are managed not by humans, but for internal regulations and stock prices. Shitty ideas are the logical result to corporative mechisms that have all the rights of an actual person, but none of its obligations (much less, any sense of ethics or moral).

  3. Novack

    Its just a matter of market niches dominion. “Oh look, that niche is getting profitable, go for it!!”.

    The same ridiculous things happen in other media, look for instance at the “Warner Independent” movie studio/distributor.
    This guys have no limits because that huge corps are managed not by humans, but for internal regulations and stock prices. Shitty ideas are the logical result to corporative mechisms that have all the rights of an actual person, but none of its obligations (much less, any sense of ethics or moral).

  4. Tom Happ

    This kind of terrifies me. I could foresee a scenario in which big publishers use their immense marketing dollars to make sure their own indies dominate, with the result that it becomes another marketplace filled with large publishers in which other indies can never succeed. I hope I’m wrong.

  5. Dan Templeton

    I’m thoroughly confused.
    EA have practically ruined every small-time company since I can remember, and now they want to include themselves in the Indie World? If this happens, they’ll start buying over everything, just as they did with Timesplitters 3, for which I will never forgive them.

  6. jonathon wisnoski

    Well I like the game line-up.
    And companies seem to consider themselves indie, and not really wrongly, if they remain artistically free (independent) enough regardless of if some publisher is fronting some publishing bills.

    So as long as EA had little to no involvement in making the games there is no reason not to consider the games as mainstream commercial indie titles.

  7. Ewfeffs

    You should care because otherwise nothing gets better and you end up with a world full of assholes…

  8. Amir Barak

    This is a blatant lie on part of EA and the companies themselves for trying to push themselves as independent. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against any of the developers of any of these games (hell I got a friend that works for one of ‘em) but to represent yourself as an independent developer when you have a publish is a dick move…

    People seem to confuse the word independent with the word small for some reason…

  9. El Capitan

    Fuck that, EA stay where you are and keep the hell out of Indie! You have no clou what Indie games are about. I don’t buy AAA titles anymore because they are just a beautiful package with no content at all. I love Indie games and I WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY! So EA keep the fuck out!


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