September 11th, 2012 | By Sarah Bishop
Here at IGM we are pleased to announce the coming of a new indie games distribution site, IndieGameStand! This site co-founded by our very own Mike Gnade, is dedicated to the distribution of little-known yet high-quality games. But several sites do that. What sets IndieGameStand apart is its pricing system. Every four days a different game will be featured, during its feature period the game will be pay-what-you-want which is a spectacular deal for gamers, as I’m sure you’re all aware from other pay-what-you-want sales. It’s also great for developers, who get 70% of the proceeds and lots of exposure for their game.
For the four days that the game is featured, 10% of all sales profits go to a charity of the developer’s choice. Once you have bought the game and sent your money off to both the developer and charity, you will have access to your DRM free download. This means that once you buy them, they are added to what is called your digital wallet. From there, they can be downloaded at your leisure to any computer simple, easy, and efficient.
As stated in the title, IndieGameStand will launch September 26th. If you head to the site between now and then and sign up, you will be rewarded with a free copy of Chester (a 2D platformer with some light RPG elements). There’s a quite helpful countdown timer running on the site’s main page, which will tell you exactly how long you have before the site launch. As of the time this article as written, you have 16 days. Don’t waste them! Get a move on!