The lights are on
There's no shortage of indie game bundles being offered to gamers now, most of which invite you to pay whatever you want for their wares. The makers of The Free Bundle, on the other hand, are simply content to point visitors towards five great indie games that are all available free of charge.
While The Free Bundle website mimics the layout of other indie bundle sites, the descriptions for each game link directly to the developers' websites and direct downloads for each title. The games being featured are Nitronic Rush, Ascension, Celestial Mechanica, Imscared, and Abobo's Big Adventure, which we did a full video playthrough of last year. It's worth noting that these games were all already free; the creators of the website are just trying to help these games get the recognition they deserve.
I rolled my eyes at the attempt to differentiate the "real" indies from the non-indie indies in the website's FAQ (apparently if you have more than ten employees or publish your games, you aren't indie anymore), but the titles highlighted on the site are certainly worthy of praise and recognition, as is The Free Bundle for bringing them to the attention of gamers. Check the games out, and if you find one that you enjoy, consider heading over to the developer's website and donating to them directly.
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Im always down for new indie titles, especially free ones. I cant wait for the next Humble Bundle :)
Abobo's is there? Count me in!
Abobo's Big Adventure was definitely my pick for best game of 2012.
Free doesn't always mean good. But in this case, good is made free. So it's all good, right?
Thats pretty awesome, in a week I might be able to get some but I cant right now, thanks for the notice.
*ears perk* Did I hear free?
Already played Abobo, at least.
This is cool, and its free!
Man, if they are free, they must SUCK. Just kidding. I've had a bad day.
Free is the best price.
wooohoo nice! try abobo! its good, anyways, might try for the others!
Great idea. Love how indie developers are finally given a spotlight. Not a majority, but certainly a good amount. I recommend Indie Game: The Movie it's on instant streaming (Netflix) right now - even my non-gaming parents loved it.
Free indie games? And they are good? Count me in!
Gunna d-l some of these.
I've been playing Abobo's Adventure since the summer and highly recommend it