Indie fans rejoice! To celebrate certain retail platforms - such as Steam, Apple's App Stores, and Google Play - offering developers the chance to enjoy freedom and flexibility when it comes to pricing their own games, a massive indie sale across those platforms will be conducted from May 24th through to June 1st.
Check out the blurb from the official site for Because We May below:
We believe that developers should have the freedom to price their games how they like, without interference from the online stores that sell the games. Why? Because it allows us to promote our games more freely, as we are doing here! We rely on the ability to promote our games for our livelihood and control over pricing is an important tool for this purpose.
For the last week of May (May 24 through June 1) our games will be deeply discounted to celebrate online stores that give us control over pricing: The App Store, Google Play, Steam, and a few others.
Here's a list of the titles that have signed up so far for the Steam initiative. Be sure to visit the official page for Because We May to check out other deals going down. The cut off point for participation submissions is May 22nd, so if you're an indie dev and you want to get involved join here.
- AaaaaAAaaaAAAaa AAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome
- Anomaly Warzone Earth
- Avadon: The Black Fortress
- BIT.TRIP BEAT
- BIT.TRIP RUNNER
- CAVE STORY
- Costume Quest
- DeathSpank: The Baconing
- Double Fine Bundle
- Frozen Synapse
- Frozen Synapse: Soundtrack Edition
- Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony
- Jamestown Deluxe Pack
- Lugaru HD
- Metal Drift
- Penny Arcade: Precipice of Darkness Combo Pack (Episode One & Two)
- Penny Arcade: Precipice of Darkness Episode One
- Penny Arcade: Precipice of Darkness Episode Two
- Snuggle Truck
- Super Meat Boy
- Swords & Soldiers
- The Binding of Isaac
- The Dejobaan Complete Pack
- The Wonderful End of the World
- Toki Tori
- Zen Bound 2
If you're one of those gamers who keeps complaining about a lack of decent games or grumbles about "too many shooters" or whines about being bored by the industry, then take a long look at this list. And then shut up...because you're talking bollocks.