New Bundles Planned
Gaming charity GamesAid has announced that the littleBIGbunch indie bundle (organised in part by Get Games) has sold over 20,000 copies and raised "significant funds" over its three week duration. Ian Livingstone has praised the initiative, and apparently a second bundle will be deploying later this year. However, they'll be focusing on quality rather than saturating the already heaving bundle market.
Games industry legend Ian Livingstone OBE thanked both the organisers, developers and consumers for making the littleBIGbunch a success.
Over 20,000 gamers registered for the bundle and when deciding where their money went, the funds were split pretty evenly between GamesAid and the Developers, which is great as ultimately it is the guys who make the games that enable the whole enterprise to take place.
Mommy’s Best Games, Oddworld Inhabitants, New Star Games, Mode 7 and Curve Studios deserve all the kudos and respect for their support and to the thousands of gamers who embraced and supported this venture, GamesAid extends their heartfelt thanks.
On the back of this success, GamesAid plan to release "a couple of packs of awesome games" in 2012 while making sure that they don't devalue their games by releasing too often (a problem that's starting to become apparent thanks to the growing prevalence of bundle deals).
GamesAid is now planning littleBIGbunch 2. We are not planning on releasing dozens of packs in 2012, rather to release a couple of packs of awesome games and let the gamers decide where their money goes. We would be delighted to hear from any Indie developers who are up for this and they can get in touch with me.
Naturally we'll let you know the moment we hear anything.