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Awesome news for indie games… in America

Amazon.com has opened a new division devoted to indie gaming.  Called simply Indie Game Store, it offers a huge range of indie games.  However, it’s only available to those living in the US of A.

It follows a great model, though.  Apparently, 100% of the sales go to the developers.  There are a variety of interesting games, at a huge discount.  Some bundles are as much as 75% off!

They also have an Indie Spotlight.  As they explain in their first spotlight

Announcing the Indie Developer Spotlight! Every Thursday, we’ll be showcasing the story and game(s) of a small, independently-run game development company. Our aim is to give Amazon customers insight into not only the game development process, but the people behind the Indie games so many of us enjoy.

Say what you will about Amazon, and say what you will about indie gaming, I still think this is a great initiative!  Nice for the developers to be so involved and to reap the direct rewards of their success.  Plus, it may become necessary to get more names in the game considering the bizarre behavior over at Steam Greenlight.

Hope this works out for all involved.  Would you be willing to get your games from Amazon if Indie Game Store was available in South Africa?

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Author:Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!
  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    That’s pretty cool actually

  • Rinceyouropinion

    YES!

  • Hammersteyn

    More competition = better prices. So yes!

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    This header wins because Indiana Jones.

    • Skyblue

      Agreed!

  • PointMan

    Good guy Amazon.

  • Trevor Davies

    Depends on what kind of DRM system they go with. I prefer getting my indies through various bundles or gog without DRM, if they do the same, then sure.

  • FoxHound R – Xbox One Day One

    humble bundle is all i need

  • http://xelusprime.wix.com/ettiennev Xelus

    I say, indie game companies need more recognition. They’ve been the ones to come up with some awesome innovative new games, not the big name companies. Good show I say, good show!

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Awesome stuff for indie

  • Yobokkie

    They actually aren’t too fussy, just enter a valid US address and they’ll let you download stuff, no cross checking with the credit card and nothing actually gets sent to that address (digital download only obviously). I’ve bought quite a few insane specials from them, got the keys and added them to steam. LA Noire in particular was a good find as for some obscure reason Steam doesn’t seem to sell it to Safricans?

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