If you’re anything like me, you may have found yourself experiencing a major first-world problem when it comes to indie game bundles.
I love indie games, I love inexpensive games, and I really love supporting charities by buying said cheap indie games. However, I’ve been finding that the massive amount of bundles lately leaves me with two choices. Buy a bundle with several games I already have, or hold off and hope an new bundle will come along that has more games that I don’t have than do.
Well. Now I have a third option for procuring inexpensive indie game goodness and getting my money to charity.
As of today Indie Game Stand is an official thing. The new indie game distribution site takes the Humble Bundle style system and breaks the “bundle” out of it. Rather than offering a curated bundle of games for a few weeks to a month or so, Indie Game Stand offers one DRM free indie game at a pay-what-you-want price for 96 hours. At which point they switch to a completely different game.
As with the Humble Bundle and others, IGS does donate a portion of the purchase proceeds to charity and the charities will change regularly as well.
For the the site’s official launch, they are offering Escape Goat, a puzzle platformer featuring a goat and his companion mouse trying to escape from the Prison of Agnus. IGS does have a suggested price of $10US for the game, but still allow you to pay what you feel like. And 10% of the proceeds go to The American Red Cross.