Steam launched Indie Spring Sale yesterday, lasts until March 29th


Yesterday Steam reduced the prices of many indie games, which of course include those Independent Game Festival Winners and Finalists. Also it’s a pretty opportunistic time to highlight indie games, since PAX East started this morning and includes Indie Megabooth that showcases a plethora of independent game developers. In addition, several developers who received funding through Kickstarter will also be there, such as the Pixelscopic of Delver’s Drop and Sinister Design of Telepath Tactics. You may now also purchase games from Steam’s Early Access Program that allows you test out alpha builds. Gnomoria, Under the Ocean, and StarForge are a few that are available now to try out.

You can check the full listings of indie games here. Below are the IGF Finalists and Winners and PAX East Games that are on sale among notable other indie games.

IGF Finalists & Winners

PAX East Games

Notable on sale titles:

NightSky – $1.99 (80% off)
Terraria – $2.49 (75% off)
Dungeons of Dredmor – $2.49 (50% off)
Trine – $2.49 (75% off)

Steam brings back the Summer Indie Bundles on sale along with reducing Transformers


Finally, there’s something slightly more interesting than the usual big title sales. Steam has discounted Transformers: War of Cybertron 75% off, putting it at just $7.50. Also if you pre-purchase the game, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, you’ll receive the G1 Retro Pack free! In addition to the discounted High Moon Studios game, you can also purchase the Summer Indie Bundles that were available during the Steam Summer Sale again. Each bundle is available at $9.99 (75% off).
Check out the list below for details on which games are featured in each bundle.  As always, the midweek madness sales end at 7pm EST.

  • Indie Bundle Day 1 – The Baconing, Edge, Anomaly Warzone Earth, Cave Story+, Lone Survivor ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 2 – Universe Sandbox, E.Y.E, Oil Rush, Botanicula, Splice ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 3 – Braid, Bit.Trip Beat, Runespell: Overture, Bunch of Heroes, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 4 – Atom Zombie Smasher, Sanctum, Blocks That Matter, Sword and Sworcery (includes soundtrack), A Valley Without Wind ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 5 – Audiosurf, Greed Corp., Gemini Rue, The Tiny Bang Story, Ys: The Oath in Felghana ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 6 – Defcon, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, SpaceChem, Trauma, Ticket to Ride ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 7 – Zombie Driver, Dungeons of Dredmor, Vessel, Avadon: The Black Fortress, Qube ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 8 – Wings of Prey, Hoard, Swords and Soldiers, Demolition Inc., Sol Exodus ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 9 – Zeno Clash, VVVVVV, Revenge of the Titans, Jamestown, Capsized ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 10 – Machinarium, Eufloria, Beat Hazard, Bit.Trip Runner, All Zombies Must Die ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 11 – World of Goo, Star Ruler, Hydrophobia, Orion: Dino Beatdown, Waveform ($39.99 placeholder)

Steam’s summer sale is finally here


Today the Steam summer sale everybody has been eagerly awaiting for has finally hit. There are the usual daily deals and now there are flash sales and a poll to choose an upcoming sale.

For each day I will try to update about each daily deal and flash sales.

There are nine daily deals and today’s are:

The flash sales are:

You can also cast your vote among three top hits and the one that receives the most votes will be the next deal in eight hours. The choices right now are: The Witcher 2 (60% off), Saint’s Row: The Third (75% off), and Batman: Arkham City (66% off). Of course, there are your publishers’ packs on sale. Check out the entire Steam catalog and be sure to check back each day for new deals. Happy bargain shopping.

Steam Summer Sale will bring Indie Bundles each day


Everyone’s practically awaiting the Steam Summer Sale. I know I am. I have a bunch of games I’d like to try out, but not pay $30 something for them. During the Steam Summer Sale, there will be plenty of bundles on sale, especially indie bundles. There will be an Indie bundle each day of the two week sale. Of course, there will also be publisher packs on sale as well as franchise packs. Take a look below at the Indie game bundles and the confirmed packs. Indie Bundle Day 4 looks like a great one, despite I already have S:S&S EP. A lot of the indie bundles I already have one or two games out of each which I’m sure most people do as well if you constantly buy the plethora of indie game bundles out there. The rumor is the Steam Summer sale will begin on July 12th.

Indie bundles:

  • Indie Bundle Day 1 – The Baconing, Edge, Anomaly Warzone Earth, Cave Story+, Lone Survivor ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 2 – Universe Sandbox, E.Y.E, Oil Rush, Botanicula, Splice ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 3 – Braid, Bit.Trip Beat, Runespell: Overture, Bunch of Heroes, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 4 – Atom Zombie Smasher, Sanctum, Blocks That Matter, Sword and Sworcery (includes soundtrack), A Valley Without Wind ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 5 – Audiosurf, Greed Corp., Gemini Rue, The Tiny Bang Story, Ys: The Oath in Felghana ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 6 – Defcon, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, SpaceChem, Trauma, Ticket to Ride ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 7 – Zombie Driver, Dungeons of Dredmor, Vessel, Avadon: The Black Fortress, Qube ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 8 – Wings of Prey, Hoard, Swords and Soldiers, Demolition Inc., Sol Exodus ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 9 – Zeno Clash, VVVVVV, Revenge of the Titans, Jamestown, Capsized ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 10 – Machinarium, Eufloria, Beat Hazard, Bit.Trip Runner, All Zombies Must Die ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 11 – World of Goo, Star Ruler, Hydrophobia, Orion: Dino Beatdown, Waveform ($39.99 placeholder)

General discounts:

  • 1C Collection – Cryostasis, Men of War series, NecroVisioN, Kings Bounty series, Theatre of War series, Rig ‘n’ Roll, Space Rangers 2 Reboot ($39.99)
  • 2K Pack 2 Bioshock 2, Darkness 2: Limited Edition, Duke Nukem Forever, Mafia 2, SpecOps: The Line (no price yet)
  • Batman / Gotham City Imposters Bundle – Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City & DLC, Gotham City Imposters ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Bethesda Collection – Brink & DLC, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, Fallout: New Vegas & DLC, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim ($99.99 placeholder)
  • BioShock Franchise Pack – BioShock, BioShock 2 ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Bit Trip Beat Pack – Bit.Trip Beat plus soundtrack ($9.99)
  • Bit Trip Runner Pack – Bit.Trip Runner plus soundtrack ($9.99)
  • Blendo Games Pack – Airforte, Atom Zombie Smasher, Flotilla (no price yet)
  • Carpe Fulgur Bundle – Chantelise, Recettear, Fortune Summoners ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Civilization Collection – Civilization 3 Complete, Civilization 4 Complete, Civilization 5 plus DLC (not Gods & Kings) ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Command & Conquer Franchise Pack – Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising, Command & Conquer 4 ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Cyan Complete Pack 2012 – Real Myst, Myst Masterpiece Edition, Myst 5, Riven, Uru, Spelunx, Manhole, Cosmic Osmo ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Cyanide Studios Compilation – A Game of Thrones, Blood Bowl: Dark Elves Edition, Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, Loki, Pro Cycling Manager 2008, Pro Cycling Manager 2012 (no price yet)
  • Dawn of War Franchise Pack – Dawn of War 1 series and Dawn of War 2 series plus DLC ($39.99)
  • Deep Silver Compilation – Dead Island & DLC, Emergency 2012, Iron Front, Jane’s Advanced Strike Fighters, Lost Horizon, Nail’d, Risen, Risen 2, Rush for Berlin, Sacred 2, Secret Files, Secret Files 2, The Dark Eye, The Whispered World (no price yet)
  • Duke Nukem Bundle – Duke Nukem Forever plus DLC ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Europa Universalis 3 Chronicles – Europa Universalis 3 Complete, EU3 Divine Wind, EU3 Heir to the Throne (no price yet)
  • Foreign Legion Bundle – Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood, Foreign Legion: Multi Massacre ($59.99 placeholder)
  • Gratuitous Battle Pack – Gratuitous Space Battles, Gratuitous Tank Battles ($39.99 placeholder)
  • GTA IV Complete Pack – Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Fright Pack – Burn Zombie Burn, The Path, The Scourge Project, The Void, Zombie Driver ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Kalypso Collection – Tropico 3, Tropico 4, Dungeons, Dungeons: The Dark Lord, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, SkyDrift, Airline Tycoon 2, Port Royale 3, Bang Bang Racing ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Killing Floor Bundle – Killing Floor, Outbreak Character Pack, Nightfall Character Pack, Post Mortem Character Pack, London’s Finest Character Pack, Defence Alliance 2, Steampunk Mr. Froster DLC,Christmas Character Pack, Urban Nightmare Character Pack, Harold Lott Character Pack ($19.99)
  • Majesty Franchise Bundle – Majesty Gold, Majesty HD, Majesty 2, Defenders of Ardania & DLC, Warlock: Master of the Arcane & DLC ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Nordic Games Compilation – Agatha Christie games, Aquanox, Aquanox 2, Gothic, Gothic 2, Gothic 3, Gothic 4 Arcania & expansion, Aura, Aura 2, Chaser, Europa 1400, Painkiller games, Safecracker, Safecracker 2, Spellforce Platinum, Spellforce 2 Gold, The Guild 2, Guild 2 Renaissance, Guild 2 Pirates of the European Seas (no price yet)
  • Paradox Collection – Crusader Kings 2, Defenders of Ardania, Europa Universalis 3 Complete plus Divine Wind, Gettysburg: Armored Warfare, Magicka Collection, Mount & Blade Series, Naval War Arctic Circle, Sword of the Stars 2, Warlock – Masters of the Arcane ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Pendulo Adventure Pack – Runaway: A Road Adventure, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, The Next BIG Thing, Yesterday ($29.99)
  • Perfect World Collection – Forsaken World, Rusty Hearts, Blacklight Retribution & Starter Pack (no price yet)
  • Railworks 3 – Summer Sale Collection – Railworks 3 plus 27 DLCs ($39.99)
  • Red Orchestra Franchise Pack – Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Mare Nostrum, Darkest Hour, Red Orchestra 2 plus Digital Deluxe DLC ($39.99)
  • Square Hit Collection – Deus Ex, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition plus DLC, Hitman, Hitman 2, Hitman Blood Money, Just Cause 2 plus DLC, Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light plus DLC, Quantum Conundrum & soundtrack, Thief Gold, Thief II, Thief Deadly Shadows, Tomb Raider Legend, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Tomb Raider Underworld ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Sniper Elite Franchise Pack – Sniper Elite, Sniper Elite V2 & Pre-order rifles ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Space Marine Pack – Space Marine plus all DLC ($39.99)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle – S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky, S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Stardock Collection – Demigod, Galactic Civilizations 2 Ultimate Edition, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion ($39.99)
  • Strategy First Complete Pack – Dangerous Waters, Space Empires 4 Deluxe, Disciples 2, Iron Warriors, Space Empires 5, 688I Hunter-Killer, Fleet Command, Sub Command, Birth of America, Flatout, Flatout 2, Flatout Ultimate Carnage, Flatout 3, Ghost Master, Vegas: Make it Big, Making History, Making History 2, Ducati World Championship, Culpa Innata, Sacred Gold, Darkstar One, Jack Keane, Jagged Alliance 2 Gold, Exodus From the Earth, Perimeter 2, Ankh: Heart of Osiris, Ankh: Battle of the Gods, BC Kings, Port Royale 2, 9th Company – Roots of Terror, Puzzle Kingdoms, Patrician III, The Great Art Race, Bad Rats, Razor 2, Chocolatier: Decadence by Design, Cooking Dash, Diaper Dash, Diner Dash, Dream Chronicles, Emerald City Confidential, Wandering Willows, Wedding Dash 2, Zenerchi, DinerTown Tycoon, DinerTown Detective Agency, Nightshift Code, Nightshift Legacy, Fitness Dash, Parking Dash, Mahjong Roadshow, Trijinx, Valerie Porter, Gemini Lost, Ironclads Collection, Dimensity, Hazen, World Basketball Manager 2010, Dark Fall: Lost Souls, Zombie Pirates, Hotel Dash, Deep Black, Fireburst ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Sword of the Stars Franchise Bundle – Sword of the Stars Complete, Sword of the Stars 2: Lords of Winter, Immersion Pack DLCs ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Tale of Tales Complete Pack – The Graveyard, The Path, Fatale (no price yet)
  • THQ Collection – S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Darksiders, Dawn of War 2 series, Space Marine, Nexuiz, Homefront, Saints Row: The Third, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes Series, Titan Quest ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Victoria Franchise Bundle – Victoria, Victoria 2 & DLC, Victoria 2: A House Divided expansion pack ($99 placeholder)

Possibles:

  • 2K Games & Rockstar “Public Released” Pack (may not be a pack but recently updated) – no price yet – Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Borderlands & DLC, Bully, Civilization IV Complete, Civilization V & DLC, Civ V Gods and Kings, CivCity: Rome, Darkness II, Duke Nukem Forever & DLC, Freedom Force Pack, Grand Theft Auto series, LA Noire, Mafia II & DLC, Max Payne 1 and 2 (not 3 though), Manhunt, Midnight Club 2, MLB series, NBA series, Railroad Tycoon 2, Railroad Tycoon 3, Shattered Union, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Sid Meier’s Railroads!, SpecOps: The Line, Stronghold Pack, X-ComCollection
  • Activision Pack (may not be a pack but recently updated) – no price yet – Everything, including MW3
  • SEGA “Public Compilation” Pack (recently updated but may not be a pack in the sale) – no price yet – MegaDrive / Genesis Classics Collection, Aliens vs Predator, Alpha Protocol, Dreamcast Collection, Football Manager series, London 2012, Total War series, Sega Rally, The Club, The Incredible Hulk, The Golden Compass, Universe at War, Vancouver 2010, Virtua Tennis 2009
  • Ubisoft Public (probably not a pack, but updated in the last couple of days so who knows) – no price yet – Everything on Steam (6 pages of it, too much to list)

Steam’s midweek madness sale discounts Men of War franchise and highlights Cube Pack


A new week brings in a new sale. This midweek madness sale highlights the Men of War franchise that has been reduced to 75% off the original price. Everything is 75% off including the DLCs. You can pick up the original game for just $3.75. Then the sequel, Men of War: Red Tide, is available for $6.24.

Men of War: Condemned Heroes plus Prima Guide Bundle – $9.37

Men of War: Vietnam – $8.74

Men of War: Assault Squad – $7.49

Men of War: Condemned Heroes for $7.49

Men of War: Assault Squad Game of the Year Edition -$9.99

  • Men of War: Assault Squad
  • Men of War: Assault Squad – MP Supply Pack Alpha
  • Men of War: Assault Squad – MP Supply Pack Bravo
  • Men of War: Assault Squad – MP Supply Pack Charlie
  • Men of War: Assault Squad – Skirmish Pack
  • Men of War: Assault Squad – Skirmish Pack 2

In addition, Steam also has bundled six indie games into the Cube Pack. The Cube Pack features: Bit.Trip Runner, Blocks That Matter, Critical Mass, Edge, Q.U.B.E., and Rush. The bundle is available for $9.99 and if you own a copy of one of the games already you can get a giftable copy upon purchase. Although the bundle is on sale, note that the individual games are not on sale.

Because We May sale has launched through digital distributors, get some great indie games at a special discount price now


Because We May’s indie game sale has officially launched and features tons of discounted games for your playing pleasure. Many games are discounted on various platforms. Check out the Steam Specials page which currently has 100 games/DLCs on sale including Civilization V. There are many bundles also available at a discount price, which include but not limited to: Introversion Software’s Multiwinia + Darwinia bundle and Uplink/Darwinia Pack and Two Tribes Pack (Toki Tori, Edge, Rush). Additionally you may purchase the brand new Swords & Soldiers: Super Saucy Sausage Fest DLC for just $1.79 (10% off).

Because We May (concept and production is by Ron Carmel, 2D Boy – World of Goo) will be discounting their games from May 24th to June 1st. The idea is to show that developers have the ability to control their games’ prices by lowering them when they wish to do so, such as like on the last week of May. Discounts will occur on the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, Google Play, Direct from Developer, Other Stores as well as Steam.

Because We May has gotten support from studios Introversion (Defcon, Uplink, etc.), Team Meat (The Binding of Isaac), Dejobaan (AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome), Gaijin Games (Bit.Trip Runner, etc.), Double Fine (Costume Quest, Stacking, etc.), Hothead (DeathSpank, Penny Arcade Adventures, etc.), Mode 7 (Frozen Synapse) and more; but those are just the games available from Steam. There’s still other games for different platforms which will be on sale.

Because We May states on their official website:

“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.”

Valve’s DotA will be free-to-play; rewards might be incorporated into community play


Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve, has stated Defense of the Ancients, most known by its abbreviation DotA, will be free-to-play. But what players need to know is that it’ll be free-to-play, but a few other concepts will be implemented to create a bit of a “twist”, Gabe Newell has explained. He wants to be able to reward and recognize the people that put the effort into make the DotA community better. Therefore, he wishes to acknowledge those people who create “useful in-game guides” and people who “volunteered their time to train lower-level players” (EDGE). These types of people might be able to receive DotA for free. However people who are consistently jerks and are rude would not benefit from any rewards. As Newell put it, “‘Now, a real jerk that annoys everyone, they can still play, but a game is full-price and they have to pay an extra hundred dollars if they want voice. That’s just one example'” (EDGE).

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