By Nathan Grayson on August 1st, 2012 at 8:00 am.
Welp, I guess that’s it, then. We can’t escape it. The Steam Summer Sale’s returned, but honestly, can you remember a single moment before it began? Was there ever a moment before it began? Maybe we’re trapped in some infinite, Groundhog-Day-style loop of spending, obligation, and guilt. Maybe we’ll never escape. Maybe this is the least threatening eternal hell loop ever conceived. But oh well, because look at all of the savings!
Indie Bundle Madness, as this week’s Steam midweek madness sale is known, contains all 11 indie bundles from Steam’s Summer Sale. They are not, however, being sold collectively as one giant bundle of bundles – which strikes me as a tremendous missed opportunity. Even so, this is still yet another chance to take advantage of absurd discounts on the likes of Lone Survivor, Botanicula, Superbrothers: Swords and Sworcery, Splice, World of Goo, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Darwinia, Dungeons of Dredmor, Jamestown, VVVVVV, Zeno Clash, Machinarium, and roughly 27 trillion more.
As with all midweek madness deals, this one wraps up on Thursday at 4PM PST/Friday at 12AM BST. Of course, this could lead one to wonder if more Summer Sale items will make their way into Steam’s weekly rotation. And to that, I say quit it. That’s dangerous thinking, and it could give certain powerful people ideas.