Posts Tagged ‘IndieGameStand’

Larkin About: Papo & Yo Available For $1

By Adam Smith on November 28th, 2013.

Papo & Yo is a personal game, using the tale of a monster and a boy to touch on creator Vander Caballero’s upbringing. It’s a story of affection, protection, alcoholism and abuse, set in a dreamlike favela. Nathan found the experience powerful:

“That relationship, then, lies at the heart of Papo & Yo, weaving an extremely personal thread through both story and gameplay mechanics. But does it bind them together or leave them straining at the seams?”

You can read his thoughts here to learn more but SPOILER ALERT he decides that the seams are strained, describing the actual puzzling and platforming as ‘exceedingly mediocre’. That said, it’s not often we see this sort of story in a game and even if it falters in places, the experience still sounds worthwhile. Especially when you can pay what you want (minimum of $1) for the next three and a half days over at IndieGameStand.

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IndieGameStand Launches Store As Alternative To Steam

By Nathan Grayson on September 25th, 2013.

IndieGameStand is done being just another flimsy roadside DealShack, only handing out whatever games it happens to have on-hand at the time. Now it’s hoping to make a giant leap into the big leagues, and it’s planning to blend up elements of Steam, GOG, and its own dev-friendly, pay-what-you-want heritage in order to do so. Steam, especially, is in its crosshairs, given that Greenlight – while improving – is still giving many smaller developers enough trouble that they can barely bite back tears as they lie to their emaciated, gently whimpering piggy banks. “Tomorrow,” they quaver. “I promise.” In an ideal world, IndieGameStand would like to change that.

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Lance Lance Revolution: Pixelry

By Adam Smith on March 1st, 2013.

There is so much news in this post. If it was a scotch egg, the breadcrumbs would be info-morsels, the sausage meat would be a mash of enlightening facts and biting into the egg itself would reveal the yolk to be a series of spinning newspapers. The first item on the agenda is the existence of a jousting RPG called Pixelry, which was released three years ago. That’s old news but it was new to me. The second revelation is that Pixelry will be heading to Kickstarter this month to complete its long journey to completion. The final point of note is that the current version is available to purchase at a price of your choosing on IndieGameStand for the next four days. Buy now, play now and receive the full version when it’s ready.

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Awite Guvner! Get Yer Indie Games ‘Ere: IndieGameStand

By John Walker on September 12th, 2012.

I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that there are 350 billion new ways to buy indie games announced every minute. It’s a brilliant time of experimentation, from the strangest to the most controversial, as an essentially un-organised industry attempts to learn what shapes it can be in. The latest new idea is IndieGameStand, from the people at Indie Games Mag (I’m just guessing with spacing at this point), and it works something like this…

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