Posts Tagged ‘sales’

Death To Middlemen: Dirty Dozen Sale Direct From Devs

By Graham Smith on August 24th, 2014.

Cass picked up on this in yesterday’s Bargain Bucket, but it deserves a post of its own. Show Me The Games are currently running the Dirty Dozen sale in which a 12 games are substantially discounted. What makes it special? These are direct-from-the-developer discounts, meaning Show Me The Games isn’t taking a cut and every penny you pay goes to the people who actually made the games.

The games on offer include Gone Home, Frozen Synapse, Infested Planet, Democracy 3, and some game I’ve never heard of* called Sir, You Are Being Hunted. That’s a good haul.

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Wake Up: It’s GOG’s Spring Insomnia Sale

By Nathan Grayson on May 13th, 2014.

That ladybug looks like it's angling to take your game. MAKE IT PAY.

Spring is in the air. And on the ground. And oh god, it’s in the vents. Harrowing, certainly, but worth getting excited over because videogame sales are rampant and also I guess new life is entering the world’s bloodstream. Humble was first to let players feast on the fruits of its deal-cutting prowess, and now GOG‘s following suit with something… rather different. The Spring Insomnia Sale puts various games in the gleaming rainbow sale spotlight, but in maddeningly limited quantities. You know that part of a Steam Sale where you obsessively check for new deals a few times per day? That times a million.

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More Indie Discounts: Show Me The Sales

By Adam Smith on November 14th, 2011.

A developer sells indie games direct, 2003

Just when you thought full price may be an option, here’s another gathering of discounted titles over at Show Me The Games. It’s called Show Me The Sales and includes well-known games such as Frozen Synapse but also some that I’ve never heard of, such as the delightfully titled Magical Diary: Horse Hall. It’s not a bundle, instead offering discounts on single titles and it lasts for almost two weeks. All money goes direct to the developers so if you feel ambivalence or blind rage toward middlemen and charities, these are the discounts for you.

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Mega-Bargain Bucket: Steam Goes Sales Mad

By Alec Meer on December 23rd, 2009.

Digital distribution’s a funny bugger – it’s growing ever harder to predict and apply patterns to it. One day, a new videogame from Steam et al is more expensive than its boxed-copy counter-part, then a few weeks later it can be selling for next-to-nothing. The Steam Christmas sale is almost unreal in both the amount and extent of its discounts, and it’s going to be having Valve’s competitors howling with despair. Honestly: some of these deals are yer-actual-genuine-proper-mental. Today only: Mirror’s Edge is £3.24, GTA IV is £5. In general over the seasonal shakedown: Braid is £1.74, Medieval II: Total War is £2.50, Ghostbusters is £5, Batman’s £20… And dozens and dozens more. Of course, there are sales on at the other major download services too..

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