Posts Tagged ‘Show Me The Games’

Showtime: Show Me The Indie Game Sales

By Jim Rossignol on May 14th, 2013.


We all like a cheap game or five, and so it is with some pleasure that Positech sends word of it having corralled thirty-two cheap games in one place. Not a bundle, no, but thirty two indie games are for sale on their site, including the pretty and amusing Voxatron, the blistering Infested Planet, the lovely IGF-commanding Darwinia (who doesn’t own that already? YOU ARE HERETICS), the fulsome Revenge Of The Titans, the satisfying Space Pirates & Zombies, the mercilessly updated Evochron Mercenary, and a bunch of other games I have never played, but all have videos and money off over on the site. All the money in this sale goes directly to the developers. No middlemen, no “others”. That seems like a good way operate to me. But then I would say that.

Four days until the sale is up.
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The ‘Show Me The Games’ Bundle Is Good

By Jim Rossignol on June 3rd, 2011.


Show Me The Games, an alliance of independent developers led by Cliff Harris, want you to buy directly from indies. Why? Well, because then they actually get the money, rather than it going to distributors. To promote their direct sales services, they have put out a bundle: this bundle. It contains Gratuitous Space Battles , Castle Vox, Evochron:Mercenary, Fate of The World, and Smugglers IV for $28.50.

That is a good deal.

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Cliffski Shows Us The Games

By Jim Rossignol on November 20th, 2010.

Even more games, yesterday
Cliff “Positech” Harris, the man who is currently finishing off the campaign parts of Gratuitous Space Battles, has been busy with a side project: wrangling independent developers.They now have a new indie portal called Show Me The Games. It’s supposed to be a collection of some of the best indie games on the PC, and includes some that you might recognise. Cliff explains:

SMTG is a crazy plan to try and prove that indie game developers, despite theoretically being in competition, can come together as a group, throw some money in an ‘advertising’ bucket, and help promote each others games. It’s true that getting indie developers to organise together is like herding cats, but I’ve owned 4 cats over my life, so I’m not scared. Using the amazing nasa-like technology of random numbers, the SMTG site randomises the games listing so nobody gets ‘top slot’. This simple listing of games is hopefully just the start, there may well be competitions, discount bundles or all kinds of stuff happening on SMTG in the future. The main point is that we now have a fixed location to host that kind of thing.

Go take a look.

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