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Last Chance for “Show Me The Sales”

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 27, 2011

There are now less than 24 hours remaining on the “Show Me the Sales” promotion. There are some great games on the list… many of which I already own. ‘Cuz they rock. Space Pirates and Zombies, Scoregasm, VVVVVV, Planet Stronghold, Laxius Force III, Gratuitous Space Battles, Magical Diary, Evochron Mercenary

And of course, Frayed Knights: The Skull of S’makh-Daon!

Yes, I’m an indie game junkie. I admit it. It’s not exactly as if I have time to play all of these games to whatever passes for conclusion.

Anyway, you have just a few hours left to get in on the sale (some of ’em may have passwords / codes / expiration dates that expire a few hours later, but I wouldn’t count on it…)

Show Me the Sales! Show Me The Games Promotion.

I also want to just promote this site a little bit, if I could. Yes, I of course would love you to buy games from RampantGames.com so that I get my little affiliate bonus which helps keep the lights on here and on some months even makes enough to help fund my indie game habit.  But Show Me The Games is an interesting experiment. In a way, it is the anti-portal, the anti-Steam, the anti-Big Fish. Ooooh!  The site admin (Cliff Harris) doesn’t make a dime on any of these games (except, of course, his own). It is 100% direct-to-developer. The individual devs may be asked from time to time to chip in some cash or promotional mentions (like this one) to help promote or support the site, but otherwise it’s a cool free resource for indies to market their games directly.

I’d like to see something like this take off. I worry about living in a world where indies become completely beholden and dominated by major portals – making them not-so-indie after all. As great as it is that indies now have places like Desura, Steam, Gamer’s Gate, etc. – we need to keep these other avenues alive. So if you have friends who are wondering about where to look for the best indie games out there, that’s another place you can point ’em. After this site, of course. 🙂

Filed Under: Deals, Indie Evangelism, Rampant Games - Comments: 4 Comments to Read

  • Rats said,

    More power to the indies.
    Laxius Force and of course Frayed Knights both rock!

  • Calibrator said,

    Sorry, but I pass – and I have to admit something, too:

    My gamelist ridiculously overcrowded, partly thanks to the recent indie bundles (which often contain only one or two games I want to play but there are lots of bundles recently).

    However, Skyrim has totally shattered what’s left of my free time!

    I’m not here to advertise it and I won’t lament on the few bugs and problems it has but I will say this: I have already sunk more than 100 hours into it (+ the loading times on the PS3…) and I dearly hope I can finish it before christmas to make room for other stuff.
    I won’t be surprised it it remains the last game I’ll play this year, though.

  • Bad Sector said,

    About other alternatives, there is also Indievania. I was talking with the developer of Cardinal Quest in IRC, that currently is the most selling game in Indievania and he said that while he only got some hundred dollars from the game (IIRC), Indievania is so far his favorite “portal”. Also lately when i see mentions of games in Reddit by their developers, some of them tend to link to their Indievania site which to my eyes looks like that despite the “beta-ness” of the whole thing, it has been accepted by the developers.

    Now all it needs is some players 😛

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Yeah, what Indievania needs is more “big” indie games, too. Almost everything there is the tiny iPhone/XBLIG-sized (and -priced) indie games. Frayed Knights is kinda lonely over there.