I’ll admit it, it’s easy to get burnt out on indie game bundles. The thing is, the Humble Indie Bundle started something. People saw how popular it was and how willing people were to chip in money when they could pay whatever they wanted and choose where the cash went. It inspired knock-off or similar sites, like Indie Royale. Now, there’s another new indie bundle and this one may just be one of the most intriguing of all. It’s called the Free Indie Bundle.
As stated in the moniker, the Free Indie Bundle is absolutely free. You pay nothing, and you end up getting five DRM games for your Windows PC in return. The site design is similar to both that of the Humble Bundle and Indie Royale. It’s basically a way to promote the featured indie games while also poking a little fun at the indie bundle trend.
Speaking of the indie games, they’re actually pretty interesting.
- A Flipping Good Time is a 2D action game similar to VVVVVV, where players must explore underground caverns, collecting gold and occasionally defying gravity to avoid spikes. It was developed by students from the DigiPen Institute of Technology.
- Nitronic Rush is a racing game with a car that has wing, boost and jump abilities. It was also created by DigiPen students.
- Ski Challenge 2012 is a multi-language skiing game that can either be downloaded or played in your browser.
- Stealth Bastard is an action/adventure game involving sneaking through 28 levels from Curve Studios. It includes a level editor.
- Viriax is an action game where players are a virus infecting parts of a body from Locomalito.
There’s no information on the page as to how long this Free Indie Bundle will be available or if the games offered in the bundle will ever change. It’s pretty much a means of highlighting indie games that are already free, but people may not know about yet.
Site [Free Indie Bundle]