'Free Bundle' highlights unknown indies

The "Free Bundle" has launched, highlighting unknown indie games and offering them (obviously) for free.

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Independent games are coming batched in "humble" and "royale" flavors lately, but even the indies in those sets have earned a certain level of notoriety. A new bundle seeks to highlight indie games that are so indie you may not have even heard of them yet, allowing you to be the "I played it before it was cool" hipster when they show up in more popular bundles. Plus, it's free.

The Free Bundle (via Escapist) is currently offering Nitronic Rush, Ascension, Celestial Mechanica, Imscared, Abobo Big's Adventure, and Treasure Adventure Game. The site itself doesn't accept donations, but encourages players to give some money to developers if they enjoy a game. It's also accepting tips -- as in words of advice, not money -- on games to include in future bundles.

"We want to give REAL indie developers a chance to show their work," the site states. "Most of us work so much through the year we usually miss these beautiful, incredible well made games, they fly under our radar for several reasons! Well, not anymore."

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    January 15, 2013 12:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, 'Free Bundle' highlights unknown indies.

    The "Free Bundle" has launched, highlighting unknown indie games and offering them (obviously) for free.

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      January 15, 2013 12:51 PM

      I had heard of Abobo's Big Adventure and Celestial Mechanica before, pretty cool that something like this is showing up for free. I wonder how they're paying for it all.

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        January 15, 2013 1:04 PM

        There is no paying, the games are all free. A lot of the downloads are off the developers' sites too.

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          January 15, 2013 1:14 PM

          pretty cool that something like this is showing up for free.

          I meant the bandwidth (which, I know, is basically free but still) and everything, I didn't see an ad there or anything and even if you donated to the devs the site itself wouldn't see anything from the looks of it.

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            January 15, 2013 1:20 PM

            Well the site is by the Cabrera Brothers (who developed that visual text-adventure game CYPHER) so it's probably a marketing ploy of some sort.
            And like I said, the bandwidth comes from the devs themselves (or from bittorrent) so it's pretty much free marketing.