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#1 gilby

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

New Indie Bundle site out there: http://www.thefreebundle.com/

Technically this could go into free stuff, but the bundle encourages people to go to the individual game pages and donate, so it's more of a true PWYW.

#2 JMusic

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

I really don't grasp what the Cabrera brothers get out of this... maybe I'm cynical... ok, I'm definitely cynical... but TNSTAAFL.

#3 aus_nacht

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

thx
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

I really don't grasp what the Cabrera brothers get out of this... maybe I'm cynical... ok, I'm definitely cynical... but TNSTAAFL.


Publicity. Indie developers want to get their name out there. Open source developers have been doing this for years. Make a solid product then ask people to donate. If it's popular then you can launch off of that to something bigger or get a job at a company
"Just a heads up: we're gonna have a superconductor turned up full blast and pointed at you for the duration of this next test. I'll be honest - we're throwing science at the wall here to see what sticks. No idea what it'll do. Probably nothing. Best-case scenario, you might get some superpowers. Worst case, some tumors, which we'll cut out. " - C. Johnson

#5 JMusic

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

Publicity. Indie developers want to get their name out there. Open source developers have been doing this for years. Make a solid product then ask people to donate. If it's popular then you can launch off of that to something bigger or get a job at a company


Perfectly legitimate explanation, for the developers. But the Cabrera brothers don't appear to be the developers for any of the games in the bundle.

#6 Blaster man

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

Publicity. Indie developers want to get their name out there. Open source developers have been doing this for years. Make a solid product then ask people to donate. If it's popular then you can launch off of that to something bigger or get a job at a company


Agreed. Take it free and if you live it give em a buck.

#7 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

Thanks for the heads-up, OP. I just checked out all the trailers, and damn, I can't believe they're offering all these for free. Games look fantastic. These are the kinds of games I feel guilty not donating for. :cry:

EDIT: Also, it looks like the download links for Ascension and Imscared are down right now. Seems like the site's generating more traffic than they expected, so dropbox temporarily disabled them, haha. Everything else is available to download from other sites.

#8 Severose

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

I managed to visit the Author's sites and download them that was, if you don't like waiting.

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#9 aus_nacht

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

Perfectly legitimate explanation, for the developers. But the Cabrera brothers don't appear to be the developers for any of the games in the bundle.


Well right now they just have the cost of hosting one or two games as most of the games are housed on the developers services. If I had to guess I would assume that the CB were hoping to attract some attention through a couple of these then start doing bundles like IG, IR, HiB, etc.
"Just a heads up: we're gonna have a superconductor turned up full blast and pointed at you for the duration of this next test. I'll be honest - we're throwing science at the wall here to see what sticks. No idea what it'll do. Probably nothing. Best-case scenario, you might get some superpowers. Worst case, some tumors, which we'll cut out. " - C. Johnson

#10 Gharik

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

Thanks for the heads-up, OP. I just checked out all the trailers, and damn, I can't believe they're offering all these for free. Games look fantastic. These are the kinds of games I feel guilty not donating for. :cry:

EDIT: Also, it looks like the download links for Ascension and Imscared are down right now. Seems like the site's generating more traffic than they expected, so dropbox temporarily disabled them, haha. Everything else is available to download from other sites.


Same problem here. Also, Nitronic Rush is not working for me either. Shame as it looks pretty fun.

EDIT: Managed to get all I wanted.

Edited by Gharik, 09 January 2013 - 09:08 PM.


#11 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Same problem here. Also, Nitronic Rush is not working for me either. Shame as it looks pretty fun.


Yeah, the download for Nitronic Rush is downloading at a crawl for me. It's estimated to finish downloading in three hours. >_>

EDIT: Whoa, the download just stopped all of a sudden. I was skeptical as I tried to start the setup anyway, and sure enough, it said the file was "corrupted." I'm sure it just didn't finish downloading, though.

As an alternative, you can download Nitronic Rush for free here, but make ABSOLUTE SURE you opt out of downloading all the toolbars and stuff if you don't want them.

#12 seamoss

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

http://theturtle.edi...reeindiebundle/

#13 M3wThr33

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

Abobo!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

Yeah, the download for Nitronic Rush is downloading at a crawl for me. It's estimated to finish downloading in three hours. >_>

EDIT: Whoa, the download just stopped all of a sudden. I was skeptical as I tried to start the setup anyway, and sure enough, it said the file was "corrupted." I'm sure it just didn't finish downloading, though.

As an alternative, you can download Nitronic Rush for free here, but make ABSOLUTE SURE you opt out of downloading all the toolbars and stuff if you don't want them.


Had to do the same. But directly from them it did go a ton faster.

#15 erequena

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

Thanks OP, good selection
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

Thanks OP. I had played Abobo but hadn't heard of these others.

#17 TctclMvPhase

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

Yeah, the download for Nitronic Rush is downloading at a crawl for me. It's estimated to finish downloading in three hours. >_>

EDIT: Whoa, the download just stopped all of a sudden. I was skeptical as I tried to start the setup anyway, and sure enough, it said the file was "corrupted." I'm sure it just didn't finish downloading, though.

As an alternative, you can download Nitronic Rush for free here, but make ABSOLUTE SURE you opt out of downloading all the toolbars and stuff if you don't want them.


Better download for Nitronic Rush may be here: https://www.digipen....1170&proj=25266

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#18 Why_So_Serious

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

ooo I remember hearing about the Abobo game a while back. Looks fun.

#19 PublikDefender

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

Can any of these be added to our various gaming libraries like gog or steam?

#20 GDark

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:12 AM

Thanks!

#21 Mugatu

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:13 AM

Thank you.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:33 AM

http://theturtle.edi...reeindiebundle/


I can't seem to get Stealth Bastards to work, does it for anybody else?

#23 erequena

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:42 AM

I can't seem to get Stealth Bastards to work, does it for anybody else?


It has been released on Steam as Stealth Bastard Deluxe, so my guess is that it was pulled
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#24 kidrocklive

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:44 AM

It has been released on Steam as Stealth Bastard Deluxe, so my guess is that it was pulled


Oh darn I knew that was too good to be true lol. Thanks

#25 techtonic

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

I really don't grasp what the Cabrera brothers get out of this... maybe I'm cynical... ok, I'm definitely cynical... but TNSTAAFL.

These smaller budget games have become a commodity. I have close to 100 paid games on my iPad, all downloaded free on free-for-a-day sales and I've opened maybe 1/4th of them and played maybe 1/10th for more than 5 minutes. But I figure take now in case it doesn't become free later (or the industry collapses on itself).

#26 Necrotron

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:00 AM

Anyone else having trouble downloading? Ascension and Imscared are both showing up as corrupted zip files on mulitple download attempts.

#27 Foxhack

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:44 AM

Celestial Mechanica is worth it for the soundtrack alone.

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#28 ryosnk

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:05 AM

Thanks op!

#29 seamoss

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

Oh darn I knew that was too good to be true lol. Thanks


The original Stealth Bastard is still available - see the bottom right link at the game's page"

http://www.stealthbastard.com/

Here's a direct link to the download:

http://stealth109.s3...astard-1.10.exe

#30 midloo

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

Abobo's Big Adventure was one of my favorite releases of last year. It is absolutely hilarious - especially if you grew up in the 8bit era. Don't miss it.
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