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Steam, Direct2Drive start indie game promotion

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Aug 2009 23:06 User comments (5)

Steam, Direct2Drive start indie game promotion The two popular digital distribution services Steam and Direct2Drive have begun a indie game promotion this weekend, each slashing prices drastically.
Steam is offering, via their "Weekend Deal," ten top sellers, Audiosurf, Blueberry Garden, Braid, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Darwinia, Everyday Shooter, Gish, Mr. Robot, The Path and World of Goo bundled for $30 USD. Most sell independently for $10 each.

Direct2Drive, from their end, is offering a "Best of Indie" bundle which includes the popular games Zeno Clash, Defense Grid: The Awakening, Democracy 2, The Path and Cogs for $17.75 USD.

You can check the full listings here:

Steam Indie Sale

Direct2Drive Indie sale

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5 user comments

19.8.2009 5:42
pphoenix
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i like a disc not a digital download i can only play when i'm connected to the net because of DRM!

29.8.2009 12:01

Why not help indie devs flourish 50-100$ insertion fee and steam/d2d takes 30% of whatever profit is made from them hocking them?

39.8.2009 12:47
oappi
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Originally posted by pphoenix:
i like a disc not a digital download i can only play when i'm connected to the net because of DRM!
i have over 20 games on steam and non requires to be connected to steam server.

con is that you cannot sell games, but you dont have to search your cd or cd-key when you reinstall windows.

49.8.2009 12:55

Quote:
Originally posted by pphoenix:
i like a disc not a digital download i can only play when i'm connected to the net because of DRM!
i have over 20 games on steam and non requires to be connected to steam server.

con is that you cannot sell games, but you dont have to search your cd or cd-key when you reinstall windows.
Another con its retail price or higher...

510.8.2009 5:04

I still havn't forgiven steam for Half Life 2...bought it the day it came out and steam prevented it from running for about 2 months. Even when it worked, I had to go online and dissable my firewall to play single player!

Most of these games are not very good anyway, and I doubt there will be many people who want 2 or more of the titles.

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