IndieGameStand, a new distribution service for “small or unusual” games combining aspects of Woot! and Groupon, from the folks at Indie Game Magazine, officially announced yesterday that they will be launching on September 26.
Here’s how the service works: every 96 hours, a different indie title will be featured and available for purchase at a “pay what you want” price point. Ninety percent of what the game earns goes to the developer; the remaining ten percent will be donated to the charity of the developer’s choice. Even after the game has had its time in the spotlight, it will still be available for purchase from the site. Post-launch users will be able to conduct transactions with IndieGameStand via Paypal, Google Checkout and Amazon Payments.
“…This site is about supporting all of the fantastic and worthwhile indie developers out there,” says co-founder Mike Gnade in the launch announcement. “IndieGameStand isn’t just another game bundle. We feature one game at a time, so people don’t have to ‘rebuy’ games they already own to get a great deal. And we’ve spent months building out our service to be flexible and accommodating for developers, providing them with tools to promote and upsell their game that other indie game bundles don’t offer.”
Several of the games will include Steam and Desura keys, so, if those are your preferred ways to game on the PC, you will be taken care of. Oh, and these will be sans DRM, so there’s no reason to worry about that. To investigate the service further head over to their site and sign up for an account. Doing this prior to launch will earn you a copy of Brilliant Blue-G’s Chester.