Indiependence Day non-sale asks gamers to pay full price for indie games


It’s no secret that independent developers often have to struggle to make ends meat, especially in this world of deep discount Steam sales and bundles (both Humble and not). Cue the “Indiependence Day” movement. Today, a number of indie developers have banded together to not put their games on sale. Instead, they’re asking gamers to pay full price on this 4th of July (and to spread the word with the #IndiependenceDay hashtag):

We encourage fans of indie games to support their favorite developers by buying their games at full price. If you bought a game on sale and wound up really loving it, perhaps buy a copy at full price and gift it to a friend. Or pick up that game that’s been on your wishlist for a long time. (Steam’s new refund policy makes that a lot less risky!) Whatever your platform of choice, we’d love your support.

Dozens of games are included in the Indiependence Day including a few Warp Zoned favorites, such as Tom Happ’s side-scrolling Axiom Verge, Dejobaan’s wordy adventure Elegy For A Dead World, and Vertex Pop’s twin-stick shooter We Are Doomed.

A complete list of participating developers can be found after the break.

Indiependence Day Participating Titles and Developers

  • 7 Grand Steps (Mousechief)
  • AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! For the Awesome (Dejobaan Games/Owlchemy Labs)
  • Actual Sunlight (Will O’Neill)
  • Albino Lullaby (Ape Law)
  • And Yet It Moves (Broken Rules)
  • The Architect (Spooky Star)
  • Assault Android Cactus (Witch Beam)
  • Axiom Verge (Thomas Happ Games)
  • Bientot Lete (Tale of Tales)
  • Bik (A Space Adventure (Zotnip Games)
  • Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Choice Provisions)
  • Boot Hill Heroes (Experimental Gamer)
  • Catlateral Damage (Chris Chung/Fire Hose Games)
  • Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules)
  • Closure (Eyebrow Interactive)
  • Cosmochoria (Nate Schmold)
  • Crea (Siege Games)
  • Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble! (Mousechief)
  • Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten (Level Up Labs)
  • Dog Sled Saga (Trichotomy)
  • A Druid’s Duel (Thoughtshelter Games)
  • Drunken Robot Pornography (Dejobaan Games)
  • Dyscourse (Owlchemy Labs)
  • Earth: A Primer (Chaim Gingold)
  • Elegy For A Dead World (Dejobaan Games/Popcannibal)
  • Elliot Quest (Ansimuz Games)
  • Go Home Dinosaurs (Fire Hose Games)
  • Hero Generations (Heart Shaped Games)
  • Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora (Glass Bottom Games)
  • Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness, and Bananas (Disco Pixel)
  • Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation)
  • Ninja Pizza Girl (Disparity Games)
  • Oddworld: New N Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants)
  • Out There: Ω Edition (Mi-Clos Studio)
  • The Path (Tale of Tales)
  • Pillar (MichaelArts)
  • Pixel: RU2 (C63 Industries)
  • Regency Solitaire (Grey Alien Games)
  • Secrets of Raetikon (Broken Rules)
  • Sentris (Timbre Interactive)
  • Skulls of the Shogun (17-Bit)
  • Skyhook (Megastorm Games)
  • Social Justice Warriors (Nonadecimal Games)
  • Tengami (Nyamyam)
  • Telepath Tactics (Sinister Design)
  • Tin Pan Rhythm (Tin Pan)
  • They Bleed Pixels (Spooky Squid)
  • Universe Sandbox 2 (Giant Army)
  • We Are Doomed (Vertex Pop)
  • The Witch’s Yarn (Mousechief)
  • World of Goo (2D Boy)

More information on all of these games can be found at the official Indiependence Day website.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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