A Sale for Those Not on Steam
Getting your game onto the Steam store is quite a big deal, especially if you’re a budding indie developer. These days we have services like Humble Bundle, Desura and more who cater to the small studios, but the fact still remains that simply being on Steam is a huge advantage, particularly during discount sales. Not wanting to feel left out, the “Not on Steam Sale” decides to step in.
Put together by the developers of Race the Sun, Flippfly has managed to get over 35 indie games on sale for a week, with discounts of at least 25%. “We love Steam! It makes buying games easy, and managing our game library even easier. We wanted to highlight the fact that not every great game is available on Steam, and help shine a light on a bunch of great games that many players may be missing out on,” said Aaron San Filippo, one half of Flippfly.
Keep in mind this isn’t a bundle. You’ll get a page with all the games randomly listed, each accompanied by a video, price and the respective storefronts. Many will have icons, indicating whether you’ll get a Steam key if and when it gets on the service (key) or whether the title is still in development (hourglass). Consequently, most of them will have links to their Steam Greenlight page unless already approved.
There are all sorts of stuff here, from space-sim Drifter to 1-bit RPG miniFlake. There’s even I Get This Call Every Day, which made headlines for its gameplay (you work at a call service centre) and again when the developer got fired from his full-time job… of working at a call service centre.
It’s best you just spend some time browsing the videos and seeing if they catch your attention. For the price, you may just discover a hidden gem.