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IndieGameStand's 12 Days of Christmas

2,411 Free Games sold to raise approx $5,245.47 for Child's Play Charity

This holiday season, IndieGameStand is spotlighting the best free indie games and raising money for charity. Our 12 Days of Christmas Charity event will run from December 18th-29th. Each day we will reveal and spotlight a new indie game that is freely available on the internet. By donating, you will unlock these great games in your IGS wallet and all proceeds will be donated to Child's Play. Check back every day to discover new indie games and contribute to our charity drive this holiday season.

If you'd like to learn more or have questions, click here
If you'd like to donate to Child's Play directly, use this widget

The Best Free Indie Games for Charity

Day 1: Dec 18th

Knytt Stories

Developed by Nifflas | @NicklasNygren
Free Game Download here

Ynglet+

Developed by Nifflas | @NicklasNygren
Upgraded version is Exclusive to IGS (for now)

Day 2: Dec 19th

A Fistful of Gun


By FarmerGnome | @Farmergnome
Free Game Download here

Under the Garden


By FarmerGnome | @Farmergnome
Free Game Download here

Day 3: Dec 20th

Umbrella Adventure

Developed by HiVE
Free Game Download here

Pragmatica

Developed by HiVE
Free Game Download here

Day 4: Dec 21st

Maldita Castilla


By Locomalito | @Locomalito
Free Game Download here

Hydorah


By Locomalito | @Locomalito
Free Game Download here

Day 5: Dec 22nd

Barkley, Shut up and Jam


By Tales of Games | @TalesOfGames
Free Game Download here

Spirit Engine II

Developed by Mark Pay
Free Game Download here

Day 7: Xmas Eve

Octodad


By Young Horses | @octodadgame
Free Game Download here

Tale of Maledict


Developed by Hugo Desmeules
Free Game Download here

Day 8: Christmas

Noitu Love


Developed by Konjak | @konjak
Free Game Download here

Legend of Princess


Developed by Konjak | @konjak
Free Game Download here

Day 9: Dec 26th

Climb to the top of the Castle


By Two Bros. | @TwOBrosGames
Free Game Download here

Lyle in Cube Sector

Developed by Nic Destefano
Free Game Download here

Day 10: Dec 27th

Desktop Dungeons


By QCF Design | @QCFdesign
Free Game Download here

Trilby the Art of Theft

Developed by Yahtzee
Free Game Download here

Day 11: Dec 28th

Dead Cyborg Ep 1


By Endre Barath | @deadcyborg
Free Game Download here

Dead Cyborg Ep 2


By Endre Barath | @deadcyborg
Free Game Download here

Day 12: Dec 29th

Celestial Mechanica


By Roger Hicks | @Rekcahdam
Free Game Download here

Middens

Developed by John Clowder
Free Game Download here

Direct Donations to Child's Play

If you want to contribute straight to Child's Play without unlocking the games or creating an IndieGameStand account, please use the widget below.


Potential Frequently Asked Questions

What's the deal with the IGS T-shirts? Do I still get one if I am a Top Contributor during this charity drive?

Yes, we will continue to reward our top contributors with IndieGameStand shirts even during these charity sales. The cost of producing and shipping the shirts will come out of our own pocket and not be deducted from you donation to Child's Play. That's 36 Shirts up for grabs in only 12 days!

How did you select the games?

Our staff worked with one of our amazing community members, Soli, to organize this and put it all together. Soli posts about a new free indie game every day or so in our forum and was nice enough to lend his recommendations on his favorite free indie games. We combined his recommendations with some of our own and started emailing developers to get their consent. Thank you so much to Soli for his help in putting this together!

I really like that you guys are doing this, how can I help you guys out?

The most important thing to us is to make this event successful, so please spread the word and tell your friends. This event took a lot of time and effort to put together, so we hope it's successful and something that we can do every year. If you want to help us out financially, please stop by our Store and grab some amazing commercial indie games to support us, indie game developers and the indie scene.

Why would I pay money for free games?

Don't be Grinch! You're not paying for these games. These games are all freely available on the internet for download (we link directly to these downloads above). By donating/purchasing these free games, you will unlock these games in your IndieGameStand wallet and your money will be donated to Child's Play, a wonderful charity that supplies video games, toys, and more to hospitalized kids.

Does 100% of my money really go to Child's Play Charity?

After the credit card processors take their fees, YES ALL PROCEEDS/PROFITS are going to Child's Play for these 12 Free Games. It is important to note that Dec 18th and 29th will border our regular indie game sales so if you pay $10+ or more to get the previous and next game bundle a portion of your payment will go towards buying that commercial game. Basically on these two days, ~30% of your purchase will go towards the indie game developer whose game you purchased as part of your 3 game bundle. IndieGameStand will not be taking a cut of any of the sales from Dec 18th - 29th.

Why Child's Play Charity?

We selected Child's Play because it is a widely known charity and a popular selection on our site. When we contacted all of the game developers, we told them that the proceeds would go to Child's Play. Some of us here at IndieGameStand also have a personal connection with Child's Play and the work they do in our area at AI duPont Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.