Description

IndieGameStand is a different kind of indie gaming bundle and promotional website. Our site is about featuring and promoting a new independent game every 96 hours (4 days) for gamers to purchase at a discounted price. Our store has new indie games added weekly for full or discounted price. The best part is that any game you purchase will be yours to keep forever and stored in your game wallet on our site.

History

Mission

The point of the IndieGameStand is to put a spotlight on those indie titles which provide fantastic experiences, but may have been passed over by the mainstream gaming public, portals, websites, or whatever. This site is about supporting all of the fantastic and worthwhile indie developers out there. Every developer out there deserves a moment to shine.

Origins

Mike Gnade came up with the concept for IndieGameStand after getting frustrating by all the indie game bundle sites. Feeling like these sites were forcing him to rebuy games over and over, he conceived a site that would give players choices while combining the popular Pay-What-Want Pricing model with a Daily Deal presentation. After meeting through a mutual friend, Mike teamed with Dan Liebner, founder of SmackJeeves Web Comic Hosting, to collaborate on IndieGameStand. After 9 months of development, the site officially launched on September 26th, 2012 with Escape Goat as the first deal.

2013

IndieGameStand went through a significant site redesign early in the year based on community feedback. The checkout page and deal page were completely redone to better showcase bonus content and top contributor prizes. IndieGameStand also attended PAX East for the first time and showcased 12 indie games in their booth. Following PAX/GDC, IndieGameStand had 2 of its best sales ever - both surpassing $10k in only 96 hours. Towards the end of 2013, a game store was designed to offer indie games at full or discounted prices.

2014

The IGS team spent most of their time attending events like PAX East, PAX Prime, and GDC and Boston FIG to network and grow the developer database. Some features such as the review system and wishlist were added throughout the year along with small site tweaks. Towards the end of 2014, founding member Dan Liebnor parted ways with the company to pursue new projects while Mike Gnade took over as a developer on the site. Along with many changes in 2014, Mike Gnade and Matt Cangialosi were now able to work part-time in close proximity to grow the site.

2015

IndieGameStand in 2015 is focusing on new avenues in which to support indie game developers distribute games. In February the "Elite Membership" was launched to provide a subscription service to customers where they can receive PWYW deals automatically and receive discounts in the store.

Videos

Here is a video showing off our developer portal and how easy it is to use YouTube

Philly Tech Meetup Demo (March 2013) YouTube

Images

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There are far more images available for IndieGameStand, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Selected Articles

  • "IndieGameStand is the permanent, quickfire extrapolation of the seasonal indie bundles"
    - Jessica Conditt, JoyStiq
  • "Take A Gamble On Multiplayer Space Shooter Gimbal"
    - Alec Meer, RockPaperShotgun
  • "The best part about PAX is the indies -- plain and simple."
    - Patrick Hancock, Destructoid
  • "Founder of IndieGameStand explains why they can help augment Steam Greenlight"
    - Andrew Whipple III, Plagued Gamer