An unfortunate side effect of the iOS App Store’s prominence is the idea that games should only be ninety-nine cents. Thankfully for those unable to escape that mindset, independent game bundles have come to the rescue in the last year. Typically featuring multiple games, soundtracks, and other extras, these bundles can be had for a fraction of the games’ retail cost.
Establishing a grant for independent developers and featuring the exclusive debut of a new adventure title, the Bundle In A Box is the newest entrant in the pay-what-you-want bundle race.
The Bundle In A Box: Adventure Bundle is set to feature Ben There, Dan That! Special Edition, Time Gentlemen, Please!, 1893: A World’s Fair Mystery, The Sea Will Claim Everything, Metal Dead, The Shivah, and Gemini Rue. Starting at $2.99 and dropping a nickel for every 500 purchases, the pay-what-you-want bundle marks the debut of Jonas Kyratzes’ The Sea Will Claim Everything (no, it’s not a Mogwai b-side), and 1893: A World’s Fair Mystery sees a fascinating piece of interactive historical fiction (read: text-adventure) join a bundle for the first time.
Additionally, for every 15,000 sold, $2,000 will be added to the Indie Dev Grant fund, and when the bundle’s wrapped the accumulated sum will be given to one lucky independent developer. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will go to help Perivolaki – The Hellenic Centre for Mental Health and Treatment of Child and Family, a non-profit organization in Greece that provides assistance for mentally ill children and their families.
No belly-aching about bundle fatigue allowed – skip your mocha today and pitch in to help out both the indie community and a very worthwhile charity. For all the information you need or to purchase, check out Bundle In A Box starting today!