Amazon Promotes New Indie Game Section with Big Sale

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

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Indie developers now have another outlet to distribute their games thanks to Amazon.com. An entire new “Indie Games” section has been added to Amazon’s video game offerings, with top billing in their “Digital Games” store. Not only are indie developers receiving prominent placement on the site, but Amazon is also holding a sale to celebrate the new section. Among the discounts on offer:

  • Papa & Yo for $7.49.
  • Trine for $1.25.
  • FTL: Faster Than Light for $4.99.
  • Hotline Miami for $5.00.
  • Strike Suit Zero, The Cave, Galaxy on Fire 2, Sol Survivor, and Little Inferno for $9.99.
  • Costume Quest, Stacking, The Cave, Psychonauts, Iron Brigade, and Brutal Legend for $9.99.
  • Foreign Legion, Air Buccaneers, SpaceChem, Mutant Mudds and more for $9.99.

If that wasn’t enough, Amazon is giving away free copies of Huntsman: The Orphanage, Dynasty of Dusk, and The Curse of Nordic Cove with the purchase of any of these and other already discounted indie games. Free games on top of discounted games? The chance to support indie developers? This is a pretty sweet deal, and just in time to stock up before the upcoming summer new release drought. Enjoy your new gaming backlog!


About Brad Williams

Brad's love for gaming began over thirty years ago on the IBM PC1, and is an avid PC and console gamer. Living in rural Vermont, Brad also enjoys target shooting and backyard astronomy, as well as spending time with his wife, four cats, and dog Wrex. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Johnson State College, and is seeking employment in the nonprofit sector.




  • ChimeranX

    I wouldn’t say that Double Fine games are “indie”. Moreover, Little Inferno and Hotline Miami are both in the Humble Indie Bundle 8 right now.

    It’s interesting that Amazon is finding ways to promote indie games while Microsoft is shutting them out.