IndieBox and Gamestop Bring Indie Games to Store Shelves

Friday, October 21st, 2016

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IndieBox is partnering with GameStop to bring indie games to store shelves. This has actually been in the works for a long time now. Games like Song of the Deep by Insomniac Games, or Ready At Dawn’s upcoming title, Deformers, have been funded and published by GameStop’s GameTrust initiative. As a part of that very initiative, they are now partnering with IndieBox to bring some great indie games to store shelves. Known as the GameTrust Collection, they are making a series of indie games available, each in its own box set with steel collector’s cases and other goodies.

The games in the GameTrust Collection are available for preorder, but you’ll want to get your preorder setup ASAP. They will be shipping them to 1,200 select GameStop locations, and this first run will be “extremely limited”. The collection is also only available in the US (both online and in select GameStop stores). Here is a list of the first ten games to join the GameTrust Collection:

  • Nuclear Throne
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Axiom Verge
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
  • Punch Club
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition
  • Awesomenauts
  • Chariot
  • Stories: The Path of Destinies
  • Thomas Was Alone

 

The box set for each game in the GameTrust Collection comes with these:

  • An exclusive SteelBook case
  • Full-color instruction manual
  • DRM-free game disc
  • Soundtrack CD
  • Mini art print with Steam key
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Two of the Exclusive Steel Collector’s Cases

 

IndieBox was founded back in 2014, with their mission being to give the “classic PC treatment” to indie games. They wanted to “Bring Back the Box” and the best way to do that was to bring some of the best indie games to store shelves. They also noted that the games in this collection are not spoilers for upcoming IndieBoxes. Some of them are games IndieBox has already worked with, and some are not eligible to be in an IndieBox. This is because they have certain requirements for their subscription service that determine what is or is not eligible to be on it.

If you get yourself a preorder of one of the box sets in this collection, you won’t have too long to wait, as the games are currently scheduled to be available in mid-November. Just remember that you need to preorder ASAP if you want to get one of these box sets, since they are very limited in this first run!

 

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About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.




  • Mr0303

    Those are pretty cool. Physical PC releases like that should be more frequent.

  • JGuill

    I might bite on Axion Verge. This is great for those who want physical releases.

  • Ragunaxl

    Wii U and Xbox One get some physical Indies but not many. They need this treatment. Temple of Yog, Armikrog., Ittle Dew, Spelunky, Hyper Light Drifter, Extreme Exorcism, Chariot, Adventure of Pip, Citizens of Earth, dozens more!

  • Brian OLeary

    Physical versions? That’s what I’m talking about. Sweet

  • Klagmar

    I find the repetition in names like Jotun: Valhalla Edition Collector’s Edition oddly hilarious.