If you happen to like video games and the individuals who make them, in the present day’s your fortunate day. The digital indie sport storefront Itch.io is internet hosting a particular occasion in the present day. No, it’s not associated to Black Friday; that’s only a coincidence. For all of in the present day, Itch.io is giving each cent of each sale straight to sport builders.
Whereas it’s an incredible coincidence that this occasion traces up with Black Friday, it additionally implies that a bunch of well-liked video games on the indie storefront are additionally discounted. These offers go on for the following three days and embody heavy reductions on video games like Thumper, Amongst Us, and A Brief Hike. As soon as once more, if there was ever a day to purchase indie video games, it’s in the present day.
Builders get greater than only a slice
Itch.io is already a particular web site for indie builders, in that it provides these fledgling studios or lone-wolf coders just a little bit extra flexibility and profitability. Different on-line sport retailers normally mandate a fairly hefty lower of gross sales — the Epic Video games Retailer takes 15% whereas Steam takes a whopping 30. Nevertheless, Itch.io solely requires 10% of income and offers builders the choice to regulate that worth to roughly. Not that it issues an excessive amount of proper now since 100% of all gross sales are going straight into developer’s pockets.
It is formally Friday! For the following 24 hours we’re giving builders all of our income share.
To have fun the event lots of of builders have already put their tasks on sale! https://t.co/rezDf8ZOHc
— itch.io (@itchio) November 27, 2020
Retailers that correctly help indie video games are few and much between, and Itch.io is totally probably the greatest. That being stated, it’s not simply good for builders however for followers of indie video games too. The storefront always launches occasions that supply entry to lots of of video games. Itch.io made headlines earlier this yr for one such occasion, the bundle for racial justice and equality, which ended up elevating over $eight million USD that was cut up between the NAACP and the Group Bail Fund. Anybody that donated to that bundle obtained over 1,000 video games which might have value almost $10,000 USD.