Green Light Bundle Unveiled - an Indie Bundle with a TwistCategory: Gaming
Posted: August 24, 2012 10:08PM
A new indie bundle has just launched, but this one is a bit different from the ones we typically see. Like other bundles, the Green Light Bundle essentially allows you to name your own price, starting at a minimum of $1. Everyone who pays the $1 or more gets four games for PC and Mac: Ichi, Muffin Knight, Dino Run SE, and Syder Arcade. Spending $5 or more gets you those games plus four more: Samurai II Vengeance, Gunman Clive, Paper Monsters, and Guerrilla Bob.
So what sets the Green Light Bundle apart from other bundles? All the games featured in the bundle are on Steam Greenlight, but are not yet in the Steam store. Steam Greenlight officially goes live to the public next week (August 30), so the developers of the games in this bundle hope people will head on over to there and rate the games. For those of you not familiar with Steam Greenlight, it is essentially a community-driven system wherein the top rated games will get accepted into the Steam store. As the Green Light Bundle FAQ states: "When any of the games included with the bundle become available on the Steam store you will get a code to download the game on Steam. In the meantime you can always download the DRM free versions of the games from the Green Light Bundle website." For that reason, it behooves every bundle purchaser to vote up the games, which is of course the whole reason the bundle was put together – by showcasing these games, they will get tremendous exposure, improving their chances of garnering enough votes.
In addition to receiving 4-8 games, 5% of every purchase goes toward the Green Light Bundle Fund. "This fund is meant to support struggling talented developers by using the money to partially finance the development of their games." The bundle and fund are initiatives by Stolen Couch Games, an independent studio located in Utrecht, Netherlands. Like many other developers, Stolen Couch Games had trouble getting its games onto Steam, so the studio sees Steam Greenlight as a great opportunity.
Nerd of Gamers put together the following video to showcase all eight games: