Thanks to the rise of flexible digital distribution services, independently-made games have become more notable and accessible. Whether we like the pure joy and challenge that games like AaAaAA!!! A Reckless Disregard For Gravity and Terraria bring us or we like the atmosphere and true horror that games like Dear Esther and Amnesia: The Dark Descent present, these indie games have been brought to the players by services that are open and willing to host content in order to get it in the player’s hands. And what better way to celebrate those services than with massive sales?

Because We May is a massive independent games sale that lasts from May 24th to June 1st, and it celebrates the services and ability for independent developers to have control over their games and how they are sold. The services that are being represented are the iOS App Store, the Mac App Store, Google Play, Steam, and a handful of other service that have been thrown into an “Other Stores” category. If you take a peek at the companies participating, you would see that there is a surprising amount of developers; some of the developers that I was instantly able to make out on the Steam page were Dejobaan Games, Introversion Software, Gaijan Games, Double Fine, Nicalis, Two Tribes, Mode7, and Hothead Games. And remember; that’s only developers who have their games on Steam. There are dozens of other games in the other sections from developers I would never be able to guess. From what I can tell, this is also the biggest coordinated sale of indie games, ranging from different services to entirely different platforms.
Needless to say, this might be one of the best shopping opportunities of the year for indie games and it should not be missed. Prepare your wallets, my friends…

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