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Want to play indie games for the PC – direct from the developer?

By on November 29, 2010

Cliff Harris of Gratuitous Space Battles fame has a vision.

A vision for an indie portal. But having seen many such initiatives sputter out after a wave of enthusiasm “devolves into a sort of kibbutz-style hippie-love-in where no decisions ever get made”, he decided that what was needed was an egotistical dictator to launch it.

So he volunteered for the job.

Check out It’s got well-known games like World of Goo, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! and Defcon as well as over a dozen other high-quality, indie strategy games.


The marketer in me sees lots of missed opportunities for retention, conversion and building long-term relationships with indie fans, but I love the idea.

And as a PC strategy gamer, I can imagine spending quite a lot of time and money here.

So if you like PC games (or have a PC game you want to distribute, provided you get through Cliff’s self-proclaimed dictatorship), you should check it out.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: