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Amazon launches US-only Indie Games department, accompanied by sale

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Well this is tremendous. Former rainforest turned online retail behemoth Amazon has launched a dedicated Indie Games (opens in new tab) department, flogging digital copies of the likes of Mutant Mudds, Hotline Miami and, well, hundreds of other independent games, and putting a ton of them on sale (opens in new tab) to celebrate. There are also some rather tasty bundles. Amazon aren't taking a cut from sales of these collections - 100% of the money will go to the developers. The only apparent catch is that, like a lot of the digital content on the website, it's currently only available in the US. Boo!

Highlights from the sale include Unity of Command (opens in new tab) for $4.99, spacey roguelike Cargo Commander (opens in new tab) for just $2.49, and another spacey roguelike named FTL for $4.99. You'll also get a few free games with each purchase: Dynasty of Dusk, Huntsman: The Orphanage and The Curse of Nordic Cove. Not, admittedly, games I've ever heard of, but still.

The Double Fine bundle (opens in new tab) is particularly good, consisting of The Cave, Costume Quest, Brutal Legend, Stacking, Psychonauts and Iron Brigade for only $9.99.

Cheers, Lewie P (opens in new tab) !

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.