Indie enthusiasts looking for new games should direct their attention to itch.io, which has just launched its summer sale (opens in new tab). There are 1,110 games discounted—but if you don't want to wade through them all, the store's Summer Selects Bundle (opens in new tab) is offering six gems for $9.
Slow-mo shooter Superhot (opens in new tab) is the biggest name in the bundle, but you can also pick up the cute frog detective game The Haunted Island (opens in new tab), lo-fi horror game Paratopic (opens in new tab) and Paradox, a Rusty Lake detective mystery (opens in new tab).
Rounding out the package are couch co-op puzzler BFF or Die (opens in new tab) and visual novel/mech brawler Extreme Meatpunks Forever, a game about "four gay disasters beating up neonazis". Jody spoke to creator Heather Robertson for his piece on sexuality and gender in science fiction games, which you can read here (opens in new tab). The bundle expires June 28.
Once you've considered that, you should dive into the entire sale catalogue (opens in new tab), where you'll find like likes of Thumper (opens in new tab) and Mu Cartographer alongside more obscure games, many of which have 50% or more knocked off their price. The sale runs until July 1.