By Skald 32 Comments
OK, so let's recap. After bundling $60 worth of quality indie games into $5 packages for the last week or so, Steam gives me five games, kind of my choice, for free.
I'll be the first to say that these indie packs have been pretty good the last couple of days. Even if you only see one game you want, it's still only five bucks. I mean, some of the Midweek Madness stuff was hard enough to avoid. Men of War, for example, found its way into my library on an impulse buy, as did Killing Floor. And though that might seem all well and good, any indie pack that has And Yet it Moves, Machinarium or World of Goo that costs even less than those games, while they were on sale, is a winner in my book.
OK, so I've been buying a lot of these indie packs. What else? KOTOR for $2.50 seemed like a good deal, Poker Night at the Inventory for a scant $5 (not on sale, but whatever) seemed decent, World of Goo I actually bought ala carte for an incredible $2.50. It's a shame I only jumped on the Steam band wagon only a year or so ago. These deals are almost as good as all the stuff I got for free.
Now, I didn't do the best job keeping my list organized, so my choices might seem a little strange. Allow me to explain:
Three things contributed to this list: The fact that my primary computer is a Mac, I kept buying games on my wishlist as they went on sale, so I was constantly replacing things, and I thought I wouldn't win anyway, so why bother.
But, in essence, I got what I wanted.
Civilization V was the only one I really wanted, so its good I managed to keep that on the top of the list and, for the love of god, not purchase it before I won the contest.
Anyway, if you can take anything away from this crazy, scattershot blog, please consider buying games from indie developers. They're usually priced competitively and come with great support, and in the case of games like And Yet it Moves, are innovative as all hell.