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Jul. 10, 2014 12:20 pm

Philly game devs take over IndieGameStand.com, for a cause

All month long, gamers can pay what they want for featured local releases. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to anti-hunger nonprofit Philabundance.

A screenshot from Monsters! by QuadraTron.

(Photo via QuadraTron)

Philly’s indie game developers are taking over game retailer IndieGameStand for the month of July.

All month long, gamers can pay what they want for featured local releases. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to anti-hunger nonprofit Philabundance. The first game is Cipher Prime‘s Auditorium.

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It’s part of IndieGameStand’s first themed string of deals, said Wilmington, Del.-based founder Mike Gnade. Gnade used his personal connections to find developers to feature and it grew from there, he said.

Here’s the rest of the schedule:

Why feature Philly devs?

Because, in Philly, “we’ve just sort of created our own indie scene out of nothing,” Gnade wrote in an email:

What’s really impressive about the Philly indie scene is that it exists when there are ZERO big game industry companies here. If you look at where the indie scenes that are really big are (Boston, Vancouver, Montreal) all of those cities have big AAA game studios and industry jobs there. […] That’s always something that’s struck me about the Philly scene – our indie scene isn’t growing from a bunch of AAA game developers leaving their parent company – but is more organic thanks to the nearby universities, the leadership of indies like Cipher Prime and the attitude of the people who have lived and grown up here.

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