UPDATE I've been buried working on our new game! FreeBundle 10 will come in five days, we have the bundle ready, just need 5 hours free to get it online. I apologize for the delay.
Time Remaining until next bundle
Yes, absolutely free, but don't thank us, we don't have anything to do with it. Thank these fantastic games authors who have worked really hard to make the games you see here and on top of that, they released them absolutely free. You can actually pick them up at each of the author's websites if you want to.
We want to give REAL indie developers a chance to show their work. It seems the definition of indie game developer has... changed over the last few years. Today, we see guys with big offices, several published games (some even by Sony or Nintendo) and ten, twenty employees call themselves indies and we slowly shake our heads. See, we feel that while these guys are small devs, they are not exactly *indies* anymore.
Update Since we made that small "established studios against indie devs" rant many things have happened in our lives that led us to realize we were dead wrong about that. They are indie devs too. We owe a big apology to small studios all around the globe. Some of these guys are working 24/7 to get their games noticed by the press and sadly, they aren't getting any attention. They share the same trench as we do. They don't know if their studios are going to be around next year, next month or even next week and yet, they get up in the morning to work with the same passion and dedication any of us strive to achieve. So we take what we said back and issue a formal apology to all those small teams. No more divisions. We are all together in this journey.
Bottom line is, most of us work so much through the year we usually miss these beautiful, incredible well made games, they fly under our radar for several reasons! Well, not anymore.
Some you may know, some may be absolutely new to you; that's what's fun of this bundle! Discover new games you missed for free!
Because we never heard of it before. Be a pal, send us a quick note to tip at cabrerabrothers.com and we'll make sure to post it in the next bundle. Please make sure it's a game people can actually download (no browser games allowed). Mac, Windows, doesn't matter as long as the game is free, just send it over and we'll make sure to check it out. Thanks in advance.
You may see us push the dates for the new bundle sometimes. That happens when we can't contact the developer for a game we want to put in. Some of these guys don't check their game dev email on daily basis because they have a dayjob and this is just a hobby, so we may get on their inbox queue for three, four days. Sometimes more than a week. For the most part, we keep a tight schedule. Sorry if this is a pain (we know it is) but we do it to get you the best indie games out there for free! Hope you understand.
Some of them have versions that run on Mac/Linux, if they do you will see it on the popup, but most of them run on windows so... if you have a windows setup, you're most likely to enjoy these games.
Tell your friends about this page, these indie developers need some exposure since they are doing a great job (and for free!).
We ran the games through several antivirus programs and they are all virus free, and besides no indie is going to put a trojan on his/her work, so rest assured they are virus-free. We even used the award winning McAfee antivirus and they are fine.
Us? No, we don't accept donations, but some of these amazing indie game developers do, so be sure to check out their websites and donate if you liked this bundle because they need every bit of help we can provide!
When we get a new batch of interesting indie games to display this year. Help us out, do your part and send us a tip if you know one that is really worth it!
Yes and no! The games on this bundle are exclusively for download so it doesn't matter to us if the game has been made with Macromedia (hahaha) Flash© as long as people can still play it offline (like Abobo for example, which comes packed in a nice .zip). If you are looking for browser based games, head over Newgrounds, there is a really cool collection of indie games waiting for you over there (and they are also free)!
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