The App Store Now Has A Permanent Indie Games Section
A few days ago, Apple added a dedicated Indie section to the App Store in order to promote the wide range of games offered by smaller developers. However, it was only for promotional purposes. Now, as it seems the company has made the dedicated indie games section permanent on the App Store. What this means that users interested in trying out new indie games can discover titles separately. Let's see some more details on what the new section has to offer.
Apple Adds A Permanent Indie Games Section To The App Store
The new and permanent indie games section on the App Store nests abundant popular titles to play. There are several sub-sections in the indie games section like "Indie game debuts", "Newly discovered indies" and "Our 25 favorite indie games". So players have a wide variety of indie games to choose from and even seek the one that best suits their interest.
In addition to the dedicated Indie games section, there's a hefty list of popular indie titles on sale. The list includes Bicolor, Sorcery 3, Road Not Taken, VVVVVV, Surgeon Simulator, The Room Two, Prune, Botanicula and a lot of other title to choose from. These titles are on sale for $0.99
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Apart from the standard discount, the indie adventure title Oxenfree has also been named as the app of the week by the editors. The game is available for $3.99 which is 20 percent off from the original price. The discount has been offered to celebrate the launch of the title. So do take advantage of this if you're interested in indie games.
Bean's Quest is another popular indie platformer which has been named as Apple'e free App of the Week for this week. The game is available absolutely for free, so if you're interested in saving some extra bucks, be sure to install the game this week. If you do not install the game until next Thursday, it would return to its normal pricing, so be sure to check it out.
The new indie games section on the App Store is really helpful for struggling developers to make their games more prominent. This is due to the fact that these developers lack the resources to compete against the giants of the industry. Henceforth, Apple has provided them with a dedicated platform to make their games more recognizable.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Apple providing a dedicated platform to indie game developers? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.