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Indie Royale Gone Fishin' Bundle

The Indie Royale Website offers the "Gone Fishin' Bundle," their latest collection of bargain-priced indie games. The bundle includes SOL: Exodus, All Zombies Must Die!, Cubemen, SQUIDS, Platformance: Castle Pain, and Platformance: Temple Death. Those who pay a few extra bucks will also receive a chiptune album. This trailer has more on the new promotion.

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9. Re: Indie Royale Gone Fishin' Bundle Aug 12, 2012, 23:51 Jerykk
 
killer_roach wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 23:48:
Jerykk wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 23:29:
killer_roach wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 22:58:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 22:10:
Ha ha, okay buddy. Good luck enforcing that. If I decide to give you some money in exchange for some game keys, whether you call it a purchase or a donation or whatever, they're MINE and I can do whatever I want with them. So screw off.

I can see where the issue would be with reselling the keys, but just giving them away doesn't change the economics of the bundle one iota (apart from possibly increasing a potential buyer's willingness to pay, something that only helps the promotion and the developers).

So... you do see the issue here, right? Most of the games come with both a Steam key and a Desura key. If you keep one key and give the extra one to a friend, you're basically taking away any incentive for your friend to buy the bundle. If your friend had no intention of buying the bundle, then no harm done, but if he would have otherwise bought it, you're costing the devs a sale.

I do find it peculiar that you say "only" in reference to helping the promotion and developers. Who else is it supposed to be helping? If you enjoy a game, you should reward the developers. I find that most consumers tend to be extremely narrow-minded. Your spending habits have long-term repercussions that extend beyond just you.

Hadn't thought about the cases where somebody actually plays the game as installed from Desura and giving away the Steam key... are there really that many of such cases, as opposed to they already have the game on Steam and the Desura key is applied automatically?

Hard to say. It's entirely possible, though. For Indie Royale, there's only one key for all the Desura games and I think it's automatically applied as soon as you redeem it on the site if you already have Desura installed. The Steam games have individual keys which have to be activated manually, so those are easier to give away.
 
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