Shoestring Gaming – Indies and Oldies

Gaming article by Don Parsons on Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 10:12
Topic(s): Deals

Welcome back to Shoestring Gaming, where we're dedicated to making sure your money goes the furthest on gaming. This week we're going to take a look at a variety of bundles and games that might catch your eye and that may not be seen, so we're going to skip on Steam deals because you've probably seen them already.


We all know Humble Bundle and the great work they do, but what began there spawned essentially a whole industry of different bundle sites with all sorts of games.

On Humble Bundle we of course have the Jumble Bundle 4, which includes some pretty big indie games, with titles like OutlandFallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, and Mercenary Kings in the first tier. The second tier has Endless Space Emperor EditionThe Stanley Parable, and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, which will run you about $5 right now. The third tier is set at $18 and gets you Space Engineers—and there will be more games coming.

BundleStars is one of the leaders in bundling and they have a selection of bundles, but one stands out in particular. The F.E.A.R bundle will get you all of that series, one that is noted for its work in revolutionizing AI for enemies in shooters. At $4.99, you get all 3 games and the DLC for 1 and 2, which should get you a lot of good horror shooter time to enjoy if you are into that kind of thing.

Over at IndieGala they have their summer sale, but for bundles, their Hump Day bundle is pretty attractive, with it being $1 for the first tier and $2.49 or more for the second. The first tier gets you Data Hacker, which I've heard some good things about, while the second tier gets you a mixture of indie games to try out from walking sims like Mountain to racers like Night Shift  or 2d Action games like Top Hat.


On the PC Gaming side we're rather blessed to have deals; it makes up for the fact that we can't get used games in comparison to console gamers, although one has to wonder if there will be an adjustment going forward with things like Steam refunds.

GOG is Steam's biggest competitor, and it has a couple notable deals right now. Like Steam, GOG has Game of Thrones by Telltale 50% off with the release of the newest episode if you want to try it. They also have the Metro Redux Bundle available, as they recently premiered over there, and when combined you get both games for 60% off together or 50% separately.

For our big spender of the week, Dying Light is 51% off over on IndieGala for their summer sale. When we reviewed it, we gave it a 7.5 and it's only gotten better since with free DLC, water DLC and bug fixing that should make this a real steal if you were waiting on it.

Over on Techraptor's Game Republic site, we have an Iceberg Interactive sale, giving discounts to Endless LegendEndless SpaceKilling Floor and others over there.


While this week's theme week may be dealing with the best of Generation 7, the 8th generation Playstation 4 has one of the better deals of the week ongoing with Supergiant Games titles being on their digital store front. Bastion is 77% off, and Transistor is 75% off, and you can go see it over here.

If you're gearing up for the release of Hideo Kojima's final Metal Gear game with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, you could do far worst than buying the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection at 40% off.

Well that's all for this week, and I hope I've done my job of helping you feel comfortable with what deals are out there. If you have any thoughts about what you'd like to see with Shoestring Gaming, please send them over to us and we'll listen in!

About the Author

Don Parsons

Don Parsons

News Editor

I've been a gamer for years of various types starting with the Sega Genesis and Shining Force when I was young. If I'm not playing video games, I'm often roleplaying, reading, writing, or pondering things brought up by speculative fiction.