OnLive Indie Game Sale to Coincide with IGF & GDC
Members Save Up to 80% Off; Sale Features Braid, Defense Grid® Gold, Maw, Trine™, World of Goo, More
Palo Alto, Calif. — February 28, 2011 — OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, today announced the launch of a large Indie Game Sale to coincide with its sponsorship of the Independent Games Festival and presence at the Game Developers Conference, both in San Francisco from Feb. 28-March 4, 2011.
Supported by 11 different independent game publishers, the sale will offer OnLive members up to 80 percent off fun, original indie games such as Braid, Defense Grid Gold, World of Goo and The Maw, among others. OnLive is the official Hardware Platform Sponsor of the Independent Games Festival and will be leading two presentations on cloud gaming at GDC.
“We’re proud supporters of independent publishers, and OnLive members are huge fans of indie games,” said OnLive VP of Games & Media John Spinale. “If you look through OnLive’s current game catalog, you’ll see a number of past IGF finalists and winners. It’s our policy to be indie-friendly and make sure amazing indie titles find a wider audience through the OnLive platform.”
The OnLive sessions at GDC will help developers better understand the ways they can leverage OnLive on multiple platforms when creating and porting their games.
”A lot has changed since we officially announced OnLive at GDC 2009,” said OnLive Founder and CEO Steve Perlman. “Since, we’ve launched the OnLive Game Service, OnLive Game System, PlayPack monthly plan and OnLive Viewer mobile app for iPad—and announced integration into VIZIO HDTVs and HTC’s new Flyer tablet. It’s exciting to update the developer community on OnLive’s progress and talk about how these changes can positively impact the way they make and distribute games.”
The OnLive Indie Game Sale running from Feb. 28-March 4 includes:
- AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!, Dejobaan Games (50% off)
- Braid, Number None (75% off)
- Defense Grid® Gold, Hidden Path (75% off)
- Doc Clock™: The Toasted Sandwich of Time, Stickmen Studios (75% off)
- Gene Labs, Frontline Studios (50% off)
- Madballs in Babo: Invasion, Playbrains (75% off)
- Shatter™, Sidhe Interactive (75% off)
- The Ball, Tripwire Interactive (75% off)
- The Maw, Twisted Pixel (80% off)
- Trine™, Frozenbyte (75% off)
- World of Goo, 2D Boy (75% off)
OnLive’s GDC presentations will be on March 2, at 3 p.m., and March 3, at 10:30 a.m., in Room 310, South Hall. The Independent Games Festival Pavilion and awards ceremony will be on the GDC show floor.
“IGF and GDC are about celebrating independent game developers and their amazing games,” said Twisted Pixel’s Michael Wilford. “OnLive makes it exceptionally easy for independent developers of all shapes and sizes to get their games in front of dedicated gamers on an exciting and emerging platform, so it makes a lot of sense that you can find many IGF finalists and winners on OnLive.”
OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and is coming soon for Android tablets. OnLive technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. OnLive investors include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T, British Telecommunications (BT), The Belgacom Group and HTC. More information is available at www.onlive.com.
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