IndieGameStand opens its virtual doors on September 26th, but this isn't your average online store. Established by the same folks responsible for Indie Game Magazine, the online marketplace is “a different kind of indie gaming bundle and promotional website,” offering up exclusive deals and bundles while helping out select charities.
Purchases will be handled on a pay-what-you-want basis with 10% of each sale going to the developer's charity of choice. While price is left up to the player, purchasing content at low prices may prevent customers from receiving certain extras included with the game. For example, if you pay $.50 for something, you probably won't be getting the Steam or Desura keys.
However, even if you decide to be cheapskate, any game you purchase will come DRM-free, allowing you to access your “Game Wallet” to download and install the title as many times as you'd like.
IndieGameStand's overall goal is "to put a spotlight on those indie titles which provide fantastic experiences, but may have been passed over by the mainstream gaming public, portals, websites, or whatever. This site is about supporting all of the fantastic and worthwhile indie developers out there. Every developer out there deserves a moment to shine."
If you register with IndieGameStand before the official September 26th launch you'll be able to grab a copy of Brilliant Blue-G Games' platformer, Chester, at no cost!