24
Nov
ikoid

If you simply can't wait for the next Humble bundle to roll around, there's now an Android-specific alternative available. iKoid is a new service that just released its first indie game bundle, this time at a fixed but very reasonable price of $2.49. It includes five games: They Need To Be Fed, Bridge Constructor Playground, Hero Of Many, Don't Run With A Plasma Sword, And Streetfood Tycoon Extreme, which would cost about $9 together on the Google Play Store.

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They Need To Be Fed (the original, not the sequel) and Don't Run With A Plasma Sword are the highlights here: one is a much-loved indie platforming game, and the other is a humor-filled throwback to action RPGs of days gone by. Bridge Constructor Playground is a new entry in the well-trodden sub-genre of bridge simulations (physics games for engineering students), and Hero Of Many is a sperm-themed side-scroller delightfully artistic indie "zen" game. Streetfood Tycoon is a typical business simulator, and while it's free on the Play Store, the "Extreme" version in this bundle has no ads and added game content.

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The iKoid platform is interesting in and of itself: it's promising notifications of updated versions of games (a major problem for paid non-Play Store apps). They're also taking input from gamers on which titles to feature in the next bundle - check out this page for a list of suggested games, including the excellent DraStic Nintendo DS emulator and Anomaly Warzone Earth. iKoid will contact the selected developers and offer them a spot in the next bundle.

The first iKoid bundle will end on December 6th. We'll update you with any additions.

Source: iKoid Bundle

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Régis Knechtel

    I'm kind of tired of having to install an app for every single games seller just to install and update my games. Humble Bundle, Amazon, iKoid. So many apps to manage apps.

    • http://www.youtube.com/crisr82 Kristian Ivanov

      Be selective, don't go for every possible store out there
      And to be fair, most apps don't really work that well anyway (the Humble Bundle one for example doesn't auto-check for updates when you start it)

    • Shywim

      iKoid doesn't have an app.
      You don't have to install the Humble Bundle app to play their games.

  • Frank Wisper

    I don't think you really need the Humble Bundle app to be installed. Their Android games are DRM free. You can as well download and install the APKs manually.
    In fact you want those Apps installed because you don't want the hassle to check for updates of all games frequently. And I really hope that this new bundle provides DRM-free APKs as well, does it?
    Do you get an APK file for download?

    And for Amazon, ditch it. It's horrible and their DRM is the worst. (Try uninstalling their store and running a purchased app afterwards.)

    • Shywim

      This bundle doesn't have DRM. :)

  • Matthew Fry

    Eh. A free game, a game I don't want, and a game I already have and 2 games that cost about the same price together as the bundle means a no buy.