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