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Gifting and Trading on Groupees

Unused keys are really lost opportunities for everyone. For developers, one of the main reasons to participate in a bundle is to create exposure, to put the game in the hands of gamers who might not otherwise find the game or buy it at retail. The hope is that some, perchance many, will actually play the game, like it, post reviews, tell friends, generally spread the word, which ultimately provides a promotional boost for the game and the developer, something particularly important for indies.

And, no doubt, not every game appeals to every gamer, though conversely, most every game will have an appeal to some gamers. Keys that were included in a bundle that are left idle represent the opportunity for joy unrealized by some gamer.

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No Man is an Island… Our Groupees Kids!

I’m a big fan of Hemingway. I enjoy his spare but keenly observant writing style. It is evocative and very moving to me. And his themes and stories are big, like the man himself. I will always remember the first page of For Whom the Bell Tolls, the prologue, a poem by John Donne from which the title derives:

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

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Indie Games to look forward to in 2015!

It’s been a while since i posted some games related stuff, but i did not want to leave you all hanging with nothing from me to go out the year. So i thought i would give you folks a couple of indie games that i am looking forward to in 2015. And if i missed one that you think is really awesome as well, be sure to drop them in the comment section bellow. There are of course a lot more games coming in 2015 that are awesome, but these are just the ones that stand out the most to me. Continue Reading

New Profile Features Have Arrived

Today we released some updates to user Profile pages on Groupees including our version of The Wall where you can represent yourself and share your love of games, music, video and other media.

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In the weeks ahead, we’ll be adding lots of new interactive widgets to user Walls including an in-system Trading capability.

We’ve also added Filters on the Profile game listings so you can easily sort your Groupees purchases and locate Unused Keys. Click on your name upper right on Groupees.com and check out all the shiny new stuff!

December 2014 Indie Grant – Voting Ended!

Continuing with the spirit of the original Bundle in a Box, Groupees will award an Indie Grant based on charity contributions made by purchasers in each Bundle in a Box. The Indie Grant is designed to help indie game developers create their games. One indie developer (be it a group or an individual), voted by the Groupees Community, will receive the full amount raised from the bundle. Indie devs may apply for an Indie Grant by submitting their projects to support@groupees.com. Voting periods will last for 7 days.

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Support Groupees Game Project: Cyber-Chicken

Some folks connected with Groupees are working on a video game in our spare time. A true indie game project with contributors sprinkled around the globe, Cyber-Chicken is a 2.5D side-scrolling, rollicking adventure featuring 8′, 375 pounds of cybernetic poultry as a futuristic killing machine on a quixotic mission to save the World from itself. A satirical romp across pop culture and modern life, the comic-book styled game features weapon-based gameplay, platforming elements and lock/key puzzles in a metrovania-designed World. If you get a chance, swing by the Greenlight page where you can download a prototype of the game and support the Greenlight campaign.

December Dev Update

I hope that everyone is preparing for a wonderful holiday season. On our end, we are quite busy putting together some holiday bundles of joy for everyone while also continuing to work diligently on new platform features. Here’s a quick update on the dev front. We will be rolling out some new features, likely next week, including the first iteration of the Groupees Wall.

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Groupees Community Bundle #4 Call for Content

Hey everyone. Christian, your friendly music director here, writing from the highways of the USA on tour with my band Mean Jeans. I’m reaching out about Groupees’ 4th Community Bundle.  Are you a game developer? Musician? Author, illustrator, filmmaker, artist? We want to include YOUR work in the next edition of our multimedia + charity Community Bundle. Continue Reading

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