OnLive, the pioneer of on-demand cloud gaming and Gold Sponsor of the 14th Annual Independent Games Festival, is bringing the excitement of the Festival to the masses with a two-week Indie Showcase, hosted in partnership with the IGF. From March 5 to March 11, players everywhere in the US and UK can play an outstanding lineup of 16 current IGF nominees and honorable mentions free through the OnLive® Game Service – frigging AWESOME. Players can then “Like” their favorites on OnLive’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/onlive and they will announce which independent game received the most Likes and which was the most played on March 12, the Monday following the 2012 Independent Games Festival.
As of Monday (sorry for the delay guys!) OnLive will also be placing previously honored IGF games on sale for 75% off, with free instant demos available for all. As is typical with OnLive games, participants can play on demand on nearly any device—PCs, Mac®s, TVs with the OnLive Game System as well as tablets and smartphones – lunchtimes haven’t been the same since we’ve had our wireless controller hooked up to our Mac.
Starting today, 16 of this year’s IGF game nominees and honorable mentions are available for instant play over the OnLive Game Service at www.facebook.com/onlive including: Atom Zombie Smasher (Blendo Games), Be Good (DigiPen Institute of Technology), Botanicula (Amanita Design), Dear Esther (The Chinese Room), Dustforce (Hitbox Team), English Country Tune (Stephen Lavelle), Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games), FTL (Justin Ma and Matthew Davis), Lume (State of Play Games), Nitronic Rush (DigiPen Institute of Technology), Once Upon a Spacetime (RMIT), POP (Rob Lach), SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries), To the Moon (Freebird Games), Toren (Swordtales), and WAY (CoCo & Co.). By simply clicking the links next to each game, visitors can test-drive each game free for 30 minutes on nearly any device they own—low- or high-end PCs or Macs, TVs or mobile devices. No discs and no downloads are necessary; only a free OnLive account and an internet connection. Once gamers have identified their favorite titles, they can Like them on www.facebook.com/onlive, sharing their preferences instantly with friends.