And what exactly is this GOG Indie Piñata sale?
Well GOG is having a sale on a whole bunch of indie games at the moment. Currently there's 25 indie games with discounts ranging from 30% - 80% off. As I haven't actually played most of the indie games that are on offer I can't speak for all of them, but a real steal is Hotline Miami at 80% off for only $3 AUD - it's just a pity there's no way to get the excellent soundtrack off GOG.
Games I am tempted to get though are A Bird Story (developed by the brilliant Freebird Games who also developed To the Moon) which is going for just under $3 AUD, Deadnaut (an Australian made squad-based tactics game) for just under $6 and NEO Scavenger (a highly rated post-apocalyptic simulation game which is a mix of sandbox and story play) for just under $11 AUD.
"Okay Mark," you're probably asking. "But WHAT DOES THIS SALE HAVE TO DO WITH PIÑATAS??!" I'm just getting to that part you impatient jerk, geeze. Apparently you can pay $3 USD (which is about $4.29 AUD at the moment) to try your luck at getting a free indie game (separate to the ones that are on sale). The indie game you get from the piñata can either be normally worth $9.99 USD and go all the way up to $44.99 USD (if you're lucky)! So you're getting a good deal regardless - provided the game you get is the kind of game you'd want to play. So far, according to the official thread on the GOG forums, this is what you're likely to get from the piñatas at the moment:
Dreamfall Chapters - Season Pass
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Eador Masters of the Broken World
Gods Will Be Watching Special Edition
Legend of Grimrock
Machinarium Collector's Edition
Republique (Standard Edition)
Shadow Warrior 2013
The Book Of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles
The Last Federation
Volgarr the Viking
So far, the two punts I took scored me Dust: An Elysian Tail (which normally retails at $21.49 on GOG) and Volgarr the Viking (which is normal $17.19 on GOG). So not bad for about $10 AUD.
Also, GOG changes the list of potential games you can get every so often. Apparently the next switch will be done in about 19 hours. The sale itself ends on the 18th September 2015.
Oh and you may have also noticed that there's no Spotlight Sunday post today - that's because there's nothing that I really fancy next week (again)!