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The IndieBox, Get A Fancy Boxed Copy & Extras Of A Linux Supported Game Every Month
Posted , 23 May 2014 at 1:07 pm UTC / 4571 views
The IndieBox is a fantastic idea and I hope they get enough orders to keep going. You subscribe monthly (or buy single past boxes) to get a Linux-supported game-pack every month. Their single-purchase for their first boxed game is already sold-out too, so it seems the demand is good.

They made it a point that all games have to support Linux too, so I officially love them.

The first box was Teslagrad that had an artbook, colour manual, the game on a fancy USB stick, soundtrack, poster, papercrafting set, and more.
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Press Release:
QuoteORLANDO, FL ­ Local business, Indiebox, LLC., announced today the launch of their monthly
“gamer” subscription service ­ Indiebox (http://www.theindiebox.com).

Indiebox delivers a mystery independent video game, in custom packaging, directly to the doors
of its customers each month. The service aims to recapture the excitement and nostalgia of
buying video games in the 80’s and 90’s ­ a time in which the physical product was an equally
important part of the gaming experience as what was being played with a controller.

The custom retro­style packaging features original box art, full­color instruction manual, unique
game cartridge with case, CD soundtrack, game poster, stickers, and more.

Eager fans will be able to subscribe to Indiebox on April 1st with the first game boxes shipping in
May. For more information, visit http://www.theindiebox.com.

About Indiebox
Indiebox, LLC. is a start­up venture by three Orlando­based entrepreneurs: James Morgan III,
John T. Carter, and Jason Blank. Morgan serves on the Board of Directors for Indienomicon.
Carter is Music Director of Nerdy Show and a local writer

The price-point is actually pretty decent for all of that kit too, I might have to sign up for a month or two and see how it goes to write-up on here, would you guys be interested in that?

This looks like something awesome has started and I wonder what you GOL visitors think to it? Considering you can cancel anytime and get DRM free games with lots of fancy extras I imagine they will sell out like hot-cakes.

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Kels commented on 23 May 2014 at 1:23 pm UTC

One problem I see is the site doesn't give shipping rates, which I find that outside of the US (even in Canada, let alone Europe and elsewhere) can easily double the price of a box. Not having that information up front means I don't have an accurate price available to me unless I go through most of the subscription process first.

One problem I see is the site doesn't give shipping rates, which I find that outside of the US (even in Canada, let alone Europe and elsewhere) can easily double the price of a box. Not having that information up front means I don't have an accurate price available to me unless I go through most of the subscription process first.
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liamdawe commented on 23 May 2014 at 1:29 pm UTC

I also found that out by going to order, seeing the cost at $13 just for shipping to me

They are new though, I hope they can sort minor issues out.

I also found that out by going to order, seeing the cost at $13 just for shipping to me :( They are new though, I hope they can sort minor issues out.
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TheIndieBox commented on 23 May 2014 at 1:51 pm UTC

KelsOne problem I see is the site doesn't give shipping rates, which I find that outside of the US (even in Canada, let alone Europe and elsewhere) can easily double the price of a box. Not having that information up front means I don't have an accurate price available to me unless I go through most of the subscription process first.

We're working on a FAQ page that explains all of that before you have to register. Current shipping rates are as follows: US - $3 / Canada - $8 / Everywhere Else - $13

[quote=Kels]One problem I see is the site doesn't give shipping rates, which I find that outside of the US (even in Canada, let alone Europe and elsewhere) can easily double the price of a box. Not having that information up front means I don't have an accurate price available to me unless I go through most of the subscription process first.[/quote] We're working on a FAQ page that explains all of that before you have to register. Current shipping rates are as follows: US - $3 / Canada - $8 / Everywhere Else - $13
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Half-Shot commented on 23 May 2014 at 1:59 pm UTC

liamdawe
I also found that out by going to order, seeing the cost at $13 just for shipping to me
They are new though, I hope they can sort minor issues out.

Not to good for me either then :/ . Last time I made orders from 'murica I had to sort out all sorts of international fees.

[quote=liamdawe] I also found that out by going to order, seeing the cost at $13 just for shipping to me :( They are new though, I hope they can sort minor issues out. [/quote] Not to good for me either then :/ . Last time I made orders from 'murica I had to sort out all sorts of international fees.
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HadBabits commented on 23 May 2014 at 2:05 pm UTC
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Man, I've been psyched since I found out about this last night. I was hoping to do this article when I got home, but I see now I'll have to start writing them at work on my phone if I want to keep up



TheIndieBox
We're working on a FAQ page that explains all of that before you have to register. Current shipping rates are as follows: US - $3 / Canada - $8 / Everywhere Else - $13

While you're working on that; care to say what time of the month the games actually go out? I just subscribed and I'm already too excited

Man, I've been psyched since I found out about this last night. I was hoping to do this article when I got home, but I see now I'll have to start writing them at work on my phone if I want to keep up ;) [quote=TheIndieBox] We're working on a FAQ page that explains all of that before you have to register. Current shipping rates are as follows: US - $3 / Canada - $8 / Everywhere Else - $13[/quote] While you're working on that; care to say what time of the month the games actually go out? I just subscribed and I'm already too excited :P
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nullzero commented on 23 May 2014 at 4:02 pm UTC

Yes, unfortunately for international customers the price goes up and it also takes a while to get there. I bought mine for Europe (Portugal) and yesterday according to the UPS shipping tracking system it was still in the states (MIAMI, FL 33112)...

So I just bought the first one (single month subscription) to see how it goes. But I liked what I saw in the post. Good game, presentation and all

Quote
The price-point is actually pretty decent for all of that kit too, I might have to sign up for a month or two and see how it goes to write-up on here, would you guys be interested in that?

But I would like it covered here on Gaming On Linux, yes. Besides the game there are also some extras in the USB right? Having some kind of review would be cool!

Yes, unfortunately for international customers the price goes up and it also takes a while to get there. I bought mine for Europe (Portugal) and yesterday according to the UPS shipping tracking system it was still in the states (MIAMI, FL 33112)... So I just bought the first one (single month subscription) to see how it goes. But I liked what I saw in the post. Good game, presentation and all ^_^ [quote] The price-point is actually pretty decent for all of that kit too, I might have to sign up for a month or two and see how it goes to write-up on here, would you guys be interested in that? [/quote] But I would like it covered here on Gaming On Linux, yes. Besides the game there are also some extras in the USB right? Having some kind of review would be cool!
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Hamish commented on 23 May 2014 at 4:39 pm UTC
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This is a real neat idea, but out of my reach, at least for the moment.

This is a real neat idea, but out of my reach, at least for the moment.
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Kels commented on 23 May 2014 at 7:07 pm UTC

liamdaweI also found that out by going to order, seeing the cost at $13 just for shipping to me

They are new though, I hope they can sort minor issues out.

It's true of most boxes though, so I doubt there's much they can do about the price. Although I do appreciate that they're adding that info up-front since about 3/4 of the boxes I've seen don't do that.

[quote=liamdawe]I also found that out by going to order, seeing the cost at $13 just for shipping to me :( They are new though, I hope they can sort minor issues out.[/quote] It's true of most boxes though, so I doubt there's much they can do about the price. Although I do appreciate that they're adding that info up-front since about 3/4 of the boxes I've seen don't do that.
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pb commented on 23 May 2014 at 9:59 pm UTC

Personally I don't see the point. What I love about digital distribution of games, music and movies is having my house uncluttered from all these boxes. ;-)

Personally I don't see the point. What I love about digital distribution of games, music and movies is having my house uncluttered from all these boxes. ;-)
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