Longtime game developer and general roustabout Greg Costikyan
sent a jolt through the industry when he announced
Manifesto Games, a company dedicated to rewarding original, independent game ideas and getting around the narrow retail channels that keep them from gamers. After a months-long gestation process, the company is now well on its way with a beta web site
highlighting and selling some of the brightest independent games on the market.
The site is still a little rough around the edges, but in return for registering and helping to troubleshoot, Manifesto is offering a free download of Plasmaworm
, a game they appropriately describe as "Snake on acid." Here's wishing them the best in their mission to stir things up.