Indie Megabooth introduced right this moment that it will likely be suspending operations because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The group hosts a travelling showcase of indie video games that has promoted titles at reveals just like the Game Developers Conference and PAX since 2011. Through these occasions, the group has managed to advertise over 700 indie video games.
The pandemic has been onerous for corporations and teams that depend upon dwell occasions and conventions. In the gaming world, large conventions just like the GDC and the Electronic Entertainment Expo have been cancelled by way of summer time, and it stays unclear if reveals like Gamescom or Blizzcon will be capable of resume in any respect this yr.
“After nine years of working on and building the IMB, it was a difficult and disappointing decision to make,” Indie Megabooth founder Kelly Wallick notes through a farewell post. “Realistically though, we’re a very small team and this situation is bigger than us. Our primary focus right now is to stay healthy and safe through the COVID-19 situation as it’s unfolding.”
The Indie Megabooth staff is staying on till the top of the month “to give a bit of a softer landing” and to assist with a “Going Away (for now) Sale” on Steam that features lots of the indie video games that the group has highlighted. Over 100 titles will likely be part of the sale, which is able to begin on May 5 and final till May 12.