Super Rare Games has announced Super Rare Mixtape Vol.3, a curated physics compilation of games from the “core indie game scene” that harkens back to the days when mixtapes were physical items we could actually hold, and that looks awesome.
As the name suggests, this is the third indie game mixtape released by Super Rare. Like previous mixtapes, this one has a ton of indie games, demos, concept art galleries, audio commentary tracks, and more. Only 2000 copies will be available for sale on PC and they will go live on May 26 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm BST on superraregames.com.
“Includes hardcore platformers, low-poly horrors, tactical games, classic RPGs, wholesome exploration games, arcade-like games, and even Dink Smallwood, a 1998 RPG that inspired huge games like Borderlands and Baldur’s Gate,” read a press release. “Mixtapes are showcases of pure originality and creativity, giving indies the attention and preservation they deserve.”
Here’s what you can expect on Super Rare Mixtape Vol. 3:
- 30 games: a hand-picked selection of 30 games from core indie developers, chosen for maximum variety of genres and art styles.
- Six demos
- USB cassette: the game collection is stored on this tape cassette with a built-in custom launcher for “easy plug ‘n’ play use on any Windows PC or laptop”.
- Collector’s box: this slim box is designed to fit your collection of games, says Super Rare, and includes a full-color manual with a full page dedicated to each of the 36 titles and a description of why they were selected for this collection .
- Bonus Features: these include 24 galleries of concept art and seven developer audio commentaries, helping to “preserve the stories behind these games that would otherwise have been lost to time”.
Here is a full list of included games: After Midnight, birdsong, Bonkers, Commuting, Dank Tomb, Die in the Dungeon CLASSIC, Dink Smallwood HD, Estigma, Finterior Decorator, FurnCap, Gone Wandering, Hot Pot Panic, Inferna, It’s Paper Guy! , Jayce, liminal ranger, Cassette Coloring Only!, Palmystery, PEN GUNS, Pocketon Peak, Reticle_Star, Saucy Boy Adventures, Seaway, Shotdogs, Slide in the Woods, SpaceScape, Spectrum Valley, Tap Tricks, The Telwynium, and Ugby Mumba 3.
There are also demos for Dorfromantik, Enchain, Esse Proxy, Lost Nova, Pompom: The Great Space Rescue, and Producer (2021).
“Super Rare Games retains absolutely no rights to these titles, which may continue to be freely available online – we just hope to showcase and physically preserve them with this collection,” writes Ryan Brown of Super Rare Games in the release. hurry. “On a personal note – Mixtape is my passion project and anyone who knows me knows how much that means to me. I have a list of 100 tracks that I would love to include in future volumes and I’m sure you will enjoy.
“Thank you to the team at Super Rare Games, all of the developers involved, and everyone who picks up a copy. You are making a dream come true for me and all of the small indie developers featured in this volume. It means more than you will know never never.