Super Rare Games announced the release of their Super Rare Mixtape Vol.1, which boasts a curated collection of indie games from “some of the best and brightest up-and-coming developers” in the freeware scene.
The publisher reveals that only 1,000 copies of the mixtape will be available to buy as of August 19th at 6pm BST. The mixtape will also be available to buy worldwide for £28 (including VAT & shipping) on the Super Rare Games store.
Creator of the Super Rare Mixtape, Ryan Brown expressed his pure joy over the release of the mixtape.
I’ve had the idea for this personal passion project for many, many years now, long before my time at Super Rare Games, though I never believed that I’d be able to make it happen.
Brown came up with the idea of the mixtape when he realized “how poorly preserved and generally unappreciated this space is” and even sent an email to a developer a copy of their own game, as it no longer existed anywhere online.
This hard drive was more like a library, containing around an incredible 40,000 indie games, and thus inspired Brown to create a mixtape of curated games, honouring the ‘hobbyist developers’ who helped spark his love for the indie community back in his team years.
Features of Super Rare Mixtape Volume 1
30 Games: A curated collection of 30 varied games from the freeware indie scene, ranging from retro first-person shooters, tower defences and platformers to visual novels and quick experimental ideas.
6 Demos: Super Rare Games has partnered with teams from the most exciting commercial indie games to provide playable demos including; SkateBIRD, Grapple Dog, Billie Bust Up, and more. This is to ensure that the disk fits with the PC and PS1 compilation demo disk vibes.
USB Tape Cassette: To fit the true aesthetic, the Super Rare Mixtape is featured on a USB taking on the form of a cassette tape. This USB is also with a built-in custom launcher which allows for a smooth plug ‘n’ play for any Windows PC or Laptop.
Collector’s box: The first mixtape will debut in a stunning slim box, which is designed to seamlessly fit in with the rest of your games collection. The Collector’s box comes with a full-colour manual with each page dedicated to each of the 36 titles and why Super Rare Games chose them.
1,000 Copies: Only 1,000 copies of volume 1 will be available for sale, as Super Rare Games is using this launch as a tester to see if there's an audience for this unique idea for preserving physical copies of small indie games on PC. SRG has printed a total of 1,100 copies as additional units where needed for developer samples.
Pre-orders for Super Rare Mixtape volume 1 will go live on August 19th on their website. Brown is already planning more releases, as he states that he is “itching to work with 100s of talented devs I have in mind for future volumes, and I think you'll love what the future could hold for the Super Rare Mixtape.”