The Independent Games Festival has partnered with Onive to offer 30 minute demos of 16 IGF games. This is only going to be available for a two-week window.
TheGameGuru, in a thread about Origin, stated how he saw the potential for Origin to carve out a market in working with the indie games community. It was a good idea, though I mentioned I see more potential in working with Onlive—which is why I’m excited to see IGF and Onlive work towards this end.
Not having to worry about un-optimized games or downloading, installing, and attempting to run games that may not be compatible with my system—not having some of the work associated with indie games does make them more approachable. Even if they only make them more approachable to lazy know-nothings like me, I am a demographic—so good for them. Not sure if anything will come of it, but I found the potential interesting.