A couple of hours ago, a new Netflix-like streaming service entitled ‘Jump’ was announced that allow users to stream their favorite titles on demand.
Jump is a new subscription based game streaming service, targeting most of the popular old games from independent developers. The service will have a library comprising from 60 to 100 indie games with a cost of $9.99 per month. Currently, a closed beta for the service is underway and will end on 24th July, having a library of 10 to 20 games.
While the service is said to launching later this summer for PC, Linux, Mac, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to those who wish to subscribe. According to its developers, the service will kick off with 60 to 100 titless at launch while around 10 new games will be added to the library each month. These includes titles such as Teslagrad, Dungeon Souls, Always Sometimes Monsters and Mulemen Must Die.
CEO of the developer company Anthony Palma believes that indie games have lost popularity on Steam and that’s why they are targeting the developers with a new sort of platform. While talking about his upcoming service with IGN, he said;
“If you think about the parallel to the movie industry, a movie goes on premium sales through theaters and when those sales start to dip off, they look at other avenues and eventually end up at a subscription service, like HBO or Netflix or wherever. That doesn’t exist in gaming right now, and particularly not for indies.”
He said that they are in talks with many indie game developers to make sure they continue to come up with the games in right time. It is said that the service will be launched on PCs through a specific application which can stream each title and not start downloading games separately. More details can be seen from here.
Stay tuned for more updates!