Global game service platform OP.GG added a new feature to its desktop app which will allow users to play free trials of indie games without requiring additional downloads. The first game in this indie lineup is Alpo: Way Home, with many more to come.
Initially a League of Legends stats search engine, OP.GG is a global gaming platform that provides data analysis services for several competitive games. Since its inception in 2012, it has grown since then, supporting communities for each game and letting players share information with each other. The platform is available in 23 languages all over the world.
With OP.GG’s recent patch, users can play the indie 2D platformer game, Alpo: Way Home, developed by Korea Game Science High School students. In it, players take control of a spirit named Alpo who fell down from the sky into an underground city. Here, gravity has gone haywire. Players will have to maneuver around environments with flipping gravity to help Alpo climb back up.
Playing with the desktop app
Users will be able to play a trial version through OP.GG’s platform without needing to download anything else. Additionally, this feature will be available while users wait in a queue for online games such as League of Legends. While the demo of Alpo: Way Home is available on the platform, interested players will be able to purchase the game through Steam.
— OP.GG (@GlobalOPGG) August 31, 2022
OP.GG decided to add this feature as a way of supporting the indie games market. The company’s Product Manager, Mark Kim, shared that showcasing Alpo: Way Home is just one way of “supporting the growth and development of the game industry.” They say they hope to showcase the efforts of the students and many other indie developers to bring their games to an even wider audience.
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