Jump Is A New Subscription Service For Indie Games Including VR

by Jamie Feltham • July 14th, 2017

A new gaming subscription service wants to take the mantle of Netflix for indie titles, and it looks like VR experiences are included.

Jump surfaced online this week in a beta testing phase. This new service is designed to promote many of the games that might slip under the radar in between playing the year’s bigger releases, offering titles like Teslagrad that you can jump into with a few simple clicks. You can try the beta out for yourself right now; make an account and you can download the Jump app for free. It’s a limited selection right now but the full service plans to offer more 60 games right at your fingertips from launch.

The service will launch in full later this summer and, after a two week free trial, will charge you $9.99 a month. That’s not a bad price at all, but the deal gets sweeter; it looks like Jump will offer VR content too.

The site’s FAQ notes that Jump supports VR platforms, including the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. We don’t know exactly which titles might feature on the platform yet, but it’s enough to have us intrigued.

Jump won’t be the only subscription service for VR content, though. Earlier this year HTC launched its Viveport Subscription service, which lets players download a handful of titles every month and then swap them out for others the following month should they so choose. In an industry in which developers need to monetize in any way possible, providing diverse options like these is essential.

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  • polysix

    yay.. more ways for the indie “X” (musician, game dev, artist) to make LESS money while diverting it to a pool that mostly benefits the people who run the service (i.e SPOTIFY).

    Stay clear of this, or you’ll set a low bar of financial expectation for everyone.