Amazon and Twitch are giving free games to Prime members every month

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  • Gamers will now be able to get a handful of free games every month through Amazon’s Twitch Prime service.
  • Each month, new games will be made free to download and to keep forever.
  • The first games to be made free through the program come from Twitch’s “Indie Amplifier” program.

Amazon has a new perk for Prime members: five free video games a month, for keeps.

The program is offered through Twitch, an Amazon subsidiary for livestreaming video games.

Starting Thursday, Twitch Prime, included with Amazon’s $13 a month Prime membership, will make a handful of PC video games free each month for members to download and keep forever. That supplements existing membership perks such as in-game loot, exclusive content and ad-free viewing.

The first two games that will be available for free are Superhot and Oxenfree, both graduates of the indie game amplifier program that Twitch launched earlier this year. All eight indie titles from the program will be available for free through Twitch Prime in the upcoming months, along with a handful of new releases, according to an official Twitch blog post with a complete lineup of all the upcoming free games.

Here is Twitch’s announcement:

Amazon and Twitch’s “Free Games with Prime” program is entering the monthly subscription market where it will compete with Sony’s PlayStation Plus platform and Microsoft’s Games with Gold program, all of which are experimenting with Netflix-like subscription models, aimed at gamers.