It was announced yesterday that after nearly three years in service, Greg Costikyan has decided to close down Manifesto Games, one of the few digital distribution sites out there that heavily featured and actively promoted a considerable number of indie games on their catalogue.

Play This Thing will continue to be updated regularly, but losing Manifesto Games is still a big shame, especially for indie game developers who had problems acquiring publishing deals from other distribution channels.

[UPDATE: Costikyan has made detailed comments on why he's closing Manifesto, via the still-updating Play This Thing blog.]