Yes, i don't understand the concept of asking for free indie games.
How can you see a developer as someone who begs for money? Someone who begs for money has done nothing to provide YOU with any good or service. They just sit around and hope. Developers provide a tangible good that increases your happiness by a margin (whatever it may be). How do these compare? If pasik was on some random forum asking for 5 dollars for no good reason, yes, he would be a beggar. However, he is working hard on a game that will ultimately provide you with happiness and entertainment and you want this for FREE?
And let me ask if you own ANY other paid games. Are those developers beggars to? EA, Blizzard, Activision, Nintendo, Bungie. Are you saying these companies are all beggars? Because if you see this developer as a beggar, you then by definition see all of the above companies...actually ANY company as a beggar.
Yes some indie devs do provide games for free. These devs do not need the money to support their development of personal lives. Not all devs are the same.
for the seven dollars/euro it costs for this game, it is up to you to decide from the FREE demo if the game will provide enough entertainment to make the 7 bucks worth it. If you think it is, buy it. If you don't think it will do the trick, spend your seven dollars elsewhere. That is how the economy works.
However, being the not so close minded person I am
, if you are underage and/or do not have a form of paying for the game and would really like to, I empathize with your issues but asking for a game to be free is not the right solution. Hell, post a topic in the off-topic section asking maybe for a trade of some sort (someone did already) or even a gift. I've known people to gift games to random other people simply because the gifter loved the game so much that he wanted the joy of it to be given to someone else as well.
BUT if your views of having a set price for an indie game as being wrong are simply that, then I hope my arguments above can perhaps help influence that view a little.