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Jay G.
11-10-11, 11:57 AM
IndieRoyale is a new site offering bundles of indie games every 2 weeks. The bundle price starts low, around $1.99, but increases in price as more people buy it. Pay the minimum price for all the games, or pay over the minimum to both support the developers, and drive the minimum price back down.

They currently just launched their second bundle, with 5 games normally priced about $35 total:
http://www.indieroyale.com/


Info on games in the bundle:

Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! (normally $4.99)
http://www.sizefivegames.com/games/tgp/
http://www.sizefivegames.com/games/ben-there-dan-that/
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/time-gentlemen-please!
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/ben-there-dan-that!

Fate of the World (normally $9.99)
http://fateoftheworld.net/
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/fate-of-the-world

NightSky (normally $9.99)
http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=NightSky
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/nightsky

Scoregasm (normally $9.99)
http://www.scoregasm-game.com/
http://www.charliesgames.com/wordpress/?p=741
http://www.tigsource.com/2011/10/11/scoregasm/


Their site is getting hammered right now, but I managed to get an order through after a few refreshes.

Decker
11-10-11, 12:35 PM
Thanks for the heads-up. That's a nice bundle, but they really need to re-think how they want to do this. The way they set up this bundle encourages people to buy it right away before the prices go up (as opposed to Humble Bundle which has no minimum price), but clearly their site can't handle the traffic they encourage, which is very frustrating for the consumer. Anyway, I got in after several attempts, but can't get any Steam Keys yet. I think it took a day last time with Bundle #1.

Jay G.
11-10-11, 12:49 PM
Yeah, the front-loading is an issue. Their first bundle didn't have this issue, as it took a while for the word to get out.

It looks like they've taken the bundle down, for now. From their twitter account:

http://twitter.com/#!/indieroyale
Seems "difficult 2nd" bundle was an appropriate choice of words... we thought we had more than enough capacity!

Very sorry about the site, too many HTTP requests. Adding more webservers and once it stabilizes in a few hours - we will reset the price

dugan
11-10-11, 12:55 PM
Can't load the site. Regarding Scoregasm, do you get Steam/Desura keys, and are the Mac and Linux versions included?

EDIT: YES!

Jay G.
11-10-11, 01:05 PM
Can't load the site. Regarding Scoregasm, do you get Steam/Desura keys, and are the Mac and Linux versions included?
Yep. Steam/Desura keys are available for all the games, and Scoregasm has Windows, Mac, and Linux versions included, although only the Windows version is available on Steam.

From their FAQ:
Steam, Desura, Windows, Mac, Linux... How do I know if the games in a bundle are available for a particular platform?
As part of the Indie Royale service, we try to offer as many different versions of each game as possible. If a game has Mac and Linux versions available alongside the Windows versions, we will make sure to offer these as part of your bundle.

The majority of bundled games will also be available via the Desura digital distribution platform, so that you can keep all of your games together in one place - a Desura key will be provided in these cases so that you can activate your games via Desura.

Finally, if any games are available via the Steam digital distribution service, you will also be provided with Steam keys to activate your games via Steam. If you look underneath a game on the Indie Royale front page, you'll see that it says "Available on:" - this tells you exactly what systems and platforms the game is available for. For example, if it says "Available on: Windows, Desura, Steam", this means that you get a Steam key, Desura key and a standalone Windows download for the game, but the game does not come with Mac or Linux versions.


Here's what the site says for each game's availability:
NightSky
available on: windows, desura, steam

Fate of the World
available on: windows, mac, desura, steam

Scoregasm
available on: windows, mac, linux, desura, steam (windows only)

Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please!
available on: windows, desura, steam

Jay G.
11-14-11, 07:33 AM
Only about a day left on the bundle. Current price is $4.10

2 bonus games have been added, both shooters from Charlie's Games (Scoregasm): Bullet Candy Perfect and Irukandji.

Both games are available on all three platforms (windows, mac, linux), and have desura keys, but aren't on Steam. On desura, these games are $2.99 each, although you can pay a minimum of $1 each at the developer's site:
http://www.charliesgames.com/scoregasm/buy.html


Also added was all of the DLC for Fate of the World, effectively making it Fate of the World: Tipping Point, an extra $9 value.

Finally, downloadable soundtracks for NightSky and Scoregasm were added, which are normally $5 each:
http://schlarb.bandcamp.com/album/nightsky-soundtrack
http://www.charliesgames.com/scoregasm/buy.html

Combined with the original games, the total value of the bundle is somewhere between $56-$60. That means that as long as the minumum price is under $5.60, you can save over 90%.

Jay G.
11-28-11, 02:02 PM
They've made some changes to their system. They now take pre-orders for the next bundle, although you're buying blind since you don't know what games will be in it. Also, they're not sticking to a strict every-two-weeks schedule anymore. They're also upping the initial live minimum purchase price to $2.99.

The next bundle goes live tomorrow, Nov 29th.

Letter from IndieRoyale
http://www.indieroyale.com/newsletter/80
In order to minimize disruption in the future - and provide more options for you, the Indie Royale customer, we're making the following changes:


We'll be removing a strict schedule of one Indie Royale bundle every two weeks. You can still sign up or follow us to find out when the bundle goes live. And we won't be changing our general concept and list of upcoming bundles. But we're continuing to target the near-term for the next Really Big Bundle, which will now launch next week [UPDATE: on Tuesday, Nov. 29th!] after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.
We now realize (and our smouldering servers agree!) that there are a lot of people who are waiting when the next Indie Royale bundle launches. In many cases, you may be reloading patiently to buy it almost no matter what, since it's such good value for money. So we're now opening pre-orders for the next Indie Royale bundle, at a recommended contribution of USD $5 but a minimum price of USD $3.99 (current and future Indie Royale bundles will launch at an initial live minimum of $2.99.)
Why do pre-orders? We know that you're all busy people, and you may actually not be on the Internet (?!) the second it launches. So it's a simple way to guarantee you get the Bundle, albeit sight unseen. This means that you won't know what games are in the bundle until it launches. But you are guaranteed to get the bundle at a low minimum price, and you will be supporting hand-picked, high quality independent games along the way.
(We guarantee at least four different games for each bundle, all of them playable on Windows PC in some form. Additional games and formats may - or may not - be supported! And of course, you can just wait for your email/Tweet/Facebook message that the Bundle has gone live and go pick it up then, if you're signed up with us.)

Pre-order page (starting price is $3.99):
https://secure.indieroyale.com/cart

Pre-orders of $5+ get a free MP3 album, Fez composer Disasterpeace's chiptune LP 'Rise Of The Obsidian Interstellar'
http://twitter.com/#!/indieroyale/status/141028568384815104
http://disasterpeace.com/album/rise-of-the-obsidian-interstellar

Decker
11-29-11, 12:53 PM
New bundle -- The Really Big Bundle (http://www.indieroyale.com/) is up.

Current Bundle:
The Really Big Bundle


Really Big Sky (http://bossbaddie.co.uk/bigsky/) - Windows, Desura, Steam
Runespell: Overture (http://www.runespell.com/) - Windows, Mac, Desura, Steam
Cthulhu Saves the World (http://store.steampowered.com/app/107310) - Windows, Desura, Steam
Eufloria (http://www.eufloria-game.com/news.php) - Windows, Desura, Steam
Breath of Death VII (http://store.steampowered.com/app/107300/) - Windows, Desura, Steam


Nicest bundle I've seen in a while. And I didn't own any of these already! :banana:
Currently $3.15

Jay G.
11-29-11, 01:02 PM
You can still get the bonus album (FLAC or MP3) if you pay enough to earn a star (which also drops the price for others). Currently, stars cost a minimum of $10:
http://twitter.com/#!/indieroyale/status/141399419563155457

Jay G.
11-29-11, 03:26 PM
Adding up the prices for the individual games gives this bundle a value of $35.96.

Metacritic reviews of the games:
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/runespell-overture
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/eufloria
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/cthulhu-saves-the-world
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/breath-of-death-vii-the-beginning

Really Big Sky doesn't have a metacritic page, so here's a few reviews for it:

http://www.indiegamereviewer.com/review-really-big-sky-do-a-barrel-roll/
http://www.gamepro.com/article/reviews/220954/review-really-big-sky-pc/
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/08/01/the-light-fantastic-really-big-sky/

Bonus free stuff for Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII:
http://zeboyd.com/free-stuff/

The developer of Really Big Sky has a separate pay-what-you-want (min $1) bundle of his first two games, Lunnye Devitsy and Wake:
http://beta.indievania.com/games/lunar-packr

Jay G.
12-13-11, 11:45 AM
IndieRoyale is back with their Xmas Bundle with 6 games, which add up to a $55 value.

http://www.indieroyale.com/
http://www.indieroyale.com/newsletter/92

The Blackwell Trilogy: Remastered
Episode 1: The Blackwell Legacy
Episode 2: Blackwell Unbound
Episode 3: Blackwell Convergence
available on: windows, desura, steam (pc)
A supernatural adventure game series.
WORLD PREMIERE includes new voices, commentary!

Eets
available on: windows, desura, steam (pc and mac)
Cult 2D puzzle platformer from the makers of Shank, often referred to as a neat blend of Lemmings and The Incredible Machine.

Dino D-Day
available on: steam (pc)
Fight Velociraptors and Nazis in this Source Engine-powered FPS

The Oil Blue
available on: windows, desura
Overlooked, satirical oil-drilling action sim

NOTE: Pay up to a 'Star' level and drop the price, and get Rush Coil's '8-Bit Christmas' chiptune album as a bonus!
http://rushcoil.bandcamp.com/

Metacritic reviews:

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/the-blackwell-legacy
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/eets
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/dino-d-day

Jay G.
12-15-11, 02:57 PM
The IndieRoyale bundle has been updated with some bonuses.

First, a bonus game, Greentech+, which puts you in charge of a hurricane that can steer polluted winds into cleansing factories. This game is windows only, with no steam or desura keys. This game is $3.95 if bought separately.

Next, the soundtrack for The Oil Blue was added. This soundtrack can be bought separately as pay-what-you-want here:
http://jonathangeer.bandcamp.com/album/the-oil-blue

Jay G.
12-21-11, 10:18 AM
Some additional bonuses for the IndieRoyale Xmas Bundle.

Two new games:
Elfsquad7 - An exclusive PC version of the festive holiday-themed XBLIG game. ($1 value)
Shellblast - an addictive cross between Minesweeper and Picross (a $5 value)

They've also added official MP3 soundtracks for all three Blackwell Trilogy titles.


For those wanting to make gift purchases, they've added the ability to set the delivery date for the gift email.

http://www.indieroyale.com/newsletter/93

Jay G.
01-02-12, 04:34 PM
The New Years Bundle is now up for blind pre-order for as little as $3.99.

Slightly altered copy from their site:
PREORDER THE NEW YEAR'S BUNDLE
You can now blind pre-order Indie Royale's New Year's Bundle - which includes PC and Mac versions of all games - at a recommended //$5 to //$10 USD contribution, and a minimum of $3.99 USD.

The titles to be offered will include:

A premium blend of FPS and RTS (Steam for PC and Mac)
An innovative single-player puzzle game (Steam for PC and Mac, Desura for PC, DRM-free PC and Mac download)
An award-winning 2D platformer (Steam for PC and Mac, plus an enhanced version for Desura PC, DRM-free PC and Mac download)
A world premiere on PC/Mac for an acclaimed arcade shooter with a twist (Desura for PC, DRM-free PC and Mac download).

Those who optionally pre-order now will get game access as soon as the bundle launches, lock in their price, and receive as a bonus George & Jonathan's raved-about electronic chiptune funk album 'Beautiful Lifestyle' (this bonus is also available to those who pay more than the minimum price during the bundle.)

The New Year's Bundle will launch fully later this week at $2.99 USD and up - watch our Twitter feed or Facebook page for immediate notice at launch time.

You can pre-order here:
http://www.indieroyale.com/cart


It'd be interesting to try and guess what the games will be based on their descriptions and available platforms.

Jay G.
01-04-12, 03:53 PM
It'd be interesting to try and guess what the games will be based on their descriptions and available platforms.

OK, many people are guessing that the game that's "a premium blend of FPS and RTS" is Nuclear Dawn.

Personally, I'm guessing that the "acclaimed arcade shooter with a twist" is Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, currently only on Xbox Arcarde.

Decker
01-04-12, 05:31 PM
Personally, I'm guessing that the "acclaimed arcade shooter with a twist" is Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, currently only on Xbox Arcarde.

I don't think you debut a game of that size and quality for essentially free on the PC. There's too much lost revenue involved there. My guess is that it's one of the two radiangames Indie games that are coming soon to the PC (Super Crossfire and Inferno+ ) Either makes much more sense here.

Edison
01-05-12, 12:36 PM
New Year's bundle is up now.

Nuclear Dawn
Max and the Magic Marker
Fractal
Super Crossfire

Decker
01-05-12, 12:38 PM
I don't think you debut a game of that size and quality for essentially free on the PC. There's too much lost revenue involved there. My guess is that it's one of the two radiangames Indie games that are coming soon to the PC (Super Crossfire and Inferno+ ) Either makes much more sense here.
http://files.sharenator.com/nailed_it_RE_20th_Century_fox_theme_on_flute-s240x320-227191.jpg

Jay G.
01-05-12, 01:45 PM
Metacritic reviews:
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/nuclear-dawn
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/max-the-magic-marker
http://www.metacritic.com/game/ios/fractal-make-blooms-not-war
http://www.metacritic.com/game/ios/super-crossfire-hd

Note that Fractal and Super Crossfire are relatively new to PC, so the Metacritic links are to their iOS versions.

Jay G.
01-06-12, 04:52 PM
IndieRoyale's newsletter has a few more notes on their New Year's bundle:
http://www.indieroyale.com/newsletter/95


Super Crossfire for PC is now available on Desura for $5, but the Mac version is still exclusive to this bundle.:
http://www.desura.com/games/super-crossfire


The version of Max & The Magic Marker in this bundle is actually Max & The Magic Marker HD. According to IndieRoyale, "the HD version, released for the first time on PC and Mac, includes updated graphics and a completely different level structure and is available on Desura and as a DRM-free download."

The Desura price for Max & The Magic Marker HD for PC is $10, while Steam still sells the regular version for $20
http://www.desura.com/games/max-the-magic-marker
http://store.steampowered.com/app/50820/?snr=1_7_suggest__13


The bonus album, "Beautiful Lifestyle" by George & Jonathan, is normally $5 if purchased seperately:
http://georgeandjonathan.bandcamp.com/album/beautiful-lifestyle

Decker
01-07-12, 12:40 AM
If I already own Max on Steam, will this Steam code give me an HD version of the game, or is that a Desura-only version?

Jay G.
01-07-12, 08:36 AM
The New Years Bundle has already been updated with bonuses.

First off, the soundtracks for three of the games are now included: Max & The Magic Marker and a Fractal mini-EP in MP3, and Super Crossfire in MP3 and FLAC. There's also the OST for the iPad game Pulse in MP3, even though that game isn't included in this bundle.

Additionally, Radiangames has added the software "toy" Fun with Swarms. It's not technically a game, since there's no real objective or scoring. It looks like a fancier version of this tech demo:
http://radiangames.com/?p=875

Current minimum price is $4.30
https://plus.google.com/105878473858744568634/posts/6EwC3uuogjt

If I already own Max on Steam, will this Steam code give me an HD version of the game, or is that a Desura-only version?
It's not coming to Steam, and here the developer explains why:
http://maxandthemagicmarker.com/indieroyale/#comments
With the IndieRoyal Bundle you get actually two versions of the game, the original PC version and the HD version.

The difference between the two are not only the higher definition. The HD [version] also sports the 58 short level structure know from the iPad and iPhone, MacOS App [Store] version and from the PSN version. This structure is not compatible with the original and [therefore] the Steam version has never been updated, because it would screw up [everyone's] save games.

So if you want to experience the delicious HD version, which I highly recommend because of the much prettier graphics, you should play it standalone.

Jay G.
01-12-12, 02:21 PM
radiangames, who launched Super Crossfire in the last Indie Royale Bundle, is celebrating the launch of 4 of their games on PC/Mac on January 24th by offering several bundles of their games. The bundles come with DRM-free copies of both PC and Mac versions of the games. Additionally, you can pre-order them for a discount. A portion of the proceeds will go to the charities Child's Play and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
http://radiangames.com/

The bundles are:

Quadtastic Launch Collection - $9.99 Pre-order ($11.99 at Launch 1/24)
INFERNO+ (regularly $6.99)
An atmospheric action-RPG with 40 levels of exploration, blasting, and upgrading.
BALLISTIC (regularly $4.99)
A mesmerizing, refined, and intense dual-stick arcade shooter.
SLYDRIS (regularly $4.99)
An elegant and unique puzzle game that feels fresh and familiar at the same time.
FIREBALL (regularly $4.99)
Dodge, trigger, and destroy hordes of enemies across 3 modes and 11 leaderboards.
Bonus tech demo: FUN WITH SWARMS (immediately available)

Super radiangames Collection - $12.99 Pre-order ($14.99 at Launch)
Includes Quadtastic Launch Collection, plus:
SUPER CROSSFIRE (regularly $4.99) (immediately available)
An intense shooter with a unique twist: Players can warp between the bottom and top of the screen at any time

I Love radiangames Collection - $19.99 Pre-order / Launch
Includes Quadtastic Launch Collection, plus:
SUPER CROSSFIRE (regularly $4.99) (immediately available)
Access to the INFERNO+ Beta (immediately available)
MP3 Soundtracks for All Games (immediately available)

- All games will be available for individual purchase on February 1st.
- The Quadtastic Launch Collection will only be available until February 1st.
- The Super Radiangames Collection and I Love Radiangames Collection will continue to be available after February 1st.
- Orders are processed and downloads provided by BMTMicro.

Decker
01-12-12, 02:41 PM
radiangames used to be a site where great games were available quickly and amazingly cheaply. Now I think the guy who runs it has lost his mind. He raised all his games in the Marketplace from $1 each up to $5 each, and now this? No thanks.

Jay G.
01-12-12, 03:37 PM
radiangames used to be a site where great games were available quickly and amazingly cheaply. Now I think the guy who runs it has lost his mind. He raised all his games in the Marketplace from $1 each up to $5 each, and now this? No thanks.

From what I've read, he raised the prices because he was losing money on the games releasing them at $1 each (80 MSP). He basically had to take contract work for 5 months because he lost so much money making cheap Xbox games.
http://radiangames.com/blog/?p=748
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6407/postmortem_radiangames_monthly_.php?page=3

Decker
01-12-12, 04:44 PM
I know he always pleads poverty, but remember this isn't a physical item. Whatever it costs him to develop a game, those prices are fixed and done. Now the more he sells, the more he makes. And I can't think he sells many XBLIG games at 400 points each, especially when so many other more pricey games just dropped to 80 points. I do respect him for being so forthcoming with the business aspect of his job, but I stand by what I said before : I think he's lost him mind now. Anyway, his games are all very good so I wish him luck in the world of PC and iOS gaming.

Jay G.
01-12-12, 05:23 PM
I know he always pleads poverty, but remember this isn't a physical item. Whatever it costs him to develop a game, those prices are fixed and done. Now the more he sells, the more he makes. And I can't think he sells many XBLIG games at 400 points each, especially when so many other more pricey games just dropped to 80 points.
You can sometimes make more revenue with a higher price point than with a lower one. It's all about the revenue, not overall sales.

He posted this after the price change, showing that the revenue per download increased (the price increase outweighed the dropped conversion rate):
http://radiangames.com/blog/?p=686

Now, as he points out, he doesn't have data on the total number of downloads, so it's possible the loss of overall downloads meant that the overall revenue dropped. However, if it had dropped significantly, he likely would've dropped the price back down.

Also, he may have been factoring in the pricing for the PC/Mac ports when he did the XBLIG price increase. It can be hard to price a game for $5 on one platform when it's only $1 on another (although Super Crossfire and Inferno+ are enhanced over their XBLIG counterparts). Plus, with the bundle, the games are only about $2.50 each, making it a sale pricing, but still over the original XBLIG pricing.

Now, I'm sure the XBLIG prices will drop at some point in the future, but the price increase wasn't a completely crazy idea.

Jay G.
01-23-12, 02:57 PM
radiangames, who launched Super Crossfire in the last Indie Royale Bundle, is celebrating the launch of 4 of their games on PC/Mac on January 24th by offering several bundles of their games. The bundles come with DRM-free copies of both PC and Mac versions of the games. Additionally, you can pre-order them for a discount. A portion of the proceeds will go to the charities Child's Play and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
http://radiangames.com/

The bundles are:

Quadtastic Launch Collection - $9.99 Pre-order ($11.99 at Launch 1/24)
INFERNO+ (regularly $6.99)
An atmospheric action-RPG with 40 levels of exploration, blasting, and upgrading.
BALLISTIC (regularly $4.99)
A mesmerizing, refined, and intense dual-stick arcade shooter.
SLYDRIS (regularly $4.99)
An elegant and unique puzzle game that feels fresh and familiar at the same time.
FIREBALL (regularly $4.99)
Dodge, trigger, and destroy hordes of enemies across 3 modes and 11 leaderboards.
Bonus tech demo: FUN WITH SWARMS (immediately available)

Super radiangames Collection - $12.99 Pre-order ($14.99 at Launch)
Includes Quadtastic Launch Collection, plus:
SUPER CROSSFIRE (regularly $4.99) (immediately available)
An intense shooter with a unique twist: Players can warp between the bottom and top of the screen at any time

I Love radiangames Collection - $19.99 Pre-order / Launch
Includes Quadtastic Launch Collection, plus:
SUPER CROSSFIRE (regularly $4.99) (immediately available)
Access to the INFERNO+ Beta (immediately available)
MP3 Soundtracks for All Games (immediately available)

- All games will be available for individual purchase on February 1st.
- The Quadtastic Launch Collection will only be available until February 1st.
- The Super Radiangames Collection and I Love Radiangames Collection will continue to be available after February 1st.
- Orders are processed and downloads provided by BMTMicro.

Last day for pre-order discount.


Also, someone found an entry in the Steam Registry for a "Serious Sam: Indie Royale Bundle"
http://www.indiegamemag.com/it-looks-like-the-mystery-indie-royale-bundle-has-been-leaked/
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=34414751&postcount=2358

The games list is:

Serious Sam: The First Encounter (Classic + HD) by Croteam
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (Classic + HD) by Croteam
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter by Vlambeer
Serious Sam: Double D by Mommy’s Best Games


The thinking is that this will be the "???" bundle that comes after the Valentines and Alpha Bundle.

Jay G.
01-24-12, 11:22 AM
Serious Sam LIGHTNING PACK is on NOW!

Only 100 hours for this bundle sale.

The games list is:

Serious Sam: The First Encounter (Classic)* by Croteam
for: steam (pc)
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (Classic)* by Croteam
for: steam (pc)
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter
for: windows, desura, steam (pc)
Serious Sam: Double D by Mommy’s Best Games
for: windows, desura, steam (pc)
Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack
for: windows, desura
[Bonus] Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter by Eric Ruth
for: windows, desura


*Both TFE and TSE are the original releases, rather than the HD remakes.

Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter
http://www.desura.com/games/serious-sam-the-greek-encounter

glassdragon
01-24-12, 11:44 AM
I'm a serious sam fan so I had to do it. Thanks.

foxdvd
01-24-12, 12:27 PM
It can be hard to price a game for $5 on one platform when it's only $1 on another

you nailed it there...it does not matter if he is making more or less now on xbl....he probably looks at other platforms as his main rev stream now...and pricing those games cheaper on the xbox...even if they are not as good...will hurt his other sales...

I love his games though...and have bought everyone of them on my xbox....

Jay G.
01-24-12, 12:36 PM
More info on this latest Indie Royale bundle:

http://www.indieroyale.com/newsletter/98

Pertinent quotes:
You might not have been expecting us back just yet, but surprise - we're launching a new series of 'lightning packs' - more focused, 'niche' collections of PC games with a shorter time-limit to buy...

Going forward, we're planning to stick to one 'big' monthly bundle (the next being the Valentine's bundle, opening pre-orders in early February!), and keeping everyone interested with more lightning packs and our Alphas offering - finally coming in mid-February.

The newsletter also mentions that this bundle is the PC premiere of "Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack", previously released on iOS/Android, and the world premiere of "Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter" on any platform.

Jay G.
01-27-12, 09:37 AM
Only 29 hours left on the Serious Sam bundle. The current minimum price is $4.29.

Jay G.
02-07-12, 01:57 PM
Pre-order link is up for the Indie Royale Valentines Bundle:
http://www.indieroyale.com/

The games are not known at this time, but they offer these hints:

A fantastical first-person action-adventure game (Steam for PC)
An IGF-nominated puzzle adventure title (Steam for PC and Mac, Desura for PC and Linux, DRM-free PC, Mac and Linux download)
A 'scorching' single and multiplayer arcade-strategy game (Steam for PC and Mac)
And a world premiere on PC for a pair of retro RPG-defense games (Desura for PC, DRM-free PC download).



One guess is that the "scorching" game is Hoard. I'm guessing that the "world premiere on PC" is going to be Soulcaster I and II.

Decker
02-07-12, 04:44 PM
Thanks for the heads-up. It's a bit of a gamble since you don't know what you're getting, but it's only $4 and this time, by pre-ordering we know we're getting the lowest price possible. That's good enough for me.

And I will NEVER buy an Indie game on Steam, even on sale -- with all these bundles, it's just a matter of time until any game I look at gets put into one.

(I also find it funny that Firefox thinks pre-ordering is a spelling mistake and suggests pee-ordering instead).

Decker
02-08-12, 01:24 PM
Yet another Indie bundle is coming within the next week:

http://i.imgur.com/Y9QcW.jpg (http://groupees.com/bemine)


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Apparently that bundle is :
5 great indie games (all on steam) + very cool incentives + 20% to Child's Play. A Pay What You Want ($1 min.)

1 - Wasteland Angel
2 - Sideways New York
3 - Xotic
4 - BEEP
5 - The Ball

-- 3 of the 5 games will have a direct download PLUS Steam keys, 2 will only have Steam keys. Of the 3 with direct download, 2 will be PC only and 1 will be PC and MAC. Official promo video will be released 04:00 GMT 14 February 2012

I already own The Ball, but I'd pay a couple of bucks for Sideway : NY alone.

Jay G.
02-08-12, 01:51 PM
Yet another Indie bundle is coming within the next week
Maybe we should consolodate threads. The Humble Indie Bundle thread has it and Indie Gala bundles posted in it, and this thread has Indie Royale, the radiangames bundles, and now this new bundle.

Maybe a combined "Ongoing Indie Bundle Deals" thread?

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game-talk/593068-ongoing-humble-indie-bundle-thread-killer-indie-game-deals.html

Edison
02-09-12, 02:34 PM
Yet another Indie bundle is coming within the next week:

5 great indie games (all on steam) + very cool incentives + 20% to Child's Play. A Pay What You Want ($1 min.)

1 - Wasteland Angel
2 - Sideways New York
3 - Xotic
4 - BEEP
5 - The Ball

-- 3 of the 5 games will have a direct download PLUS Steam keys, 2 will only have Steam keys. Of the 3 with direct download, 2 will be PC only and 1 will be PC and MAC. Official promo video will be released 04:00 GMT 14 February 2012

I already own The Ball, but I'd pay a couple of bucks for Sideway : NY alone.

I'm in for that Be Mine bundle. I already own Sideways : New York on PS3, and The Ball on steam but for the other 3 and a PC copy of Sideways that's okay. It sounds like individual steam keys so hopefully I could gift the copy of The Ball.

They have also announced goal incentives...<BR>
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Game Madness Goal/Incentive : One Bonus Game (Nikopol : Secrets of the Immortals) plus 3 "soon to be released" DLCs from an in-bundle game.
Music Madness Goal/Incentive : 2 never before released OST's from in-bundle games plus exclusive unreleased music from 3 awesome indie artists.
Mystery Madness Bonus/Goal : fish...?

Decker
02-10-12, 11:02 AM
Thanks for the heads-up. It's a bit of a gamble since you don't know what you're getting, but it's only $4 and this time, by pre-ordering we know we're getting the lowest price possible. That's good enough for me.


Well, The Valitine's Bundle is live.




1. Zeno Clash for: steam (pc)

2. Hoard for: steam (pc and mac)
*BONUS* Includes individual keys for two DLC packs.

3. Lume for: windows, mac, linux, desura, steam (pc and mac)

4. BONUS: Soulcaster for: windows, desura

5. Soulcaster II for: windows, desura


I already own Zeno Clash on Steam and Hoard on PS3, so maybe I shouldn't have gotten this, but I guess I leaned my lesson about pre-ordering. I haven't heard anything about LUME; hope it's good because otherwise I'm a big sucker. Still, getting Hoard with the DLC is sort of cool.

Jay G.
02-10-12, 11:02 AM
Indie Royale Valentines Bundle is live.
http://www.indieroyale.com/

The games are:
Zeno Clash
for: steam (pc)
Hoard
for: steam (pc and mac)
*BONUS* Includes individual keys for two DLC packs.
Lume
for: windows, mac, linux, desura, steam (pc and mac)
Soulcaster
for: windows, desura
Soulcaster II
for: windows, desura

Edit: Decker beat me!

Jay G.
02-13-12, 01:31 PM
Additional bonuses for the Indie Royale Valentines Bundle have been added:

Zeno Clash OST and mini comic
Lume MP3 Theme
Soulcaster OST
Soulcaster II OST and remix mini album

Decker
02-13-12, 05:59 PM
Yet another Indie bundle is coming within the next week:

http://i.imgur.com/Y9QcW.jpg (http://groupees.com/bemine)


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/d3GxATOlP7w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Apparently that bundle is :


I already own The Ball, but I'd pay a couple of bucks for Sideway : NY alone.
The website has vanished now. Weird....

Edison
02-13-12, 06:40 PM
The website has vanished now. Weird....

Still works for me, bundle goes live at 11:00AM (Central) tomorrow.

Decker
02-13-12, 08:20 PM
Yeah, me too now. I'll spring for it tomorrow.

Edison
02-14-12, 12:30 PM
Finally got through the 404 errors to purchase my bundle.

Jay G.
02-14-12, 12:40 PM
Finally got through the 404 errors to purchase my bundle.
This is the problem with having a bundle start at a set time known in advance. Everyone floods the bundle up front. IndieRoyale learned this with their second bundle.

Jay G.
02-17-12, 11:42 PM
Created a new, combined "Ultimate" thread for indie game bundles, including updated info on the Mojang Humble Bundle and Indie Gala, and info on the Indie Game Music Bundle 2:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game-talk/599114-ultimate-indie-bundle-thread-humble-royale-gala-etc.html