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Indie Royale debuts 'Gone Fishin' game bundle

Indie Royale's new seven-game Gone Fishin' PC game bundle includes Seamless Entertainment's SOL: Exodus, Doublesix's All Zombies Must Die!, 3 Sprockets' Cubemen, and The Game Bakers' Squids.
Sister site IndieGames' co-created Indie Royale game bundle site has debuted its new Gone Fishin' Bundle, featuring seven independent games, including three games exclusively debuting on this bundle for PC. First up as part of the bundle is Seamless Entertainment's Unreal Engine-powered, 3D space-action game, SOL: Exodus, now available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. Players must save humanity from the dying sun by finding a new home and blasting through multiple missions while enjoying easy-to-grasp Wing Commander-esque controls and core gameplay alongside an involved story. Destructoid calls SOL: Exodus an "accessible, exciting spacefighter sim" and suggests that "[a]nyone looking for a good space dogfight should feel obliged to give it a try." Next is Doublesix Games' undead-heavy topdown shooter All Zombies Must Die! Available for Windows on Steam, this game offers a smattering of role-playing and strategy features, an unexpected cartoon-like art style and witty dialogue filled with clever pop-culture references. Those who played All Zombies Must Die! on the PSN or XBLA should note that the PC release adds a new 'treacle' mechanic, "which will allow players to wade through otherwise impassible zombie crowds." Also offered in this bundle are two games from 3 Sprockets, led by Cubemen, an acclaimed tower defense title now available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. Players engage in an epic battle between red and blue by placing pixel men on a virtual board to defend their base across 35 levels. The Skirmish mode offers what Gamezebo calls "a refreshing twist on tower defense" where players get to play against the AI or in multiplayer mode across 25 additional levels. 3 Sprockets also offers bonus game VectorGeddon, available for Windows and Mac as a DRM-free standalone exclusively on Indie Royale. It's a fast-paced style game where players spawn missile silos around the planet and target and destroy incoming asteroids to keep the population of Earth from hitting zero. Next up is Squids from The Game Bakers, available for Windows and Mac on Desura and DRM-free. Offering a clever mix of action, strategy, and RPG, this game is based on saving the world of the squids from an evil black ooze that threatens to destroy civilization by building a team of heroes to fight epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps. Touch Arcade calls the iOS versions of Squids "kinetic, clean, charming, and particularly streamlined" and says the game "has a ton of character, fun, and unique constructs to share." Last are two Indie Royale exclusive PC debuts from Magiko Gaming: Platformance: Castle Pain and Platformance: Temple Death, both devious side-scrolling 'masocore' platformers originally developed for Xbox Live Indie Games and now available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Platformance: Castle Pain stars a heavily armored knight who must overcome various challenging platform goodness to save the princess. Also debuting from Magiko Gaming is Platformance: Temple Death, which is based on saving famous starlet Grace Belly by navigating though traps and challenges as an adventurer with a hat and whip. Indie Gamer Chick notes that the games are "pretty to look at, sound wonderful, and... offer a legitimate challenge without going out of their way to be unfair." Finally, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Gone Fishin' Bundle will get 'Pocustone' the debut album from Floex (Tomas Dvorak), the Czech musician who created the lauded Machinarium soundtrack. This critically acclaimed album bridges relatively isolated genres such as nu-jazz, electronic and modern contemporary music, and appears in a bundle for the first time here. More information on Gone Fishin' Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, is available at its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages.

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