Gamasutra sister site IndieGames' co-created bundle effort Indie Royale
returns with its Graduation Bundle, offering five independent games, plus an exclusive Steam Beta key for AirMech,
available at a bargain, fluctuating price.
Headlining the bundle is Ice Pick Lodge's cult classic action-adventureThe Void
, available for Windows on Steam, Desura, and DRM-free. In this beautifully art-directed first-person game from the Russian creators of Pathologic
, you must guide your lost soul through the Void, a space trapped between life and death.
Use color as your health and ammo as you discover the dark secrets hidden by the beautiful Sisters and monstrous Brothers. PC Gamer UK called The Void
, "An astounding world, and a flagship for the imagination and capability of independent game developers." Clash with golems, bloodthirsty predators and other spawn of the Void as you fight for your lost soul.
Next up is CSR Studios' retro zombie side-scrolling shooter Dead Pixels
, available for the first time ever on Windows for Desura and DRM-free. In this conversion of the hit 8-bit style Xbox Live Indie Games title, a toxic waste spill has found its way into the water supply and the dead have risen from their graves.
The city is never the same twice, so there's always something hiding around the corner! The game features 22 types of zombies to blast, upgradable weapons and items, and all the free additions from the XBLIG version, such as the "Last Stand" and "The Solution" game modes.
Also featured is Outerlight's first-person, multiplayer-centric nautical action game The Ship
, now taken over by Blazing Griffin, available for Windows on Steam only, and with each copy coming with two extra Steam keys to send to your friends! (Those copies each have one extra gift activation too!)
Set in a 1920s cruise ship, players must murder their assigned target while at the same time avoiding the player hunting them. Be careful not to be spotted murdering your victim, or it's off to jail. Use all the weapons at your disposal, including crowbars, swords, flare guns, and many more. Featuring a unique bonus single-player story and an addictive online mode, Source Engine title The Ship
is unlike any other first-person experience.
The bundle also includes The Odd Man Out's illuminating puzzle platformer 1000 Amps
, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. As Plug, you are charged with restoring the expansive Amp-Tree-System. You light up whatever you touch, and Rock Paper Shotgun says of the game, "It's witty in its minimalist design, its use of sound cues is exemplary, the jumping is pixel perfect, and the ability to put a smile on my face with every single completed room is a joyous thing." Solve puzzles and teleport to new areas to bring light to the whole world!
Rounding out the bundle is Monster Jail Games' eccentric Metroidvania-ish 8-bit platformer LaserCat
, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Explore the castle of the evil Wizzord, as you search for the keys littered throughout the world. Featuring wacky trivia questions and a little cat ghost left behind every time you die, LaserCat
has an uncommonly good sense of humor, with cues taken from games old (Jet Set Willy
) and new (VVVVVV
Included in the bundle is a special exclusive bonus, a Steam Beta key to hot F2P action-RTS AirMech
with Indie Royale-only in-game item code - the Graduation Cap (+5% persistent XP)! (Indie Royale will be unlocking one more game for all buyers during the bundle itself - watch our social media feeds for info.)
Finally, those who pay $7 USD or their currency equivalent during the Graduation Bundle get Cheap Dinosaurs' self-titled album
in .FLAC and HQ .MP3 - the long-awaited first official release from the chiptune prog rockers, and normally a $6 value on its own.
More information on the Graduation Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, is available at its official website
or via its Facebook