Indie Royale Bundle

Just found a new independent game bundle site thanks to Logan Decker, editor-in-chief at PC Gamer US (@logandecker). The site is a joint venture between IndieGames.com and Desura and known as Indie Royale; it has a pretty cool element to it!

Basically if a person buys the bundle at the minimum price the price of the bundle goes up, if someone pays above the price the price of the bundle goes down. Sweet!…won’t lie been watching the price fluctuate for the past few mins and telling my girlfriend that she should buy the bundle now because the price keeps going up ^.^ Bundles are composed of four indie games will go up on the site every two weeks and last 5 days each; the games (most) can be redeemed on Desura, Steam and direct download.

The current games in ‘The Launch Bundle’ are as follows:

  • A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda
  • Gemini Rue (this game only went on Steam on the 26th!)
  • Sanctum
  • Nimbus

There’s also a bonus DLC offer for every 10, 000 bundles sold they’ll add a single DLC for Sanctum that can be redeemed in all bundles.

The price keeps fluctuating even as I write this, occasionally you’ll see someone donating large amounts which knocks the price of the bundle back down…whoever came up with this concept is awesome! Don’t delay, get your bundle today!

http://www.indieroyale.com/

Want a Quake/Doom style shooter from indie game developer Kot-In-Action? Tell them!

Indie game developer Kot-In-Action (guys who made Steel Storm; game I reviewed earlier this year), are considering making an old school FPS in the style of Quake and Doom (guns, demons and everything). You game? Think that style of game these days is lame? Let em know in their poll here (top right of page) and be part of an indie game developers history.

The REAL Steel Storm

A few weeks back I did a Game-A-Week (one hour initial gameplay review) of the indie top-down shooter Steel Storm: Burning Retribution. I enjoyed it but wasn’t overly keen as it was lacking content such as big boss fights, varied enemies and extra weaponry. The developers of the game Kot-in-Action came across my review and suggested I try out Episode 2 of the game as it had a lot of the content I was wanting from the game. I did so and lo and behold, there’s an entire game much larger than the initial episode that’s full of so many things I was wanting from my first play through. Continue reading

PC Gamer Digital on Steam

I noticed something called ‘PC Gamer Digital Beta’ was on Steams New Releases so I thought I’d give it a download and check out what it was. Kinda glad I did so as it’s been region-locked to North America for now…how bizzare as PC Gamer started as a British Magazine. At first I wondered if it was just a digital copy of the magazine as you can buy/subscribe to copies of that via PC gamers site; wouldn’t be the first e-book on Steam as you can buy Prima/Brady guides for a few games. Turns out this is a different thing entirely. PC Gamer Digital takes elements from the magazine including interviews with game developers, hints/tips/strategies for games and PC Gamer staff showing off varied gameplay styles and melds them into an interactive multimedia experience. This digital platform also allows for the addition of game trailers and interactivity from users in the form of comments and votes. Continue reading

Game-A-Week: Homefront

Title: Homefront

The Gist: The year is 2027 and a chain of events has led to Korea’s two halves reuniting as the Greater Korean Republic that goes on to invade America. You take on the role of a resistance fighter and use guerrilla warfare in order to take back your homeland.

Pros: The story for this game goes a step beyond the typical baddies invade/protect home scenario. Penned by the author of Red Dawn and Apocalypse Now the story unfolds as you deal with escalating combat situations and really makes you feel like you’re a part of that story. There’s a large range of weaponry to pick from, occasionally you’ll get the option to pick between sniper rifles/rifles and light machine guns but you’ll often be dependant on picking up enemy weapons and munitions in order to survive which gives the game a strong sense of realism. Continue reading

Game-A-Week: Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

Title: Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

The Gist: Steel Storm: Burning Retribution is a modern imitation of classic top down shooters which has you fight against constant hordes of enemies using a variety of weaponry you pick up as you play through the game. I’m playing the game via LAN Co-op and hope to double the carnage! Continue reading

Game-A-Week: Star Wars: Republic Commando

Title: Star Wars: Republic Commando

The Gist: You play as a Clone trooper, grown especially to lead an elite commando squad of troopers. Your missions vary but you’ll be typically dropped into situations no normal trooper could handle and are capable of leveling droid factories if you work well with your squad. You’ll be playing it as a first person shooter with the ability to issue orders to your squad, those squad members will be able to complete tasks such as hacking doors, targeting specific enemies and setting up explosive charges. Continue reading