Indie Royale launched their Snow Storm Bundle with:
- Project Aftermath
And IndieGameStand is running a bundle with Alien Hallway, Alien Shooter, Zombie Shooter, and Theseus.
Yay... another Indie Royale... and as the first that has launched since its purchase, it seems pretty solid. At least, that's my impression... maybe I'm far far off? People seem excited about Resonance at the least.
I really, really enjoyed Hinterland (until it got old). It seems perfect for a bundle.
Roboblitz is pretty entertaining, too. The video doesn't really do it justice.
Project: Aftermath looked good (I really like Dawn of War 2), but Kieron reviewed it as terrible here: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/pr...termath-review.
Last edited by arccos; 16-01-2013 at 06:32 PM.
I got the Indie Royale just for Hinterland, having bought Resonance at Christmas (ah well, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it).
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Hinterland is indeed a great game. The replay value is kind of crap (after a few dozen short games, you have seen everything), but I still play the occasional round every few months
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I've owned StarDrone since the developers did a super-cheap deal on it and I love it - but I'm a sucker for games which use pinball concepts in a new way :)
Hinterland looks interesting to me - never played a Tilted Mill game either
Project Aftermath is a fucking stupid name for a game - I'm almost deterred by that alone!
I got Planeteri from the Pixeljam Bundle thing and I like it :)
What's on offer here is an ambient album with an 8-bit-style visualizer (which also works with any other music)
It's on Bandcamp if you want to hear what you're getting into
I also recommend their 'Vol 1' album - varied and good :)
IndieGala has unveiled one of the secret bonuses. It's Home, a repeat from IndieRoyale Halloween Bundle.
So, Hinterland then - it's a lovely idea but the implementation is bordering on a bit shit really isn't it?
I was surprised to see it was released as recently as 2008 - the lack of ability to zoom your view makes the whole game VERY claustrophobic, you end up navigating using a sketchy minimap and a silly legended BIG map and not feeling like you're part of a world at all...
It's the way resources are restricted which spoils the game mostly tho - that and the randomness which almost seems sadistic!
I've twice played a 'small' game and ended-up having defeated all but 2 enemy bases which are MUCH MUCH higher level than everything else - so there's no way to earn money (nothing to kill and only limited resources upto that point to build anything) and so no way to progress. No chance I could defeat even 1 of the remaining enemies (which the game seems to realise because they even stop attacking the town!!) and no way to improve and so I'm stuck.
The 'Kings demands' also seem to be crazy at times - I've twice quit a game early-on because I received a demand which would have been impossible (a vast amount of resources or claiming an area of the map WAY above my level). I guess the ability to disable those is there for a reason ;)
Shame - lovely idea but needs a tonne of work and polish - not the least of which is to stop it feeling like it was written in the 90s - I mean, seriously...
p.s. I read that they are/were a decent-sized studio - compare and contrast to Soldak (Depths of Peril/Drox Operative) which is a one/two man band and compare the games and... erm... - more is not necessarily better then :)
Last edited by trjp; 19-01-2013 at 09:01 PM.
IndieRoyale has apparently added some sort of exclusive update to RobotRiot, called Hyper Edition. From their page:
this enhanced version of RobotRiot includes an optional mode of the game that increases gameplay speed along with a few other upgrades too! To get access to this upgraded version, visit your key page.
Grotesque Tactics 2 was added to BundleStars.
In case anyone didn't get in on the IndieGameStand deal or wants I Am Weapon for pennies.
And there's another one, running on the same timer as the two I already posted about:
Star Wolves Bundle: 0.99+$ Star Wolves [IG VII] 4.99+$ Star Wolves 2, Star Wolves 3 [IG IX]
again, Steam keys.
edit: FTR there was some blunder with the last bonus in the Gala Magicka Bundle, keys have been given away for Victoria II, but they were for its DLC A House Divided instead.