System is a series of OS/VM hybrids that was designed by Alice Soft to cope with porting their games across different computer platforms. This was especially important in the early days of Alice Soft's history, when there were multiple prevalent families of computers (PC-98, x68k, FM-Towns etc) competing on the Japanese PC market. With the eventual dominance of IBM PCs and Microsoft Windows, the role of System becomes relegated to just a programming platform that serves as a nice abstraction for the game designers. Starting with System 3.5, only versions for the Windows environment have been officially released. However, due to the original design of the System series and a publicly-released API set, it is possible to port major versions of System to other platforms (such as Linux). By merely porting System, all Alice Soft games compatible with that version of System are automatically ported as well. [Description from Alicesoft Wikia]
The Mighty Bundle from Indie Royale has 6 super strong games for you. We've got Waveform; Avadon: The Black Fortress; Zafehouse Diaries; Derrick the Deathfin; Tidalis and War of the Human Tanks.
First up in The Mighty Bundle is Waveform from Eden Industries. This fantastic game sees the player navigate the beauty and hazards of the solar system while riding on a wave of light in an innovative action-puzzle game. Gaming Nexus said "controlling a wave of light is executed flawlessly through beautifully rendered levels and a challenging, but addictive gameplay experience". Waveform is available on Windows and Mac from Steam, on Desura and DRM-Free for PC, Mac and Linux.
Next we have Avadon: The Black Fortress from Spiderweb Software. This epic role playing fantasy saga sets the player the task of protecting The Pact to save the day. RPG Fan said it "reminded me of some of the best games I've ever played" and gave it an Editor's Choice award. It's available from Steam & DRM-Free for Windows, Mac & Linux and on Desura. We've also got a hint book if you need it!
Next up is Zafehouse Diaries from Screwfly Studios. It's a tactical game of survival, planning, resource management and problem-solving. Zafehouse: Diaries uses a text diary-based interface for a game which is different every time you play it. We've got it for Windows on Desura and DRM-Free.
Following along in The Mighty Bundle is Derrick the Deathfin from Different Tuna. An underwater papercraft game that's also a fast paced arcade game. Derrick the Deathfin is available on Windows through Desura and Windows & Mac DRM-Free.
Another strong game in The Mighty Bundle is Tidalis from Arcen Games. A block-based puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive "streams" mechanic. Eurogamer said "Tidalis is a charmingly lo-fi package that positively drowns you in content." The game is available for Windows from Steam.
Finally we have War of the Human Tanks from Fruitbat Factory. In this story driven strategy game that pits the group of Human Tanks commanded by the player against the opposing Commanding Officers and their forces. We've got it on Windows from Desura. It's also on Steam Greenlight now and we've got the soundtrack.
Those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during The Mighty Bundle will get Darkman007's heavy chiptune album: Chiptunes 2012. This album is available in MP3 and FLAC format.
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