Block Story is a great role playing PC game where you build with blocks and can explore to your heart’s content. Today more than 3,000,000 gamers around the world have downloaded it to their mobile phones. And since Block Story has full compatibility between PC and mobile devices, you can move your worlds between your phone and PC allowing you to continue your Block Story adventure at home and on the go. Cool Features * Ten expansive ecosystems to build in and explore * Summon five different creatures to join you in combat * Fantasy/middle ages art style * Level up, grow stronger and battle on * Hours of quest game play and fun

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4 comments by redblueq1 on Aug 29th, 2013

The Debut 4 Bundle is the latest collection of great indie titles from Indie Royale. There are six featured games: Block Story, ASA: A Space Adventure, "Beware Planet Earth!", Diadra Empty, Bollywood Wannabe and Undead Legions. There's also a lyrical bonus album from Vidboy: Metal Case Mental Case - for those who beat the $7 price.


Block Story
Block Story from Mind Blocks is a block mining game with added role playing. It features an infinite world, 25 quests, clever terrain generation, loads of weapons & vehicles and great graphics.
Block Story is available for Windows & Mac via Desura.

ASA: A Space Adventure
ASA: A Space Adventure by Simon_ASA is a first-person slideshow adventure game made in tribute to Riven and 2001: A Space Odyssey. You play as an astronaut in 2057 who finds a strange black cube, which will teleport him on an unknown spaceship called the Ark. You will soon discover that you're not the first astronaut from planet Terra to come here: Philip Forte lived the very same experience in 2011 and, fortunately, he left a diary explaining his story. With this help, you will visit the Ark and try to access the various environments and planets, with one single thing in mind; going back home! ASA was created by a single person for the love of puzzle games and if you're fond of the Myst or Rhem series you will enjoy this journey!
ASA: A Space Adventure is available for Windows via Desura.

"Beware Planet Earth!"
The Martians are about to strike our beloved planet in "Beware Planet Earth!" from Lightmare Studio. They're here to take our single most valuable resource: cows! Protect Barney's "ladies" in this colorful and whimsical tower defense game! It has the 46 level Full Story Mode plus 18 bonus challenges and two game modes: Veteran mode for experienced players, and normal mode for beginners to the tower defence genre.
"Beware Planet Earth!" is available for Windows & Mac via Desura.

Diadra Empty
Your sister is missing. On the bright side, you have a flying dragon. Diadra Empty from Rockin' Android is a free-roaming shoot-'em-up on a grand scale. Take the role of Nyalra and her faithful dragon Minimi in a fantastical quest to save her missing sister, battle legions of monsters and menacing bosses. The touching storyline is complemented by the game's beautiful 2D visuals, particle effects and environments rife with enemies, and glowing projectiles. Diadra Empty gives you extreme speed and maneuverability, huge environments in which to seize the upper hand, and plenty of firepower and upgrades.
Diadra Empty is available for Windows via Desura.

Bollywood Wannabe
Do you have what it takes to be a star? In Bollywood Wannabe from Chrysaor Studio, Bollywood is about to be rocked by a fantastic new film. The producer is an unknown and his script has been rejected by every publishing house. The stars have never been in a film before. The budget is practically zero. But none of that matters - all you need to have a smash hit is passion! The passion to dance, anywhere and any time... whatever it takes to make your dreams come true. Help Kumar and Kendra make their dreams of stardom a reality with Bollywood Wannabe, a video game with a unique mix of rhythm and platform elements. Dance your way through each of the movie's scenes - can you dance well enough to make the public want to join in? Will this movie be an indie success or a forgettable flop?
Bollywood Wannabe is available for Windows via Desura.

Undead Legions
Top-down undead smashing is what you get with Undead Legions from Key17Games. It's played with one of four different characters, single-player or in co-op with up to four players. Use magic, place traps, launch devastating starfire bombs, power up your hero, and be prepared for challenging boss fights.
Undead Legions is available for Windows via Desura.

The Bundle Album $7 Bonus
The bundle bonus album is from Vidboy. It's the recently released, lyrical Mental Case Metal Case. Beat the $7 price to get this bonus album.


You can find more information on The Debut 4 Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook, Twitter andGoogle+ pages.

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DrSmoothpants
DrSmoothpants Dec 26 2012, 5:38pm says:

I can't seem to find the PC system requirements anywhere. What are they?

I ask because it crashes instantly on launch and wonder if that could be why.

Of course, now I also notice that under "Purchased Downloads" on the right, only the MAC icon shows up. What?

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blockstory Creator
blockstory Dec 26 2012, 6:53pm replied:

The requirements are: anything built in the last 10 years. The game works great on old pcs. I recommend 500 MB of RAM minimum, any cpu will do. Windows xp or later.

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blockstory Creator
blockstory Dec 26 2012, 6:45pm replied:

to run the pc version you need to install the desura client. BUT, if you are having crashes with the demo, contact me at our web site to troubleshoot it b4 you buy it.

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform Dec 26 2012, 11:47pm replied:

I'm pretty sure you're supposed to put up standalone downloads for all supported platforms, not just Mac.

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blockstory Creator
blockstory Dec 27 2012, 8:43am replied:

The windows version is there. But to see it, you need to install the desura client.

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform Dec 27 2012, 10:02pm replied:

I'm not sure whether I'm interested in buying this game or not, but I definitely wouldn't buy it without a standalone Windows version. As for me saying you're supposed to put a standalone version, I'm going by the info from this post by a staff member: Desura.com

EDIT: This post is a follow up to the below one because I waited too long to edit it.

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blockstory Creator
blockstory Dec 28 2012, 1:32am replied:

hmmm, this is strange, I never saw such requirement.

The client is very nice in that it notifies of updates (there will be lots of updates), it does the installation and deinstallation, it upgrades, and download only the patches. I would much rather have everyone use the client since it frees me from support nightmare.

I certainly don't want to have to take care of all that, and would rather rely on the client to do it, and spend my time actually making the game. Once the client installs the game, you don't need the client at all, you can just run it from wherever the client installed it.

If we are violating some policy I am not aware of, kindly point to the policy, and we will gladly comply.

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform Dec 30 2012, 5:37pm replied:

Desura.com

Well, that post I linked to is a staff member stating the policy. I don't know if there's anything more "official looking" than that since I am not privy to the contracts and developer terms of service. All I am going by is that post, but it's pretty specific and definite.

I know games will run without the client, but with no standalone installer they can't be installed without the client and I like to make backups that will work in case Desura goes down.

I would not buy this, or any other game on Desura without a standalone installer being available as well as the client download. I'm not sure about the game for entirely different reasons though, so don't worry about catering to me. Nevertheless, if the post I linked to is correct you should probably add one.

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blockstory Creator
blockstory Jan 3 2013, 1:53am replied:

The standalone version should be there now.

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform Dec 27 2012, 9:53pm replied:

No no, re-read what I said: You're supposed to put up standalone downloads for all the supported platforms, not just client downloads.

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DrSmoothpants
DrSmoothpants Dec 26 2012, 8:45pm replied:

I did buy it, in part to see if the full version had the same issue as the demo (I did try the demo)
but also to show support for a game that seems to get a bad rap for looking like minecraft. I mailed you from your site support.

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uvazquez
uvazquez Dec 26 2012, 9:15am says:

No GNU/Linux version? I can see this is running on Unity, it wouldn't be too hard to port it.
Also, a few suggestions: try making each menu into a hotkey and remove them from the screen. It's kind of hard to switch between inventory, skills and all using the mouse, specially considering the mouse is used for movement. At least this is what I can see from the demo on your website. Blocks are equally hard, I could mine coal as fast as I could dig some sand or break some tree leaves, and it took way too long to do the later, considering their densities are different.

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blockstory Creator
blockstory Dec 26 2012, 6:50pm replied:

We will certainly port it to Linux as soon as we can get our hands on Unity 4.0.

There are hotkeys for everything, however, the demo does not train you to use it. The full version does teach you to use them. I will update the demo soon with the new tutorial that teaches them.

For your reference:
q or ~ to open inventory
1-7 for the quick slots
F1-F5 to open the buttons at the top right
F to fly
WASD to move
Tab to use the selected item
L to unlock the mouse.

Hope that helps while we improve the demo.

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Misery55
Misery55 Dec 26 2012, 8:27am says:

A few first impressions:

Controls are good once I got them set the way I want; everything moves very smoothly. And really, "smooth" could describe the whole game, as this seems very, very polished and high quality. Everything looks wonderful, and the mobs and such animate smoothly and look good. And that lighting engine is incredible. Seriously, the whole thing is very darned pretty.

The game is clearly inspired by Minecraft, yet even early on, doesnt quite PLAY like Minecraft. It's a shame to see people instantly dismissing this as an outright copy of that game, because it isnt. The crafting seems to work in the same way, and breaking/placing blocks is the same, but that's really it.... everything else is different.

I havent had much time with the game yet, but I'm already really liking this and it's looking like it's going to steal alot of my time! I'll put up a full review once I've learned the game a bit more.

I can already say, I'll probably buy the iOS version as well, after seeing a bit of the PC version.

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blockstory Creator
blockstory Dec 26 2012, 9:07am replied:

" It's a shame to see people instantly dismissing this as an outright copy of that game, because it isnt."

To a large degree I blame myself for this. The video does not do a good job at showing the differences, and we sub estimated how important the differentiators were.

We are working on a new video, that will focus on showing the differences. I believe it will help a lot.

I am glad you like the game.

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Hugark
Hugark Dec 26 2012, 6:24am buried:

(buried)

Good Minecraft Trailer

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yhann
yhann Dec 26 2012, 8:07am replied:

It's definitively not. This game is far better in technic and rendering, just it doesn't look nice, minecraft is ugly too, in an other way.

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EOCHiduh
EOCHiduh Dec 26 2012, 7:19am replied:

-_- don't be a ****. no one likes thoses being flopped around all over the internet.

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Block Story
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Highest Rated (14 agree) 10/10

This game is just stunning its visuals. First few minutes that i played this game i was utterly impressed. This game may have a tiny things that are similar to minecraft ,but has excesscive things that minecraft doesnt have. Man i just got to give thanks to the developer for making this game he is a indie developer 0_0. This game provides a astonishing package for you to enjoy and i promise you that it is worth your money. From 80 mobs ,and floating islands ,dungeons vehicles over 12 weapons and…

Dec 19 2012, 6:24pm by Jflamer

Lowest Rated (4 agree) 2/10

I do not see how someone can spend so much time making a game that's 100% inspired by Minecraft, or more likely, the lack of adventuring/RPGing in Minecraft. This game clearly tries to fill that role Minecraft neglected, yet it doesn't make it any better. Leveling system is - to be frank - akin to that of Minecrafts, quite boring and lackluster (basically you just get +1 damage, +0.05 movement speed, +0.1 digging speed etc.). I could kind of let that slip if the game made any progress on the combat…

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