Fear, desperation, and organized crime dominate Dawnstar, the lawless sector of the galaxy. A cold war between the major mafias has erupted into a massive battle royal where the ultimate prize is complete control of Dawnstar. As a hot shot pilot, you're hired to help reign in the chaos ravaging the sector. You'll be provided opportunities to transcend the chaos or exploit it and position yourself as the next major Mafioso. However, you quickly learn that there are other forces at play that may have doomed your mission before it even began. Free Flight Gameplay Endless loot-driven gameplay. 20+ Storyline Missions. 20+ World zones to explore, battle and trade in. Make choices that impact the story and your relationships with your companions. Open World environment with randomly generated side missions and levels. Thousands of different pieces of equipment to customize your ship with. Co-op based multiplayer. Play with up to 4 of your friends in an open world environment.

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The Debut 2 Bundle

2 years ago News 9 comments

Indie Royale is proud to present The Debut 2 Bundle, featuring six video games which are in Steam Greenlight, offering you the chance to sample the indie stars of tomorrow, today. With Croixleur, Beast Boxing Turbo, Dawnstar, Battlepaths, Out There Somewhere and Diehard Dungeon all on offer please show your support for indie newcomers with this week’s tantalising bundle of games that deserve greater awareness than they have today.


Available for PC, DRM-free via Desura
Born in the land of the rising sun, Croixleur is a frenetic hack & slash arcade action game from indie developer souvenir circ. Assume the role of Lucrezia Visconti as she battles her way through floors of brutal monsters while you work to keep the combo counter rising. With three play modes (Story, Score Attack and Survival), ten weapons to collect, each with its own special move, and 20 in-game achievements, this is the quintessential indie action game in 2013.
The Steam Greenlight link for Croixleur is here.

Beast Boxing Turbo

Available for PC and Mac, DRM-free via Desura
Featured in True PC Gaming's ‘Best of 2012’ and described by Rock, Paper, Shotgun as “pleasantly unhinged", Beast Boxing Turbo casts players as a human boxer trying to hide her true species as she fights her way through the animal boxing leagues of Beasthalla. To succeed you’ll need to develop a boxing rhythm, switching between attack and defence, before training your fighter up in key skills and equipping one of 35 different pieces of equipment to even the odds. Beat the Ultra League’s grand champion to unlock NewGame Plus mode for even tougher round of pixel pugilism.
BONUS: Bundle includes four tracks from the game’s original soundtrack and some exclusive artwork
The Steam Greenlight link for Beast Boxing Turbo is here.


Available for PC and Mac, DRM-free via Desura
Dawnstar is best described as a modern day Space Sim/RPG. Fear, desperation, and organized crime dominate the lawless galaxy sector of Dawnstar, over whose control mafia factions struggle. Cast as a hotshot pilot, you're hired bring order to the chaos. But will you fulfil your duties or exploit your position? With free-flight gameplay, near endless loot to find, over 20 story missions, an open-world environment with randomly generated side missions and co-op multiplayer for up to four friends, Dawnstar is one final frontier you’ll want to master.
The Steam Greenlight link for Dawnstar is here.


Available for PC, DRM-free via Desura
Create a unique hero in Battlepaths, a 2D Rogue-like RPG that boasts over 25 hours of gameplay as you hunt the Chaos Overlord. Through deep customisation you can choose to play as anything from a heavy, damage-dealing tank character to a deadly ninja that utilizes high speed and agility to attack his victims from out of nowhere. A sophisticated drop system generates innumerable items that can be equipped, while the nuanced combat system allows you to summon creatures to fight by your side as you dash through three distinct realms in search of your ultimate foe.
BONUS: Bundle includes three tracks from the game’s original soundtrack
The Steam Greenlight link for Battlepaths is here.

Out There Somewhere

Available for PC, DRM-free via Desura
This game is a simple platformer with puzzle and action elements. You play as an astronaut, forced to land in a strange alien planet. Low on fuel, now you need to find some way to get an alien power core and avenge your planet, defeating your arch enemy, Grigori. The main game mechanic is the clever use of a teleportation device, to move around the levels.
BONUS: Bundle includes OST
The Steam Greenlight link for Out There Somewhere is here.

Diehard Dungeon

Available for PC, DRM-free via Desura
Described by developer Tricktale as ‘The Legend of Zelda meets a Rogue-like’, Diehard Dungeon hurls you into the belly of a randomly generated dungeon and asks that you escape by any means necessary. With melee and ranged combat, 16 abilities to acquire, seven hulking bosses, multiple endings and a self-upgradeable companion chest which must be fed treasure to keep it happy, Diehard Dungeon is endlessly re-playable and the perfect way to round off the Debut 2 Bundle.
The Steam Greenlight link for Diehard Dungeon is here.

View interviews with some of the developers whose games we've have been featured in different Indie Royale bundles on our YouTube channel check in for the latest videos. You can find more information on The Spring Sun Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via itsFacebook, Twitter and Google+ pages. As ever, the bundle is cheaper the sooner that you purchase it (unless, of course, some kind purchaser opts to lower the price for others) although there is tremendous value here whatever price you pay.

Dawnstar: Alicia Analysis

Dawnstar: Alicia Analysis

2 years ago News 3 comments

An analysis of Alicia and data report from the Core Worlds.

Dawnstar v1.055

Dawnstar v1.055

2 years ago News 1 comment

v1.055 is now available, it fixes remaining item issues.

Dawnstar Syndicates: Aether

Dawnstar Syndicates: Aether

2 years ago News 3 comments

Dawnstar Syndicates – Who are the Aether?

Dawnstar: Mac Version now Available

Dawnstar: Mac Version now Available

2 years ago News 0 comments

The Mac version of Dawnstar is now available on Desura.

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KDG666 May 13 2013 says:

Does anyone know how to assign the abilities? When you bring up the abilities and traininng screen (K) I can't figure out how to use the "Plasma Bolt" or the shield, or the training modules.... :(

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt Jun 5 2013 replied:

Are you still having this issue? We haven't been able to duplicate it.

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liddo Apr 21 2013 says:

Alt+Tabbing screws up the game (in fullscreen), when you get back into the game theres just a crosshair and you can look around, nothing else.

Also issues using the inventory and talents when flying, when I click on something it just exits the menu. Can only equip items and use talents when docked at a station.

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TheMagicIsOver Apr 26 2013 replied:

Alt switches the view. Just press Alt once you get back in to the game.

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dotsparks Apr 19 2013 says:

good game just crashes

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Kameron6354 Apr 8 2013 says:

I like the art style! Reminscient of Borderlands but in space.

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trunks10k Mar 27 2013 says:

is there online for this game? When i click online it goes searching... n nothing..
also would a friend and I be able to play online coop and how would we do that?>

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trunks10k Mar 27 2013 replied:

also would i be able to play coop with a friend with the game?

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bijoutrouvaille Mar 16 2013 says:

Can't play - all goes permablack after leaving the main menu screen (solo, create game, options). If I leave it around for a bit I can click around the blackness and hear a dialog with "muscles". All I see is three dots on the screen. Tried every resolution and quality settings. MacBookPro3,1 with GeForce 8600M GT latest os.

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt Mar 17 2013 replied:

Sounds odd. We'll look into it.

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BlindeKillen Mar 22 2013 replied:

Yeah, same thing happened to me now. I got it to work initially though. But then I tried going back to the menu and everything has been like the previous poster wrote. Black screen with three dots etc..

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt Mar 23 2013 replied:

Is this the current 1.055 build or an older one? Does it happen when you restart the entire game?

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BlindeKillen Mar 23 2013 replied:

Yeah it says versioin 1.055. I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it yesterday but the problem remained. Now I also tried it after I turned off the computer yesterday and it's still the same problem.

I started pressing all kinds of buttons on the keyboard now and noticed that the two side dots turn into parenteses and back to dots when I press the 1 and 2 keys. :S It sort of looks like a crosshair maybe. If this helps.

Loving the music though. ;D

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt Mar 23 2013 replied:

Had you played for awhile, or new to 1.055? Any more info you can give me? Sounds like an error of sorts, but not sure why it'd pop up now. Mac or PC, also?

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BlindeKillen Mar 24 2013 replied:

Yeah I read through the comic style intro and then flew around a bit in the ship. But my cursor was showing so I tried going back to the main menu to change the settings. I don't really remember but it either crashed or the screen went to the black with the dots.

I didn't really check which version it was but I did try it out immidately after installing it via desura. The latest installation was 1.055 automatically so I assume it was that when I first played it.

Just as the previous poster wrote, if you click during the black screen you can clearly hear that you're in the intro an as a beeping sound is heard and then you hear a bit of the dialogue.

I'm using a windows 7 PC with a geforce 9400 graphics card.

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WraithEnt Mar 25 2013 replied:

It sounds like it's spawning you in without a camera turning on or something. Can you try going into the options and deleting your save game (if you're not too far into the game)? And then trying again?

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BlindeKillen Mar 26 2013 replied:

Ey, that worked like a charm! I can see and play things perfectly now. Thanks! :)

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Highest Rated (5 agree) 9/10

edited: I still think some people have trouble installing it, but, i guess they try onto how it plays, i was playing about a good 6 hours straight, with no breaks i didnt car ecan only save at a space station, i can tel they tried hard, and i can only say I am haveing fun. I wont try multiplayer yet thouhg, becuase to be honest i dont like multiplayer, in borderlands 2 was forced to play multiplayer unless u was like, the best player So i play this, and it reminds me of borderlands 1, wher u plau…

Jan 22 2013 by ds39uuca

Lowest Rated (5 agree) 3/10

Played it at a friend's place, he just bought it off Gamersgate. Frankly, I'm not impressed. Sound glitches, no save button, no way to check controls ingame, laggy performace even on a 660ti with a Hexacore processor. Unacceptable. There are also NO TRANSITION SCREENS, this is absurd. When you fly into a jumpgate in a game like X you're treated to a nice little fade out then the game loads, then you pop out on the other end. Here, no, the game LOCKS UP, flickers to a loading screen then dumps you…

Jan 23 2013 by Xangi

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