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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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.


Croixleur

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.

Dawnstar

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.

Battlepaths

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.

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt Feb 1 2013, 12:53pm says:

Have any recommendations for the next patch or update? Feel free to make suggestions on our Desura/IndieDB forums and we'll take a look!

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Fluffeh
Fluffeh Feb 3 2013, 8:23am replied:

Making enemy ships capable of being shot anywhere on the hull? that's a priority, i don't like shooting right dead center "through" a ship to some generic invisible target. More ships based on roles, trading, scavenging, scouting. Random systems with places to mine, or startup your own temporary base, or a mission to protect a base in a random event.

Highest priority, removing the "all enemies attack you from 10000parsecs away" who wants to get swarmed when enemies fire missiles almost none stop.

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt Feb 4 2013, 8:30am replied:

In 1.055 I'll be tweaking how bullets interact with enemies some, it should make enemies a tad easier to hit.

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt Feb 3 2013, 12:38pm replied:

1.05 should fix Neutral ships automatically becoming Aggressive. There was a bug where Neutral ships would get damaged by various reasons and then turn Aggressive.

Edit: Oh sorry, 1.05 isn't out yet, it's awaiting authorization, but 1.05 deals with Neutral ships.

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Fluffeh
Fluffeh Feb 4 2013, 8:35am replied:

But no future plans to make enemies only attack if you get closer to where they are in a system? like that system you goto from that whirling vortex ^.^

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt Feb 4 2013, 8:45am replied:

Oh, the issue you're having is with the Random Generated Levels and not Neutral ships? I'll take a look. They should have an aggro range there. Releasing a new update sometime today so will take a look at it beforehand.

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Fluffeh
Fluffeh Feb 4 2013, 8:48am replied:

Nonono it's not an issue ^.^ it's built into your game, it's made so that we have to shoot dead center of a ship no matter how it's facing, and no matter how many enemy ships there are they will all come for you at any distance.
Apart from the missions because you have those allies with you, which kind of evens out the issue, but if you had no allies all enemies in missions would come at you no matter where you are. I'm only saying it because enemies don't run out of missiles you know? ^.^

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt Feb 4 2013, 8:56am replied:

Oh, yeah. In Random Levels (the ????) where you're all by yourself they are supposed to be extra hard, but the entire level shouldn't attack you at once. They should only attack you within X distance, so it looks like that might not be working properly, and looking into it today. I'll do a few other tweaks to those levels, too.

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Fluffeh
Fluffeh Feb 4 2013, 11:02am replied:

It's the same everywhere i see any enemies though, if i have no allies, they'll see me further than 20k away, or further.

I am glad you fixed the neutral ships attacking at random, it was weird that barges suddenly decided to turn around and attack me just because i fired randomly into space and not hit anything :)

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WraithEnt Feb 1 2013, 12:41pm says:

1.042 has been authorized and is now available.

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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, 10:51pm 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, 10:05pm by Xangi

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