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

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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.

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

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

Dawnstar v1.055

Dawnstar v1.055

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

Dawnstar Syndicates: Aether

Dawnstar Syndicates: Aether

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Dawnstar Syndicates – Who are the Aether?

Dawnstar: Mac Version now Available

Dawnstar: Mac Version now Available

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The Mac version of Dawnstar is now available on Desura.

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gkristj
gkristj

I cant find out where the save is.I want to start a new game but i am at the same level.How can i delete the old game?

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt

Replied to your forum thread also, the game automatically saves your data. If you want to delete all of it and start from scratch, you can go into the options in the main menu, go to player, then hit the delete save button. It'll completely remove everything.

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt

1.041 has been uploaded and is waiting for approval.

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt

A new bug was found in 1.04 that if you're loading from scratch with no save game whatsoever you load with no gear and cannot fire. The issue will be fixed as soon as possible.

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt

1.04 should be available pretty soon. Check out the news or forums for the patch notes. It focuses on fixing a few item and level bugs.

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Aranbaal
Aranbaal

Hows the multiplayer working now, can you do things independant of each other yet, or does the second player still get forced to undock when player one does still etc.... and have the multiplayer lag issues been addressed?

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt

Coop is built specifically to where the host controls most elements. However if we get a lot of interest in coop we'll surely expand it.

We'll look into lag issues, but coop is a direct connection between players, so I'm not sure how much we can do on that end.

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fix-cz
fix-cz

Hi guys. I have bought this game as an investment in Linux version. So far I take it as pre-purchase! :) Don't disappoint me ;)

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Dark_Trinity
Dark_Trinity

Hi Wraith,
want to show you a weird bug about ships "inbricking" each others, i think my save is corrupt but i can't delete it...
Youtube.com
Watch in full HD

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt

Does the ship change properly if you save and then reload the game? Or does the ship revert to your last ship? Or does it... save with 2 ships.

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Dark_Trinity
Dark_Trinity

before, it fixed it if i exit the game, but now it saves two ships yeah ^^

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt

Odd. Check out if 1.03 helps out at all, we'll take a look into it in the meantime.

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Dark_Trinity
Dark_Trinity

Finally the button to reset saves works for me, started a new game, no more problems with "two ships" lol.
But there is definitely a problem with shields, just bought a 1.5 / 1.6 shield, quit to main menu and continue game, shield was 1.2 / 1.3 and when flying and showing inventory screen, stats of the ship are not updated with or without shield... (Oh and keybinds saves are not yet fixed)

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt

I think some items are rerolling themselves when you load/save a game. More specifically, rerolling the item level. Have you had this issue with other types of gear or just shields?

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Dark_Trinity
Dark_Trinity

with only shields. The most curious is when i buy "fresh" shield and go fly without quit, the ship stats update when i put/remove them, if i exit and restart stats no more update. I think you can test it, everyone got this bug i presume (or your game hate me :troll: :D)
oh **** I just saw there is a forum, sorry for spamming the main page ^^

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt

Interesting, will take a look! And no problem :D

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Fluffeh
Fluffeh

Actually what is happening is, it doesn't save anything at all unless the player launches and docks again, quitting doesn't do anything for saving as far as i noticed. :)

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WraithEnt Creator
WraithEnt

Changing a level saves everything, but does look like there's a but that when you leave back to the main menu it doesn't save fast enough before changing.

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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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