What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing. Thankfully this is just satire and all the DLC is purchased with in-game coins. But consider it a cautionary tale for the future... Key Features: - Two full length campaigns: the original award-winning "DLC Quest", and the brand new "Live Freemium or Die" - Platforming action! Coins to collect, a princess to save, a bad guy (or two) to defeat. You like that stuff, right? - Over 30 different DLC packs, each providing quiet introspection on the state of the gaming industry - Over 20 awardments to earn and make you feel reasonably satisfied with yourself Winner of Official Xbox Magazine's Xbox LIVE Indie Game of the Year 2011!

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Posted by INtense! on Mar 15th, 2012

The Indie Royale game bundle site has announced its return with the St. Patrick's Day Bundle, featuring five leading independent games available for a bargain, fluctuating price for the next five days.


This Bundle is headlined by Flying Wild Hog's Hard Reset, an explosive FPS with a dark sci-fi, cyberpunk setting, available on Windows as a Steam key, Desura key and DRM-free download. Hard Reset aims to scratch the old-school shooter itch with fast-paced action, while it appeals to new school fans with gorgeous visuals and a deep, experience-based weapon upgrade system - a Hard but fulfilling namesake.

Next up is Brawsome's Jolly Rover, a jaunty Windows and Mac 2D point-and-click adventure, available on Steam/DRM-free for both formats, and as a Desura Windows key. The acclaimed adventure game offers a humorous piratical narrative voyage, featuring dozens of fully animated and voiced characters, and even has a fully integrated hint system for those walking the difficulty plank.

Also featured in the bundle is the mathematically stimulating, Steam-enabled Windows and Mac abstract RTS game Vertex Dispenser by Smestorp. Players learn how to manipulate vertices' colors on a geometric field, building color-coded powers for special abilities to defeat the opposition. Rounds can be played out solo or online with a friend across both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Rounding out the bundle is an Indie Royale exclusive Windows and Mac debut (DRM-free and Desura) with Going Loud Studios' acclaimed satirical platformer, DLC Quest. Dubbed the Xbox Live Indie Game of the Year in 2011 by Official Xbox Magazine, and now available outside of consoles, DLC Quest pokes fun at an industry seemingly obsessed with downloadable content. Before players can save the girl, they must play through 16 (faux!) DLC packs to enable animation, sound and even... pausing?

Two initial bonuses start out the Saint Patrick's Bundle, with more to come! Firstly, the creators of DLC Quest present the bonus DRM-free Windows RPG overhead shooter Lair of the Evildoer. In the amusingly scripted title, players collect over a score weapons and level up while battling hordes of monsters in randomly generated levels. Secondly, the creator of Vertex Dispenser has created Vertex Vortex Remix Cortex, a new puzzle re-imagining of Vertex Dispenser using just simple mouse controls, and exclusive to this Indie Royale bundle for DRM-free Windows & Mac download.

Those who pre-ordered or pay more than the minimum for this Bundle receive a retro bonus: the NES-inspired 15-track album O.S.T: Original Soundtrack from Daniel Capo, available in FLAC and MP3 file formats.


As always, generous purchasers keep the bundle price low and give more to developers, as Indie Royale runs on its familiar five-day model where the price will automatically increase as more people buy the bundle.

Grab it now at: Indieroyale.com

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DarkOnyx
DarkOnyx Mar 15 2012, 11:35am says:

Awesome! Just bought it! What a great bundle again!

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Mar 15 2012, 11:54am says:

Wery nice ^.^

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Kuruku
Kuruku Mar 15 2012, 2:38pm says:

Now THIS is a bundle. I already had Hard Reset and Jolly Rover, but both games are brilliant and I'm glad to have them DRM free now. DLC Quest, Lair of the Evildoer, and the Vertex games both look like a ton of fun.

This is a great selection of games, and none of them require Steam this time. Great work.

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Kuruku
Kuruku Mar 15 2012, 2:50pm replied:

Scratch that. I guess Vertex Vortex really IS Steam enabled. Installing through Desura simply creates a folder with an internet shortcut to launch the game through Steam. Still, five out of six ain't bad.

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medve
medve Mar 15 2012, 3:58pm says:

sounds like monkey island in a dog universe

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HumbleLinux
HumbleLinux Mar 15 2012, 6:04pm says:

Not a single game for Linux? Can I believe it? Not buying this one, sorry.

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[None]
[None] Mar 23 2012, 10:08pm replied:

I agree. The Penguin is always left out :(

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ZaliaS
ZaliaS Mar 15 2012, 6:17pm says:

Not in USD? come on! 3.68 EUR is like $7 USD for me

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Pennypacker
Pennypacker Mar 15 2012, 6:36pm replied:

So? 3.68 EUR is $7 USD for everyone.

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Shane-o
Shane-o Mar 16 2012, 7:05am replied:

Hard Reset costs nearly $18 by itself and you're complaining on paying for four games (Hard Reset being one of them) at the cost of $7?

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Ragespy
Ragespy Mar 15 2012, 7:45pm says:

Wonderful bundle, it was an instant purchase for me. :)

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XMentalX
XMentalX Mar 15 2012, 9:34pm says:

One of my Favorite Bundles!

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altercuca
altercuca Mar 16 2012, 6:54am says:

got it :) thnx guys!

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SabreXT
SabreXT Mar 16 2012, 8:37am says:

I have Hard Reset and Jolly Rover already. Hard Reset is great, a must for any old school shooter fan. Jolly Rover is fun, it's pretty good as far as point and click games go.

It's good to see a good bundle after what I feel was filler the past few times. This one is worth it for Hard Reset alone.

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PieceOfMind
PieceOfMind Mar 17 2012, 8:33am says:

A great bundle once again. Thanks, guys!

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Waddlesticks
Waddlesticks Mar 18 2012, 12:35am says:

All you people who can afford to spend $5 is lucky ):
I hate being broke with no new games to play ):

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trere
trere Mar 18 2012, 4:16pm says:

this really is a GREAT bundle and I love how you do not need Steam for the games (expect for Vertex Vortex but I'm not interested in that one so this bundle is kind off Steam free for me anyway). Hope we see more bundles with such quality games and STEAM FREE alternatives.

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ZPavelZ
ZPavelZ Mar 23 2012, 10:57am says:

This is on par with the first Indie Royale actually. Especially DRM-free Hard Reset... Where else could you get that? Good job, guys! Also nice to see you finally decreasing the price a bit (5 USD for 3 games in Alpha Bundle is really a bit too much).

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Ryukakii
Ryukakii Dec 4 2012, 12:37am says:

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