Hard Reset is an action-packed, single-player shooter for the PC. Set in a cyberpunk city, Hard Reset emphasizes over-the-top destruction and gives you a large variety of weapons to dispatch hordes of enemies.

The world as we know it ceased to exist. Humanity is at the verge of extinction, living in the last closed city of Bezoar. Mankind wages war against the machines controlling vast areas of what became the 'Barrens'. Machines want to control and assimilate 'The Sanctuary' a network that holds billions of digitalized human minds. Our hero, Maj. Fletcher, is a soldier of CLN - a corporation combat unit, established to protect the city. Machines are constantly assaulting the walls of Bezoar. Fletcher moves in when Bezoar's protective barrier is breached.

Features:

  • A haunting cyberpunk / dark sci-fi setting
  • Fast-paced, old-school shooter gameplay
  • Hordes of enemies to destroy
  • Epic boss fights
  • A deep, experience-based weapon upgrade system
  • High-fidelity graphics with full dynamic lighting
  • Extensive use of physics and dynamic environments
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Selected by our fans; The Chosen Bundle from Indie Royale is a second chance to get the games from last year's popular St. Patrick's Day Bundle. Over 1500 people voted in our poll with St. Patrick's winning in a close vote over The Difficult Second Bundle.


There are 5 games featured in this fantastic bundle, which together are valued at over $40, and the bundle starts shipping at just $2.99!

Leading the Chosen Bundle is Hard Reset from Poland's Flying Wild Hog. Hard Reset is an action-packed, single-player shooter for the PC. Set in a cyberpunk city, Hard Reset emphasizes over-the-top destruction and gives you a huge variety of weapons to dispatch hordes of enemies. The Extended Edition is available from Steam or the regular game is on Desura & DRM-Free. You also get an artbook and the OST (mp3 & FLAC). The Extended Edition was released in July 2012 and is different to the version in the original St. Patrick's Day Bundle. Kotaku called Hard Reset "a sexy, cyberpunk shooter".

Next in the line-up of the Chosen Bundle is Jolly Rover from Australia's Brawsome. Jolly Rover is an original 2D point and click adventure game. Players follow the short and stubby tail of canine protagonist Gaius James Rover across three wild and untamed tropical islands, as he attempts to fulfil his dream of starting a circus, hampered only by pirates, villains, voodoo, love and considerable lack of loot. Jolly Rover is available for PC & Mac on Steam, Desura & DRM-Free with the OST. GameSpot reviewed it with the comment that "Jolly Rover is a swashbuckling canine adventure full of colourful characters and plenty of laughs."


Vertex Dispenser comes from one man game maker Michael Brough in the UK. Vertex Dispenser is a fast-paced abstract strategy game with mathematical puzzle elements. Wrestle for control of territory on bizarre geometric worlds. Carefully plan your conquests to maximise the colours of your vertices, capture solid faces to defend them, then eradicate your enemies with a variety of special attacks. Eurogamer said Vertex Dispenser is "a concentrated dose of twisted real-time strategy". We've got it on PC & Mac from Steam. It also comes with the Vertex Vortex Remix DLC and the Boss Fight DLC.

The next game in this bundle is DLC Quest from Canada's Going Loud Studios, available for Windows from Desura & DRM-free with a Mac version too. With DLC Quest, the developer has made a game that mocks the games industry and its foibles! 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. DLC Quest won Official Xbox Magazine's Xbox LIVE Indie Game of the Year 2011. DLC Quest is coming to Steam soon.

Finally we have another game from Going Loud Studios; Lair Of The Evildoer in which the evil Dr. Odious has you trapped high in his lair. He's also not very fond of you. Make your escape by battling through hundreds of monsters, collecting over 25 weapons and leveling up as you go. Procedurally generated levels will keep you on your toes in this action RPG shooter! It's available on PC from Desura & DRM-Free.

Those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Chosen Bundle will get Daniel Capo's Oā€‹.ā€‹Sā€‹.ā€‹T: Original Soundtrack. The album takes inspiration from early NES game soundtracks, with Daniel describing it as "a reflection on my favorite childhood memories". This album is available in MP3 and FLAC format.


You can find more information on the Chosen Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages. Grab this bundle now while the price is still low (unless kind purchasers lower the price) so that you'll have hours of specially chosen indie gaming to look forward to!

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fictionvision
fictionvision Aug 3 2012, 11:45am says:

Any news on when the Desura version will be updated to match the Steam one?

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G*O*D
G*O*D Jul 12 2012, 2:15pm says:

The Extended Edition is now on Steam. I wonder how much longer it will take the devs to put it on Desura.

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SirNamTaey
SirNamTaey Jul 12 2012, 3:19pm replied:

I am begging you guys, please add the new DLC to Desura!
I really don't want to re-install 3GB xD

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MattyG
MattyG Jul 3 2012, 5:14am says:

Decent game, got it when I got the St.Patrick's bundle.

Any word on when the expansion/extended edition is coming out for everyone?

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Auyx
Auyx May 21 2012, 5:33am says:

Great game but been holding off playing all of it untill the Expansion comes out. Any idea if it will be comeing to Desuar the same time as Steam?

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pizza
pizza May 14 2012, 5:54am says:

Feels like I'm going to be flamed for saying that, but I don't remember being bored that much when playing a video game.

Aim, Shoot, Explosion, Kill, Cutscence, Aim, Shoot, Explosion, Kill, Cutscence, Aim, Shoot, Explosion, Kill, Cutscence...

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Palanduss
Palanduss Apr 7 2012, 2:03am says:

Great game but, encountered a bug that is preventing me from proceeding. On the second level theres a room where you see a ship taking off and you fight a couple of the big guys and lots of the shooting guys. Theres an elevator at the end (its past two tracking signals part). When I try to get on it it freaks out and glitches out. And then it noclips through a wall.

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Palanduss
Palanduss Apr 7 2012, 11:47pm replied:

Found by restarting the game it worked without a hitch. Having lots of fun. Took me a while to realize to unlock weapons you spend upgrade points to get em.

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jassy
jassy Mar 17 2012, 8:24pm says:

I like how im just shooting at enemies and the whole scenery starts blowing up, dropping my fps to 10 :)

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t1gerdog
t1gerdog Mar 19 2012, 1:09am replied:

I've got an Athlon II 3Ghz, and a $70 Asus Geforce GT430 + 4 GB of ram, it runs great without a hitch... and yes I love the constant exploding ****! Just everywhere! This game should be called Twisted Metal if the name wasn't already taken.

Not only that, I'm at a point in the game where some cyborg/humanoid things are starting to show up so now there's BLOOD mixed in with it all. I'm getting sexual with this game :P totally sexual.

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jassy
jassy Mar 19 2012, 2:42pm replied:

that pretty nice, the main reason why my game lags at certain points is that my graphics card is a piece of garbage. It's an ATI Radeon HD 5450 (around 40 dollars)

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Hard Reset
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Flying Wild Hog
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The gothic futuristic type scenery is well thought out, the enemies you face are terrifyingly fast at times and can be a real edge of the seat nail biting moment or two when trying think of the best way to combat them which makes it alot better than most linear shooters. The cutscene cartoon style while not my cup of tea fits in well with the theme of this game, i think its good the devs didnt spend thousands of hours rendering cutscene movies and instead put the quality into the monsters and other…

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