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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13 comments by INtense! on Feb 21st, 2013

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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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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irogue
irogue Mar 17 2012, 7:50am says:

Some benchmark sites are even using this game now as a benchmark tool, since it was deceloped from the ground up with PC desktops in mind i have to agree and it is a fantastic atmospheric title to boot well done to the Devs on gettting such a game onto the PC and no handing your souls over to the console riff raff.

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Dalus
Dalus Mar 16 2012, 8:42am says:

It's graphically impressive, especially for an indie game. I only wish there was more to it than nonstop shooting and explosions.

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Hayst
Hayst Mar 16 2012, 10:19am replied:

Like what?

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mr_mister
mr_mister Mar 16 2012, 11:05am replied:

variation

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t1gerdog
t1gerdog Mar 19 2012, 1:12am replied:

It's got exactly what it needs, IMO. No frills nonstop blowing up constant **** in a totally satisfying way. These guys know what gameplay mechanics are all about.

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hero1900
hero1900 Mar 15 2012, 2:11pm says:

i buy the bundle and i hope to see this game native on linux, i will try to install it on wine and report if it works well or not.

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hero1900
hero1900 Mar 17 2012, 2:16pm replied:

the game does not work on wine 1.4 since it has regression problem and it was working on older verisons of the unstable branch. so currently its not working on wine with its latest version

+4 votes     reply to comment
Mikkstar
Mikkstar Mar 15 2012, 12:47pm says:

Woah, finally got a chance to play this game. Thanks to IndieRoyale for bringing us such a great bundle!

+7 votes     reply to comment
akirakatsuhiro
akirakatsuhiro Mar 19 2012, 6:28pm replied:

taken. but I'd love if there was a version of linux

+3 votes     reply to comment
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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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