Krater is a real-time squad based dungeon crawling game. The game combines fast paced combat, tactical squad management, crafting, and questing all seen from a classic RTS perspective. While the game’s campaign can be played offline, the Co-Op expansion adds the opportunity to tackle hours of specially designed online Co-Op dungeons and bosses. The game brings you far into the future of a post-apocalyptic Sweden. Once home to IKEA, Vikings, and Minecraft, today its primitive inhabitants scavenge the broken overgrown world for technological artifacts.

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13 comments by INtense! on Jan 31st, 2013

Fun indie games are always evolving. If you're searching for the latest in indie gaming, look no further than the Evolved Bundle from Indie Royale. It will give you hours of enjoyment and includes some great recently released games. Featured in this bundle are 5 indie titles, valued at over $55, including last summer's highly rated puzzle solving adventure from Talawa Games, Umechanical; an atmospheric horror game from Tale of Tales, The Path; the recently released squad based dungeon game, Krater from Fatshark; the full game of the IGF China 2010's winner, Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory from Turtle Cream; and an intricate scrolling puzzler, OIO: The Game from Uncanny Games.

All of the games in the Evolved Bundle are new to game bundles!

First up is the tricky, award winning, puzzle adventure game Unmechanical, available for Windows on Steam, Desura & DRM-free. It was developed by Talawa Games and is offered thanks to Teotl Studios. Unmechanical was only released in August 2012. You will explore an atmospheric world of flesh, rock & steel, journeying to freedom through a variety of puzzles with some very difficult challenges later in the game. Rock, Paper Shotgun called it "a near-perfect morsel of puzzling brilliance".

Next is The Path from Tale of Tales. A horror game that relies on your imagination, available for Windows from Steam, Desura & DRM-free. There's a Mac version in there too. The Path is a game about choices and wolves in the woods! Gamespot said it was "an extraordinary work of interactive fiction". Play the game but be careful if you stray from the path! The Evolved Bundle includes the game's OST from rock diva Jarboe.

Also featured is the recently released real-time squad based dungeon crawling game Krater, available for Windows Steam, from Fatshark. The game features fast paced combat, tactical squad management, crafting and questing all from a classis RTS perspective. It's set in a post-apocalyptic Sweden and includes the specially designed online co-op dungeons & bosses. The Evolved Bundle also includes the Character DLC.

The next game in this evolutionary bundle is Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory from Turtle Cream, available for Windows from Steam, Desura & DRM-free. This game is the full version of the IGF China's 2010 winner, Sugar Cube, including the OST. It's all about avoiding becoming a cookie! Multiple endings and achievements give the game a lot of replay value. Indie Game Magazine said "Sugar Cube presents a short, sweet, mind-working, challenge".

Last up is the nature themed scrolling platform puzzler OIO: The Game from Uncanny Games, available for Windows and Mac from Desura & DRM-free. It's simple but intricate and, with a metacritic of 75, it's definitely worth your time! Gamepro says of OIO "difficulty doesn't take long to hone itself to a sharp point" whilst IGN says it has a "truly gorgeous art style". OIO is in Steam Greenlight right now so don't forget to upvote it if you like this game.

Finally, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Evolved Bundle will get an ambient electronic treat from Tim Wright of CoLD SToRAGE, the recently released 'SLIPSTREAM [volume 1]'. The album features 64 bit digital re-mix / re-masters of Tim's tracks from WipEout and WipEout 2097. Each track has been painstakingly E.Q.'d, compressed and spatially enhanced for the best possible listening experience. It's been a long time coming - we hope you enjoy it!

You can find more information on the Evolved Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages. Grab this bundle now while the price is still low (unless kind purchasers lower the price) so that you'll have hours of indie games to evolve your skills with!

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VitaminK Feb 10 2013, 2:53pm says:

only took them the better part of a year to get it right...

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acceptedgeek Feb 10 2013, 1:03am says:

Anybody else having the crash on startup problem?

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sad_chico Feb 5 2013, 7:12pm says:

What's the name of that song from the vid?

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Alouatta Feb 11 2013, 3:58am replied:

Stealing Horses with Swedish singer/song writer Karl Buhre.

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sad_chico Feb 11 2013, 4:36am replied:

Thank You very much! :)

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bossonova911 Feb 1 2013, 5:52pm says:

why the hell would i buy it here to play it on steam. Just buy it on steam. ridiculous.

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all_zebest Feb 1 2013, 3:54am says:

Apart from the save system and the fact that the French translation is incomplete, I like this game!

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NemesisZidar Jan 31 2013, 12:05pm says:

What i dont get is, why is this Game that "overrated" here at Desura but got heavy critics from all over the Internet and also on Steam with a Userrating from 7.4 and a Metascore of 54/100? I bought it now with the Bundle, hope it is funny and cool. But it is kind of interesting how Games are rated this different, from epic fail to godlike. And it is not just Krater, there are other Games with the same case.

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r3z3nd3 Feb 1 2013, 11:29pm replied:

Boils down to updates. Game had a buggy launch, but developers tackled the issues with patches.

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ironstrom Jan 31 2013, 11:14pm replied:

I think a lot of people here appreciate things differently to an extent. We have a lot more modders and designers in this community that look for a myriad of different things in their game, often appreciating new stand out features or elements in design and effort rather then just how smooth the game play is. We can understand that new release's can often be buggy if not properly tested and may overlook the now and rate for the potential.

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Sorsaj Jan 31 2013, 1:17pm replied:

that is because when krater was launched it had lots of bugs, and for that, lots of people gave lots of ...guessed right... bad ratings. Now its all nice, shiny and likeable, but people who once where eager to rate it down didn't go back to metacritic to update/review/change their bad ratings and so this old smell sticks even tho it no longer fits.

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ThoughtlessConcept Mar 28 2013, 10:38am replied:

Official review sites can't change their score on metacritic, Gamespot had an issue where they had a freelance writer do the Planetside 2 review and submit it before they checked off on it, long story short once a score is submitted it's set in stone.

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Tulah Jan 31 2013, 12:14pm replied:

I would guess that his has something to do with different expectations in general.

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