SATAZIUS is an awesome retro-chic arcade shooter by accomplished indie developer ASTRO PORT (Gigantic Army, Armed Seven, Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser), featuring an arsenal of 13 types of upgradeable weapons, power-ups, obstacles and boss encounters that arcade veterans will enjoying getting to grips with. Customize your ship by selecting two side weapons which can be cycled and deployed at any time during the game and a charge attack to unleash massive destruction.

There are hordes of enemy ships to shoot down, tight spaces to navigate, power ups to grab, and bonuses to acquire. Featuring great stage design, a thumping techno soundtrack, fast and outstanding action, old school graphics and giant bosses, SATAZIUS is a true throwback to old-school arcade shoot ‘em ups, replete with homages which will be instantly recognizable to fans of arcade shooters.

KEY FEATURES

  • 13 upgradeable weapons to choose from
  • 4 difficulty settings, allowing accessibility for new players while challenging veterans as well.
  • Addictive stage design
  • Massive bosses
  • Winner of the August 2008 Jikkyo Play Contents Award
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This week's irresistible Indie Royale bundle features five creatively diverse games to confound and delight. Knytt Underground, The Real Texas, Monday Night Combat, Satazius and Gentrieve 2 are all available with a clutch of soundtrack bonus items.


Knytt Underground

Available for Windows & Mac and comes DRM-free and on Desura.
Described by one critic as having "one of the most elaborate game worlds ever created" Knytt Underground is an expansive platforming game featuring over 1,800 dim-lit rooms each with its own tightly-wound puzzle to solve. Set within an esoteric, brightly coloured network of underground tunnels, you must run, jump, climb and swing your way through an intriguing storyline, all set to a mesmerising ambient soundtrack. Story-driven quests tie the puzzles together into a cohesive narrative in a game that propels you forwards into its deepest depths and secrets. Knytt Underground is in Greenlight right now so please give it your support on Steam.


The Real Texas

Available for Windows, Mac and Linux DRM-free and on Desura.
Creator Kitty Lambda Games explains The Real Texas as a mash up of Zelda: Link to the Past and Ultima VI. If that weren't enough to spark your interest, its cast of colourful characters look as though they've just stepped out of a Minecraft mansion. You play as Sam, an American holidaying in England when he falls into a blue portal that transports him to a town called Strange Texas. Here you meet the town's inhabitants, explore and help solve their problems as you search for a way to get home. Humorous, affecting and relatable, one critic called The Real Texas "a game that reminds me why I got into indie gaming in the first place." The Real Texas is in Greenlight right now so please give it your support on Steam. BONUS: Bundle includes The Real Texas' Original Soundtrack

Monday Night Combat

Available for Windows via a Steam key.
Uber Entertainment's Monday Night Combat is a class-based action game that pits two teams of combatants against one another in the "most lethal sport of the future". Four players (each assigned one of the game's six character classes) join together to build defensive turrets and take down the opposing team, and you must weigh whether to spend your resources on upgrading your defences or your own character's offensive capabilities. Described by Eurogamer as a game that "cherry-picks ideas from gaming's contemporary landscape and melds them together into something at once fresh and familiar" Monday Night Combat has proved itself one of the most enduring and exciting multiplayer games of recent times.

Satazius

Available for Steam, Desura and is DRM-free on Windows.
Handsome side-scrolling shooter Satazius is set in the year 2051 on the long-abandoned eponymous planet. Created by indie developer ASTRO PORT (Gigantic Army, Armed Seven, Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser) the game features 13 types of upgradeable weapons, power-ups, obstacles and boss encounters for arcade veterans and newcomers alike. Customize your ship by selecting two side weapons that can be cycled and deployed at any time during the game while a charge attack rips across the screen obliterating anything in its path. Gamespot said Satazius is the perfect way to "scratch your shooter itch"

Gentrieve 2

Available for Windows, Mac and Linux DRM-free and on Desura.
Ambitious, daring and intriguing, Gentrieve 2 is a Metroid Prime-inspired FPS with procedurally generated worlds, puzzles and foes. In the year 3080 thieves have been stealing Mass Generators in an effort to create robot armies and fortresses. Their nefarious plans have come unstuck, as, due to poor programming, these creations have become uncontrollably hostile. You must clear out these fortresses and return the faulty Mass Generators before the world explodes. Each play-through provides a different experience in this ambitious and accomplished experiment in procedural-generation. BONUS: Bundle includes Gentrieve 2 Original Soundtrack

The Bundle $8 Bonus

Adventures in Pixels by Ben Landis - Adventures in Pixels is an album/comic hybrid from composer Ben Landis. Each comic page is embedded as album art for a particular track and the visuals tell a story reminiscent of the classic gaming era, accompanied by a nostalgic 8-bit chiptune soundtrack.


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 its Facebook, 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.

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hoppaoy594
hoppaoy594 Sep 19 2013, 3:48am says:

Desura cant install more game ,client need someone to fix.

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MagicIG
MagicIG Aug 28 2013, 1:04am says:

Sad that I read comments too late, it broke my Desura client too. :(

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darksider678
darksider678 Aug 17 2013, 6:37pm says:

Dont buy this game or even try to activate it

You cant install it and it will crash hard your desura program to the point that u cant be able to open desura at all

WARRNING!

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darksider678
darksider678 Aug 17 2013, 6:13pm says:

I cant install this game, everytime i try to do this desura crash IT DONT WORK AT ALL!

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Namelessness
Namelessness Aug 13 2013, 4:03am says:

Latest bonus in the bundle Groupees Doujin bundle Groupees.com

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MCMattaland
MCMattaland Apr 20 2013, 3:07pm says:

1st look Youtu.be

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sacredshadow
sacredshadow Apr 15 2013, 5:20am says:

When i press "install' from Play menu, Desura shows an error, installation didn't start :(
How can i fix it?

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RampantCoyote
RampantCoyote Jun 18 2013, 3:29pm replied:

Okay, Satazius was crashing the Desura client when I tried to install it - to the point where it crashed the client whenever I tried to run Desura. :(

Anyway, my solution was to use the Satazius Zip in the "purchased downloads" section of this page, and move the resulting folder to my Desura/Common folder. While it still doesn't show up as being "installed" or able to run from the client, at least now the client runs without crashing again.

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darksider678
darksider678 Aug 17 2013, 6:19pm replied:

i press purchased downloads but nothing happend, this game dont work at all

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RampantCoyote
RampantCoyote Apr 18 2013, 12:31am replied:

Having exactly the same problem. Haven't monkied about with it to find a solution yet, just equally curious for an answer.

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SATAZIUS
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