Greetings Officer-Cadet o249,
Are you ready to be put to the test? If deemed worthy, you will be assigned as an officer in the shadowy halls of Facility 7C. You will remotely lead a squad of operatives on daring espionage missions to plant evidence, steal secrets, assassinate targets, and performing sabotage for the glory of the Dark Father. Do you have enough faith to follow orders unquestioningly?
Signal Ops is a played in a first-person perspective, but when you're playing a mission you actually simultaneously control multiple agents, each with their own first-person view. You'll need to take advantage of the multiple views to keep an eye on key areas, formulate strategies to complete your goals, and solve puzzles that require you to be in more than one place at a time. With the shoddy equipment and dubiously trained agents provided to you, you’ll need all the advantages you can muster.
Signal Ops can be played with 1 to 3 players using any combination of online, LAN, or local co-op (with gamepads).
Signal Ops blends elements of a tactical shooter, stealth, strategy, and puzzle solving. Your squad can be customized each mission by selecting from six agents with unique abilities and equipment. Some agents are geared towards sneaky play, and others are more combat oriented. You'll usually find yourself using a mix of both stealth and combat, and this can also vary depending on the mission.
A lot of elements in Signal Ops have a hardcore, old-school appeal to them. For example: you will often need to use your map to plan your moves in open levels, and health does not magically regenerate. Don't worry though, agents are a dime a dozen. As long as you still have an agent alive, you can call in reinforcements to replace those unlucky ones that had too much lead for breakfast.
The radio is where the signal in Signal Ops comes from. Since you are sitting comfortably back at base commanding your agents in the field, you'll need to position radio equipment in order to keep in contact with them.
The Prairie Dog Bundle is the latest collection of great indie titles from Indie Royale. There are five featured games: Retrovirus, Signal Ops, Zack Zero, Vox and Sol Survivor. There's also a great - and recently released - bonus album from Dubmood: Lost Floppies Vol 2 - for those who beat the $8 price.
Retrovirus from Cadenza Interactive is a Descent-inspired six-axis shooter, with levels designed to force players to think off the ground and out of the box. Its pacing is similar to classic shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament, and agile movement is at the core of the experience.
Retrovirus is available for Windows via Desura and Steam.
Signal Ops from Space Bullet Dynamics Corporation sees you remotely lead a squad of operatives on daring espionage missions to plant evidence, steal secrets, assassinate targets and perform sabotage. Signal Ops is a played in a first-person perspective, but when you're playing a mission you actually simultaneously control multiple agents, each with their own first-person view.
Signal Ops is available for Windows via Desura.
Zack Zero from Crocodile Entertainment is a fantastic looking game that takes you on an action-packed platform adventure with incredible 3D graphics and the playability and entertainment of classic 2D games.
Zack Zero is available for Windows via Desura and Steam.
A voxel based adventure and RPG from AlwaysGeeky. Vox is a highly customizable game where you can create, destroy, edit and build anything you desire. The whole world, every item and object within it, and even the characters and inhabitants of Vox are created using a custom 'Voxel Engine' that allows for an unparalleled level of creativity.
Vox is available for Windows via Desura.
Sol Survivor - also from Cadenza Interactive - offers intense turret defense action. Build turrets to defend your colony and the innocent colonists within. Smash enemies with volleys of actively-controlled orbital support. Play with friends in co-operative and competitive multiplayer matches or test your mettle in Survival mode.
Sol Survivor is available for Windows via Desura and Steam.
The Bundle Album $8 Bonus
The bundle bonus album is from Dubmood. It's the recently released Lost Floppies Vol 2. Beat the $8 price to get this bonus album.
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 Prairie Dog 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 its (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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