"Succeeds as a complement to surreal films like The Matrix that make you second-guess trusting your computer." - Dualshockers.com "You can’t help but notice how pretty The Network is in its simplicity & it’s a beautiful thing to witness'' - Dualshockers.com "A game quite unusual & The Network is a beautiful discovery" - GameSideStory.com The Network takes classic arena top-down shooting and adds a twist, you never fire a bullet. Collect packets and direct them into nodes while the AI is on your tail. Level up and grab more packets as you bring the fight to the AI. The Network is a total immersion experience and has a fully integrated story including an unforgettable ending. The Network is a memorable experience thick with atmosphere and flush with style. Dive inside a digital world were nothing is as it seems and discover the truth behind The Network. Key features: 20+ levels 3 modes Unique art style Total immersion game play A new twist on classic

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Signal the twelve gun salute and tap the keg! Purchase Indie Royale's Oktoberfest Bundle to grab a bundle filled with sixgreat indie games, led by Telltale's and Straandlooper's twisted point and click adventure: Hector: Badge of Carnage (all 3 episodes!) - let the games begin!


The first game in the bundle is about a beer loving and delightfully crass British detective in the Hector: Badge of Carnage Trilogy from The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games and co-creator Straandlooper, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free (includes all 3 episodes). This adult themed point and click adventure offers the familiar brain-warping puzzles with a twist, in that the solution requires getting inside Hector's warped mind. A grungier version of The Curse of Monkey Island, Hector offers stylized art and a naughty, twisted sense of humor. Adventure Gamers says of Hector, it's "just what the doctor ordered, even if that doctor is almost certainly facing a malpractice suit for sending us into such a germ-ridden locale."

Also included is musical puzzle game Chime published by Doublesix Digital Publishing and developed by Zoe Mode - available for Windows on Steam. Chime offers an experience about more than just scoring points - it's about creating something musically beautiful while placing shapes on a geometric grid. This hypnotic game is polished in its presentation and includes fantastic yet mellow songs from luminaries like Philip Glass, Moby, and Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), as well as a special PC exclusive, 'Still Alive' from Valve's Portal. Destructoid calls Chime an "utterly compelling, aesthetically minimalistic puzzle game that rides the cusp of being entirely fantastic."

Another highlight of this bundle is a game that celebrates puzzle platformers with a googly-eyed vampire, Smudged Cat Games' Adventures of Shuggy available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free. A popular XBLA title now available on PC, Adventures of Shuggy offers an extremely clever rotation/time-shift mechanic, 36 co-op levels, and over 150 single-player levels. Gamezebo applauds Adventures of Shuggy for its " top-notch presentation and a real attention to detail with things like great music and comic-book-style."


Also included is a critically acclaimed puzzle-adventure game with a twist from Mousechief, Dangerous High School Girls In Trouble available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free. Set in, Brigiton, a fictional small town in the U.S. during the 1920s, you'll play a high-school girl who has set out to investigate mysterious crimes by navigating through a game board-like world and engaging in mini battles of social warfare. Offering irreverent dialogue, multiple endings, unique game style, an enthralling story, and at least 15 hours of gameplay, Dangerous High School Girls In Trouble is definitely worth checking out. GamesRadar celebrates this game for being "clever, original and genuinely pleasing to play."

Also from Mousechief is bonus game/visual novel The Witch's Yarn available for Windows and Mac on Desura and DRM-Free. The Witch's Yarn exists in a genre of its own; it's best described as a story-driven interactive drama. GameBoomers calls the genre "Graphical Interactive Fiction," as you'll assume a role similar to that of a director of a play and decide how the scenes will unfold. This unique game offers a fully interactive story about a modern-day, middle-aged widow who also happens to be a witch, as she opens a yarn shop and navigates familial challenges. With richly colorful and playful graphics and unique jazz music that accompanies the story line to add nuance, this visual novel offers a truly unique experience.

Last but not least is conceptual retro style shooter from AquaFox The Network, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-Free. It offers classic arena top-down shooting with a twist; you never directly fire a bullet! Offering immersive play and an engrossing story line, DualShockers raves that The Network "succeeds as a complement to surreal films like The Matrix that make you second-guess trusting your computer." Offering 20+ levels, 3 modes, and a unique art style, this game isn't one to be missed.

And for those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Oktoberfest Bundle will get two great chiptune music albums from SAVESTATES a.k.a. Matt Wilson who is known for creating standout chiptune music. The first album, Savestates.bandcamp.com">'Calm Your Nerves', offers 10 great tracks that the artist created "for stress; the manufacture, the prevention, and the acceleration thereof." Also included is 'Chip unDeath,' based on SAVESTATES' first acclaimed album 'Chip Death' but with 7 reworked tracks and a brand new track.

You can find more information on the Oktoberfest Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages. And remember, you'll want to get in early while the prices are still low (unless kind purchasers lower the price) so you can get in on the festivities with the Oktoberfest Bundle!

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The Network is a total immersion top down shooter and has a fully integrated story. The Network delivers a unique experience and addictive game play...

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IndieBase
IndieBase Mar 20 2011, 2:35pm says:

What`s with the bad ratings ? :/

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9heads
9heads Mar 20 2011, 12:51pm says:

it looks normal

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KameZero
KameZero Mar 20 2011, 6:40am says:

Don't suppose there's any chance of a Linux port?

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AquaFoxStudio
AquaFoxStudio Mar 20 2011, 4:36pm replied:

A Linux port is doubtful I'm only a one man studio right now. Probably won't have time but never say never.

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KameZero
KameZero Mar 21 2011, 4:18am replied:

Hmm, that's a pity, though it's been my experience that one man studios are MORE likely to have a linux port than companies, but oh well. Best of luck to you in the future man, the game looks really nice.

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thunderising
thunderising Feb 4 2011, 1:08am says:

it looks great

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