When one gives up living and using his soul, he can't only lose the soul but can also devote it to death... Before souls completely die they stick in The Void - an odd space between life and death. There is an outside chance to survive in The Void and even to come back from it. This chance is The Color - the only food of a dying soul wandering through the mournful realms of The Void, governed by monstrous Brothers and malicious Sisters, who are desperately struggling for the last drops of it. The Color is not only the sense of life of these mysterious creatures but also gives power and vital force to the whole Void. The Color gives you power to do almost everything even to get out of death clutches if you gain enough Color, but there is a great lack of it in the arid deserts of The Void. There is Color only for one. Be the one, get your lost soul back!

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19 comments by INtense! on May 30th, 2012

The Indie Royale game bundle site returns with the Graduation Bundle, offering five fantastic independent games available at a bargain, fluctuating price - including cult Russian first-person classic The Void, an exclusive PC debut for 8-bit zombie shooter Dead Pixels, and multiple copies of multiplayer murder mystery The Ship. Plus you get early Steam Beta access to hot F2P action-RTS AirMech with an Indie Royale-exclusive in-game item code!

Headlining the bundle is Ice Pick Lodge's cult classic action-adventureThe Void, available for Windows on Steam, Desura, and DRM-free. In this beautifully art-directed first-person game from the Russian creators of Pathologic, you must guide your lost soul through the Void, a space trapped between life and death. Use color as your health and ammo as you discover the dark secrets hidden by the beautiful Sisters and monstrous Brothers. PC Gamer UK called The Void, "An astounding world, and a flagship for the imagination and capability of independent game developers." Clash with golems, bloodthirsty predators and other spawn of the Void as you fight for your lost soul.

Next up is CSR Studios' retro zombie side-scrolling shooter Dead Pixels, available for the first time ever on Windows for Desura and DRM-free. In this conversion of the hit 8-bit style Xbox Live Indie Games title, a toxic waste spill has found its way into the water supply and the dead have risen from their graves. Take on waves of zombies as you make your way to salvation before it's too late. The city is never the same twice, so there's always something hiding around the corner! Featuring 22 types of zombies to blast, upgradable weapons and items, and all the free additions from the XBLIG version, such as the "Last Stand" and "The Solution" game modes, it's time to get your boomstick ready.

Also featured is Outerlight's first-person, multiplayer-centric nautical action game The Ship (now owned by Blazing Griffin), available for Windows on Steam only, and with each copy coming with two extra Steam keys to send to your friends! (Those copies each have one extra gift activation too!) Set in a 1920s cruise ship, players must murder their assigned target while at the same time avoiding the player hunting them. Be careful not to be spotted murdering your victim, or it's off to jail. Use all the weapons at your disposal, including crowbars, swords, flare guns, and many more. Featuring a unique bonus single-player story and an addictive online mode, Source Engine title The Ship is unlike any other first-person experience.

The bundle also includes The Odd Man Out's illuminating puzzle platformer 1000 Amps, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free. As Plug, you are charged with restoring the expansive Amp-Tree-System. You light up whatever you touch, and Rock Paper Shotgun says of the game, "It’s witty in its minimalist design, its use of sound cues is exemplary, the jumping is pixel perfect, and the ability to put a smile on my face with every single completed room is a joyous thing." Solve puzzles and teleport to new areas to bring light to the whole world!

Rounding out the bundle is Monster Jail Games' eccentric Metroidvania-ish 8-bit platformer LaserCat, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Explore the castle of the evil Wizzord, as you search for the keys littered throughout the world. Featuring wacky trivia questions and a little cat ghost left behind every time you die, LaserCat has an uncommonly good sense of humor, with cues taken from games old (Jet Set Willy) and new (VVVVVV).

Included in the bundle is a special exclusive bonus, a Steam Beta key to hot F2P action-RTS AirMech with Indie Royale-only in-game item code - the Graduation Cap (+5% persistent XP)! NOTE: The Graduation Cap is redeemable in-game by clicking on "Store" and then "Codes." The much-hyped AirMech is in closed beta on Steam right now, making these codes very hard to come by, so infinite thanks to Carbon Games for partnering with us to offer these keys to all our valued customers. (And we'll be unlocking one more game for all buyers during the bundle itself - watch our social media feeds for info!)

Update - Bonus Game Unlocked! As if one bonus game wasn't enough, here's another one: Stolen Couch Games' entertaining puzzler Ichi, which is available for PC and Mac on Desura and DRM-Free. What started out as a challenge for Jay van Hutten to develop a puzzle game evolved into a seemingly simple one-button game that has 50 brain-twisting puzzles that require everything from teleporting to breaking blocks. Plus it has a level editor that can be used to create levels and share them across the globe.

Finally, those who pay $7 USD or their currency equivalent during the Graduation Bundle get Cheap Dinosaurs' self-titled album in .FLAC and HQ .MP3 - the long-awaited first official release from the chiptune prog rockers, and normally a $6 value on its own.

More information on the Graduation Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, is available at its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages. And a final reminder - the more buyers, the more the price will increase, unless kind buyers drop the price for everyone else, so hop on and buy soon to avoid disappointment!

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OoFalloutoO Jun 2 2012, 6:36pm says:

actually a awesome game, but the thing i was wondering is pegi says 18+ and the german usk says 12...

what the **** !?

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Vianim Jun 12 2012, 3:24am replied:

Anything with tits in english-speaking countries is instantly 18+, whereas in most of europe they tend to think that tits aren't as mentally traumatizing as brutal and graphic violence and gore.

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FlyingMonkey59 Jun 3 2012, 2:24am replied:

maybe the Germans got the "Less Boobies & Minge" edition? I heard they had a scaled back version but the one I got on Steam had digital hooters flopping all over the place... It seems odd to me that Steam would give a less restricted version to us puritanically paranoid people here in murika, but would give a sterilized version to Germany, where people are generally more comfortable with the fact that boobs are pretty, and that fact doesnt make you a horrible person. Weird.

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rolmander Jun 3 2012, 7:14am replied:

Boobies are not 18+ in Germany. You see them(or more) in the newspaper in ads, documentations, and sometimes the news when they send something about beaches, saunas or a solarium.

I remember a science tv show where they showed a couple ******* in a magnetspintomograph.

Its not a big deal here.

But violence and weapons are. The only reason they didnt banned CS in the early days was the "possibility" to win without killing someone.

The game is great but very difficult to survive without damaging the world or starve.

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benderamp Jun 3 2012, 5:31pm replied:

>Boobies are not 18+ in Germany.
>But violence and weapons are

I think this a great practice for other countries to learn from :)

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FlyingMonkey59 Jun 5 2012, 11:43pm replied:

I know, right?!? maybe if people here in america didnt have such hangups about sex, they could relax more and we would have a less violent society?... makes for nice thoughts at any rate.

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Repins_Naidraug Jun 6 2012, 8:14am replied:

I agree with that. Less violence makes for a safer place.

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FlyingMonkey59 Jun 3 2012, 12:19pm replied:

Yeah - thats kind of what I thought! Very odd about that rating thing then... Thank you for the clarification!

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ke5ha93 Jun 2 2012, 6:02am says:

The music in trailer is so much fun and gala. IRL game's music is dark, strange and obscure.

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dave_5430 May 31 2012, 1:11pm says:

>.> wow...

And NOW to up our sales by posting TITS!
Really, guys?

Yeah, it looks amazing and all that, now give me a demo before I buy another flop from here.

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pudding280 May 31 2012, 2:57pm replied:

Just buy the Graduation Bundle mentioned in the article above.
Its 4 bucks for The Void+4 other games, you can´t go wrong with that.

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TheUnabridgedGamer Jun 1 2012, 8:22pm replied:

Demo, man. If based my possibility of getting Just Cause 2 based on the first game, I wouldn't even consider it. But in playing the Just Cause 2 demo, It is on my list of games to get for 2012. If I hadn't had that demo, never would have known, now would I?

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Cyclone69 May 31 2012, 9:50pm replied:

owww great, thanks xD

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Cyclone69 May 31 2012, 11:41am says:

void on desura!? it's like my birthday all over again!
already have it on steam and as cd license, but probably will buy it here too!

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cyberkiller40 May 30 2012, 11:37pm says:

Congratulations on the carefully selected screenshot for the miniature on the frontpage - enjoy your 'most popular' 1st place ;-D.

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LiamansSammy May 30 2012, 4:04pm says:

Ahh i really wanna try a demo of this, i just dont have the money to spend on it outright. Sounds very interesting though.

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This game is an odd one, presenting you with a complex, sometimes scary and morbid world and an equally complex and morbid character gallery. What begins as an adventure of exploration with a handful of spells at your disposal soon expands to involve some rather difficult strategy as you, the player, travel the game space, attempting to build up power by setting up farms and mining. The narrative is one of the more involved ones I have encountered in playing games, although it's complexity and the…

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