To the Moon is an RPG/adventure game about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories, in order to fulfill his last wish of going to the moon. *** Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have rather peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all in their head. But due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. This story follows their attempt to fulfill the dream of an elderly man, Johnny. With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnny's past is revealed. As the two doctors piece together the puzzled events that spanned a life time, they seek to find out just why the frail old man chose his dying wish to be what it is. And Johnny's last wish is, of course... to go to the moon. [The game is an unconventional RPG/adventure game hybrid with no battles/grinding. Game-play consists of acquiring mementos to travel through memories via various means.]

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Fall is here! Get the Indie Royale bundle feat. To the Moon, Oil Rush, Blackwell Deception, AVSEQ and Reprisal.

Posted by INtense! on Oct 16th, 2012

Leaves are falling and the weather is cooling - Fall is here! It's a great reason to offer you five great indie games in the Fall Bundle from Indie Royale! This compelling bundle is led by hit RPG To the Moon, along with the graphically gorgeous Oil Rush and critically acclaimed adventure Blackwell Deception, not to mention other great titles too! With deals like this, who cares if it's getting dark earlier, since that's even more reason to stay inside and play these great indie games!

The first game up in this seasonal bundle is RPG/sci-fi adventure game from Freebird Games To the Moon available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free. Awarded with the "Best Story" award in GameSpot's 2011 Game of the Year awards, this is a game you can't miss! Created using the RPG Maker engine, To the Moon closely resembles an old-school Japanese RPG in its presentation and offers a uniquely beautiful soundtrack that helps contribute to the story-line. Play doctors from the future, Eva Rosalene and Neil Watts, who have been tasked with fulfilling their clients' life-long wishes using a technology that creates artificial memories, enabling them to die at peace. Eva and Neil have been hired by Johnny Wyles who has an unfulfilled desire to go to the moon. This title differs from traditional adventure games in that it features light puzzles and arcade sequences and focuses on a moving and quite compelling tale. Adventure Gamers celebrates To the Moon for offering "(a)n incredibly moving narrative with a unique premise, sympathetic characters, and a powerful climax."

Next up is Oil Rush from Unigine available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free (also includes OST and Tower Defense Map DLC for Desura and DRM-free only!) This game offers the strategic challenge of a classic RTS with the sheer fun of Tower Defense, alongside a gorgeous custom game engine. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world that's completely covered by water, where the limited oil that's left on the Earth is fiercely sought after by the remaining factions of humans who have survived. Play a young commander who is tasked leading an aquatic army to conquer bases to acquire oil, units and defenses by carefully allocating your troops to attack your strongest enemies while defending the platforms you've conquered. Destructoid says "Oil Rush isn't just a joy to behold in action, but manages to make an old genre feel fresh while looking the part."

Also featured is adventure game from Wadjet Eye Games, Blackwell Deception, available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free. In the fourth game in the hit series, following the Blackwell Trilogy previously featured in an earlier Indie Royale bundle, play medium Rosangela Blackwell (Rosa) and Joey, a ghostly spirit from the early twentieth century who follows Rosa around and is based on her familial heritage. Rosa has turned her abilities into a job, investigating supernatural incidents while working with Joey who has been entrapped in an afterlife of helping spirits move onto the next world. While part of the Blackwell series, Blackwell Deception plays well as a standalone game offering excellent voice acting, witty dialogue and interesting characters. According to Rock Paper Shotgun, "The Blackwell Deception is hands-down [Wadjet Eye's] best adventure yet, and one of my favourites in a very long time."

Included in this Fall Bundle is a unique audio-visual sequencer that takes the structure of a color-matching puzzler - AVSEQ from Big Robot, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free. Separated into 9 standalone sequences, this game offers a musical tapestry and trippy visuals. The goal is to trigger a set number of notes before time runs out by matching colors and over time building a song. According to GameSpot, AVSEQ offers a "[l]ovely mixture of challenging gameplay and ambient music."

Last up is Populous-inspired world-shifter Reprisal from Reprisaluniverse - available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Desura and DRM-Free. This RTS is based on playing god and ultimately conquering the most land. Enjoy many enticing special powers (fire towers, lightning strikes and swamps) only to be torn apart when multiple tribes take over your lands; your goal is to build up your previous glory by fighting back. As you conquer lands, your people will rebuild. Rock Paper Shotgun applauds Reprisal: "It’s quick and simple, yet impressively deep once you get into the thick of things."

And those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Fall Bundle will get a great fantasy electro 8-bit album from Makeup and Vanity Set: '88:88', a $9 value on its own. All songs in this album are inspired by the short film 88:88 directed by Joey Ciccoline. Steven Cornfield of These Old Colors celebrates this album saying: "(the) arpeggiation of the bleeps and the growling bass and the four on the floor in the background like in 'System Override' makes me want to do something creative."

You can find more information on the Fall 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 this Fall Bundle before it's gone!

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daktarbr Oct 16 2012, 10:30am says:

Well, this bundle have good games. "The oil rush" and "to the moon" looks reallt good. The indie music is good, but paying 8 to unlock only the music is not enough. And in the past bundle (orto), the game witch yarn don't come, and the Royale bundle can't give any answer.

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Diseased Oct 21 2012, 7:46am replied:

Erm, I have Witch Yarn on my downloads page, under Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble. Can you not see the large "download" bubble? Also I fail to see how paying extra to unlock music is not enough motivation, when the games would cost far more than that regularly anyway... If it isn't your thing don't buy it, but don't senselessly question what is quite literally a bonus to those who give more.

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Starcross64 Oct 16 2012, 1:04pm says:

Only game I'd get is to the moon and it'll be on sale on steam for cheaper so I'll pass.

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MadJac Oct 17 2012, 1:53am replied:

Way to support the community man!

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Starcross64 Oct 18 2012, 1:57am replied:

I will be supporting a the one game here I would actually buy and play.

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siveon Oct 16 2012, 3:10pm says:

Man, these bundles get worse and worse, IMO. To the moon(I don't know know what genre that would be, Visual Novel I guess.), 2 random RTS's, a point and click and a puzzle game. Better than mediocre platformers? I dunno.

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Toyotame Oct 16 2012, 8:38pm replied:

In any other cases i will be agreeing with you, since i really think that they do get worse and worse especially Oktoberfest one), but this on not that bad, instead its pretty good.
In example To the moon have very rich and deep plot, Blackwell games generally is high quality quests (but short), and so on. I dont really know about Oil Rush and Avseq but those 2 (and Reprisal) games for me enough to purchase that bundle with pleasure.

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Toyotame Oct 16 2012, 3:57pm says:

This one IS good.
To the moon - without question, great. I waited for a long to get it.
Blackwell Deception - good too, i enjoyed Blackwell Trilogy, so this on will be nice too
Reprisal - never played, but thinked about purchasing for some time, so its pleasant surprise too.

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MrFidelmios Oct 16 2012, 5:33pm says:

Hey guys, dumb question, but can we really trust IndieRoyal? I checked them out yesterday and to me, they seem like the HumbleIndieBundle without the Humble.

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XTBoris Oct 16 2012, 6:58pm replied:

No, you can't, they're owned by Desura and . That makes them baaaaaaaad.

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XTBoris Oct 16 2012, 6:56pm says:

What's up with the two Steam redeemable keys for Oil Rush :O ?

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do_i_ob Oct 17 2012, 2:07am replied:

Keep it secret keep it safe! Mordor has many spies

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Theon Oct 17 2012, 5:01am replied:

Filthy ****, I'm so hyped for The Hobbit.

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ZPavelZ Oct 17 2012, 6:19am says:

This bundle is rather good, and I hope Linux people are finally happy(-ier).

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Hezus Oct 17 2012, 9:18am says:

Bought the game through the Fall Bundle :) Can't wait to give it a go!

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DrAlexander Oct 17 2012, 3:35pm says:

I wanted To The Moon for some time and I bought it on GOG when it was on sale but I could not miss the chance to buy this bundle.

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HumbleLinux Oct 20 2012, 6:46am says:

At least there are 2 Linux games. At least.

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Ryukakii Dec 4 2012, 12:37am says:


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To the Moon
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