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The Indie Royale game bundle site offers a great catch of indie games in the Gone Fishin’ Bundle: 'SOL: Exodus', 'All Zombies Must Die!', 'Cubemen' (with bonus PC debut 'VectorGeddon'), 'Squids', 'Platformance: Castle Pain' and 'Platformance: Temple Death'.

Posted by Bethanyrose0 on Aug 12th, 2012

The Indie Royale game bundle site offers a great catch of indie games in the Gone Fishin' Bundle, featuring seven independent games, including three games exclusively debuting on this bundle for PC!


The first bait on the hook is Seamless Entertainment's Unreal Engine-powered 3D space-action game: SOL: Exodus now available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. Save humanity from the dying sun by finding a new home, and blast your way through multiple missions while enjoying easy-to-grasp Wing Commander-esque controls and core gameplay alongside an involved story. Destructoid calls SOL: Exodus an "accessible, exciting spacefighter sim" and suggests that "(a)nyone looking for a good space dogfight should feel obliged to give it a try."

If that isn't enough to reel you in, Doublesix Games' undead-heavy topdown shooter All Zombies Must Die! will surely tempt you to bite. Available for Windows on Steam, this game offers a smattering of role-playing and strategy features, an unexpected cartoon-like art style and witty dialogue filled with clever pop-culture references. For those who played All Zombies Must Die! on the PSN or XBLA, you'll be pleased to note that the PC release offers relief to zombie swarming by adding a new 'treacle' mechanic, "which will allow players to wade through otherwise impassible zombie crowds."

Also offered in this tempting bundle are two games from 3 Sprockets, led by Cubemen, an acclaimed tower defense title now available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. Play out the epic battle between red and blue by placing pixel men on the board to defend your base across 35 levels. The Skirmish mode offers what Gamezebo calls "a refreshing twist on tower defense" where players get to play against the AI or in multiplayer mode across 25 additional levels. Also from 3 Sprockets is bonus game VectorGeddon available for Windows and Mac as a DRM-free standalone exclusively on Indie Royale. It's a fast-paced Missile Command style game where players spawn missile silos around the planet, and target incoming asteroids to destroy them in order to keep the population of Earth from hitting zero.

Suitably included in this 'fishy' bundle is Squids from The Game Bakers, available for Windows and Mac on Desura and DRM-free. Offering a clever mix of action strategy and RPG, this game is based on saving the world of the squids from an evil black ooze that threatens to destroy civilization by building a team of heroes to fight epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps. Touch Arcade calls the iOS versions of Squids "kinetic, clean, charming, and particularly streamlined" and says the game "has a ton of character, fun, and unique constructs to share."

Last on the fishing lure are two PC debuts from Magiko Gaming: Platformance: Castle Pain and Platformance: Temple Death, both devious side-scrolling 'masocore' platformers available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Originally developed for Xbox Live Indie Games, these games are tough as nails but satisfying to beat. Platformance: Castle Pain stars a heavily armored knight who must overcome various challenging platform goodness to save the princess. Also debuting is Platformance: Temple Death, which is based on saving famous starlet Grace Belly by navigating though traps and challenges as an adventurer with a hat and whip. Indie Gamer Chick notes that the series is "pretty to look at, sound wonderful, and (...) offers a legitimate challenge without going out of their way to be unfair."


Finally, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Gone Fishin' Bundle will get 'Pocustone' the debut album from Floex (aka Tomas Dvorak), the Czech musician who created the lauded Machinarium soundtrack. This critically acclaimed album bridges relatively isolated genres such as nu-jazz, electronic and modern contemporary music, and appears in a bundle for the first time here.

More information on Gone Fishin' 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 people who buy, the more the price will go up, unless kind buyers drop the price, so take the bait and grab a bundle today!

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Katana_
Katana_ Aug 12 2012, 1:06pm says:

Obligatory "seriously, no linux games?" comment.

Yet again. Sigh.

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kered1
kered1 Aug 12 2012, 1:21pm replied:

You need to remember, these are often very small development teams (many times a one-person show). They may not have the resources to do cross-platform releases.

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Toyotame
Toyotame Aug 12 2012, 9:31pm replied:

They should use instant-xplatform frameworks then. Unity announced support for Linux, you know? Need to recompile only.

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MrMazure
MrMazure Aug 12 2012, 2:11pm replied:

As kered1 said, it's sometimes not possible to do linux ports either for engine or team reasons, not to mention the audience for linux is usually very slim and unlikely to pay for games thus making it worth to develop more than questionable. I'm sure linux will get more attention with the upcoming release of steam for linux but unless there's a major market for linux that suddenly appears you can expect it to stay the same.

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Katana_
Katana_ Aug 12 2012, 9:08pm replied:

"not to mention the audience for linux is usually very slim and unlikely to pay for games"

yet another myth. please explain why the humble bundle's average price for linux users is so far higher than Windows or Mac.

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.JAS
.JAS Aug 12 2012, 9:20pm replied:

If you want to play games made by small independent developers, try using an operating system almost all software is expected to work on.
Linux has an undeniably smaller user base, it's frankly silly to expect developers to go out of their way for the comparatively few people who choose to run Linux for whatever reason.

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Toyotame
Toyotame Aug 12 2012, 9:30pm replied:

Right, it's "small userbase" is definitely thing that caused Valve to actively port Steam to linux (Ubuntu at least).
Real problem in linux gamin is NOT small userbase or money. Real problem is crappy platform-locking popular frameworks like XNA, See game on XNA? Forget about linux port.

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Starcross64
Starcross64 Aug 12 2012, 1:33pm says:

Bought for Sol Exodus and Platformance. Can't wait! :D

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Toyotame
Toyotame Aug 12 2012, 8:19pm says:

Ok. IndieRoyale, THIS bundle IS GOOOOD! Squids - wanted to play some time already, Sol exodus - same thing, Platformance looks promising, Cubeman is crap, All Zombies Must Die! - not sure, Steam-locked. 4 nice games - pretty well done!

YES, i know you all was hoping to hear my bragging about how bad IndieRoyale is but...not this time.

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shakeyourbunny
shakeyourbunny Aug 13 2012, 4:44am says:

I'd really like to play the last game, but the other ones are not really that enticing... and für the five bucks ... hmm.

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Conor3000
Conor3000 Aug 13 2012, 6:36am says:

Nice bundle, liking them all so far except for SOL Exodus! It keeps crashing at the title screen saying "rendering thread exception", and the internet was no help on this(The crashing was suppose to be fixed in a previous update) Any idea of a way to fix it from crashing?

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sherlock_holmes9
sherlock_holmes9 Aug 13 2012, 2:16pm says:

I'm disappointed that one of the games is Steam only ("All Zombies Must Die!"). Fortunately its not the one I'm interested in, but I've paid a bit less than I may have anyway.

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Zib0o
Zib0o Aug 13 2012, 5:23pm says:

Hi,
The two Platformance games crash at launch.
Anyone having the same issue ?
OS: Windows 7 64bit

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seonr
seonr Aug 13 2012, 6:29pm says:

Cubemen will have a Linux version very soon and all bundle owners will be able to obtain their Linux versions via Desura when it is out. I will also probably release a VectorGeddon Linux build too ;-)

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Mierdachica
Mierdachica Aug 13 2012, 8:02pm says:

Interesante, ya quiero tenerlo. <3

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Emorroiman
Emorroiman Aug 18 2012, 5:32am says:

Hi!

After purchasing, in my download page i'm not seeing any link to download VectorGeddon. Where is it?

Thanks in advance!

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Toyotame
Toyotame Aug 18 2012, 11:37am replied:

You right. Links gone.

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seonr
seonr Aug 19 2012, 4:14am replied:

I uploaded a new VectorGeddon update with a bug fix in it, and maybe that has removed the link :( I'll pester the IndieRoyal people about it and see if they can get it fixed. Sorry.

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Phyrephox
Phyrephox Aug 19 2012, 3:57pm replied:

Ditto. I'm actually looking forward to VectorGeddon after seeing a Youtube clip.

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Knurek Online
Knurek Aug 19 2012, 12:24pm says:

Quick and dirty Custom Steam Grid images for the three games that don't have it:

Platformance: Temple of Death - I.imgur.com
Platformance: Castle of Pain - I.imgur.com
Squids: I.imgur.com

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Ryukakii
Ryukakii Dec 4 2012, 12:37am says:

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