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Get OG and NS2 Special Edition for over 40% off for a limited time!! While hanging out with fellow San Francisco indie developer, Unknown Worlds, we had a crazy idea. Steam, Direct2Drive, and other distributors often have extremely popular game bundles... why not try that ourselves? Here's our first crack at it!

Posted by jeffr on Jan 6th, 2010

Introducing The Organic Indie Preorder Pack!


While hanging out with fellow San Francisco indie developer, Unknown Worlds, we had a crazy idea. Steam, Direct2Drive, and other distributors often have extremely popular game bundles... why not try that ourselves? Here's our first crack at it!

As of today, Wolfire and Unknown Worlds are bundling our upcoming games: Overgrowth and Natural Selection 2 Special Edition. Purchasing both games would normally cost about $70, but now you can preorder them both for $39.95 (saving 40%)! Watch the video below to learn more... in HD!


Background song is the instrumental of "Aeronaut" by Wolfire fan and modder
Jendraz's band: Knights Errant. Check out their Facebook and MySpace!

What makes this bundle special is that unlike many other "indie" bundles which are hosted by corporate middle men, we are hosting ours independently. This means that 100% of all sales go directly to supporting our game development.

Additionally, both Wolfire and Unknown Worlds practice open development which means that preordering gets you access to early builds of our games. Since both games include editor tools, users can already start building their own custom levels (and have been doing so)!

The promotion won't last forever so what are you waiting for? Grab your pack now!


So what if you already preordered one of these games? Awesome! You get the other one for free! This means that everyone who preordered Overgrowth is now a proud owner of Natural Selection 2: Special Edition. See the Secret Preorder Forum for more details.

Since this is an independent bundle, we don't have a marketing budget. Please help us spread the word and use Jeff's new Facebook share and retweet buttons! Happy new year everyone!



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draken1991
draken1991 Jan 6 2010, 1:36pm says:

Wow, really nice of you guys making this promotion retro active for everyone who already bought either game. Definitely going to get this.

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FlySpyGuy
FlySpyGuy Jan 6 2010, 2:37pm replied:

Thats how it SHOULD work...anyways yus thank you, had I a job, or if my prostitution was making me any money, I would definatley buy your game pack!

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pfannkuchen_gesicht
pfannkuchen_gesicht Jan 6 2010, 1:36pm says:

T_T crap, I'm currently out of money T_T

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Kitsunami
Kitsunami Jan 6 2010, 1:40pm says:

Interesting, and a nice deal...

So i just have to ask, will i get a copy of Overgrowth for pre-ordering NS2 months ago?

how so? :(

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jeffr Author
jeffr Jan 6 2010, 1:54pm replied:

Yes! You should get an email shortly :)

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Kitsunami
Kitsunami Jan 6 2010, 2:14pm replied:

I hope so.

Haven't got a mail yet though others have :(

*cradles special edition key* My preciosss...black female armor marine ? epic.

Rabbit Ninjas? Godly.

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jeffr Author
jeffr Jan 6 2010, 2:44pm replied: +1 vote   reply to comment
SinKing
SinKing Jan 6 2010, 1:40pm says:

So we'll be able to play Natural Selection with rabbits?

...just joking! Interesting bundle, almost a 241-price.

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jan 6 2010, 1:44pm says:

Ohhh maann.. I always wanted to pre-order both games, but I didn't want to spend that much money.. but now I have no reason not to pre-order =D
W00t! Thanks so much for this epic pack!

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jeffr Author
jeffr Jan 6 2010, 2:44pm replied:

You're the man!! Thanks!

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Comprox
Comprox Jan 6 2010, 1:46pm says:

Also, there is a contest going on for some free copies of the pack: Unknownworlds.com

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Ghost_face
Ghost_face Jan 6 2010, 1:47pm says:

Woha, very awesome guys ! I think I might just preorder it then.
Btw. is there already a linux build for overgrowth ?

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jeffr Author
jeffr Jan 6 2010, 2:46pm replied:

We have a Mac build and Windows build, but not Linux yet -- Ryan Gordon himself is working on it though.

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Akaichi
Akaichi Jan 6 2010, 1:48pm says:

What if I already bought both of them? What do I get? :<

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jeffr Author
jeffr Jan 6 2010, 1:54pm replied:

Eternal gratitude! Seriously though, if you are unhappy, I will write you a personal check for the difference.

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Akaichi
Akaichi Jan 6 2010, 2:10pm replied:

Just got a Overgrowth key with my NS2 key, seems I'll get extra copy of both games. So neither a check or pat on the back is needed. :D

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jan 6 2010, 1:51pm says:

Ehm, I hope someone can help me xD
Paypal says "Email adress [my adress], gift".. but I didn't check the Gift box! Can I just purchase it as a gift and still get the games myself..? I think I can, but I want to be sure.

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jeffr Author
jeffr Jan 6 2010, 1:55pm replied:

That gift thing is misleading, it's always there even if not a gift.

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jan 6 2010, 1:56pm replied:

Oh ok, thank you!

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Dante2500
Dante2500 Jan 6 2010, 1:56pm says:

OH SHI-

/order

<3

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Tyen901
Tyen901 Jan 6 2010, 2:15pm says:

Very cool! I'll be purchasing it as soon as I can :)
Is there any alpha access to the Overgrowth engine? I'd like to have a play around with that
You better get that pink dye ready.. I think this will be a pretty popular sale

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Akaichi
Akaichi Jan 6 2010, 2:23pm replied:

Wolfire releases weekly alphas for those who pre-ordered Overgrowth.

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qpac
qpac Jan 6 2010, 2:16pm says:

Oh man, I would order it, but I can't. :(

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jan 6 2010, 2:35pm replied:

Why not? ):

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier Jan 6 2010, 2:41pm says:

I just bought it.

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jeffr Author
jeffr Jan 6 2010, 2:45pm replied:

Great to have you in the community! Talking to you on IRC now ;)

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Hanzie
Hanzie Jan 6 2010, 2:48pm says:

Awesome deal! Couldn't resist and just ordered it!
Thanks, keep up making great games!

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Jan 6 2010, 3:00pm says:

Epic i'm super tempted to buy this now. Epic video i love your fun in it and great voice acting.

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cortez666
cortez666 Jan 6 2010, 3:07pm says:

better then most of the steam deals

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chris_sloany
chris_sloany Jan 6 2010, 3:32pm says:

damn da minute i get my comp. fixed im gonna have to get dis!

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Torabi
Torabi Jan 6 2010, 3:37pm says:

Darn et, I wish you'd put this up during christmas. Would have bought it asap if it was. Shame I'm all worn out after christmas and I have no monies in sight.

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hate4uall
hate4uall Jan 6 2010, 5:10pm says:

agggg so broke........ i dont mind pay for them in full tho you deserve it

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cheesemoo0
cheesemoo0 Jan 6 2010, 5:29pm says:

I'm totally going to get this. Good idea guys!

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Squiggers
Squiggers Jan 6 2010, 5:39pm says:

Well.. That was unexpected. You lads really know how to use the PR machine to its full! Great idea. :)

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Tias1993
Tias1993 Jan 6 2010, 7:27pm says:

I don't know if anyone has already asked about this:
It's no biggie, I just want to know how I get the games once I've bought them. I used google checkout, but when I had to type in my adress for the order, I got kind of confused; I ended up aborting the order in the last minute.
So do I get a code, and then go download the two games from their respective sites?
Count me in if the games are downloadable :D

P.S.: It's too late for me to do any actual research on the subject, which is why I'm bothering you guys... :I

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital Jan 6 2010, 7:33pm says:

Wow that is a bold move that I really hope works out for both teams. I mean its obviously great for the gamers but for once I am actually concerned about the other end. I really want Wolfire and Unknown Worlds to prove that open development works so I hope this pulls in enough new purchases and attention to outweigh the losses.

Don't get me wrong though, I really like this idea since it should spread very quickly and if anything just get your names out there. I just really want to see these teams succeed and would actually prefer to pay for both. I know I'm crazy but anytime indie is concerned I always dodge any discounts or deals and go for the full price, they deserve every penny of it. Will there be other ways to donate or still purchase each game for crazy goofballs like me :)

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP Jan 6 2010, 7:40pm says:

hmm I may need to buy this now :D

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ausbushman
ausbushman Jan 6 2010, 8:22pm says:

Here I was thinking that I couldn't make use of the promotion because a) I've already got Overgrowth and b) I'm broke...

... but not only can I get Natural Selection on its own... but for FREE!?!?

HOLLLLYYYY SHHHHHHHHH...!

That is too good guys, too good.

PS I have retweeted and shared. Cheers!

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MCDT
MCDT Jan 6 2010, 9:53pm says:

Too bad I have already preordered NS2.

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TheOneKnownAsMe
TheOneKnownAsMe Jan 6 2010, 11:43pm says:

Got my new year's check just in time.

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Frozencloud
Frozencloud Jan 6 2010, 11:46pm says:

win

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mikboy
mikboy Jan 6 2010, 11:52pm says:

Will the key can activate with Steam?

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nidawa
nidawa Jan 7 2010, 3:53am says:

THANK YOU SO MUCH [------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- --------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------------- ------------------------- -----------------]

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Darthlex
Darthlex Jan 7 2010, 11:42am says:

/bought - 'nuff said!

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Adude
Adude Jan 7 2010, 7:51pm says:

I am kicking myself so hard right now for not having any money......

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