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Replay some of the greatest hits from Indie Royale including Nuclear Dawn, Defense Grid, Gemini Rue and Soulcaster 1+2.

Posted by INtense! on Jan 8th, 2013

Replay some of the greatest hits from previous Indie Royale bundles in the Replay Bundle Vol. 1. Back by popular demand - grab great titles that you may have missed the first time around! Included in this bundle are FPS and RTS hybrid experience Nuclear Dawn, futuristic tower-defense game Defense Grid: The Awakening, classic 2D adventure game Gemini Rue, and two fast-paced dungeon adventures Soulcaster I and II. Also included is a very special 56-track album bonus (a $20 value!) for those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during this bundle, the 8 Bit Weapon Collection.


First up is InterWave Studios' Nuclear Dawn, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, which offers a full FPS and RTS hybrid experience, without crippling or diluting either side of the game. Players can storm a building as an assault trooper, cling to the shadows with active stealth, or unleash incredible firepower from a high-tech suit of exo-armor, or lead as a commander, marshalling resources and deploying weapons and equipment for your troops. PCGamer praises Nuclear Dawn calling it a "surprisingly deep and well-designed FPS/RTS hybrid."

Also included is Hidden Path Entertainment's Defense Grid: The Awakening, an acclaimed, futuristic tower-defense game for Windows on Steam, Desura, and DRM-free. GameSpot calls it a "quintessential example" of the genre and "compulsively playable" for newcomers and skilled players, as they attempt to fight off hoards of increasingly complex alien assaults. Defense Grid includes *six* additional items of DLC: the Borderlands DLC, Resurgence Map Packs 1-4, and an upgrade from the first Indie Royale, the 'GLaDOS from Portal'-starring You Monster DLC! (The additional DLC is available for Steam only.)

Next up is Wadjet Eye Games' Gemini Rue, available for Windows on Steam, Desura, and DRM-free. A previous Independent Games Festival finalist, the Joshua Nuernberger-created title is a moody, classic 2D adventure game, with a futuristic sci-fi setting and hand-drawn backgrounds galore. IGN raves about Gemini Rue: "[w]ith (for the most part) seamless, intuitive gameplay, impressive atmosphere and one of most well-crafted and interesting storylines seen in recent years, Gemini Rue is a game not just for adventure fans, but for anyone who loves a good, gritty yarn."


Last up are two acclaimed retro RPG-defense games: Soulcaster I and II available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Acclaimed indie developer MagicalTimeBean offers up two fast-paced dungeon adventures, where players tactically summon the powers of immortal warriors to battle hordes of monsters, discover secrets, collect treasure and buy powerful upgrades for their immortal allies. DIY Gamer says of Soulcaster II "It's simple, it's focused, it's compelling and it's just plain fun. The simple retro aesthetic works well, and the soundtrack is full of energy and toe-tapping beats. Grab it."

Again, for those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent for the Replay Bundle Vol. 1 get a chiptune masterpiece, the 8 Bit Weapon Collection from 8 Bit Weapon. This 56-track album covers over a decade of groundbreaking work by the chipmusic band 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer. Featuring 3 hours of chiptastic sounds, the tracks come from multiple albums, singles, remixes and rare demos, and previously unreleased tracks.


You can find more information on the Replay Bundle Vol. 1, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages. Grab this bundle now while the price is still low (unless kind purchasers lower the price) for an unbeatable deal!

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SabreXT
SabreXT Jan 8 2013, 2:26pm says:

Why is Nuclear Dawn in the bundle? That game has been dead a long time, so it's a bit questionable why you would sell a game that can not be played without major organization.

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Bon.
Bon. Jan 8 2013, 4:11pm replied:

I wouldn't consider it dead, there is still a player base albeit small. The benefit of such a bundle like this is that it may increase the number of players.

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Kisaraji
Kisaraji Jan 9 2013, 10:15am replied:

The game is not dead, it just has a small community. It still gets updated and even new content sometimes. Also, this bundle would expand it's community so there will ve no need of organization (at least I hope so).

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 Jan 8 2013, 8:53pm says:

Its far from dead. Its a good game and deserves more attention. This is a great bundle.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Jan 9 2013, 5:28pm says:

I got this game some months ago, gifted to me, and I launch it once a week to see if there are any players, and so far, for the past few months, there has not been, aside from one passworded game with 4 players.

So yeah...this game is pretty much dead, unless you organize something.

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Toyotame
Toyotame Jan 10 2013, 8:07pm says:

Not worst selection of games...but still, strange.
1) Nuclear Dawn - dead as hell. And tight Steam lock (DRM-free absence) not helping it to revive.
2) Defense Grid - most of yammy stuff only for Steam. Its strange, that game is available on Desura, but DLCs - not.
3) Soul Caster...oh well, i played it. Not most interesting game ever.

Gemini Rue is great, BTW.
So, sorry, not interested in purchasing.

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Toyotame
Toyotame Jan 11 2013, 9:54am says:

That bother me - not long ago Groupees released bundle full of Desura games - Groupees.com
Not mentioning questionable alpha-state games, this bundle released a lot of really great stuff, La-mulana, Underrail, Oozi, Private Infiltrator, Wooden SenSei, Eriy Action and so on.
That means, that Desura DO have good stuff in their pockets, but prefer to put in IndieRoyale less interesting games. How it comes, that another bundle release better Desura games then you?

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shakeyourbunny
shakeyourbunny Jan 13 2013, 4:42am says:

I agree with Toyotame that Defense Grid and Gemini Rue are the meat of the bundle, it's a non-buy if you already own the first game. DRM is for me a non-issue, as long as you provide a drmless version too...

Be original and include some good *unknown* indie stuff alongside "bundle sellers" which were not yet included.

Some suggestions for bundle sellers:
- The Whispered World
- Venetica
- A New Beginning
- Secret Files: Tunguska
- Bejeweled Deluxe
- Sacred Gold
- Deathspank Series
- Aquaria
- Age of Wonders series

Some suggested indie titles which deserve spotlight:
- Eversion
- The Sea Will Claim Everything (better suited for spring / summer)
- Shantae: Risky's Revenge
- Tower of the Gorillion
- Loren The Amazon Princess
- Spirited Heart
- PuzzleQuest
- Magical Drop V
- Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
- Eschalon Book I & II
- Faerie Solitaire

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Toyotame
Toyotame Jan 13 2013, 4:21pm replied:

Not want to oppose your post, whic i suppose is right, but i want to notice that:
Aquaria was in HIB
Eversion and The Sea Will Claim Everything was in Bundle in a box
Spirited Heart and Eschalon (first one) was on Groupees in BeMine

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