What in the world is Brainpipe? Well, as can be heard in the game, it is not OF this world. Its origin, once known only by a select few earthlings in key positions chosen by the "Masters", is the Purple Void region somewhere near the rim of our galaxy. Fortunately, its true and shocking purpose has been revealed by Digital Eel, who had this to say:
"We did submit to telepsychic stimulus from beyond in order to bring this knowledge, and warning, to mankind. However, we have also been warped by the experience -imagine creating an electronic game via mental transmissions from an alien focus group!- and so, we must offer Brainpipe for sale, and at a ridiculously low price, or go insane."
Studies by Top Men conclude that prolonged use of Brainpipe can cause giggling, mild mental deviancy and illusory hallucinations. Finishing the game, however, can reveal a suppressed alien personality which, after a schizophrenic contest of wills, must emerge as the new consciousness. Pardon-we don't mean to get technical. That's the kind of thing that Top Men say.
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  • Single-player arcade action
  • No guns!
  • Easy to learn and play
  • Level difficulty ramps comfotably but steadily
  • Eye-watering lysergic graphics
  • Spinning glyphs to collect
  • Hypnotic sound and music (featuring Eelmix sound management)
  • Creepy eyeball buttons
  • Playable full screen or windowed
  • Mouse, joystick, and gamepad support
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The Indie Royale game bundle site is in full bloom with its May Hurray Bundle, offering five fantastic independent games available at a bargain, fluctuating price.

Headlining the bundle is Trendy Entertainment's addictive tower defense RPG Dungeon Defenders, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. The game puts players in the role of one of four distinctive hero classes, tasked with fending off hordes of invading beasties by strategically summoning a variety of defenses & traps throughout their castle. Rock, Paper, Shotgun called it, "A superb thing: gloriously colourful, robustly made, filled with tonnes of loot and skills and towers." All of this can be enjoyed in seamless online and split-screen local multiplayer. Combining the depth of strategic gaming with the satisfying action of RPG character building, in a beautifully stylized ‘toon fantasy setting, Dungeon Defenders is designed to be a distinctly addictive, easy-to-play experience for casual and hardcore gamers alike!

Also featured is Digital Eel's grand space opera Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, available for Windows, Desura and DRM-free. Set in a randomly generated universe of endless possibilities, this single-player experience will let you explore new worlds, meet exotic aliens, discover black holes, witness the deaths of stars, encounter drifting space hulks that promise untold riches or untimely death, and much, much more.

Next up is Boot Snake Games' radical puzzle title Containment: The Zombie Puzzler, available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. Featuring multiple types of units, items, zombies, and bosses, this is not your typical puzzle game. Experience the branching campaign and survival mode, with integrated leaderboards so you can make sure that your past glories are more glorious than your friends’.

Last up are two more indie favorites from the wizards of weird, Digital Eel. First, fight the system as you plunge down a continuously twisting and turning three dimensional retro wireframe landscape in Data Jammers: Fast Forward, available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. Rock, Paper, Shotgun called Data Jammers, "Reminiscent of all that is good in the world. Or at least some of the things that are good in the world, like Tempest and speeding through cyberspace." Rounding out the bundle is the otherworldly mind control device, masquerading as a seemingly quaint computer game, Brainpipe: A Plunge to Unhumanity, available for Windows and Mac for Steam, Desura and DRM-free.

Finally, those who support the independent developers by paying $7 USD or their currency equivalent during the May Hurray Bundle get Starscream's acclaimed 'Future, Toward the Edge of Forever' music album (a $5 value from the NYC chiptune futurists now known as Infinity Shred).


As always, generous purchasers keep the bundle price low and give more to developers, as Indie Royale runs on its familiar short duration model where the price will automatically increase as more people buy the bundle.

Grab it now at: Indieroyale.com

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djnforce9
djnforce9

Trippiest game I've ever played but fun nevertheless. I don't think it hypnotizes you for real but it sure is a different experience from most arcade-like games.

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stinkytaco
stinkytaco

fun game, featuring sounds from the original Mr. Do MAME rom sample package.

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emigrant
emigrant

Really nice idea, playing a while ... I hope that later the difficult will not ,,hurt,, the game :-)

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Garyn Dakari

Oooh, pretty...

Looks interesting, is there a demo?

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hurpes
hurpes

they have a demo on the Shrapnel Games website I think. This games pretty awesome, I played it a while back and it's a trip for sure. Not something you would play all the time since it's somewhat of a one trick pony but still a lot of fun.

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