Tobe's Vertical Adventure is an indie, retro, platformer starring Tobe, the overly devoted gamer who's been forced on a treasure hunt by his materialistic crush, Nana. The big head duo will travel back and forth in the crumbling caves in search of treasures while rescuing fluffy animals, making you scream kawaii ne~ along the way. With 2 unique characters and a total of 4 islands and 16 levels to explore, Tobe's Vertical Adventure shall bring us back to a 16-bit yesterday. Key features: - Hours of classic platforming action through 4 islands of 16 levels - Play as Tobe or Nana, each with a unique storyline and move sets - Co-op Mode with a friend, as both Tobe and Nana - 16 bit graphical retro goodness - Experience the story through cutscenes and unlock the collectable soundtracks and artbook

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As the chilly winter ends, Indie Royale is debuting six quality, independent games for its Spring Bundle - altogether worth nearly $50 USD, and available now at less than one tenth of the recommended retail price, with the price increasing (and decreasing!) as more buyers jump on!


The bundle starts off with Futuremark's standout tower defense title Unstoppable Gorg, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, and Windows-only for Desura/DRM-free. The game is packed with campy 1950s sci-fi film nostalgia, with TotalBiscuit praising its "interesting and innovative [gameplay] mechanics", as the player takes on rubbery aliens by rotating weapons through outer-space orbits.

Also featured is Soldak Entertainment's in-depth action RPG Depths of Peril, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura, and DRM-free. The title, described by GamesRadar as "Diablo meets STALKER" on its original release, features tens of hours of questing and combat in a living game world, where competing factions - run by the AI - battle the player for supremacy.

Also joining the Spring Bundle is Secret Base's smile-inducing 2D platformer, Tobe's Vertical Adventure, for Windows on Steam. The alluring 16-bit experience offers two characters with distinct platforming mechanics. Tobe and his crush, Nana, star in what IGN calls a "standout platformer" with a "classic gameplay hook and charmingly nostalgic approach."

Finally, Indie Royale favorite Radiangames (Super Crossfire) returns with not one, but _three_ intense arcade-style titles - available DRM-free and on Desura for Windows and Mac. Inferno is a 40+ level, atmospheric twin-stick action-RPG starring drones. Slydris is an addictive block-based puzzler with a catchy electronica soundtrack, and Ballistic's intense twin-stick Geometry Wars-style arcade action is filled with concentric waves of devious enemies.

Finally, those who pay $5 USD or their currency equivalent during the Spring Bundle get Danimal Cannon's 'Roots' music album - one of the most acclaimed chiptune releases of 2011, and featuring a combination of wicked Game Boy DMG-01 and shreddin' guitar-centric remixes in 320k .MP3 and .FLAC formats.


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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andreadandrea
andreadandrea

As you may know, the standalone version of Tobe's for Desura has been made available recently and it was advertised on twitter by the dev.
So I was to my Desura page to check if the game was really there and saw that Tobe's had disappeared from my account at all!
Luckily enough I was able to fix this issue redeeming again my Indie Royale Spring Bundle key: the game appeared again and has the standalone version altogether!
If you have the same problem and got the game by IR, you can try this :)

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SirNamTaey
SirNamTaey

Awesome sauce!
It worked perfectly, thank you.

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andreadandrea
andreadandrea

The standalone installer is available on the personal Spring Bundle page as well, just checked it!

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Secretbase Creator
Secretbase

Thanks for pointing out the solution for everyone! Hope you guys enjoy the game :)

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform

And thank you for adding the standalone version!

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SirNamTaey
SirNamTaey

So it is now stand-alone with the update, but I can't seem to update it without it asking me to pay $5.00, saying an error or running it through Steam. Am I doing something wrong here?

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform

I sent a polite Desura PM to the developer about a week ago asking why the game requires Steam here when it's DRM-free in other places, but they haven't replied despite last being online yesterday. =(

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform

Got a reply, wasn't being ignored. Just confirming that I've understood properly before I post any kind of outcome.

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alexdecontis
alexdecontis

Please release a copy for Desura...Would love to try it

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Proph3te
Proph3te

"This game require steam to run" :(
ok, i'll wait for a "true" release

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Far from perfect, sometimes unresponsive controls with few stupid design choices (jumping from running results basicaly in the same distance as jumping from walking, etc.) and also lacking several features that would highly prolong the replayability, such as level editor (because the style of the game is basically asking for it). However, considering the low cost and fun I had playing this game, it's still a solid indie platformer that platformer enthusiasts shouldn't miss. BTW also check other…

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