Gamasutra sister site IndieGames co-created bundle service Indie Royale returns with the Getaway Bundle featuring six independent games, including the exclusive PC debut of Super Amazing Wagon Adventure.
First up is Futuremark’s multiplayer FPS Shattered Horizon available for Windows on Steam. Celebrated by Strategy Informer for game mechanics that create “thought-provoking gameplay,” Shattered Horizon offers unique combat features, realistic space gameplay, 32-player battles and huge levels equaling hours of gameplay.
The top 10 contributors to this bundle will receive a Shattered Horizon t-shirt. In addition, the top 5 contributors will also receive a meteorite sample from the 1947 Russian meteorite, Sikhote-Alin. NOTE: Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10, a DirectX 10 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Next up is Christine Love’s visual novel-style game Analogue: A Hate Story, available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. A current Indiecade Finalist, this game is focused around finding out the fate of a ship with the help of the ship’s two AIs after it re-appears 600 years following its mysterious disappearance whilst on a mission to establish an interstellar colony.
Also included are the Space and Science DLC and the original soundtrack. PC Gamer calls Analogue: A Hate Story “ingeniously constructed” and states that “watching its narrative clockwork spinning is a huge part of the appeal.”
Sparse Vector appears next with the exclusive debut of Super Amazing Wagon Adventure, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. This 2D shooter offers random gameplay elements and a mission to traverse fires, avalanches and time travel while fighting against bears, buffalo herds, bandits, and even aliens. Eurogamer raved about the original XBLIG version: “Hilariously weird, with a solid gameplay base, it’s really quite brilliant.”
Also offered is retro point-and-click adventure from Wadjet Eye Games: Da New Guys, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free (also included is the original soundtrack). Da New Guys is based on 3 wrestlers from England (Brain, Simon and Defender) who have immigrated to America. The story begins with the kidnapping of Brain and his recently won medal; Simon and Defender embark on a journey to save Brain which leads them to the city’s darkest corners. Da New Guys offers pixel hunts, puzzles, a lighthearted story, tongue-in-cheek RPG elements and quirky dialogue.
Included in the Getaway Bundle is also twin-stick shooter from Squid In A BoxWaves, available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. Waves is different from other games of its kind by rewarding players for killing their enemies by triggering a slow-motion buffer and the ability to bomb them. With five different modes, leaderboards and 20 levels, Waves was recognized by Eurogamer as one of the “finest examples of the twin-stick arcade shooter genre to arrive in recent years.”
Last up is I-Game-Art’s retro 1-bit RPG miniFlake, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. A roguelike RPG, miniFlake offers great chiptune music; retro sound effects; and randomly generated dungeons, overworld maps location names, and NPCs. The goal of the game is to pillage dungeons, and this gets increasingly difficult with each level. MiniFlake is still an Alpha: an updated build will be made available on each purchaser’s Indie Royale Key Page every time developer updates it (the Desura version will automatically update).
Finally, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Getaway Bundle will get ‘Handheld Heroes Volume One’, a 41-track project directed by Saskrotch. It features familiar artists like Wizwars, Alex Mauer, Heosphoros, little-scale, OxygenStar, Goto80, zabutom, IAYD, Bit Shifter, this compilation pays homage to Game Boy, Master System, NES, Game Boy Advance, Amiga and a myriad of other “old school” consoles.