A new indie bundle promotion has
appeared on the PC scene. Going by the name Indie Royale, the
promotion is raising funds for smaller studios by offering four
lesser known titles for a set price that can be raised or lowered
depending on players' spending habits.
The program was launched as a joint
project between gaming site IndieGames.com and the download portal
Desura. It's first offering, the Launch Bundle, is available now and
includes A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda, a robotic side-scroller from
Extend Interactive; Gemini Rue, an old-school Lucas Arts-esque
adventure game from Wadjet Eye Games; Sanctum, an FPS tower defense
title from Coffee Stain Studios; and Nimbus, a hybrid puzzler racer
from Noumenon Games.
Presently, the price of all four indie
titles is just north of five bucks. However, that base price is
reduced every time someone buys the bundle for more than the minimum. Those who do 'beat the minimum' earn cost-reducing stars for
their generosity, as well as recognition on the main page for their
part in driving down the cost for other players.
This is the first of many planned Indie
Royale bundles, which are scheduled to debut every two weeks. At
time of print, the Launch Bundle has sold nearly 24,000 units and has four
days left on the auction block. Your money may not being going to
charity as with the Humble Indie Bundles, but you can help put food
in the mouth of a starving indie developer...or beer. Likely beer.
Learn how it all works, and how being
first in line for future bundles can save you cash, at the official site.