The Indie Royale bundle is offering Sanctum, Ares, Nimbus and Gemini Rue for a knock down but slowly increasing price. It started at $2 but it’s currently showing as €3.67 here. The more people pay the minimum the higher the price, pay more and the price goes down.
I already have 3 of the games so I’m not buying but Sanctum alone is worth the entry fee.
Go get Super Crate Box. Great little retro platformer. Free too.
I mentioned A Flipping Good Time in a post before but it’s worth saying again, it’s rather good! Go download it, it’s free!
You should watch this video here because all the games are linked in that post. I haven’t watched the whole lot yet but the following games do interest me: Monolith, Screwball, Dreamball 64, Annihilation (woah, that looks very familar!) and finally Pylo Nouveau (only a demo available).
- Spelunky looks like a modern day Rick Dangerous and that gets my thumbs up!
- Dig n Rig reminds me of Terraria but it’s not.
- SkyIsland is a fairly cool browser based platformer with a 3D twist!
- A Flipping Good Time is a 2D platformer with a gravity twist.
Of those I’ve only played SkyIsland. I just haven’t got around to installing them yet.
Oh, apparently to get better at TF2 you should install tr_walkway. Again, yet to try it myself. Not enough hours in the day!
While I have you, does digital distribution spell the death of retro gaming? Interesting read but having a physical copy of a game is no guarantee that a game will work on a machine in the future. Modern consoles are so prone to breaking that I can’t imagine any regularly used Xbox 360 or PS3 surviving 20 years …
I’m a sucker for cheap indie game bundles and here’s a $5 one I just bought. It has the following games: Delve Deeper, Spring Up Harmony, Mactabilis, Steel Storm: Burning Retribution and Digitanks.
I already have Delve Deeper thanks to a Steam Sale but I was interested in Steel Storm so this bundle is a cheap way of getting that game and a few others too. Some of the games even have Mac and Linux support!
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