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Back to School Bundle 7 games incl. Swords & Soldiers (+DLC), Lunar Flight, Bunny Must Die! & more.

Posted by Bethanyrose0 on Sep 15th, 2012

Summer is over and fall is on the horizon; for many it's time to go back to school! But don't let the "back-to-school blues" get you down, Indie Royale's got you covered with the Back to School Bundle featuring seven great indie games, including an exclusive debut for Bunny Must Die! from Rockin' Android!


First up is a game where you can re-write history while you are studying it - Ronimo Games' side-scrolling real-time strategy game, Swords & Soldiers with the awesome Super Saucy Sausage Fest DLC, available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. [NOTE: Super Saucy Sausage Fest DLC is not available for Linux users - apologies!] This beautifully crafted game offers humorous wit and solid game-play while you take control of the brutal Vikings, the devious Aztecs or the crafty Chinese in their global quest to win the favor of the Gods. The Super Saucy Sausage Fest DLC offers ten new campaigns, an improved challenge mode, and plenty of new spells and units. GameSpot praises Swords & Soldiers: "its simple controls and abounding good humour are likely to engage even those who have never dipped their controllers into the strategy pool."

Next up is a space simulation game that's sure to inform your studies about the moon landing from Shovsoft, Lunar Flight available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. This full 3D game is a re-imagining of the classic Atari game Lunar Lander and offers mission types involving transporting cargo, acquiring data at survey locations and locating lost cargo in a 3D world. DIYGamer raves about Lunar Flight, stating that it "sets the bar for Lunar Lander-likes (...) Shovsoft have created a fresh-faced and wonderfully playable space simulator that I urge everyone to try."

As if that weren't enough, also featured is an exclusive debut that's sure to get your brain working with exploration-based platformer challenges, Bunny Must Die: Chelsea and the 7 Devils available for for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. This hilarious Japanese 'Metroidvania'-esque game is brought to you by Platine Dispositif and Rockin' Android, and features Bunny as she explores the Devil's' Labyrinth, using magical items like a Sylph Shooter and Hyper Heels to manipulate the fabric of time, solve puzzles and survive. You can't miss Bunny Must Die! which offers a comical style, hand-drawn 2-D graphics, a charming storyline and an unlockable character.


Also included is a clever game that'll stimulate both the right and left sides of your brain by offering rhythm action and role-playing-game spellcasting -- Sequence from Iridium Studios, available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. You'll play Ky, after he awakens imprisoned in a tower and has to ascend 7 levels of the tower guided with the help of a mysterious girl named Naia. With a standout in-game soundtrack that you fight along in time to, TruePCGaming praises Sequence for its dialogue developed by Jason Wishnov calling it "one of the funniest, well-written scripts that has ever graced a computer game."

Additionally, this bundle includes two more games from Rockin' Android never before available in a bundle - the hidden Japanese shmup gems Flying Red Barrel - Diary of a Little Aviator and Qlione, available for for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Orange_Juice's Flying Red Barrel offers colorful graphics and innovative scoring mechanics not to mention bullet hell shooting that's deliciously violent. Shindenken's Qlione is a unique 2-D shooter game that’s based on a lone amoeba and is equally challenging yet optically stunning, offering psychedelic vector backgrounds and gorgeous, splashy explosions!

Last up is a violent yet disturbingly cute game that offers a welcome distraction from studying, Cute Things Dying Violently -- brought to you by ApathyWorks (along with its OST!) available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. This goofy yet warped title, previously a critical hit on Xbox Live Indie Games, offers 60 mind-bending levels, half-dozen unlockable special levels, and according to Joystiq is a "delightful puzzle game" that you'll wanna try!


Don't forget, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Back to School Bundle will get an entire chiptune music album! The featured chiptune 'BIAS', an 18 track album ($5 if purchased standalone) is from minusbaby (renowned chiptune artist best known for "exploring the diversity of a lo-fi, compositional aesthetic"). It's been praised by by fellow chiptune notable 4Mat as "the first chip album for me where there's no gimmick - it's a serious piece of work that's not ruled by the hardware it's made on.”

You can find more information on Back to School Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages. And remember, you'll want to get in early while the prices are still low (unless kind purchasers lower the price) so that you can supplement your studies with the Back to School Bundle!

Comments
Knurek
Knurek Sep 15 2012, 10:30am said:

Umm, I don't think that the Steam key for Swords & Soldiers is generated properly. The one for the main game is for the DLC (at least Steam client says so while redeeming), and you can't generate the DLC one ATM. Any help?

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Knurek
Knurek Sep 15 2012, 11:40am replied:

Everything works now, thanks for the quick fix. :)

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Toyotame
Toyotame Sep 15 2012, 1:11pm said:

Ok, let's see...
Swords & Soldiers was in HumbleBundle, so thats why there is Linux port (nice that they not abandoned it like many others)
Games from Rockin Android is always pretty good, so..
Sequence - dont looks so fun
Cute Things Dying Violently - was in many other bundles...
Qlione one more to collection of twinstick crazy shooters...
Well, it not that bad this time. Not that i expected, but not worst.

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Lunick
Lunick Sep 16 2012, 12:52am replied:

Cute Things Dying Violently was only in one of the Indie Gala bundles as far as I know.

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Starcross64
Starcross64 Sep 15 2012, 1:56pm said:

Bought mainly for Sequence and Bunny must die, but Qlione and Cute Things look like they might be fun! And I'd play through Swords and Sworcery again with the DLC so that's a bonus :D

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Toyotame
Toyotame Sep 15 2012, 4:05pm replied:

Thats not Swords and Sworcery in this bundle. Swords and Sworcery was in humblebundle

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Starcross64
Starcross64 Sep 15 2012, 4:53pm replied:

Woops, meant Swords and Soldiers. Similar name, very different gameplay. Both are great though!

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mloborny
mloborny Sep 15 2012, 2:10pm said:

How about Mac users? One in the bundle? Throw us a bone, already.

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Toyotame
Toyotame Sep 15 2012, 4:07pm replied:

Say thanks for humble bunle that got at least one game.

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Hugs
Hugs Sep 15 2012, 6:17pm replied:

I can verify that Lunar Flight is a steamplay title, and that the steam key you get lets you install and play the game on a Mac. No idea why they advertise it as "PC" only on the Indie Royale site.

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sh0v0r
sh0v0r Sep 15 2012, 6:33pm said:

Yes Lunar Flight has Steamplay on Steam, unfortunately there is no Mac installer for Desura yet.

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sherlock_holmes9
sherlock_holmes9 Sep 16 2012, 10:38am said:

Hi. Maybe I'm a bit dense, but how do you actually get the DLC for Swords and Soldiers? There's a key which I "view" and the redeem goes to Steam. However I don't do Steam and the game states: "steam (pc, mac), windows, mac, linux, desura (includes DLC)" - so I would expect to be able to download it separately.

If the DLC is Steam only, you need to tell people. Hopefully its not and I'm missing something. Anyone?

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Toyotame
Toyotame Sep 16 2012, 2:00pm replied:

Thats exactly why i hate Steam. They force you to join by all means. That problem "Game is DRM Free, but DLC is not" is very common. So, if you dont do Steam, like me, you will not get DLC at all.

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Toyotame
Toyotame Sep 18 2012, 11:45am said:

I hope IndieRoyale eventually get rid of steam completely, cause nobody actually play games on steam, everybody just masturbates while watchin how their gamelist grows.

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kered1
kered1 Sep 19 2012, 8:39pm replied:

Toyotame, you consistently say bad things about each Indie Royale bundle, and it's getting really tiresome. Please stop if you're not going to provide good criticism. Comments about a lack of supported platforms are one thing, but comments like this one are completely uncalled for.

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Toyotame
Toyotame Sep 21 2012, 7:48pm replied:

Well, you seems to be one sane among many dumb "follow the majority" peoples, so i tell you this: For a pretty long time i have experience with arguing with people about one thing or another, and almost in 100% it was totally useless. I can provide good critics, i can refer to fact, but that dont change one thing - most of opponents will just "minus" me or just curse in comments.
So, that the point? I tell people that steam bad because this and that - they tell that i'm an idiot because it just "cool". I telling about tendency in bundles that i see - they tell me that i just cheap little ****. And so one, again and again. I dont telling about reactions here, because most commentors here is even more lazy cowards when everywhere else, but overall situation is pretty much like this.
So, please, spare me from feeling guilty to not wasting time communicating properly with peoples who don't want to hear anything in first place.
Most simple example - count my "minuses" and actual comments explaining that minuses.
By the way, criticism...oh, just see how much bundles sold to make decisions about that current bundle success.

And, finally, several words for everyone who just minusing.
Thanks, guys, appreciate this. Unfortunately, that not hurts. So, have a nice time tacitly work off your discomfort on me.

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Toyotame
Toyotame Sep 21 2012, 9:32pm replied:

BTW, i have to agree that post you commenting was little "out of space". It was just a joke, not best one. Still, i not changing my opinions in any way about Steam, average quality of games provided in certain bundles and bundle as form of marketing.

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Triadx
Triadx Sep 21 2012, 6:57pm said:

If you haven't bought Sequence, then this is a must for you just for that!

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Ryukakii
Ryukakii Dec 4 2012, 12:37am said:

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