September 14th, 2012 | By Petey A.M.
The new Bundle in a Box released today with the theme being deep space. If you have not heard of Bundle in a Box, it is a pay-what-you-want indie game bundle featuring DRM-free games that fit a specific theme. This time around the Bundle in a Box features five games featuring outer space themes. The bundle will be available for 14 days and also features 3 additional games for those willing to pay above the average price payed thus far. The goal is to promote new games on the market and proceeds earned from sales go to charity. It is a great idea and this month features five awesome games. Let’s cover them briefly.
Space Giraffe from Llamasoft- Advertised as an abstract action arcade style shooter, Space Giraffe features some awesome environments produced by graphic synthesizers. Players can expect to shoot their way through over 200 levels of transcent bliss.
Death Ray Manta from Rob Fearon- Rob Fearon loves his colors and does not skimp on them here. Death Ray Manta is a Bundle in a Box exclusive which builds on the successes of past arena shooters such as Geometry Wars and Robotron. It is the beautiful attempt to create a pop song video game complete with editable text and super fast gameplay.
The Wreckless from Duct Tape Games- A single player space ship simulator with a full campaign and 16 levels to battle your way through. Different mission types, all played using WASD controls instead of a joystick, can be conquered with differently researched ships. Players can also customize the difficulty by choosing the number of ships deployed.
Dark Scavenger from Psydra Games- A deep space adventure game with point-and-click qualities, Dark Scavenger is the story of a powerful space traveler played by you. With strategic combat and a quirky cast, Dark Scavenger is a zany space adventure reminiscent of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in which you must decide whether to save the world or simply save yourself.
Armalyte from Psytronik- Armalyte is a remake of the Commodore 64 game with the same title. The classic shoot em up has finally been released for PC with revamped graphics and audio. Their is also a brand new soundtrack made specifically for the PC and the involvement of Armalyte developers Dan Phillips and Robin Levy have helped the game stay true to its origins.
The other three games included for those who spend over the average price spent are Sol: Exodus, a journey to find a new solar system, Miner Wars Arena, arcade game inspired by the PC classic Tunneler, and Robot Riot, a 16 bit platformer with gun-turrets and bosses.
For every 100 sales $10 will be added to the indie dev grant which is awarded to an indie dev selected by a voting process. 5% of all revenues are donated to the Hellenic Centre for Mental Health and Treatment of Child and Family. Also, the more people buy, the more unlockables are earned. OSTs and DLCs become available after so many people purchase a bundle.
Go ahead, click on this link to Bundle In A Box’s official website and support charity, one lucky dev, and a bunch of upcoming indie devs. Oh yeah, you also get some sick games. That’s all for that, but for all your other indie news, keep coming to Indiegamemag.com.