June 8th, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
That most indie of indie game bundles is back one again with five titles for you to pay-what-you-want for from now until June 24th. For those who forgot (shameful!), the IUP Bundle is built on three core principals: to expose great indie games, to bring awareness to the developers of said games, and to generate a form of funding towards further indie game development.
Don’t fret! This is also a charity supporting bundle too, in this case, it’s the literal underdogs at ASPCA that are getting 10% of the bundle’s earnings. You’re more likely interested in the details regarding the bonus unlockables though. In which case, you should know that there are three bonus games, a chiptune album, bonus soundtracks and art to unlock when enough bundles have been sold.
The minimum price of this second IUP Bundle is $3.99, but if you put $8.00 or more forwards then you will get immediate access to the bonus items once they are unlocked. As to the five core games, they are listed below with trailers and the developer’s description.
Tesla: The Weather Man (PC / DESURA)
“The year is 1891 and the triumph of alternating current has sent Edison into a violent rage. It is up to you, playing as Nikola Tesla, to defeat an army of DC-powered robots and prove that you are the true greatest man of science! Wield the powers of lightning, levitation, rain, sun, and snow to solve physics puzzles and put a stop to Edison’s destruction.”
“One day, a man known only as the “King of the Seas” led a huge army and conquered the undersea world. Not stopping there, he closed the six drains of the world, causing the ocean to steadily flood over everything. With no place to go, the land dwellers are getting hopeless. Now, it’s up to you to save the day!”
Ichi (PC, Mac/Desura)
“Ichi is an easy to play but challenging one button puzzle game. Don’t be deceived by the game simplistic look, it’s a braintwister for sure! Collect golden rings by rotating objects, using teleporters, breaking blocks and more. If that isn’t enough, the game includes a level editor that allows you to create your own levels and share them with anyone around the globe!”
Clone Wolf: Protector (PC, Mac, Linux / DESURA)
“The multi-bearded adventure game where you get to control up to 32 player characters simultaneously! Meet Wolf, a bearded carpenter, who has lost his family and decided to wander the world and protect anyone in distress. He owns a magical medallion that can instantly create his double to aid him in his fight. The game combines a 2D platformer and a tower-defense genre: defend each village from incoming monster hordes, using a combined strength of your player character clones.”
48 Chambers (PC / DESURA)
“48 Chambers is a simple, yet challenging 2d game about movement and timing. Race against the clock for the high score as you collect orbs, dodge bullets and blades, and attempt to reach each chamber’s exit in one piece. Defeat 48 increasingly difficult and treacherous levels to become the master of the 48 Chambers! Casual mode now included with infinite lives and no scoring. Online Leaderboards supported.”
Head over to the official IUP Bundle website to grab your games. You have from now until June 24th to do so.