Steam launched Indie Spring Sale yesterday, lasts until March 29th


Yesterday Steam reduced the prices of many indie games, which of course include those Independent Game Festival Winners and Finalists. Also it’s a pretty opportunistic time to highlight indie games, since PAX East started this morning and includes Indie Megabooth that showcases a plethora of independent game developers. In addition, several developers who received funding through Kickstarter will also be there, such as the Pixelscopic of Delver’s Drop and Sinister Design of Telepath Tactics. You may now also purchase games from Steam’s Early Access Program that allows you test out alpha builds. Gnomoria, Under the Ocean, and StarForge are a few that are available now to try out.

You can check the full listings of indie games here. Below are the IGF Finalists and Winners and PAX East Games that are on sale among notable other indie games.

IGF Finalists & Winners

PAX East Games

Notable on sale titles:

NightSky – $1.99 (80% off)
Terraria – $2.49 (75% off)
Dungeons of Dredmor – $2.49 (50% off)
Trine – $2.49 (75% off)

Indie Royale’s June Bug Bundle features PixelJunk Eden as headliner


Despite the amazing response to Humble Bundle V, the indie bundles will continue to chug themselves out even if they won’t live up to Humble Bundle V’s success anytime soon. Today Indie Royale released their next bundle, the June Bug Bundle. While not as completely awesome as Humble Bundle V, the bundle still highlights some very nice indie titles and of course a chiptune album. The June Bug Bundle features the PlayStation Network hit by Q-Games PixelJunk Eden, Konjak’s Noitu Love 2, Cipher Prime Studios’ particle puzzler Auditorium, and the PC debut of Xbox Live Indie Games Escape Goat from Magical Time Bean. Additionally, Indie Royale has included Konjak’s Iconoclasts in its alpha build. Also if you pay $7 or more you’ll receive 8 Bit Weapon’s chiptune album, Bits With Byte. Currently the bundle is running around $4.45. Pick it up now before it ends on June 21st.

Headlining the bundle is Independent Games Festival nominee PixelJunk Eden – an organic therapeutic platformer from Q Games available for Windows on Steam. Re-imagined for PC with new features and controls, this version of the game will feel brand new for even the most seasoned veterans of the PS3 version. Swing, climb, and jump your way through massive gardens of psychedelic plant-life.

Featuring a unique and entrancing Baiyon soundtrack, 1UP says about PixelJunk Eden, “The elegant pairing of a psychedelic aesthetic and smart, addictive platforming mechanics is a rare find indeed.”

Next up is the Indie Royale-exclusive enhanced PC debut of Magical Time Bean’s homage to classic puzzle platformer Escape Goat, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Destructoid describes Escape Goat as “an awesome retro game with a rockin’ soundtrack.” This Xbox Live Indie Games hit, only available on PC via Indie Royale and including a whole new game world and enhanced level editor, revolves around a magical purple goat who journeys through hell with the help of a mouse!

Also part of the bundle is Cipher Prime’s award-winning musical puzzler Auditorium, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura, and DRM-free. Macworld calls Auditorium “a really intriguing and addictive multisensory experience – part puzzle game, part light sculpture, part musical instrument.” Turn colors into sound to solve increasingly complex puzzles and manipulate light to create beautiful music.

Finally, Joakim ‘Konjak’ Sandberg’s retro action side-scroller Noitu Love 2: Devolution, is available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-Free. Inspired by classic arcade action games, you must take down the hordes of enemies through seven different stages as the new hero of the Peacekeepers, Xoda Rap. Features include unique mouse controls for super-fast action and an old school soundtrack for 8-bit nostalgia bliss. A.V. Club calls this IGF finalist, “A study in motion, pastiche, and mayhem.”

Also included as a bonus is an exclusive updated Alpha Preview version of Joakim Sandberg’s much anticipated upcoming 2D platformer, Iconoclasts. This version is updated from the much earlier version found on Joakim’s website. In a world ruled where science and industry is controlled exclusively by the theocratric government, play as Robin, a renegade mechanic, while she modifies herself using treasures and takes on unique enemies requiring finesse and skill.

Also don’t forget that Indie Royale has just launched its Collection feature. This is a page where Indie Royale purchasers can earn loyalty rewards, manage keys for already-purchased bundles, and add already-completed bundles to their Wishlist for possible bundle reappearances! More info on the Indie Royale Collection is available via this blog post.

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