Machinarium to release on PS Vita at the end of March


Come March 26th, Amanita Design’s cute point-and-click adventure game will be available on the PS Vita for $6.99. You can also pick up the game on Steam for $2.99 (PC/Mac) during the Indie Spring Sale which won’t end until March 29th.

Indie Gala 9 has launched


Indie Gala is back with its ninth installment featuring more indie games for your gaming pleasure. The main core of the bundle this time highlights Battlegroup, Call of Cthulu: The Wasted Land, Worms, and Alien Breed 2: Assault. If you pay more than $5.87 at the moment, you’ll also receive Broken Sword: Director’s Cut, Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror, The Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon, Worms Blast, and Worms Crazy Golf. You’ll additionally receive two extra mystery games that will not be revealed until the second week of Indie Gala 9’s running. As always there will be three bonuses revealed later in the second week. These are usually soundtracks, comics, or another game perhaps. The main highlights of this bundle are clearly the Worms franchise along with the Broken Sword franchise. Every game is available for Steam except Battlegroup and Call of Cthulu: The Wasted Land that are usable on Android devices. Of course, if you do decide to get Indie Gala 9, you have the chance to select which charity you’d like your money to help out or you can split it between AbleGamers and Help For Emilia. Pick up your bundle now until the 115K seconds dwindles down to zero.

Steam continues to support indie games by introducing a new bundle, the Swedish Indie bundle, along with a discount on the Red Faction franchise


Steam’s really promoting the indie games lately. Before there was the British indie bundle, now here’s a trip to Sweden! This new bundle features a whopping ten games from Swedish indie developers.

The bundle is a huge 81% off making this original individually totaled price $77.90 for all the games into a dwindling amount of just $14.99 (81% off) for the ten games. If indie games isn’t your thing, you can also pick up the Red Faction franchise for 75% off, making the entire franchise purchasable for just $14.99 as well. If you’re missing some games from the franchise, each game is not more than $4.99 with the lowest price being $2.49 for Red Faction and Red Faction II. Red Faction: Armageddon Path to War DLC is available for just $1.49, while the base game is just $4.99. Pick up these deals before they end on Thursday at 7pm EST.

Steam discounts S: S&S EP with Game of Thrones bundle in the first September midweek madness


Steam for the first midweek madness of September has discounted an amazing indie game, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery along with Cyanide Studios’ Game of Thrones Bundle. Game of Thrones Bundle is available at $23.80 (66% off). The bundle includes A Game of Thrones – Genesis, the 2011 strategy game release, and Game of Thrones, the 2012 RPG game release. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP reduced by 50% off and purchasable for just $3.99 that is an absolute steal since the Steam purchase also comes with the wonderful Jim Guthrie soundtrack. Tomorrow the sale ends at 7pm EST.

Here’s a mini description taken from one of my former posts:

I actually have S:S&S EP on both my PC and my iPad. Words cannot describe how amazing S:S&S EP is. The pixel-art is absolutely lovely as Jim Guthrie’s wonderful musical plays in the background of your adventure as this warrior girl who tries to understand the mysterious Megatome. The point and click adventure game is simplistic in that you don’t have to worry about your deaths or your inventory for that matter. It is a casual-style game that allows you to focus on the taking in the entire game through the amazing visuals and wonderfully humorous dialogue. Also Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP will be available in Japan on June 21st and a new remix soundtrack created by many famous Japanese composers will be available to purchase on the same day for $5. So if the game and its soundtrack isn’t enough, you have an amazing reworked soundtrack of Jim Guthrie’s innovative music on its way.

The Darkness II 75% off on Steam


This weekend Steam has reduced Digital Extremes’ The Darkness II for 75% off. Therefore until Monday at 1pm EST, you can pick up a copy of The Darkness II for just $12.49.

Indie Royale’s Getaway Bundle available now


Indie Royale is back, of course, with a new bundle titled the Getaway Bundle. This bundle features six games and some music as usual. For a little under $6, you can pick up Analogue: A Hate Story, Shattered Horizon, Da New Guys, Waves, Miniflake, and Super Amazing Wagon Adventure. Each game is available for Desura except for Shattered Horizon; however, Shattered Horizon, Analogue: A Hate Story and Waves are the only available games for Steam. If you pay $8 or more, you’ll receive the album Handheld Heroes Volume 1 by Handheld Heroes. Also by just paying for the bundle, you’ll also receive the Da New Guys, Waves, and Analogue: A Hate Story‘s official soundtracks with the six games. Check out the trailer below along with the official blog post detailing all the games. Also here’s the official website.

Indie Royale is back with a bundle that will take you on unique adventures from the comfort of your own living room: “travel” to the moon, the American Old West, a starship called the Mungunghwa, and more with the Getaway Bundle featuring six independent games, including exclusive debut Super Amazing Wagon Adventure!

The first exotic location on the itinerary is the moon where you can fight a zero-gravity death match in Futuremark’s unique multiplayer FPS Shattered Horizon available for Windows on Steam. Celebrated by Strategy Informer for game mechanics that create “thought-provoking gameplay”, Shattered Horizon offers unique combat features, realistic space gameplay, 32 player battles and huge levels that offer hours of gameplay. Top contributors will be rewarded for their generosity in this bundle; the top 10 contributors will receive a Shattered Horizon t-shirt; in addition, the top 5 contributors will also receive a meteorite sample from the Sikhote-Alin meteorite (Russia, 1947) with display case and certificate of authenticity. NOTE: Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10, a DirectX 10 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Next up is Christine Love’s visual novel-style game, Analogue: A Hate Story, which takes place thousands of years in the future and is also loosely based on the Joseon Dynasty in Korea, available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. A current Indiecade Finalist, this game is focused around finding out the fate of a ship with the help of the ship’s two AIs after it re-appears 600 years following its mysterious disappearance whilst on a mission to establish an interstellar colony. Also included are the Space and Science DLC and the original soundtrack. PC Gamer calls Analogue: A Hate Story “ingeniously constructed” and states that “watching its narrative clockwork spinning is a huge part of the appeal.”

Offered along this journey is an Indie Royale exclusive debut; adventure on the Oregon Trail with Sparse Vector’s game, Super Amazing Wagon Adventure available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. This 2D shooter offers random gameplay elements and a mission to traverse fires, avalanches and time travel while fighting against bears, giant spiders, buffalo herds, snakes, scorpions, sharks, bandits, wolves and aliens. Originally developed for XBLIG, Eurogamer raved about the XBLIG version of Super Amazing Wagon Adventure : “Hilariously weird, with a solid gameplay base, it’s really quite brilliant.”

Also offered on the “getaway” is a look behind the scenes of a professional wrestling ring with retro point-and-click adventure from Wadjet Eye Games: Da New Guys, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free (also included is the original soundtrack). Da New Guys is based on 3 wrestlers from England (Brain, Simon and Defender) who have immigrated to America. The story begins with the kidnapping of Brain and his recently won medal; Simon and Defender embark on a journey to save Brain which leads them to the city’s darkest corners. Da New Guys offers pixel hunts, puzzles, a lighthearted story, tongue-in-cheek RPG elements and quirky dialogue.

Included in the Getaway Bundle is a twin-stick shooter from Squid In A Box Waves, available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-free, which offers a rather unique destination that is “out of this world.” Waves is different from other games of its kind by rewarding you for killing your enemies by triggering a slow-motion buffer and the ability to bomb them; it offers quite lively chiptune tracks and some strategy elements when it comes to killing enemies. Offering five different modes, leaderboards and 20 levels Waves was recognized by Eurogamer as one of the “finest examples of the twin-stick arcade shooter genre to arrive in recent years.”

Last up is I-Game-Art’s retro 1bit RPG miniFlake available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. A roguelike RPG, miniFlake offers great chiptune music; retro sound effects; and randomly generated dungeons, overworld maps location names, and NPCs. The goal of the game is to pillage dungeons, and this gets increasingly difficult with each level. MiniFlake is still an Alpha: an updated build will be made available on your Indie Royale Key Page every time developer updates it (and the Desura version will automatically update).

Finally, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Getaway Bundle will get ‘Handheld Heroes Volume One’ a project, directed by Saskrotch which consists of 41-tracks from leading chiptune artists. Featuring familiar artists like Wizwars, Alex Mauer, Heosphoros, little-scale, OxygenStar, Goto80, zabutom, IAYD, Bit Shifter, this compilation pays homage to Game Boy, Master System, NES, Game Boy Advance, Amiga and a myriad of other “old skool” consoles.

You can find more information on Getaway Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages. And a final reminder – get in early while the prices are still low (unless generous contributors drop the price), so “get away” and grab a bundle today!

Steam discounts British indie game bundle and The Walking Dead; The Walking Dead: Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead available tomorrow


This midweek madness sale is pretty awesome. Steam has discounted Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead to 40% off, making it a wonderful $14.99 for all five episodes. This is undoubtedly due to the upcoming release of Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead, which has released today for PlayStation Network. However, other gamers will have to wait one more day for its release to Xbox Live Arcade, PC, and Mac. In addition, tomorrow Episode 2 – Starved For Help will release on iOS. You can pick up the bundle of the game that includes all episodes upon release for just $14.99 as well from the iTunes App Store. If you wish to purchase it individually, then the episode will cost $4.99. I thoroughly have enjoyed the first two episodes and highly recommend the game to anyone who’s interested in it. Picking it up for just $14.99 is a great deal.

Also there’s the British Indie Game Bundle that features six games: Defcon, Eufloria, Frozen Synapse, Gratuitous Space Battles, Revenge of the Titans, and Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! Special Edition Double Pack. The bundle is available for just $9.99 (75% off).

Both these deals will end as always on Thursday at 7pm EST.

Trine 2 to receive Goblin Menace DLC in the fall


Trine 2 will be receiving a DLC titled Goblin Menace. The brand new DLC like most DLCs will expand on the gameplay of the original game by introducing new levels along with skills available for the three classes. Check out the reveal trailer below for this new expansion which will hit in the fall for just Steam and Wii U (Trine 2: Director’s Cut). Eventually, the DLC will probably make it to the PS3 and Xbox 360, but there’s still no word on that, the release date, and price. Whatever the release date or the price may be, it looks wonderful in the vivid screenshots and is probably well worth the wait.

 

Kalypso and Steam celebrate six year anniversary with weekend catalog sale


Steam has distributed Kalypso’s games for the last six years. As a celebration of this anniversary, Steam has graciously discounted many if not almost all of Kalypso’s catalog. The sale does not include Jagged Alliance: Crossfire and Legends of Pegasus at outrageously bargained prices, but you’ll find Jagged Alliance available for $25.49 (15% off) and Legends of Pegasus for $33.49 (15% off) when normally pre-purchases are usually just 10% off. Check out their catalog here to catch some bargain deals. In addition, Nexuiz is on sale at 75% off making it just $2.50, but if you’ve never played the game, you’re able to try it for free this weekend until Sunday 4pm EST.

Counter-Strike franchise and Payday: The Heist on sale for Steam’s midweek madness


For this week’s midweek madness, Steam has reduced the Counter-Strike franchise along with Payday: The Heist. You can now pre-purchase Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at $13.49 (10% off) instead of $14.99. The franchise is also completely available for just $18.69 (66% off) that includes Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Source, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Also to highlight the new Wolfpack DLC, Payday: The Heist is available for 75% off at $4.99. The Wolfpack DLC is purchasable for $9.99 now.

Steam brings back the Summer Indie Bundles on sale along with reducing Transformers


Finally, there’s something slightly more interesting than the usual big title sales. Steam has discounted Transformers: War of Cybertron 75% off, putting it at just $7.50. Also if you pre-purchase the game, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, you’ll receive the G1 Retro Pack free! In addition to the discounted High Moon Studios game, you can also purchase the Summer Indie Bundles that were available during the Steam Summer Sale again. Each bundle is available at $9.99 (75% off).
Check out the list below for details on which games are featured in each bundle.  As always, the midweek madness sales end at 7pm EST.

  • Indie Bundle Day 1 – The Baconing, Edge, Anomaly Warzone Earth, Cave Story+, Lone Survivor ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 2 – Universe Sandbox, E.Y.E, Oil Rush, Botanicula, Splice ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 3 – Braid, Bit.Trip Beat, Runespell: Overture, Bunch of Heroes, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 4 – Atom Zombie Smasher, Sanctum, Blocks That Matter, Sword and Sworcery (includes soundtrack), A Valley Without Wind ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 5 – Audiosurf, Greed Corp., Gemini Rue, The Tiny Bang Story, Ys: The Oath in Felghana ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 6 – Defcon, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, SpaceChem, Trauma, Ticket to Ride ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 7 – Zombie Driver, Dungeons of Dredmor, Vessel, Avadon: The Black Fortress, Qube ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 8 – Wings of Prey, Hoard, Swords and Soldiers, Demolition Inc., Sol Exodus ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 9 – Zeno Clash, VVVVVV, Revenge of the Titans, Jamestown, Capsized ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 10 – Machinarium, Eufloria, Beat Hazard, Bit.Trip Runner, All Zombies Must Die ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 11 – World of Goo, Star Ruler, Hydrophobia, Orion: Dino Beatdown, Waveform ($39.99 placeholder)

Indie Gala 7 launched


Of course, Indie Gala is back with more games which all happen to hail from the publisher, 1C Company. For the #7 lineup there are at least a total of nine games, not including the secret bonuses that might add on another game later, though it’s undoubtedly some music. Going with the pay-what-you-want method, you can snag at least four games for cheap:  Rig n Roll, Space Rangers, Reign: Conflict of Nations and a secret bonus game! If you pay-more-than-the-average of around $5.87, you’ll also receive five more games: King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, Death To Spies, Death To Spies: Moment of Truth, UFO: Afterlight and a secret bonus game. In addition to the games, there are also three bonuses as always that will be revealed later. The two secret bonus games will be detailed one week from now as well. Check out this bundle on the official website and pick up your copy of some games before it disappears in less than 17 days.

Steam’s midweek madness sale reduces Left 4 Dead franchise and X Series


Steam’s Summer Sale is over now, but there are still the weekly midweek madnesses and daily deals to look forward to. Today, Left 4 Dead 2 is available for just $4.99 and if you don’t have Left 4 Dead, you can pick up the bundle pack which features both games for just $7.49. Also, if you want to treat some friends, you can pick up the four pack for just $14.99 for Left 4 Dead & L4D2. Additionally when you purchase the game, you’ll receive the five new campaigns for Left 4 Dead 2. If you happen to not like zombies, you can pick up the X Series for 75% off at $9.99. You can get all six games for just one low price. The games are X3: Albion Prelude, X3: Terran Conflict, X3: Reunion, X2: The Threat, X: Tension, and X: Beyond the Frontier.

Steam Summer Sale Day 11


Here are the daily deals for Day 11 of Steam’s Summer Sale.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

  • Portal 2 – $4.99 (75% off) less than 8 hours
  • The Witcher 2 – $15.99 (60% off) less than 10 hours
  • Trine 2 – $3.74 (75% off) less than 4 hours
  • Dead Island – $10.19 (75% off) less than 6 hours

The community poll at the moment is amongst L.A. Noire (75% off), Mirror’s Edge(75% off), and Just Cause 2(75% off). The voting ends in less than six hours and you have a chance to pick up Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition at $4.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than two hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 10


Here are the daily deals for Day1 0 of Steam’s Summer Sale. It’s the second to last day of Steam’s sale.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Dragon Siege III(75% off), Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (75% off), and Ys Origin (60% off). The voting ends in less than six hours and you have a chance to pick up Age of Empires III at $9.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than two hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 9


Here are the daily deals for Day 9 of Steam’s Summer Sale.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Two Worlds II(75% off), Risen (75% off), and Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (75% off). The voting ends in less than six hours and you have a chance to pick up Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction at $4.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than six hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 8


Here are the daily deals for Day 8 of Steam’s Summer Sale. There are only three more days of indie bundles after this as well.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Total War: Shogun 2(75% off), Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (75% off), and Dead Island (66% off). The voting ends in less than two hours and you have a chance to pick up The Longest Journey at $2.49 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than two hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 7


Here are the day deals for Day 7 of Steam’s Summer Sale.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Cities XL 2012 (75% off), SimCity 4 (75% off), and Anno 2070 (50% off). The voting ends in less than four hours and you have a chance to pick up Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit at $4.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than two hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 6


Here are the day deals for Day 6 of Steam’s Summer Sale.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy (75% off), Sanctum (75% off), and Krater (50% off). The voting ends in less than four hours and you have a chance to pick up Batman: Arkham City at $10.19 (66% off) before the community sale ends in less than five hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 5


Here’s your daily deals for Day 5! You still have less than twelve hours to purchase Day 4 daily deals as well.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Mirror’s Edge (75% off), Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (75% off), and Beyond Good and Evil (75% off). The voting ends in less than four hours and you have a chance to pick up Red Faction Guerilla at $4.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than five hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 4


Here’s your daily deals for Day 4! You still have less than twelve hours to purchase Day 3 daily deals as well.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Terraria (75% off), Bastion (75% off), and Dungeon Defenders (75% off). The voting ends in less than five hours and you have another chance to pick up Legend of Grimrock at $5.99 (60% off) before the community sale ends in less than 6 hours.

I recommend Saints Row: The Third, it is incredibly amusing and hilarious. I definitely recommend Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP as well.

Steam Summer Sale Day 3


Here’s your daily deals for Day 3! You still have less than twelve hours to purchase Day 2 daily deals as well.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is in between Left 4 Dead 2 (75% off), Portal 2 (75% off), and Half-Life 2 (75% off). The voting ends in less than five hours and you have less than six hours to pick up Plants vs. Zombies at 75% off.

Steam Summer Sale Day 2


There have been some pretty nice flash deals for the first day, especially considering I have a good chunk of games. But I am very much thrilled to have scored Saints Row: The Third at 75% off.

Today for the day deals we have:

Additionally the flash deals at the moment are:

Also you can vote for the community pick right now that ends in less than  five hours: Rage (66% off), The Darkness II (75% off), or Assassin’s Creed Revelations (66% off). If you’d like Anno 2070 for a bit cheaper and don’t care about it being through Steam, you can pick up a copy of the game for $13.75 at Get Games. They are have a 65% off sale on the title. I also recommend Botanicula and Splice as far as indie games go.

Steam’s summer sale is finally here


Today the Steam summer sale everybody has been eagerly awaiting for has finally hit. There are the usual daily deals and now there are flash sales and a poll to choose an upcoming sale.

For each day I will try to update about each daily deal and flash sales.

There are nine daily deals and today’s are:

The flash sales are:

You can also cast your vote among three top hits and the one that receives the most votes will be the next deal in eight hours. The choices right now are: The Witcher 2 (60% off), Saint’s Row: The Third (75% off), and Batman: Arkham City (66% off). Of course, there are your publishers’ packs on sale. Check out the entire Steam catalog and be sure to check back each day for new deals. Happy bargain shopping.

Steam’s midweek madness reduces indie tower-defense, Dungeon Defenders


Supposedly Steam’s summer sale will begin on the 12th making this midweek madness sale the last for the next two weeks. Dungeon Defenders has received the special Steam discount this week at 66% off. Dungeon Defenders latest Quest of Lost Eternia Shards DLC is available now at just $3.99. But even if you don’t want to shell out $4 for a DLC, the other DLCs are all 66% off and range from $0.33-$1.69. Additionally if you don’t own this indie tower defense game, you can pick up the game for just $5.09 as pretty cheap try-out. The Trendy Entertainment game mixes tower defense, action, strategy, and RPG into one allowing you to immerse yourself in the quirky game solo or with a buddy or two. The game supports both PC and Mac versions and uses Steamplay (just a one time purchase and you get both editions). The sale ends on Thursday at 7.oopm EST.

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