Another excellent and truly indie bundle, The Indie Ordinary Gamer Bundle by Bundle In A Box and the Ordinary Gamer, has just gone live and is featuring 11 great and varied games (complete with lovely unlockable extras such as those 5 soundtracks) to last you a lifetime. Or, well, for dozens of hours. At least. And you’ll be supporting the AbleGamers Charity to which the bundle will be donating 30% of its earnings.
By paying what you want above $1.99 you will receive brilliant kung fu fighter One Finger Death Punch, musical arcade puzzler QbQbQb, sci-fi 3D shmup Saviors, Jane Jensen powered adventure Cognition: Episode 1 and pixelated horror offering Slender 5 Pages.
Gamers who beat the average price will also receive dark point-and-clicker Cognition: Episode 2, tongue-in-cheek spade-in-dirt grave digging sim The Grave Digger, 3D platformer Isaac The Adventurer, stunning fantasy melee fighting game Rooks Keep, wonderfully colorful hex-based puzzler Hairy Tales and the frantic Along Came A Spider.
As always, gamers will also be supporting indie developers via the Indie Dev Grant.
Another excellent, thematic and truly indie bundle, The Indie Strategy Bundle by Bundle In A Box, has just gone live and is featuring 11 strategy games (complete with lovely unlockable extras such as the exclusive AI War Prototype) to last you a lifetime. Or, well, for hundreds of hours. At least. Hundreds of glorious hours of indie strategy gaming from the fields of World War II and those satirical fantasy forests to space and the Pacific Ocean.
By paying what you want above $1.99 you will receive brilliant 4X/RTS AI War: Fleet Command, board-game like Strategic War in Europe, the deeply political Us & Them – Cold War, unique tower-defense variant Creeper World, hilarious The Trouble With Robots, Age of Conquest III and the aptly named Storm Over the Pacific.
Gamers who beat the average price will also receive brilliant PAX winner RTS Project Aftermath, Creeper World 2, deep strategy game Fall Weiss and rather demented Mayhem Intergalactic.
As always, gamers will also be supporting an important charity and indie developers via the Indie Dev Grant.
The richest Bundle In A Box bundle to date, The Indie RPG Bundle, has just gone live and is featuring 13 roleplaying games (complete with tons of lovely unlockable extras) to last you a lifetime. Or, well, for dozens of hours. At least. Dozens of glorious hours of indie RPG gaming from the trenches of World War I and those dark fantasy forests to contemporary cities and dreaded dungeons.
Those who pay at least $1.99 will receive modern day RPG Unemployment Quest, choose-your-own-adventure gamebook The Siege of the Necromancer, indie classic Hack Slash Loot, strategic RPG Styrateg, Ultima-esque Inaria, the lovely Dungeon Fray, dungeon crawling tactical RPG Empires & Dungeons 2, and humorous 3D CRPG Frayed Knights.
Gamers who beat the average price will also receive the brilliant and just greenlit Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, the foreboding Wizard from Tarnath Tor, card-based Northmark, excellent rogue-like The Wizard’s Lair, and the utterly unique and philosophical Telepath RPG.
As always gamers will also be supporting an important charity and indie developers via the Indie Dev Grant.
Now that you have watched our launch trailer (yes, the one above these very lines), let us officially and most excitedly let you know that our debut game, the rather amazing Droidscape: Basilica has been released! Apparently you can already buy it at a 50% discount (hence $0.99) during its launch week for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch over at the App Store:
Droidscape: Basilica is a carefully and pain-stakingly crafted action-puzzle game, that’s been in developemtn for (way) over a year. This sprawling sci-fi puzzler features 60 challenging levels, clay-modeled, stop-moption animated characters, intuitive touch controls, a full soundtrack and an optional “HeadTwister” mode that turns the gameplay hands-free.
In each of Droidscape: Basilica‘s 60 two-stage puzzle levels, players use strategy to plot Bishop 7′s course around roaming enemy droids to pick up gems, recharge at power stations, unlock doors, and reach the exit. Then, using either simple finger swipes or the revolutionary HeadTwister controls, manipulate time to carefully guide the droid through the course without crossing the enemy’s path. As you travel deeper into the massive space station, Droidscape’s electropunk sci-fi world comes to life via stop-motion animation, futuristic music and sound effects, and a vast backstory presented in interstitial scenes between levels.
Still in its experimental stages, Kyttaro’s HeadTwister technology uses the front-facing camera of newer model iOS devices to replace a flick of the finger with a shake of the head. In this mode, players send Bishop 7 along the plotted course by turning their head right to step forward, or left to step back. The developers plan to refine the technology based on player feedback, with the ultimate goal of developing fully head-controlled games in the future. For those with older devices or who prefer a more tactile experience, the game is also completely touch enabled.
Droidscape: Basilica is a Universal App playable on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It sells for USD $1.99 (or its equivalent in local currency) and is on sale for USD $0.99 during the first week. The game’s HeadTwister mode can be experienced on iPad 2 and up, iPhone 4S and up, or iPod touch 5.
What you see (and can watch) above is the Droidscape: Basilica teaser trailer and thus the very first video containing gameplay footage. Truth be said, since the capture of those scenes the Droidscape: Basilica graphics have undergone significant improvements, but, well, we thought you should have a look.
What’s more, we are more than excited to announce that the game will be launched within this July and that the droidscape.kyttarogames.com page has been drastically updated. Actually, it’s been updated enough to mention HeadTwister, the experimental head-tracking technology for iOS we have been working on and which will allow you to play the game by simply (and slightly) turning your head!