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Show Indie Gaming Some Love With The Indie Royale Valentine's Bundle

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2012 @ 12:47 a.m. PST

Indie Royale has launched its sixth iteration with the Valentine’s Bundle, a set of five games including IGF-nominated titles Zeno Clash and Lume, as well as the first ever PC version of Soulcaster.

Ace Team's fantastical first-person action-adventure Zeno Clash (on Steam for PC), the first game in this new bundle, uses Valve's own Source engine. Dubbed 'Dark Messiah meets Double Dragon,’ the unique first-person fighting gameplay and exotic setting in the title helped earn an Independent Games Festival nomination for excellence in Visual Arts in 2009.

Another visually stunning, IGF-nominated game in the Valentine's Bundle is State of Play Games' beautiful puzzle adventure Lume (on Steam for PC and Mac, Desura for PC and Linux, DRM-free PC, Mac and Linux download).

Filmed on a real-life set built entirely out of paper and cardboard, Lume invites players to navigate their way through puzzles to restore the power to grandfather's house and uncover a deeper mystery behind the town's blackout.

Big Sandwich Games offers its single and multiplayer arcade-strategy game Hoard (on Steam for PC and Mac).  In Hoard, players control a fire-breathing, high-flying dragon whose job is to hoard as much gold as possible, while destroying merchant wagons, buildings, and anything else that attempts to steal its stash.

Additionally, two extended-play Hoard DLC packs (individual Steam codes for both PC and Mac) are unlocked at bundle start. Dynamite Roll! and Flame-Broiled SANDwich! offer players lots of new maps, enemies, power-ups, achievements, and even an entirely new desert continent to scorch and scour.

Finally, Indie Royal is presenting the world premiere PC versions of retro RPG-defense games: Soulcaster I and Soulcaster II (on Desura for PC, and DRM-free PC download). Acclaimed indie developer MagicalTimeBean offers up two fast-paced dungeon adventures where players tactically summon the powers of immortal warriors to battle hordes of monsters, discover secrets, collect treasure and buy powerful upgrades for their immortal allies.

As before, the Indie Royale bundle series runs on a five-day model where the price will automatically increase as more people buy the bundle. However, generous purchasers who choose to pay more than the current minimum will earn One Life Left's eclectic 'Music To Play Games By Too' compilation, available digitally for the first time ever.

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