Indie Royale’s Valentines Bundle 2.0 is overflowing with love (and games)

By Dant Rambo |

Do you hear that sound? It’s the whoosh of Cupid’s arrows soaring gracefully through the air. The poor baby-faced god is being forced to work overtime today, and he’ll no doubt want some time to relax once the clock strikes midnight. He can do whatever he wants, being a god and all, but we recommend he (and you!) spend some time playing the games in Indie Royale’s Valentines Bundle 2.0.

To be totally honest, there’s very little romance in any of the games included. But that’s kind of the point – after a whole day of eating candy hearts that taste like chalk and hearing about love in nearly every conversation, you’re probably in the mood for something a little different. Maybe you feel like blowing up some aliens, or perhaps you have an urge to defend some towers. The Valentines Bundle will let you do both of these things, and for an extremely low asking price. Cheaper than a box of chocolates, even!

The games included in the bundle are:

  • Serious Sam 3: BFE – If you’ve been underwhelmed by the FPS genre’s recent output, Serious Sam 3: BFE is the game for you. It’s crazy in a way that few games are, not to mention an absolute blast to play.
  • Shad’O – It’s rare that you can refer to a tower defense game as cerebral, but it’s totally applicable here. Shad’O takes place in the mind of a 9-year-old boy named William, who’s fighting to fend off the monsters that threaten to take his memory away.
  • Oozi: Earth Adventure – Oozi prides itself on being a platformer sans puzzles. That’s something of a rarity in this day and age, which makes it all the more intriguiging.
  • Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of TimeDoc Clock is a 2D puzzle-platformer that encourages the player to invent vehicles and objects to their heart’s content.
  • Lunnye Devitsy 2013In Lunnye Devitsy you play as an alien trying to make its way back home to the moon. This is an updated version of the original, featuring widescreen support, more controller compatibility, and additional in-game content.
  • Wake 2013 – From the developer who brought you Lunnye Devitsy, it’s Wake! This one’s about an engineer trying to escape a sinking ship, which sounds kind of terrifying. Like Lunnye this is an updated version of the original, featuring widescreen support, more controller compatibility, and additional in-game content.

But there’s more on offer here than just a handful of indie games. Those who purchase the Valentines Bundle will also receive the soundtracks for Shad’O, Oozi: Earth Adventure, Lunnye Devitsy, and Wake – not to mention a wallpaper based on Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time.

If you’re feeling extra generous (and who isn’t on Valentine’s Day?) kicking in $8 or more will net you Slipstream Vol. 2, an ambient electronic album from Tim Wright of CoLD SToRAGE. It isn’t what you’d call a romantic album, but it has the intro music from WipEout, so that should probably count for something.

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