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#361 Palinn

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:25 PM

Redundant, much? ;)



I'm calling Revelations 2012. Mark it down.



Nice call! I bet you were completely serious when you made this prediction too. :lol:

#362 poxi

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:30 PM

As a fan of kart racers I really want this one too but I'm not terribly interested in the other games. Can't decide how much to pay...

Donate more option will be available on your downloads page, so you can buy the bundle for $1 without thinking and eventually give them more money after trying the games.

#363 Palinn

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

Donate more option will be available on your downloads page, so you can buy the bundle for $1 without thinking and eventually give them more money after trying the games.



Oh yes. I forgot about that. Thank-you and purchased for one crisp e-dollar. :)

#364 Idiotekque

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:54 PM

As for the $5 incentive level, support has said that once the "mystery" item releases, you can pay an extra $4 then and still get it. There's no need to pay it all now before you know what it is.

Also, I fired up Laxius Force last night. Extremely disappointed with it. I use the RPG Maker VX Ace program, and Laxius looks like a really bad RPG Maker game (it uses Ruby scripting, which is the biggest giveaway). It has mouse cursor support, which is nice, but besides that, the spriting is very badly done in many places, and the level design is shoddy at best (i.e. We don't want the character to go this way... so we'll put a bunch of random pots there).

The balance is also really messed up. For the first "tutorial" battle, your attacks do hundreds, if not thousands of damage to your enemies, killing them in one hit, while your enemies can only do a few damage to you. This would make sense if you were supposed to be some godly warrior, but one of your characters is a "weak" skeleton (as character dialogue explains at one point). Then I went a certain direction, found a horde of zombies (and the game told me "Save before you fight them!"), and upon attacking them, there are about 10 of them in one battle, and you immediately die. If you're not supposed to go that way, it's understandable, but the balance is still completely whack. I ran into some lamias as well, and they all died with one hit. It's clear that the developer didn't take the time to properly balance the statistics.

The art style... It looks hand drawn, which normally isn't a bad thing, but it looks like they hopped on deviantART and hired the cheapest artist they could find. It's also inconsistent. The art for your character portraits shown during battle looks pretty good, while the enemies look like daytime children's cartoons. Not a good feel on the art style.

I also immediately noticed a typo here or there. "Gear" is mentioned a few times in the tutorial, and by your characters, and there a point in the tutorial where it says "Make sure you have the best gears equipped". Not the worst typo ever, but it just adds to the shoddy feel of the game.

Anyways, for a $1 packed with the other games, I still love this bundle, but I was really disappointed by Laxius. :(

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#365 JazzFlight

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:05 PM

I usually buy a lot of these indie bundles (partial to the Indie Royale ones myself), but this bundle is the worst I've ever seen since the idea started in the first place.

Revelations 2012 has no place in any bundle at all and Zero Gear is a multiplayer only game that hasn't had an online community for years! Metal Drift's another multi-player only game with barely anyone playing from what I've read, Guns of Icarus has a 47 Metacritic score, and just look at the post above me for a review of Laxius Force. The trailer for this bundle looks like they just dropped a few clips of the games into a pre-built After Effects project and called it a day. You can barely see any footage of the games (probably for the best, considering their quality).

Yikes. Stay away.

#366 Idiotekque

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:10 PM

It's not a great bundle, but there a few other points. Zero Gear has its issues, but it's single player too (like ModNation Racers or Mario Kart is). Metal Drift is actually said to be pretty good, but has a tiny multiplayer crowd too. Guns of Icarus is actually a fun little game from what I've played of it, and it runs amazingly on older computers. I didn't expect to be able to run it on my ancient piece of crap Dell, and it fired up and ran perfectly. The graphics aren't bad either. It seems like it may get very repetitive, but it's fun running around the airship, manning turrets and blowing planes out of the sky. The turret mechanics are really nice; heavy sound effects, strong recoil, etc. You also can upgrade your ship as you progress, so I bought a cannon, but I haven't tried it yet.

Realize that a lot of people are suddenly getting Zero Gear and Metal Drift though, especially on CAG, so it shouldn't take much effort to put together some games with your friends. And hell, for $1 a bundle, you can buy copies for your friends too!

Revelations 2012, well... Yeah. I still wanted it though.

Laxius Force has been the only big disappointment so far. I feel I should give it more of a chance, but the writing in it immediately sounds really contrived and weak. It's not worth the time.

It should also be noted that the bundle comes with a lot of music. Groupees gives out some nice music, but the genre isn't everyone's style.

In the end, it's a lot of stuff for a measly $1. Definitely worth the price, at least in my opinion.

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#367 speedwerd

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:36 AM

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This actually convinced me to buy the bundle, just for Revelations 2012.
It seems like a great game to play with 3 friends just for laughs.

#368 Heavenlywind

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:47 AM

Also, I fired up Laxius Force last night. Extremely disappointed with it. I use the RPG Maker VX Ace program, and Laxius looks like a really bad RPG Maker game (it uses Ruby scripting, which is the biggest giveaway). It has mouse cursor support, which is nice, but besides that, the spriting is very badly done in many places, and the level design is shoddy at best (i.e. We don't want the character to go this way... so we'll put a bunch of random pots there).


Hehe well your close, its a RPG maker XP game. I think I might have to get the bundle just for Revelations 2012.. Anyone want to play Revelations 2012? lol
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#369 sleepydumbdude

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:08 AM

Damn I bought a second bundle to give Revelations 2012 to a friend. Can never find anyone to join our game and the AI is horrible.

#370 Idiotekque

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:42 AM

Hehe well your close, its a RPG maker XP game. I think I might have to get the bundle just for Revelations 2012.. Anyone want to play Revelations 2012? lol

I had a feeling that was the case... I haven't messed with XP; I never liked the look of it. Did XP have cursor support?

I'm just amazed that such a badly made game created on a program that anyone can use got enough recognition to make its way to a bundle. There are so many great RPG Maker games out there for free, yet this one got into a bundle.

I guess I shouldn't bag on it so much, seeing as I only played it for 15 minutes, but it just really surprises me.

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#371 Josh1billion

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:53 PM

Wow, they actually have some music worth listening to this time. :D I love Janus!

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#372 Umair56

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:56 PM

Bought two copies of the bundle so a friend and I can enjoy the magnificence that is Revelations 2012!
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#373 Idiotekque

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:40 AM

20 minutes or so till the mystery game is unveiled. :)

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#374 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:15 AM

I guess they meant at some point during the 2nd week and not right when it hit. Cool, will wait for the reveal.

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#375 sykotek

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:22 AM

New Steam game has been added for hitting Goal #3: Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World



Hope the mystery $5+ incentive game is a good one.

#376 Financial Panther

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

Even for a $1, this bundle is crap. I just refuse to give any money to creators of Revelations 2012 for that pile

#377 Drabelincoln

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

Even for a $1, this bundle is crap. I just refuse to give any money to creators of Revelations 2012 for that pile


Lol I actually wanted it because it was a steaming pile.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:41 PM

New Steam game has been added for hitting Goal #3: Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World

Hope the mystery $5+ incentive game is a good one.


They have apparently removed Kaptain Brawe from the bundle. Pretty bizarre that they would add a new game, and then yank it from the bundle within 24 hours.

They've added a different game in it's place, Battlemass. Which is apparently available via a Desura key as well as a DRM free copy.

#379 spoderman

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:48 PM

They have apparently removed Kaptain Brawe from the bundle. Pretty bizarre that they would add a new game, and then yank it from the bundle within 24 hours.

They've added a different game in it's place, Battlemass . Which is apparently available via a Desura key as well as a DRM free copy.


The Kaptain Brawe keys were added back to our download pages, but yeah.. replacing the goal was pretty weird.

EDIT: I'm not sure how this affects future purchasers, not sure if you'd get the Kaptain Brawe key if you buy it now.

#380 Idiotekque

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:12 AM

Apparently the developer put Kaptain Brawe on sale somewhere else and forced Groupees to pull it from the bundle. Douchebag move on their part.

If you got a key for it, it should activate in Steam (mine did). If you didn't get a key, you're screwed.

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#381 Josh1billion

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:34 AM

Hmm, I'm not seeing a Desura key for Battlemass, just a PC/Mac download.

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#382 Idiotekque

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:12 AM

Hmm, I'm not seeing a Desura key for Battlemass, just a PC/Mac download.

The Desura key is coming tomorrow they said.

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#383 Josh1billion

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:08 AM

The Desura key is coming tomorrow they said.

Oh gotcha, thanks for the info.

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#384 laseractive

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:08 AM

Apparently the developer put Kaptain Brawe on sale somewhere else and forced Groupees to pull it from the bundle. Douchebag move on their part.

If you got a key for it, it should activate in Steam (mine did). If you didn't get a key, you're screwed.

My key for Kaptain Brawe worked as well.

#385 shurija

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:45 AM

Got one as well.

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#386 erequena

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:46 AM

Just purchased the bundle and the Kaptain key worked as well
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:01 AM

Just purchased the bundle and the Kaptain key worked as well


When you say, you "just purchased the bundle", do you mean within the past couple of hours? Or do you mean over the past couple of days?

I'm curious to know if they are still giving out keys for Kaptain Brawe. I had assumed that it was no longer possible to get that game if you haven't bought yet (as I haven't), but I suppose that it's possible that they were given a certain allotment of keys and still have a few left.

#388 erequena

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:09 AM

When you say, you "just purchased the bundle", do you mean within the past couple of hours? Or do you mean over the past couple of days?

I'm curious to know if they are still giving out keys for Kaptain Brawe. I had assumed that it was no longer possible to get that game if you haven't bought yet (as I haven't), but I suppose that it's possible that they were given a certain allotment of keys and still have a few left.


I purchased 15 minutes ago and the key was valid on steam (my profile also shows the BattleMass key, (though I haven't tried to cash it yet)
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:22 AM

I purchased 15 minutes ago and the key was valid on steam (my profile also shows the BattleMass key, (though I haven't tried to cash it yet)


Based on your post, I decided to finally pull the trigger for this bundle. And it turns out that you were right. I got a key for Kaptain Brawe as well. I can only assume that they still have some keys in reserve.

Thanks for the head's up.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:24 AM

Based on your post, I decided to finally pull the trigger for this bundle. And it turns out that you were right. I got a key for Kaptain Brawe as well. I can only assume that they still have some keys in reserve.

Thanks for the head's up.


Awesome! You're welcome. That's the game that also convinced me to bite on the bundle
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