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Bundle In A Box Returns With Lots of RPGs and Boxes

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Holy RPG bundle, Batman! Hope your wallet’s ready for another round, because Bundle In A Box is back and it’s full of roleplaying games. These guys may not bundle indie games often, but when they do, everybody wins; especially that one lucky developer who gets the lovely Indie Dev Grant. But enough of that. It’s time for… thirteen RPGs!

Not much has changed since last time, as far as the rules go. You’ll still have to spend at least $2 to walk away with The Indie RPG Bundle, or part of it, rather. If you want all thirteen games (and the box), dig a bit deeper and beat the average instead. It’s a simple mechanic that plenty of other bundles use, and it works. Want a sample? Pay the minimum. Hungry for more? Beat the average (BTA)! Oh and since some people – who shall remain nameless – weren’t listening last time: please don’t try to hide in the box. Trust me, it doesn’t work.

Wow. So yeah, thirteen. That’s a lot of games. Rarely has a bundle been this big; bet they had to have the boxes made especially for this one (last box joke, promise). Eight for the minimum, five more if you BTA. Kyttaro Games did a great job at digging up a bunch of lesser-known titles too, as even I am only familiar with but a few of them. Doesn’t mean they’re bad though, and honestly, it’s refreshing to see a bundle that isn’t all about promoting already well-established titles. Bring forth the hidden gems!

Alright, one last thing, then I’ll unleash my content listing: don’t forget to vote! What? No, not on Greenlight. Oh wait, hang on, I must be tired. Two of the included games are actually on Greenlight at the time of writing, but I was referring to “who gets the Indie Dev Grant?” (more details here). As for which games are on Greenlight, well, check out the list below.

(Note: game descriptions are taken from the press kit).

Unemployment Quest

Unemployment Quest
Unemployment Quest is a game created out of a desire to express the reality seen by the designer, Charles DeYoe. Early on in development, it was also decided that a positive spin should be added to make the game fun to play and also potentially give players hope, rather than wallowing in bleak despair.
Windows – Desura/DRM-free

Siege of the Necromancer

The Siege of the Necromancer
Set in the coastal town of Myr, you have returned home after a long Summer in the mines of Durath Tor to find your hometown besieged by strange creatures. A dark presence has taken over the town and you are the only one who can rid the stronghold of Erid Buul, the mysterious new Lord and his ghastly cohorts.
Windows/Mac – Desura/DRM-free

Hack, Slash, Loot!

Hack, Slash, Loot
There are dark places in the world inhabited by evil denizens. Places filled with danger and foreboding where no ordinary man would dare to journey. However, there are a few who are willing to risk death in the name of good, in the name of justice, in the name of.. valuable loot!
Windows/Mac/Linux – Steam/Desura/DRM-free

Styrateg

Styrateg
Your investigation and actions will take you through many adventurous quests in deep forests, hot deserts and frozen icebergs. You and your party will look for the clues to solve the mystery in ancient monasteries, countryside villages and blood bathed battlefields.
Windows/Mac – Desura/DRM-free

Inaria

Inaria
Return with us to the days when men were sprites (and so were women and dragons and kings). When 256 colors seemed like a luxury and games were known more for their gameplay than their flashy graphics. Inaria is an RPG created in that style, but with modern interface conveniences that make it easier to play, giving the best of both worlds.
Windows – DRM-free

Dungeon Fray

Dungeon Fray
Perma-death, an engrossing story-mode coupled with a suitably infinite unlimited mode, all sorts of unlockable perks, and a rich selection of spells and monsters make Dungeon Fray a truly unique and dangerously replayable fantasy roguelike.
Windows/Linux – Desura/DRM-free

EmpiresDungeons2

Empires and Dungeons 2
A unique blend of turn based strategy and real-time roleplaying, Empires & Dungeons 2 is a highly addictive game from the makers of the Smugglers series. You have to build a mighty castle, hire an army and conquer the towns and defences of your enemies.
Windows – DRM-free

FrayedKnights

Frayed Knights: The Skull of S’makh-Daon Greenlight
Frayed Knights: The Skull of S’makh-Daon is a rather huge 3D indie computer RPG for Windows featuring turn-based combat, old-school sensibilities, and a story of high adventure and comedy. Who says RPGs have to be so serious?
Windows – Desura/DRM-free

cocWastedLand

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (BTA)
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a turn-based strategy/role-playing game based on the award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Developed in conjunction with Chaosium and based their multi-award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Set in the midst of World War One, the game pits your team of investigators and soldiers against an ancient enemy, one older than humanity itself…
Windows – DRM-free

TarnathTor

The Wizard from Tarnath Tor (BTA)
Two hundred years ago, the legendary City of Tarnath Tor was destroyed as it’s defenders, the mighty wizards valiantly tried to repel an orcun horde. Now just a place set within stories and myths, it has been lost to the outside world. A chance encounter with one who claims to be a time traveller sends you on a mission to recover some magical artifacts.
Windows/Mac – Desura

Northmark

Northmark: Hour of the Wolf (BTA) Greenlight
Experience all the thrills of adventure in Northmark: Hour of the Wolf, a stunning card-based RPG. Choose to become a mighty warrior, cunning mage or powerful druid as you fight for glory and survival in deadly combat.
Windows/Mac – DRM-free

TheWizardsLair

The Wizard’s Lair (BTA)
Face fearful creatures, a wild menagerie of monsters and dodge devastating traps as you descend into the depths of his cursed lair in a most challenging adventure. Discover secrets, read ancient spell scrolls, bravely drink mysterious potions and loot legendary weapons, while fighting both for survival and triumph.
Windows/Mac/Linux – Desura/DRM-free

TelepathRPG

Telepath RPG: Servants of God (BTA)
Telepath RPG: Servants of God is a hybrid western RPG/strategy RPG in a unique Middle Eastern steampunk fantasy setting.
Windows/Mac/Linux – DRM-free

Again, wow! Looks like this one’s got every kind of RPG covered, from tactical to action and beyond. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also a bunch of extras that will unlock at specific sales milestones – wallpapers, soundtracks, and so on. Spend the minimum or break the ban– I mean, beat the average; just make sure you buy this Bundle In A Box. It’ll be gone in less than two weeks, and remember what I said about trying to hide in the box.