It took a few weeks, but Flying Bundle have now joined everyone in 2014, sporting discounted quality indie games in their fifth outing; which, unsurprisingly, goes by the name… 5. Yup. Although, with a lineup that includes Gish, BasketBelle and CreaVures, who cares what the bundle is called? Cheap indie games is cheap indie games!
Now, the pricing model for this one differs slightly from the previous four in that there’s but one tier. That’s it. No fuss, no muss, just $3 for the lot. Doesn’t get much easier than that, and guess what? Two of the participants are on… wait for it… Greenlight. So get to voting, eh? Oh, there’s also a mystery game. Because, mystery. Right? Right. Onto the games!
BasketBelle (Windows, Mac – Desura) Greenlight
BasketBelle is an experimental 2D basketball-based platformer. Each Chapter of the game uses the mechanics and idea of basketball in a different way. At one point you might be dribbling inside the intestines of a purple blob creature (what?). At others, you’re likely to be dunking above the clouds in front of the Parisian moon.
Booster Trooper (Windows – Steam)
Booster Trooper is the future of multiplayer platform shooters. It provides tons of fun with its fast paced action and larger-than-life weapons. You can run or fly around the map, blasting your enemies to bits with bullets, rockets, grenades, magma and other weapons from your arsenal.
CreaVures (Windows, Mac – Steam)
Take control of five cute, mystical creatures of miniature proportions called CreaVures. CreaVures always travel in pairs, and they must use their special abilities to help each other solve interesting platforming puzzles. Set in a world with beautiful phosphorescent colors, these tiny creatures journey to save their homeland and restore light to their dying forest.
Gish (Windows, Mac – Steam)
Gish isn’t your average hero. In fact, he’s not your average anything…you see, Gish is a ball of tar. A Sunday stroll with his lady friend, Brea, goes awry when a shadowy figure emerges from an open manhole and pulls Brea below ground. Following Brea’s calls for help, Gish suddenly finds himself in the subterranean sewers of Dross, a long forgotten city filled with twisting corridors, evil traps, and some of the most demented creatures imaginable.
Gravity Badgers (Windows, Mac, Linux – Steam)
Step into the space suit of valiant gravity badger Captain T Bayback as he ventures into the deadly depths of deep space to save his friends, family and the universe itself from the threat of the deadly Evil Honey Badgers, aka the Hellsett. For the first time EVER a game unites the thrilling elements of Badgers and Gravity to create a stunningly presented physics-based puzzle game that will take you beyond the realms of possibility, imagination and logic to the star-dusted realm of the GRAVITY BADGERS!
Hamlet (Windows – Steam)
Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement is the original point-and-click adventure game based on twisted William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Solve logic puzzles and fight with monsters to uncover secrets, punish all the villains and rescue the princess.
POP: Methodology Experiment One (Windows, Mac – Desura) Greenlight
POP: Methdology Experiment One is an experimental game in the most literal sense. The game was purposefully built in way that explores a different approach to the typical game development pipeline. It was developed by first composing the music and running with the first game concept that happened to emerge during that creative process. In POP, the player plays through a series of erratic minigames stylistically tied with the music. The vignettes are interconnected by idiosyncratic videos creating a purposefully disjointed experience.
Don’t forget that Flying Bundle’s Flying Bundle 5 will be gone in less than twenty days, so don’t wait too long; unless you enjoy paying full price for indie games, that is. Nothing wrong with that, but since a bundle has been made available and all – might as well, right?