Shiny… my shiny… preeeeeecious… uh, right. Anyway, in this latest Groupees bundle, the spotlight is on Shiny Loot, a digital store focusing entirely on indie games. Doesn’t mean there aren’t any Desura or Steam keys, but an account will be required to access files and keys. Oh, don’t give me that look! Cheap indie games are cheap.
I’ve gone over the ‘what’s what’ many times for past bundles with this pricing model, but… just in case: $0.75 for the first game, price increases with each additional title you so heartily desire. The three extras – once unlocked – are included no matter how many (or few) games you pick up, or how much you’re willing to spend (amount listed is simply the minimum). First one is the challenging puzzle platformer Gravi, and time will tell what the other two are. Onto the games!
Hinterland (Windows – Shiny Loot, Steam, DRM-free)
Your goal is to lead a handful of peasants to establish a small haven in the wild backcountry of a fantasy kingdom. Bring a diverse cast of followers to your settlement on the edge of the world and then carefully select members of your village to put down their ploughs, leave their comfortable homes, and take whatever weapon they may have at hand to join you on expeditions of exploration and conquest in the surrounding lands.
Children of the Nile Complete (Windows – Shiny Loot, Steam, DRM-free)
Children of the Nile is a unique gem of a citybuilding game, unparalleled in both grandeur and attention to detail. As Pharaoh you will guide your people through thousands of years of history: from simple huntergatherers to the creation of an immortal civilization. Guide your people well and you will build breathtaking pyramids, explore the ancient world and wage war against your enemies.
Creeper World (Windows, Mac – Shiny Loot)
Creeper World is an original and engaging RTS/Defense game with a new kind of enemy that will challenge you in ways you’ve never seen. Imagine an enemy that is everywhere and moves like a single giant, organic mass across the map… Imagine your base and your people surrounded by a blanket of crushing destruction from all directions…. Your only hope, well what hope?
Creeper World 2: Redemption (Windows, Mac – Shiny Loot)
Deceptively simple… amazingly deep. Creeper World 2 thrusts you into the 14th millennium fighting an enemy that flows and oozes through the terrain. Employ advanced weapons, gravity manipulating repulsors, wormhole like rifts, and your own wit against this never yielding enemy. Excavate terrain, unearth techs, crystals, remnants and other artifacts. Face a new mechanical enemy that employs gravity manipulation against you. Join the fight to save humanity now!
The Lunar Pack: Lunnye Devitsy and Wake (Windows – Shiny Loot, Steam, DRM-free)
Lunnye Devitsy is the story of an alien who falls from the moon onto a huge mountainside on the planet below. Explore strange locations, aid mysterious characters and find your way home. Wake is the story of an engineer trapped on a sinking ship. Navigate through the ship however you want to find your way to the surface above, but avoid the ship’s corrupted security system!
Kingdom Elemental (Windows – Shiny Loot)
Kingdom Elemental features nigh unlimited number of possible tactics by pitting combinations of your upgradeable heroes and their unique abilities against hordes of unique enemies like GIANT RAT MOBS! Everyone loves giant rat mobs with their secret furry pockets full of gold and armor! Seriously no giant rat mobs, but thARR be Pirates! Giant War Pigs! A crypt full of living dead who are just begging to be killed…..again. Knights who no longer say “Ni!”, a Flaming DOOM bear who would like nothing more then to BBQ you for lunch, and so much more! In short Kingdom Elemental Tactics is like a whack to the head with a +8 Sword of Awesomeness!
The Few (Windows, Mac – Shiny Loot, Desura, Steam, DRM-free) Greenlight
The Few is an indie RTS game for PC and Mac which allows the player to take command of RAF Fighter Command during one of World War 2’s greatest historic turning points: the Battle of Britain. The goal of the game is to defend Great Britain against German bombing raids. The game has two distinct gameplay experiences where the player manages war production, squadron placement and organises patrol routes and tactics. Once combat is initiated the player can lead their squadrons to attack waves of German bombers.
Guy vs The Wicked and Nefarious Land (Windows, Mac – Shiny Loot, Desura, DRM-free) Greenlight
You’re not on your typical dungeon crawler anymore. Guy vs. The Wicked and Nefarious Land comes to put up a challenge to the most skilled players. With a top down view and fast paced action, you must guide Guy through 5 dungeons filled with evil creatures, traps and pop culture references. But fear not! While on Guy’s shoes you will count with a handful of weapons, items and skills to be successful on your journey. But don’t think it will be easy: To be the guy you must deserve it.
Little Trus Man (Windows – Shiny Loot, Desura, DRM-free) Greenlight
Little Trus Man is the story of a little boy who has his dog, Tyler, taken away from him. Heartbroken, he decides to put on Little Trus Man’s costume and go look for Tyler… . LTM will gather all his courage to travel across beautiful, enigmatic and sometimes scary worlds to find Tyler. During his quest, Little Trus Man will use his ability to drop blocks in order to build a path to Tyler, he will discover his Time Control power and the priceless possibility of erasing his mistakes.
Don’t forget that Groupees’ Shiny Loot Bundle will only be available for little less than seven 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?