The Electrifying Super Shock Bundle Out Tomorrow
As if we weren’t spending enough of our money on Indie Game Bundles already, game developer Michael Todd has decided to release his own, which he’s calling the Super Shock Bundle. It’ll consist of 11 games for the price of $13, and Steam keys are also going to be included for those games that do happen to be available on Steam.
Unlike other bundles, this one is going to be available this Saturday (The 24th of November, 2012) at 12:ooPM Noon Eastern Standard Time, but only for seven short hours! If you don’t pay attention to the time, you could miss it completely. And that’s why I’m letting you know about it now, instead of later.
At the time of writing, the countdown on the site shows 19 hours before launch, so make sure you’re watching that timer so you can snatch that bundle as soon as it’s available!
Here’s the list of games that’ll be in this particular treasure:
Deepak Fights Robots ($5.09, Strangely Enough)
Deepak Fights Robots is an arcade platformer inspired by the likes of Bubble Bobble, Donkey Kong, and Pac-Man.
It features over 180 levels, and provides a different subset of these levels to the player every new game. It’s packed with secret content and has an online high score leaderboard. It may or may not contain dozens of references to hip-hop songs that will fly right over your head. It may or may not contain a secret robot boss with the face of William Howard Taft. It absolutely does contain funk, flavor, and good old fashioned, honest-to-goodness, thank-you-for-not-wasting-my-time FUN.
Deepak Fights Robots was made by Tom Sennett (http://wherecouldtom.be), and features the music of Family Funktion and the Sitar Jams. You can play the free, ad-supported version at http://deepaksave.us/play, or buy the full game – which has no ads, a level editor, and other niceties – at http://deepaksave.us/buy.
VVVVVV is a retro styled 2D platformer by Terry Cavanagh, creator of dozens of free games. You play as the fearless leader of a team of dimension exploring scientists who inadvertently crash, and are separated. The game involves exploring the strange world you’ve found yourself in, and reuniting your friends.
VVVVVV explores one simple game mechanic: you cannot jump – instead, you reverse your own gravity at the press of a button. The game focuses on playing with this mechanic in a variety of interesting ways.
The game is designed not to artificially gate your progress. In VVVVVV there are no locks, no power-ups, no switches, nothing to stop you progressing except the challenges themselves.
Swift*Stitch is a game about going fast, taking the right route and trying not to crash into stuff.
Here’s a list:
- 2 Button control
- 3 Game modes
- 42 Levels
- 7 Speed settings
- Cool vector graphics
- Customisable appearance (colourblind friendly!)
- 8 tune soundtrack by Aeronic
Little Gardens ($10)
Explore a world of tiny gardens, shady parks and secret glades. Solve puzzles and grow gardens as you travel through the game!
Puzzle Bots ($5)
There’s a big secret at Dr. Hugo’s Factory for Making Robots. When the inventors aren’t looking, their tiny robots go on big adventures. They never expected to stumble onto a plot so diabolical it threatened their very existence. With lasers.
It all starts when Zander – possibly the world’s most absent-minded inventor – trips over a metal box buried outside the factory. When no-one can figure out how to open it, the robots sneak out and try it for themselves. What they discover is the first step to a grand adventure, leading to a mystery as old as the factory itself.
Join the robots as they outwit mischievous children, curious animals, and dysfunctional inventors in their quest to find the truth. Will the robots solve the mystery before it’s too late?
Find out by visiting Dr. Hugo’s factory yourself!
Starseed Pilgrim ($6)
Probability 0 ($7)
You will die again and again.
Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.
As you play the game, it changes—subtly, almost imperceptibly—to reflect your perspective. It’s a horror game unlike any other, and as you’ll discover, its truths are entirely subjective.
Captain Foraxian (On sale for $9 from $20)
The personal dev note said this: “Captain Foraxian is my first video game. I figured some of you could use it
to sharpen up your skills before piloting the Nemesis. My high score is
17750, but I haven’t managed to win the game yet.
Cortex Command ($20)
A project over eleven years in the making, Cortex Command has rich 2D pixel graphics coupled with an extremely detailed physics engine, which allows for highly replayable and emergent real-time action. There is also a turn-based strategic campaign mode which ties the tactical fights together, featuring persistent terrains that will accumulate the battle scars, debris, and bunker ruins through your entire campaign.
Choose from several unique technology factions, each featuring their own sets of expendable soldier bodies, mechas, weapons, tools, and landing craft. Protect your brain, mine the gold, and destroy the enemy cortex in his bunker complex!
Explore the world of Thirty Flights of Loving through a first-person short story. In this sequel to Gravity Bone, take a deep dive with high-flying schemers, lovelorn criminals, and more stray kittens than you can shake a stick at. Saddle up, gunslinger.
Featuring an original soundtrack by Chris Remo.
Jottobots is a bite sized action adventure platformer with a world to explore and some power ups to collect. Think of it as a mini-metroidvania, if you will. Take control of one of the last surviving Jottobots as he searches for the ray of hope that will save him from the hostile world he has found himself stranded upon.
Originally created for the ARTxGAME Collective, Jottobots is a collaborative effort between illustrator J. Otto Seibold and games craftsman Kyle Pulver. In 2009 the two forces met to create something that would change the course of history forever. The final result was revealed at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles in front of an intense crowd comprised of J. Otto fans and passers by. The chosen few of the audience explored Jottobots’s depths to the very core well into the night, and left permanently changed.
Afterwards, the game was transported to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles for a multi-month exhibition along with the other games created for theARTxGAME Collective. After its time here, Jottobots disappeared into the shadows.
It was picked up again for another short exhibition by two young men and a dream. Walking down a cold city street one fateful afternoon the two found a mysterious looking crumpled up piece of paper that just said one word on it: Jottobots. This time the host was none other than Babycastles way up in New York (City!) The game was playable in a nifty custom built arcade cabinet of sorts, and was on display for unsuspecting victims to play without having to insert any coins or tokens.
Since then there has been no new appearences of the hightly sought after Jottobots. It had been so long that its mere existence had become an echo flowing through the whispers of a rumor. The populace was giving up hope that Jottobots would never be heard from again, as people expressed their hunger through YouTube comments, Twitter, and Facebook… where is Jottobots? How will I be able to play it? Will it ever come out?
Somewhere those cries were heard. After three years of hiding from the public eye, Jottobots has emerged featuring a soundtrack composed by the lovely Josh Whelchel, and an online scoreboard taking advantage of the latest internet technology on computers. Jottobots is finally here, and there’s no time like the present! Take destiny into your own hands, and get Jottobots for your Windows enabled PC now!
Offspring Fling (On sale for $2, Usually $8)
Offspring Fling is a game about a poor forest creature that has misplaced all of her children. She’ll have to fight her way through over 100 levels of action puzzle platforming to get them all back home. There’s danger around every corner, but she won’t rest until her family is safe again.
For your convenience, I’ve added up the costs of all these games, including sale prices. If you bought all of these games normally, that would be a total cost of $85.09. At a price of $13, that’s a discount of $72.09, or 84.72%. Isn’t that a completely insane discount? I think it is, and you should definitely pick up these games at such a fantastic discount, and they’re even DRM free ALONG with a Steam key!
If you want to pick up these games in the Super Shock Bundle, head over to http://supershockbundle.com/ tomorrow between 12PM EST and 7PM EST, at the price of $13 for 11 games, or $1.18 a game.