December 12, 2011 4:57 PM | John Polson
Approaching 100,000 independent game compilation bundles sold after just three iterations, the Indie Royale website has launched its Xmas Bundle, initially featuring six games, including the first-ever appearance of Wadjet Eye Games' The Blackwell Trilogy Remastered.
The six-game Bundle is led off by Wadjet Eye's The Blackwell Trilogy Remastered, which includes the first three games in the award winning supernatural 2D point-and-click adventure series starring young New York writer Rosangela Blackwell.
This specially updated version of the trilogy makes a world premiere in forms including Steam and Desura PC keys, plus a downloadable DRM-free Windows version. The remastered Trilogy includes updated voice acting and a 'five years later' audio commentary track for The Blackwell Legacy, as well as a number of other smaller enhancements.
Also included in the Xmas Bundle is Eets, a cult 2D puzzle platformer for Windows and Mac that was the first ever title from Shank creator Klei Entertainment.
Described as Lemmings meets The Incredible Machine, Eets boasts over 100 developer-made puzzles, plus 200+ user-created levels in a bonus pack, and is available for Steam (both PC and Mac) and Desura (PC), as well as in DRM-free PC download form for the first time ever.
The Bundle also includes an unlikely-themed multiplayer action title in the form of 800 North and Digital Ranch's Dino D-Day, a multiplayer Windows PC FPS featuring both dinosaurs and Nazis. The Steam-ready title, in which you can play both as a velociraptor and as Allied troops, is powered by Valve's Source engine, as used in games such as Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2.
Rounding out the initial Bundle titles is Vertigo Games' underappreciated oil drilling action-sim The Oil Blue. The satirical title has you exploring islands and managing drilling machines, based around objectives set by your employer, the United Oil of Oceania company. It's included in Desura and standalone DRM-free PC versions.
The Indie Royale bundle series runs on a multi-day model where price will automatically increase as more people buy the bundle. Generous purchasers, however, can help lower the price for everyone else by choosing to pay more than the current minimum, earning a mention on the front page of the site in the process, and an additional bonus in the form of Rush Coil's festive chiptune '8-Bit Christmas' album.
Indie Royale was co-created by Gamasutra sister site IndieGames.com and independent game download service Desura, and more information on the 'Xmas Bundle', including real-time statistics and its current price, is available at its official website, or additionally via its Facebook and Twitter pages.