The increasing number of indie bundles around at the moment provide a great, cost-effective means to get your hands on some games that you might not have thought to try otherwise. Even if you don’t play the games immediately, it’s always pleasurable to come across a hidden gem in your Steam library when you can’t quite face logging in to Team Fortress 2 to get your ass whooped by people who play it a lot more than you do.
Here’s the Deep Space Bundle In A Box, a collection of games that will undoubtedly please any sci-fi junkies. The pack includes Jeff Minter’s psychedelic blaster Space Giraffe; Death Ray Manta aka DRM, a self-aware arena shooter by Rob “Remakes” Fearon; space combat simulator The Wreckless by Duct Tape Games; point-and-click adventure/RPG Dark Scavenger by Psydra Games; and a remake of Commodore 64 classic shmup Armalyte by Psytronik.
As is usually the case with this sort of deal, beat the average price and you get a bunch of additional goodies: specifically, visually stunning space shooter SOL: Exodus from Seamless Entertainment; the Tunneler-inspired 2.5D shooter Miner Wars Arena from Keen Software House; pixel-art platformer RobotRiot from Retromite; and some downloadable extras relating to Armalyte, including music demos and interactive concept art.
But that’s not all! (I feel like an infomercial host. I apologize.) The more bundles that are sold, the more additional cool stuff gets unlocked, including soundtracks for Dark Scavenger, Miner Wars and Sol Exodus; an artbook for Sol Exodus; storyboards for Dark Scavenger; a book about Kyttara games’ upcoming action-puzzler Droidscape: Basilica; and a digital copy of the first issue of PlaySF Magazine, a new publication focusing exclusively on sci-fi games.
You’ve got two weeks to name your price (so long as it’s more than $0.99) and pick up a copy right here.