Indie Royale Arclight Bundle

The past of indie bundle writing
Looking back at most of the blog entries so far it seems that this became more of an advertising platform for indie games bundles. Not that this is a bad thing, as promoting young developers and these sites is better than constantly talking about new snippets of information concerning consoles or games which are yet to be released. But of course this also means that by playing through all these games, time becomes a problem when dealing with lots of other review copies and writing in-depth reviews.

The (possible) future of indie bundle writing
So I’ll try a different approach this time, similar to the Indie Royale Replay, Free Indie Bundle and Free Bundle feature, i.e. giving an abbreviated overview of the current indie bundles. It might not have the same emphasis on personal gaming experiences, but by providing trailers, links and a general summary of what genres the games embrace, it will hopefully be just as informative to read while giving me the opportunity to write more reviews and other non-gaming related articles.


Thematic bundle to the extreme
This time Indie Royale seems to imitate the Humble Weekly Sale idea of presenting a collection of games developed by one specific studio. In Indie Royale Arclight Bundle‘s case, it’s USA based indie company Arcen Games which provides many hours of strategic gaming fun.

Minimized cost for maximized strategy fun
Included are platformers-meet-strategy-puzzlers A Valley Without Wind 1+2, top-down puzzle survival horror Shattered Haven, match-3-puzzle game Tidalis (which has already been featured in the Indie Royale Mighty Bundle) and finally the whole over-the-top RTS in space with lots and lots of enemies on screen AI War collection, including Fleet Command, Vengeance of the Machine, The Zenith Remnant, Children of Neinzul, Light of the Spire and Ancient Shadows.

More music for more money
If this weren’t enough Arcen Games material, paying more than 8 dollars unlocks all 9 soundtracks plus the chiptune album Deorbit by Disasterpeace. So grab it while you can before the offer expires in less than three days.

The following Indie Royale trailer and the games’ individual ones should give you an idea of what to expect…

A Valley Without Wind
(USA 2012, developer/publisher: Arcen Games, platform: PC)


Official Website

A Valley Without Wind 2
(USA 2013, developer/publisher: Arcen Games, platform: PC)


Official Website

Shattered Haven
(USA 2013, developer/publisher: Arcen Games, platform: PC)


Official Website

(USA 2010, developer/publisher: Arcen Games, platform: PC)


Official Website

AI War: Fleet Command
(USA 2009, developer/publisher: Arcen Games, platform: PC)


Official Website

AI War: The Zenith Remnant
(USA 2010, developer/publisher: Arcen Games, platform: PC)


Official Website

AI War: Children of the Neinzul
(USA 2010, developer/publisher: Arcen Games, platform: PC)


Official Website

AI War: Light of the Spire
(USA 2011, developer/publisher: Arcen Games, platform: PC)


Official Website

AI War: Ancient Shadows
(USA 2012, developer/publisher: Arcen Games, platform: PC)


Official Website

AI War: Vengeance of the Machine
(USA 2013, developer/publisher: Arcen Games, platform: PC)


Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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