Indie Royale, a web site that offers indie game bundles every two weeks, recently released its newest bundle called the “May Hurray Bundle.”
This new package contains Dungeon Defenders, Containment: The Zombie Puzzler, Data Jammers: FastForward, Brainpipe – A Plunge to Unhumanity, and Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space. Additional extras for the bundle include the game Dr. Blob’s Organism, the OSTs for Voodoo Interface and Temporal Logic Grid Blues.
Those who offer to pay at least $7 USD or their currency equivalent will receive the chiptune album Future, Towards the Edge of Forever, by NYC artist Starscream.
Indie Royale utilizes a unique pricing system for its bundles. Individuals must pay a minimum price for the bundle, but the more people who buy that particular bundle, the higher that minimum price becomes. However, if someone pays over the minimum price, then they knock the cost of the bundle down. Thus, the minimum price bounces up and down based on the amount of people purchasing the bundle and how much people are paying over the minimum price. A scoreboard on the front page contains the recent price changes, the top contributers, and a graph that shows the bundle’s price over time.
The games purchased in the bundle will be available for download on various platforms and are listed alongside the games.
Analysis: The flagship title here is the very popular Dungeon Defenders, a game which usually costs $15. That’s a good value, considering that the current minimum price of the bundle is $5.11 as of this writing. However, given all the crazy price fluctuations of Indie Royale bundles, you could possibly get an even better deal on that if you’re lucky.
However, for those who either already own or simply don’t want Dungeon Defenders, are the other games worth it? That’s up to the buyer. The rest of the games are mostly puzzle-based indie titles, and the OSTs and bonus album by Starscream really just depend on your musical taste. If you want Dungeon Defenders, this bundle’s a complete steal; but if you don’t, then the bundle might not be as good of a deal.