Another Indie Royale package, called the Summer Bundle, is up for sale. The games available in the package are Harvest: Massive Encounter, The Journey Down: Chapter One, Serious Sam 2, Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne, Hitogata Happa, Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition, Dino Run SE, and an AirMech Steam PC Beta key with an exclusive in-game item. In addition to these games, those who spend at least $8 or their currency equivalent on the Summer Bundle will receive the album Pixeljams Volume 1, a compliation album which features artists Miles Tilmann, Datasette, Mark DeNardo, and Dosh.
As usual, the Summer Bundle uses the unique Indie Royale pricing system, where how much each customer pays changes the minimum price of the bundle. The more that people pay, the cheaper the bundle is for everyone else; but the more people who buy the bundle, the more expensive it is for everyone else. This makes the minimum bundle price a dynamic number that fluctuates throughout the sale.
As of this writing, the minimum price for the Summer Bundle was $5.40 and there had been 15,968 bundles sold. The sale ends on July 10.
Analysis: That’s quite a lot of games. If you were to buy them all individually, you’d pay $46. That’s a savings of over $40, which means this bundle is a must buy if these are the kinds of games you enjoy. This, of course, begs the question: would you enjoy these games?
That depends. The collection is actually rather eclectic. Harvest: Massive Encounter is an RTS; The Journey Down: Chapter One is a point-and-click adventure game; Serious Sam 2 is a twitch FPS, Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne, and Hitogata Happa are all anime-themed bullet-hell games; Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition is a fighting game; Dino Run SE is a platforming game; and AirMech is a free-to-play action-strategy game. In other words, the Summer Bundle is a medley of various game types, so it can be hard to decide whether or not these games are the kind you’d want to play.
Still, if even a few of these titles are up your alley, the value on the bundle is pretty huge, and I think it’d be a mistake to pass it up. For everyone else who can’t get behind this list of niche titles, the next Indie Royale Bundle starts in three weeks, so there’s a good chance that you can still find something worth buying in the near future.