[Update] Indie Bundles and Star Ruler discount have been added.
Indie sales are here to make the many downers of September a little easier to bear. Take part in some of the solid savings offered across the following digital distributors:
Steam carries an eclectic grouping of discounts this weekend; as Scott pointed out earlier in the week, Brawsome’s adventure game Jolly Rover is 50% off (alternatively: Direct from Brawsome or D2D.) Train sim RailWorks goes for $20 off its standard $50 tag, while you can grab the music-powered casual game Rhythm Zone for 33% off ($10 normally.) Additionally, Exosyphen’s Hacker: Evolution titles have been added to the digital distribution service and given a 25% discount.
GamersGate is offering an even bigger discount on the original Hacker: Evolution title, dropping it by 50% down to just $10.
Impulse offers a solid discount on Blendo’s latest Air Forte, taking the $15 title down to $10.50. Star Ruler is $5 off at $20.
Also, don’t forget about those Indie Bundle Offerings Peter posted on.
So many great indie deals, offers and sales this weekend it simply won’t let us slack off and not tell you about all of ‘em. Everyone is getting in the mix today, a couple of developers are taking the initiative themselves along with all four major digital distributors offering something for the indie connoisseur. Let’s take a look around.
Also remember that MMO Love and multiplayer shooter Altitude are free for anyone to play this weekend only.
Use the coupon code”PUZZLEPAX” and get 50% off Wadjet’s Puzzle Bots in celebration of the adventure game earning a PAX 10 Finalist spot.
Use the coupon code “INDIEPOWER” when pre-ordering Frozen Synapse and save $6.50, bringing the price down to $19.50. Remember they’re giving an extra copy to give to a friend seeing as its a head-to-head multiplayer title.
GamersGate is offering all of the Penumbra titles and bundles at 70% off (PC/Mac). Air racing sim Ikaro is 75% off and goes for just $7.50 instead of the $30 standard.
Over on Steam, Altitude is half off and goes for just $5 (PC/Mac). Railworks is $20 off with two pieces of DLC discounted as well. King Arthur is $18 cheaper and King Arthur – The Saxons goes for $6 off. Puzzle Dimension sale is supposedly expired but it’s still going for 33% off its $10 tag.
Impulse is still offering the Gratuitous Space Battles Complete bundle (Game + All Available DLC) for $15 off.
Direct2Drive has a couple of deals on top of the same discount as GamersGate with the Penumbra Collection. They also offer Defense Grid for $6 instead of $10 and have slashed the Mount & Blade: Warband Bundle down to just $18 from $60.
RailSimulator has rolled out a minor update for RailWorks, adding a pair of items to the expansive train simulator title.
The patch specifically brings fixes for the “Canadian Rock” scenario which was suffering form an audio problem and timing issues, and players can now actually complete “The Forgotten One” scenario.
Owners of the game can get the file automatically by starting up the game in the Steam client. From the change log:
- Audio problem and timings fixed for Canadian Rock scenario
- Fixed inability to complete The Fogotten One scenario
RailSimulator has pitched a small follow-up update to the major “Career System” patch that hit earlier this week. The patch brings a trio of changes to the game, including a crash fix affecting the editor, along with a reordering of the leaderboards in the “Rankings” table. Additional leaderboard entries are now shown as well.
Owners of the game can grab it now via auto update by starting the title up or restarting the Steam client. From the change log:
- Fix for a crash when extracting external terrain height data in the editor
- More entries from the leaderboards are shown
- Reordered leaderboards in the Rankings table
As subtle as they generally are, RailSimulator has quietly rolled out a new major update for its expansive train simulator RailWorks, adding among other items the new Career System to the game.
The new mode as you would expect adds a career element to the title, offering up four new RailSimulator Career System Scenarios. The patch also brings several additions and adjustments of speed limits to a few areas in the game, as well as more screen resolution options and some other new items and fixes.
The file can be grabbed now by owners of the game through the Steam client. Word of warning though: the save file format has changed so once you update, your saves from the previous version will be gone. From the change log:
- RailSimulator.com Career System® added
- 4 new RS Career System® Scenarios added
- US speed limit signs have been updated
- Speed limits added to the Castle Rock route
- Speed limits on the Hagen-Siegen route updated
- Speed limits on the Oxford-Paddington route updated
- A turntable has been added at Evercreech Junction on the Bath Green Park to Templecombe route
- Extra resolution provided
- Small ejectors fixed
Note that the save file format has changed so saves will be lost from the previous version.
Indie Sales may be the only thing these days poking the dead raccoon that is our economy. Each week, I wonder what sale might pop-up and demand that I pay money for a game by giving me an offer too good to refuse. Is there a discount out there this week like that? Depends on who you are, what’s your poison? Steampunky action? Old school RPG? Space Strategy?
Whatever you’ll have, there’s some nice discounts on good titles this week. Go splurge a bit.
On Impulse, Gratuitous Space Battles Complete–which packs the core space strategy title along with its three paid expansions–is $14 off its $40 tag. Review here. Steampunk action game Guns of Icarus is $6 instead of $10. Review here.
Steam has several small launch sales including 10% off RPG Eschalon Book II, 10% off casual puzzler 4 Elements and 20% off strategy title Future Wars. Into trains? Several RailWorks add-ons are 33%-50% off as well.
Neocore’s Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come has been given a 50% off sale this weekend courtesy of GamersGate. That’s $10 instead of $20, from the same team that developed King Arthur — The Role Playing Wargame.
As a reminder from last week since it’s still going on: You still have the chance to pick up Plain Sight for just $5 on D2D.
Indie Sales reappears after a bit of a hiatus. Several sales this week; some little, some big and all awesome. Let’s take the tour.
Direct2Drive, often absent from our inconsistent weekly segment, boasts the best offer both in discount and quality of game. Multiplayer Robot Exploder Plain Sight is 50% off, taking the title down to just $5 through the middle of next week. Check out Geoff’s review for more on the game.
Impulse is running a couple of deals as part of their weekend sale. Christian Teister’s Grappling Hook goes for $9 instead of the standard $15–Arsen and I have covered it fairly extensively. Sigma’s top-down action title Alien Shooter is just $3 instead of the typical $5. However…
GamersGate is offering a better Alien Shooter discount in the three-game Alien Shooter Gold Pack which contains Alien Shooter, Alien Shooter: Vengeance and Zombie Shooter. A $15 price tag slashed down to just $3.73! Not to be overlooked at all, The Scourge Project Episodes 1 and 2 is still 75% off. Check out our coverage here.
In the wake of its enormous discountocalypse, Steam isn’t running any standard sales this week. However, they are offering a few launch discounts including dollar discounts for Binary Takeover’s music-powered title Turba and Telltale’s adventure game Puzzle Agent. The new “Class 02 Shunter Pack” DLC for RailWorks is 33% off as well.
Did we miss something? Email us or leave a comment below so we can share.
RailSimulator has released a new update for its realistic train simulator RailWorks, now available for download via Steam.
The patch brings new German assets available by default in German routes, three new scenarios, new free roams, and more. A handful of bug fixes too. The file can be downloaded now automatically on Steam. Also of note: a bunch of DLC for the title can currently be had at various discounted prices on the digital distributor.
From the change log:
New German assets available by default in German routes.
Three new Hagen-Siegen scenarios
Hagen-Siegen free roams include new German stock.
New German stock no longer activates PZB in simple mode
Seebergbahn now localised to German
Cab save error fixed
Packager can now handle unusual route and scenario folder names
Importing of localisation fixed
Next Speed Limit performance improvements
Geared diesel engine sim improvements
Extra resolution provided
This week we had to scour every corner of the web to dig up enough sales, but as it turns out, those discounts we did find are heavy. Starting from 50% off and up to a name your price option, were in the high rollers room tonight.
Most of the offers end before the weekend so we’ll be back then to update on the new offerings on Friday.
The Lunar Pack almost ‘pay what you want’ sale offers up Boss Baddie title’s Wake and Lunnye Devitsy for any price you want as long as it’s at least £1 GBP (around $1.20), Geoff touches on it in more detail.
Both of Neocore’s titles Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come and King Arthur – The Role-Playing Wargame (plus all DLC) are 66% off on Steam through Thursday at 4 PM PT. Plenty of RailWorks DLC still discounted as well.
Both PC and Mac versions of Emberwind are 50% off on GamersGate through the week. The same for Bob Came in Pieces and as a bonus the distributor bundles both PC and Mac copies together at no extra cost. Strategy title Imperii is just $2.50 as well.
Team 17′s Alien Breed: Impact has been listed on Steam at 10% off its $15 price, you can check out the demo on the Steam page as well. The title releases this Thursday, June 3 though so hurry if you want to grab the game for a bit cheaper.
Just dropping by quickly to let you know what’s going on with those discounted indie games this weekend. The major digital distributors provide the lion share of the oomph today, but if you know of any developers running their own personal sales, please comment or email them over so we can add them to the list. Oh, and on that note: remember that Jason Rohrer’s pay pretty much what you want sale for Sleep is Death is still going on.
On Steam, Altitude, Killing Floor and Madballs are all 50% off to celebrate Mac releases (you can play the games on either OS.) Quantz is still $3, Flotilla is a dollar off, and a ton of RailWorks DLC is on sale at a variety of discounted prices.
Impulse has a nice discount for the just released RPG Eschalon: Book II that I touched on here, taking the $25 title down to just $18.72 through the weekend, Bob Came in Pieces is 50% off at $5.
GamersGate has the same 50% off deal for Altitude and 25% off of Max and the Magic Marker throwing in both PC and Mac copies of the games. Puzzle Bots gets a slight pre-order discount as well.