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Ninja Lightning Pack sneaks into Indie Royale

Posted by: Travis at 3/26/2012 3:00 PM
The next bundle of games from Indie Royale have been revealed as titles from NinjaBee and appropriately named the Ninja Lightning Pack. The bundle of games include Cloning ClydeA Kingdom for KeflingsOutpost Kaloki, Ancients of Ooga, and Band of Bugs. The pricing starts at $2.99 and will either increase or decrease over a 100-hour period depending on the number of people that purchase the bundle. Its price will also depend on those that pay more than the minimum price, resulting in either increases or decreases in its future price. All of the games in the bundle are included as DRM-free downloads and available through the Desura Windows PC client. In addition, Cloning Clyde and Ancients of Ooga will be redeemable on Steam.

Visit the Indie Royale website for further details on the included games and current pricing.


INDIE ROYALE DEBUTS THE NINJA LIGHTNING PACK

SAN FRANCISCO – March 23, 2012 – Indie Royale (www.indieroyale.com) returns in a flash with the Ninja Lightning Pack, an eclectic, Windows PC-compatible collection from longtime indie developers NinjaBee. Five full games from the veteran developers are available, starting at a total of just USD $2.99 and trending upwards or downwards until the frantic 100-hour countdown ends.

First up, NinjaBee brings side-scrolling, puzzle-platforming console hit Cloning Clyde, co-developed by Bacon Wrapped Games, to Windows PC users. Players use mutant Clydes (including Chicken-Clyde, Frog-Clyde, and Sheep-Clyde) to help the real Clyde escape the 40 levels of the evil Dupliclone, Inc. IGN considered the XBLA version of Cloning Clyde "one of the most extensive and enjoyable games available," and the Windows version packs an equal punch.

Players can also enjoy building and managing on land with the signature NinjaBee citybuilding title A Kingdom for Keflings. Playing as a giant, gamers progress by unlocking new blueprints, buildings and tasks on their way to constructing a Kefling kingdom, and the game includes the ability to build cities online cooperatively with your friends, as well as extensive customization to buildings, villages, and tasks for in-game citizens.

In the humorous space station sim game Outpost Kaloki, players must "solve challenges, entertain visiting aliens, keep their ratings high, defend their station against alien attackers, and rake in the money on their way to fame, love, and glory." With dozens of scenarios to play through and a number of "sandbox" environments to extend the experience, Outpost Kaloki has since expanded to Xbox 360 and iOS, but Lightning Pack purchasers get the Windows title that started it all.

Also available is Cloning Clyde's spiritual sequel, platform puzzler Ancients of Ooga. NinjaBee and Bacon Wrapped Games' 2011 title substitutes clones for fallen tribal chiefs with ancient, elemental powers necessary to clear over 50 levels, all full of new puzzles and platforms. Ooga also boasts a unique eat/carry/puke inventory management system. Eurogamer claims that the game has a "twisted humor and mutated style lending a pleasantly Oddworld vibe to proceedings," which adds to the game's overall charm.

Finally, the SRPG genre gets a relatively rare Windows outing with Band Of Bugs, a fast-playing and very accessible tactics strategy game. The game, also an early hit on Xbox 360's Live Arcade service, features a full story-based campaign, online play, and a level editor that lets you design custom scenarios and share them with your friends, as well as allowing compatibility with bonus campaigns and map packs available for free online at http://www.ninjabee.com/band-of-bugs-pc.

All five titles are available as DRM-free or Desura Windows PC downloads, with Steam keys included for the two games available on that service, Cloning Clyde and Ancients of Ooga. The Ninja Lightning Pack will run for just 100 hours, under the same pricing model as before: the price will automatically increase as more people buy the pack. Those generous purchasers who pay more than the current minimum can keep the price low or even decrease it.

Indie Royale was co-created by Gamasutra sister site IndieGames.com and independent game download service Desura. More information on the Ninja Lightning Pack, including real-time statistics and its current price, is available at its official is available at the official Indie Royale website (www.indieroyale.com) or via the Indie Royale Facebook (www.facebook.com/IndieRoyale) and Twitter (twitter.com/#!/indieroyale) pages.

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