Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land Steam keys and DLC

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land has just been launched on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/251390/) and everyone who grabbed the DRM-free version of the game via our BIAB Indie RPG Bundle has been assigned a nice, free Steam key for the game. See? Beating the average always has its perks!

Find the key for the game on your personal downloads page!

Oh, and this particular version of the Lovecraftian WWI strategy/RPG, besides some graphical improvements, comes complete with the “Kaul’s Diary” DLC.

The Indie Ordinary Gamer Bundle is Over

Dear gamers, happy holidays! In other news, the Indie Ordinary Gamer Bundle by Bundle In A Box and the Ordinary Gamer is now over and we thank you for your support. We do hope you enjoyed it too!

We will soon be announcing the winner of the Indie Dev Grant!

Oh, and do keep an eye on Bundle In A Box bundles by subscribing to our newsletter and following us via this very blog, facebookgoogle plus and twitter. We also have those handy Steam and Desura Groups.

The Indie Ordinary (Charity) Bundle is LIVE!

Having teamed up with the wise Ordinary Gamer and in order to support the important AbleGamer Charity with 30% of our net earnings, Bundle In A Box returns with its latest and impressively varied bundle: The Indie Ordinary Gamer Bundle! An excellent, eclectic and properly indie selection of 11 great games everyone can savour for the most reasonable price of “pay-what-you-want”!

Pay anything above $1.99 and enjoy:

One Finger Death Punch (Windows/Desura): stylized and frantic kung fu fighting game.

QbQbQb (Windows , Mac, Linux/Desura): the musical arcade puzzler that evolves as you play it.

Saviors (Windows/ Desura): 3D scrolling shmup sporting some spectacular pyrotechnics.

Cognition: Episode 1 (Windows,Mac/Steam, Desura): a Jane Jensen powered point-and-click thriller.

Slender 5 Pages (Windows): horror and Slenderman done in pixel-art.

 

Beat the average price and you will also get to play with:

Rooks Keep (Windows/Desura): a fantasy melee arena brawler.

Isaac The Adventurer (Windows/Desura):  a fresh 3D platformer.

Cognition: Episode 2 (Windows, Mac/Steam, Desura): the continuation of the dark adventure series.

Hairy Tales (Windows,Mac/Desura): a stunning and smart 3D action puzzler.

Along Came A Spider (Windows/Desura): demented physics based arcade offering starring a spider.

The Grave Digger (Windows, Linux/Desura): very British, very grim and very funny.

As always, for every 100 bundles sold $15 will be added to our Indie Dev Grant and the whole sum will be awarded to a developer selected by vote; no strings will be attached as to how the grant will be used. So, please, do not forget to vote! Also, 30% of our net revenue will be shared with the AbleGamers Charity.

The bundle, the eight effort of Kyttaro Games (and, this time, of the Ordinary Gamer too) to promote indie creators and quality games, will last for 21 days and offer its games as DRM-free downloads (but not exclusively so; most games are also available on Desura and/or Steam), while supporting Windows, Mac and Linux. GRAB IT! And do please help us spread the word too, as the more bundles we sell, the more extra content will be unlocked!

IDG Nominee: Codemancer

[The BIAB Blog is presenting the Indie Dev Grant nominees that Bundle In A Box will be funding. Voting for the IDG winner will begin as soon as the Ordinary Gamer Charity Bundle goes live.]

The Project:

Codemancer is a fantasy action game which tells the story of a young girl, named Aurora, who must learn magic in order to save her father. However, in this world magic is programming, so the player must learn to code in order to win the game.

This game is intended to bring programming to an audience that wouldn’t normally be exposed to it. It is designed to appeal to young people, especially young girls, who are motivated more by narrative than by the desire to solve puzzles.

The Team:

The team is made up of myself, Rob Lockhart I’m the game designer and programmer.  Before this, I was the lead game designer at Toy Studio, and before that a programmer at Wolfram|Alpha.  There are two artists working on the project, Pui Che and Patrick Beavers. The music is being composed by David Novak.

The Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=590fFcwIcms

The Link:

http://importantlittlegames.com/Codemancer/

IDG Nominee: Untitled Combo Puzzle Game!

[The BIAB Blog is presenting the Indie Dev Grant nominees that Bundle In A Box will be funding. Voting for the IDG winner will begin as soon as the Ordinary Gamer Charity Bundle goes live.]

The Project:

Simple casual puzzle game with a surprising amount of depth. Place pieces in order to create combinations and solve the goals. Easy to learn, but challenging to master. With 3 different game modes planned (puzzle, point, saga) and a fully featured editor to create and share your own puzzles. Leaderboards, social integration, and three different supported platforms (Web, iOS, Android). How far can you make it?

The Team:

Two person team, living outside Philadelphia, consisting of a designer (Stefan Lopuszanski) and a programmer (Adam Reifsneider). Both avid gamers who have a passion for making games and want to do it full time. Sick of the traditional stagnant video game corporate structure we both want to break free and express our love of games.

The Link:

http://www.stexe.com/FF/FF.html

IDG Nominee: Monkey Land 3D

[The BIAB Blog is presenting the Indie Dev Grant nominees that Bundle In A Box will be funding. Voting for the IDG winner will begin as soon as the Ordinary Gamer Charity Bundle goes live.]

The Project:

Based on the characters from the original, you play as Mugen the orange monkey pirate who explores new worlds looking for treasure. In this game you will be exploring huge ice caves, frozen tundras and see lots and lots of dinosaurs! You collect bananas, try to find hidden keys and open Dead Man’s Chest’s to acquire high scores and unlock new worlds! The game play is 3D platforming with spin attack action. Basically your jump is also your attack and you can find all sorts of weapons to equip as well as helmets and armors.

The Team:

I am a one man army and I might outsource music but on the original I made all the music too! I live in Seattle WA and love the pacific north west. Lived here my entire life and have studied and graduated from TWO game design schools. I hope to continue making mobile games and eventually make an amazing 3D plat-former for the next gen systems using Unreal 4 technology.

The Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NUZqq2F0-k (previous project)

The Link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monkey-land-3d/id714734930?mt=8 (previous project)

IDG Nominee: Rune Lords

[The BIAB Blog is presenting the Indie Dev Grant nominees that Bundle In A Box will be funding. Voting for the IDG winner will begin as soon as the Ordinary Gamer Charity Bundle goes live.]

The Project:

Rune Lords is a collectible card game but with a gameplay twist , you have to draw runes on screen, custom gestures, to activate the card’s skill. Each player should choose from over 60 cards , divided among six element and build a team of five cards, with a maximum of one card per element.

What makes Rune Lords really stand out, is that you actually have to do something during your match, victory is not just one click away. You need strategical thinking to prepare a good card setup and the ability to use the right skills and as many of them as you’re able in the ten seconds allowed to draw the runes.

The game will feature both a single player, where you will be able to collect cards, currency and items, and a live PvP arena with a monthly reward for all players. The nostalgic and beautiful pixel art set up for a unique experience engaging older and new players from all over the globe.

The Team:

Dragon Slayer Studio is a small indie team founded in the early 2013 , by 3 italian game devs : Fabio Cadario , Johnny Picciafuochi and Simone Verde. Shortly after Manon Dreijer from Netherland joined the team helping out as a pixel artist. Marc Greenwood lately joined us, taking care of music and sounds. We are a bunch of busy people trying to get a name in the mobile game industry in our spare time , developing game for everyone to enjoy.

The Link:

http://www.ds-studio.org/

IDG Nominee: FranknJohn

[The BIAB Blog is presenting the Indie Dev Grant nominees that Bundle In A Box will be funding. Voting for the IDG winner will begin as soon as the Ordinary Gamer Charity Bundle goes live.]

The Project:

FranknJohn is a Roguelike Action Game that will make you lose your head. Literally. Launch your head as a weapon and experiment with unique Skullcaps to overcome deadly challenges.

You play as FranknJohn, a failed experiment on a journey to uncover the truth of his existence. Awakening in the basement furnace of Dr.Harmins crazy manor, you must battle your way up through his deranged randomly generated fun-house filled with unspeakable horrors.

The Team:

bitSmith Games are a 5-man team based in Dublin, Ireland. We released our first game Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan in January 2013 for iOS. We are currently developing our new game FranknJohn for PC/Mac and (hopefully) consoles. We like cake.

The Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLr2ZzfEcpU

The Link:

http://franknjohn.com/