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catpower1980: Current deal : COATED
I bought a recent Flying Bundle for Coated, which I redeemed on Desura.

It was unplayable. The keyboard controls were super clunky, and I was not able to jump (or double-jump) to the only platform required to pass the first level. It didn't seem to be a skill issue, rather that the game wasn't responding properly to keyboard input, and the jumps would be cut short.

I posted a query on Desura at the time. It's been over a month and I've heard nothing.

I assumed that it was a problem on my end, as the game seems to appear often in cycled adverts on lower-tier stores, but by and large, the review sections are empty. I've written it off. No big deal.

Hopefully, anyone else who buys it will have better luck.
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grimwerk: snip
I didn't have any technical problems but still I cannot recommend the game. To keep it short:
- Controls are VERY clunky
- The game is ugly (I do like retro graphics but this game is just ugly)
- Some platforms are badly defined - you'll fall down even though you can see that you were half a centimeter from the edge
- Weird an not intuitive backtracking system (and you'll have to backtrack because sometimes you have to go back a few levels to use a specific bucket of paint)
- In later levels you can get stuck and the only option I found was to reinstall the game and start from the very beginning
The general idea is nice and some later levels have interesting puzzles but alas, the game is in a poor shape at this moment. Buy at your own risk
New deal on IGS is Into the Gloom, a horror puzzle game I've never heard of, comes with Desura, DRM-free and Greenlight :


https://indiegamestand.com/deal/


BTA is another 2 games .
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Licurg: New deal on IGS is Into the Gloom, a horror puzzle game

BTA is another 2 games .
Micy Roll and Plith are the BTA games. For me just now it was $1.80 for three games. I'm a sucker for Horror-ish style games and at least Plith seemed like it was worth a look. For under $2 It seemed like it was worth a shot.
You can find demos for both Into the Gloom and Plith on Desura:
http://www.desura.com/games/into-the-gloom
http://www.desura.com/games/plith

I found Plith to be awkward to play and ugly. I didn't get very far before I dismissed it.

Into the Gloom is unnerving. The spooky music and sound effects set me on edge. If you're into creepy, certainly try the demo.

edit:
I should be clearer about Into the Gloom. It seems decent. The atmosphere is well done. It's interesting to see how something so visually simple can create such tension.
Post edited October 21, 2014 by grimwerk
Pilota is the new IGS deal :


https://indiegamestand.com/deal/
New game is --

Dungeon Lurk II - Leona (BETA with future updates)

An Action Puzzle Adventure Game with roots in the classic "Point & Click" genre. Take your time and explore the environment for clues to puzzles. Zoom in to detailed areas to find secrets that allow you to progress in the game.

Ceghran, The Dread King, has constructed a dungeon kingdom to house his lords, accumulate souls, create magical artifacts and form dreadful legions. Ceghran has his lords collecting souls to reconstruct his being. If Ceghran is successful in becoming whole, the world will be in anguish. It's now up to you to stop Ceghran and his Lords from causing mayhem across the realm. Complete with Built-Out 3D environments. Easy to Control, Graphic Intensive Artwork, Puzzles, Coin Collection, Sound Effects, Random Loot, Random Puzzles, Random Stories, Random Spawns, RPG Style, Progressive Elements.

This game captures the player from a top down angle, providing you with an absolute way to see all.
Multiple Control Support: Dungeon Lurk II provides you with many different ways to control the character including WASD, touch screen to move, mouse click to move, on screen joystick and game controller.
Multi-Language Support: Over 50 languages supported (Machine translations in most languages).
Traditional Adventure Style: Go back in time and relive the adventure game genre with updated mechanics and graphics.
Experience puzzle solving with live action presentation cut scenes and enjoy the moment.
Some puzzles require your hand eye coordination to survive or solve the puzzle.

Play now, and get involved!

There is NO BTA with this one, although there are Desura and Greenlight keys to be had.

EDIT to add BETA information.
Post edited 5 days ago by 011284mm
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011284mm: There is NO BTA with this one, although there are Desura and Greenlight keys to be had.
The game is on Steam (Early access, no Greenlight)

The email from IGS says that "Beating the average will unlock the OST."
*** New deal is WOLF WARS ***

The BTA is "Still not dead", another game by the same dev.

Copy/Paste:

WolfWars is fantasy tactical strategy card game.

It may sound a bit weird, but we took & simplified rules from many other card games and created new concept so anyone on the planet can enjoy it.

It is not TCG/CCG game, but you will be able to build or edit your decks with available cards and heroes.

What it does?

- Singleplayer (PVE)
- Cross platform multiplayer (2-4players)
- Simultaneous turns
- Realtime turns
- Co-op (1vs2, 1vs3 2vs2) (players vs players & players vs AI-bot)
- Mixed multiplayer with random AI (bot) during gameplay
I stopped with IndieGameStand, most games are rubbish and the ones that are at least decent come to IndieRoyale or HumbleBundle shortly afterwards.
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Klumpen0815: I stopped with IndieGameStand, most games are rubbish and the ones that are at least decent come to IndieRoyale or HumbleBundle shortly afterwards.
Depends on how you view IGS and what your consumer's habits are...

I personally got fed up with IndieRoyale due to a neverending backlog. Just right now, I could buy 17 games on IR (Debut 20 + Mixer 10) for less than 5€ but I don't care because I didn't even play a third of my past IR purchases. And honestly, I feel just like I would participate to the race to the bottom. Remember the early days of IR when for 5-6€ you got 6 games only? Now, devs get nothing and players just get useless games. I like IGS 4-days deals because as a consumer, you get to really "choose" your discounted game, you have more chance to play it because that game interested you particularly. And from a dev POV, you only get peanuts and if you ever get on steam, those sales cannibalizes a little your launch. Two recent articles from Gamasutra:
http://gamasutra.com/blogs/RichardHillWhittall/20141023/228442/Bundles__Approach_with_your_Eyes_Open.php
http://gamasutra.com/blogs/RobertFearon/20141027/228628/Bundling_in_2014.php
That reminds me I bought impulsively the recent "mystery" bundle from IR but I haven't yet bothered to open my e-mail with the page/key link in it...

On HB, it's now rare if I buy them too because, I already have the games I was interested in or they don't provide DRM-free versions. And also, the Humble Store sucks big time as a "store" because you can't browse games properly (same could be said about gog btw), your own library is a mess and due to a difference in the contract, games that have an individual widgets aren't necessarly included in the store.

So, while there are some crappy games on IGS (I don't even understand why they allow beta/alpha games), I think it's the best successor of Desura so far as a way to discover unknown games because it gives them visibility and good "store functions" from a user POV.

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BTW, Arcen games are currently on sales (up to -85%) but steam-only apparently:
https://indiegamestand.com/store/browse.php?tab=on_sale
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catpower1980: snip
Yeah, I stopped with IndieRoyale too.
HumbleBundle is still top when it comes to quality games, but the amount of Steam-only is still too much.