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What is Indie Royale?
Indie Royale is an indie game bundle website that offers up multiple top-quality indie titles every two weeks for you to purchase at seriously silly prices. All you need to do is pay the price stated - or pay more - and the games currently featured will be yours to keep forever.
The website has been set up by the creators of leading independent video game editorial site IndieGames.com and the makers of notable online download service Desura as a joint venture. We know our indie games (a little too much, some might say) and we know the games that are worth playing.
The point of Indie Royale is to put the spotlight on those indie titles which provide fantastic experiences, but may well have been passed over by a good portion of the mainstream gaming public. If you purchase an Indie Royale bundle, you can be safe in the knowledge that you're not only getting multiple brilliant indie games - you're also supporting worthwhile developers.
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How can I get notified when bundles launch?
So that you never miss another Indie Royale bundle again, here are tons of ways to follow us. Choose whichever makes you happy:
Can I share games / bundle / Desura keys if I already own a game in the bundle?
Indie Royale bundles are strictly for personal use only. Sharing Steam keys because you already own a game in the bundle is not allowed. The same applies for Desura keys. If your friend wants a bundle you should gift them or they can purchase it themselves.
The idea behind Indie Royale bundles is to support indie games, we always offer excellent games at a price you cannot beat - so please recognize this and support the developers participating by buying your own bundle.
How often do new bundles appear?
Indie Royale bundles run approximately every two weeks.
I'm an indie developer, how can I get my game in a bundle?
Get in touch with us as firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact page. Be sure to include your games name, link to video, any platforms it is on (Steam, Desura, Pc, Mac, Linux etc) and we'll make sure to get back to you as quickly as possible.
How can I pay for a bundle? What happens if I choose to pay more than the minimum? What are "stars"?
Once you choose to pay for a bundle, you'll be taken to the payment screen. From here, you can choose to alter how much you want to pay for the bundle, choose whether you're buying the bundle for yourself or as a gift, and then choose to pay via Paypal, Visa or Mastercard.
"Stars" determine how much you'll knock the price down for everyone else. Depending on how much you pay over the minimum, you'll knock the price down more the higher you go. If you knock the price down enough, you may well end up on the front page scoreboard! (You can choose to opt out of this and remain anonymous if you'd prefer).
Why does the price of the bundle keep changing?
As people buy the bundle, the minimum price for the bundle rises, and you'll have to pay over this amount if you want to purchase a bundle of your own. However, people can also pay over the minimum amount to knock the price down (see the question above for details on that). Hence, the current price will keep changing as the week goes on!
I've bought the bundle - how do I access my games?
A unique url will be displayed after you've purchased your bundle - click this to access your games. The unique link will also be sent in an email to the email address your provided during checkout, so make sure you keep that email safe so that you can access your games again whenever you want! You can get the email re-sent here.
I lost the link to my bundle games! How can I get it back?
Hit the "Redeem here" link on the main Indie Royale page, just beneath the 'Buy Now' boxes, and you'll be asked to enter either your key, or your email address. Make sure you enter the email address you bought the bundle with, and your url will be emailed to you.
I gifted my friend a bundle, but they never received it!
Sorry about that! If you simply hit the "Redeem here" link on the main Indie Royale page, just beneath the 'Buy Now' boxes, and enter either your key or your email address, then your friend's key will be emailed to them.
My credit card or PayPal payment keeps getting denied, what can I do?
Apologies for that! Please let us know via the contact page, giving as much detail as possible regarding which part exactly isn't working, and whether you're receiving any errors. Please make sure before you email us that you've definitely entered the correct card/Paypal details at purchase!
Steam, Desura, Windows, Mac, Linux... How do I know if the games in a bundle are available for a particular platform?
As part of the Indie Royale service, we try to offer as many different versions of each game as possible. If a game has Mac and Linux versions available alongside the Windows versions, we will make sure to offer these as part of your bundle.
The majority of bundled games will also be available via the Desura digital distribution platform, so that you can keep all of your games together in one place - a Desura key will be provided in these cases so that you can activate your games via Desura.
Finally, if any games are available via the Steam digital distribution service, you will also be provided with Steam keys to activate your games via Steam. If you look underneath a game on the Indie Royale front page, you'll see that it says "Available on:" - this tells you exactly what systems and platforms the game is available for. For example, if it says "Available on: Windows, Desura, Steam", this means that you get a Steam key, Desura key and a standalone Windows download for the game, but the game does not come with Mac or Linux versions.
What DRM do the games in the bundle use?
As mentioned in the question above, each game is available to download in a variety of ways. The majority of games will have no DRM whatsoever, and you'll be able to directly download the games as many times as you want. Some specific games will require that you use the Steam digital distribution platform - in these instances, it will simply say "Available on: Steam" underneath the game on the front page, and nothing more.
The link I've been provided with doesn't work! What can I do?
Sorry about that, we're not sure what's happened there! Please email us via the contact page with your key and email address, and we'll make sure to get back to you as soon as humanly possible regarding your issue!
I'm not happy with the bundle I purchased, can I get a refund?
We're sorry you're not happy with your purchase. Please contact us via the contact page with your key, your reason for wishing a refund and your email address, and we will review your refund request.
I have a problem with one of the games in a bundle I purchased, or I have some other problem related to the website/bundle. Can I bend your ear about it?
Of course, we're happy to answer any questions! Hit us up with any questions you have at the contact page, making sure to state your key and email address.
I missed the current bundle, can I still purchase it?
Unfortunately, once the time has run out on a specific bundle, that bundle is no longer available for purchase. However, we will be bringing back the best bundles every now and again so that those who missed them can have another chance - make sure you watch the website for details on those periods.
How can I keep up to date with the bundles that are launching each fortnight?
Simply sign up to the Indie Royale newsletter, and you'll receive information in your email whenever a new bundle is available. You can also follow Indie Royale on Twitter and Facebook, for all the latest big price drops.
What is a Lightning Pack and how does it differ from a main Bundle?
The Lightning Pack is an intense, briefer offering of indie games centered around one or more developers or themes. Each Lightning Pack will last 100 hours. The price changing model remains the same as standard bundles.
What are Thy Rewards?
Thy Rewards is the page where loyal Indie Royale purchasers can redeem rewards. The current rewards are:
5 Bundles = Chiptopia: This album contains the awesome best-of from 8-Bit Weapon and ComputeHer.
10 Bundles = Super Space Rubbish (+ OST): An addictive arcade title for Windows, Mac, Linux and Desura where you can defend yourself from waves of enemy attackers, energy leeching space vampires, huge warships, and natural phenomenon. Plus an OST with tunes from Datassette.
15 Bundles = Fireball: RadianGames' acclaimed action game for Windows, Mac and Desura - dodge swarms of enemies and lead them to their destruction in this movement-oriented arcade game.
20 Bundles = Corril Slayer: The Walking Evil Dead - a 2D platformer from Pure Bang Games (the creator of acclaimed 'demakes' such as Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead, Pixel Force: Halo and Team Fortress Arcade.') for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Play Sam Asherton who had a botched lobotomy and now has the ability to see ghosts as he adventures through creepy landscapes, battles the undead, and hunts down monsters.
25 Bundles = Pushcat - a retro-styled arcade game from Zut Games for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Play Pushcat, a purple cat who just loves silver which you’ll create by combining gems of the same color. 'Pushcat' offers crisp pixel art by Army of Trolls, a retro ragtime soundtrack, and 60 randomly generated levels!
What is the Collection?
The Collection is a page where purchasers can earn loyalty rewards, manage keys for already-purchased bundles, and add already-completed bundles to their Wishlist for possible bundle reappearances. For more information, view the Indie Royale blog or log on to view your Collection.
When I log into my Collection, it is missing bundles that I purchased. How can I get credit for the bundles that I bought?
The Collection is populated based on the e-mail address that you used to purchase Indie Royale bundles. If you used more than one e-mail address to purchase bundles, then you will have to merge the two accounts. This can be done by clicking on "I own this bundle" and entering any missing bundle keys. Then once you hit "Click here to save" the bundle will be added to your Collection.
What does the Wishlist Feature do?
This feature will give Indie Royale purchasers a simple way to tell Indie Royale what bundles they really want but don't have. We're not guaranteeing anything just yet, but if the developers agree, then Indie Royale will re-launch some of our most popular bundles for a limited time/price.
I bought Indie Royale bundles with different E-mail addresses. How can I merge the 2 accounts?
If you used more than one e-mail address to purchase bundles, then you will have to merge the two accounts. This can be done by clicking on "I own this bundle" and entering any missing bundle keys. Then once you hit "Click here to save" the bundle will be added to your Collection.
I purchased the All-Charity Bundle – how much money goes to charity?
The All-Charity bundle allows purchasers to choose the amount that goes to each charity. The amount displayed on your check-out screen will be donated in full, with the exception of approximately 5-10% we have to pay third parties for credit card processing fees and PayPal fees.