Recession Bundle

Recession Bundle has come to an end, thank you all for your support.


We have gathered some awesome freeware games and a few commercial bonus games with soundtracks for good souls that donate and help the developers – and SOS Children’s Village Croatia, an NGO organization that provides food, shelter and education for over 250 little ones. All donations will be evenly split between all parties involved – 10% to Charity, 10% to each of the developers and 10% to the organizers.

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6 games are free and you can play them right now. Clickity click the game pictures to see the gameplay video:

 

Mighty Jill Off (Auntie Pixelante)

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PC – Download, Mac – Download

You probably know Jill as an unlockable character in Super Meat Boy, but did you know that she starts in her own game? And yup, it’s tough as nails.

 

Action Fist (TeknoPants)

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PC – Download *Does not actually contain any fists*

Action Fist is an awesome shoot ‘em up in style of Gunstar Heroes. You can play alone or you can ACTION FIST with a co-op buddy. Yeah!

 

Vidiot Game (GZ Storm)

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PC – Download (Also available on XBLIG for 80 MSP)

WARNING: Vidiot game is unfit for human consumption and may cause brain damage. You have been warned. We playd it and weer ok.

 

The Cat and The Coup (Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad)

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Steam (free), PC – Download, Mac – Download

The Cat and the Coup is a documentary videogame in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his downfall. As a player, you coax Mossadegh back through significant events of his life by knocking objects off of shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on his lap and scratching him.

 

Dubloon (Greg Lobanov)

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PC – Download

A point-n-click pirate RPG adventure game. There are dungeons, bosses, sidequests and secrets in a huge explorable world. Arrrrr. And there be booty.

 

Neverball (Robert Kooima and others)

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Desura,  PC – Download, Mac – Download, Linux – Download

Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course before time runs out. Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of skill. Also found here is Neverputt, a hot-seat multiplayer miniature golf game, built on the physics and graphics engine of Neverball.

So, you can play those 6 awesome games right now! But, if you support the Recession Bundle by donating, you will also get 8-Bit Night and Star-Twine, two brilliant paid games worth 15 USD – for a pay what you want price.

Also, a part of the donations will go to SOS – Children’s Village Croatia. You can help the little ones and play some awesome games. What’s not to like?

 

 

Star-Twine (Eric Billingsley) - (Desura and DRM-free ) BONUS FOR DONATORS

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Star-Twine is a strategy game with ambient sounds, stunning visuals and a virtually infinite number of levels to play on. Battles unfold on sprawling three-dimensional maps where you, a small point of light, must build structures to extract energy from the threads that make up the world. Energy can be spent on new structures, each with their own unique abilities. DRM-free.

8-Bit Night (Retro Souls) (Desura and DRM-free ) BONUS FOR DONATORS

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8-Bit Night, a retro platform game with a unique twist. Spin the world around you on it’s axis to solve the deviously designed levels. Collect pixels, avoid marauding skulls and experience two-dimensional gaming from an all-new and exciting perspective. DRM-free.

Break Blocks (Greater Good Games) (Desura) Unlock by paying 5 USD and more

(if you already bought the bundle for less than 5 USD,  you can always donate the difference and mail us, we will add you to Break Blocks list. You can give an extra copy to a friend!)

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Break Blocks is a highly addictive break dancing puzzle game. You assume the role of a skilled but untrained break dancer, working your way up the the ranks by challenging the best break dancers in one-on-one dance battles. Busting your best moves by building pieces to the beat and clearing groups of colored blocks, you attempt to gradually sway the crowd to declare you the winner.

 8-Bit Night Soundtrack – UNLOCKED!

The brilliant retro 8-Bit Night soundtrack has unlocked for ALL donators! Check your download page!

Mighty Jill Off Secret Tower – UNLOCKED!

Start the game. While Jill is licking the queen’s boots, type “queen”. You’ll hear a melody, then press space to start the second tower!

Star-Twine SoundtrackUNLOCKED!


Raised total:

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The Recession Bundle was created by indiegamebundles.com. Special thanks to Brian Wagner and Nick Reineke, SOS – Children’s Village Croatia, all the developers,

and YOU.

Conglaturation, the winner is you.

 

52 comments
BAHCrocker
BAHCrocker

I got paid today and can afford it, but now the PayPal button doesn't work anymore? I have a PayPal account, I just need to get the payment in. Help!!!

SlipSlot
SlipSlot

Why can I not click on the 'Add to cart' button for PayPal? I've clicked it hundreds of times now both on IE and FireFox and the page just sits there.. Nothing happens.

Karfein
Karfein

My suggestion. Lower the limit of 2000$ for the soundtrack (1600$?). At Groupees, they do sth similar as well for goals and it works.

Tonci
Tonci

@ Kate D. We talked to PayPal, they turned down the option to pay without the PP account because we're from Croatia. Same thing with Google Checkout. Oh well. If we do manage to find a way, we'll let you know for sure.

Kate D.
Kate D.

Here's one more without a PayPal account and no desire/ intention to get one. Is it possible to post an update when the PayPal issue is solved? TAL

Tonci
Tonci

@1Siger1 Didn't remove it, spam filter must ate it. Yes, both 8-Bit Night and Star-Twine Desura keys will go to all the donators as soon as we get the mail server running, which we're doing right now! Check your mail a bit later!

1Siger1
1Siger1

Thank you for removing my question!!! I will ask again!!! Is there a way to get 8bit and star twine on Desura?

Tonci
Tonci

@Dysiode We're sorting that out with Paypal, check back in a day or two

Dysiode
Dysiode

I don't know if this will be a common problem but Paypal won't let me pay without signing up and I've made a point not to hold an account with them after some silliness on their part. I'm tempted to just go buy the games on my own but that won't help you reach your goal. Any suggestions?

Tonci
Tonci

@Whiterabbit-uk After paying you should land on download page. Send us a mail to igbundlesATgmail.com from your mail associated with PayPal account and we'll send you the download links

Whiterabbit-uk
Whiterabbit-uk

I just purchased the bundle, but realized once I'd paid via Paypal that no email had been asked for (or I'd failed to include an email), so I've not been able to download the paid for games. HELP!

Tonci
Tonci

@SirPrimalform We're working on getting Desura keys

SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform

Desura keys for the commercial games would be much appreciated, for convenience as much as anything. Desura doesn't add any DRM by the way (the client is optional), so it wouldn't go against any DRM-free principles.

Tonci
Tonci

@RedditUser, Yes, each developer, IGB and charity get 10% = 100%

RedditUser
RedditUser

Tonci on July 6, 2012 3:38 pm @RedditUser Evenly between all parties involved. So if the devs get 10% that means there are nine other parties each getting 10%?

Tonci
Tonci

@Captain Suggestion That's a great idea, will implement that soon!

Tonci
Tonci

@RedditUser Evenly between all parties involved.

Thomas
Thomas

Congratulations is spelled wrong in the end.

CaptainSuggestion
CaptainSuggestion

A humble suggestion: Can you please include the download links to the freeware titles on donors' links page, in addition to the non-freeware games? It would be a small convenience for the donors to be able to keep the links on a single bookmarked page, instead of having to keep their purchase link as well as this post. Thank you!

RedditUser
RedditUser

Can you post a breakdown of where each $ goes? How much to charity / devs / you / anything else?

Tonci
Tonci

@Kof Chua 10% goes to charity

Tonci
Tonci

@Goteki We'll see if we can get Desura keys, if we can, we'll make an announcement!

Tonci
Tonci

@Karfein Yes, like the Ghostbusters :)

Karfein
Karfein

Conglaturation? As in Ghostbusters?

kof chua
kof chua

How many percent goes to the charity? I also agree with what Goteki said.. desura key please :)

Goteki
Goteki

Another request for Desura keys for 8-Bit Night and Star-Twine. I've had less than stellar luck with hard drives/backups and so having access to games on a platform that allows for infinite re-downloading is greatly appreciated :) And correct me if I'm wrong, but Desura itself isn't a DRM like Steam is, so offering a Desura key still keeps it DRM-free.

Tonci
Tonci

Well, everyone has a right to their own opinion, no matter how misplaced it is. And by "people" you mean 10 year old trolls that have nothing better to do than to throw around wild accusations without a shred of proof or logic behind them? If you don't like the bundle, you're always welcome not to buy it.

Pinkerfly
Pinkerfly

I think the issue he wants to adress is that people think this bundle is a scam and is just here to fill up your own pockets.

Suq Madiq
Suq Madiq

this site deletes any negative comments, instead of addressing the issues.

Suq Madiq
Suq Madiq

The steam game being a F2P steam game is a stupid as $"#" marketing ploy

Tonci
Tonci

@Kang The plan was to make all games DRM-free but we'll see, maybe we'll add Desura keys as well

kang
kang

hey just noticed that Star-Twine is available on desura.. how about redeemable keys for those who use desura?

Tonci
Tonci

@r1j1k You know what, send me a mail again and I'll send you a postcard as soon as I get the chance :)

Tonci
Tonci

@Jonathon Adding an option to pay directly with a credit card cost a fortune. This is a Recession Bundle for both parties. :) Will try to find a way around it. Check back tomorrow.

Jonathon Wisnoski
Jonathon Wisnoski

@Tonci: It is not the Paypal only aspect that has me stumped, but presumably the way you have it set up. I buy games through paypal about twice a week, without even having to create an account. But not only does this setup require an account but even when I do it does not accept my credit card.

Tonci
Tonci

@r1j1k We never said we will send postcards, part of the Spring Cleaning Giveaways was people sending us postcards, not the other way around :)

Tonci
Tonci

Yup, there was something wrong with the Star-Twine link so we replaced it! Should work now.

Dan Ryan
Dan Ryan

Nevermind. Already got a wonderfully quick and courteous response from the game creator.

Dan Ryan
Dan Ryan

Problem downloading Star Twine. Says link has expired. Please advise.

r1j1k
r1j1k

Although the games are garbage I payed $1 just to let you guys know I really appreciate what U doing. Thanks! And BTW where’s the postcard U people promised to send?

michael gault
michael gault

you dont need to give paypal permanent access to your credit card account, once youve made the purchase you can simply remove the card from your paypal account, simples.

Alex
Alex

Weird that you have to have a user when it says that you should be able to pay as an guest :I

Tonci
Tonci

Sorry, only paypal this time. Maybe in the next bundle, if there are next bundles.

Tonci
Tonci

Everything should work now, sorry. Paypal button tends to "decide to stop working" sometimes.

Tonci
Tonci

No, we delete trolling, spam and insults, and Akismet recognized your rants as spam. What is the issue you want to address?

Tonci
Tonci

Mailed Paypal about it, I hope to get that fixed soon. In the meantime we found a workaround, you can write us at igbundlesATgmail.com and we can "request payment" via paypal, and you can pay without the paypal account. A little more complicated but will have to do until Paypal decides to answer our mail.