Indie Royale is a collaboration between IndieGames.com and Desura which provides bundles of independent games for sale for a limited time. The games can be downloaded and / or redeemed through Desura and Steam.
The price fluctuates based on purchase history: paying the minimum price raises the minimum price, while choosing to pay more the minimum price. The first bundle, called the Launch Bundle, provided DLC when the purchase count hit a certain number. Since then, many of the bundles have opted to provide DLC bonuses right from the start, along with other bonuses such as OSTs and chiptune albums.
Between the launches of the Graduation and June Bug Bundles, Indie Royale released a collection page to track all bundle purchases upon the creation of an account, which can be tied to a user's preexisting Desura account. Included on the page are milestones that give free music or games based on number of bundles purchased. So far, the bonus are Chiptopia chiptunes album for five bundle purchases, Super Space Rubbish and it's OST for ten bundle purchases, and radiangames' Fireball for fifteen bundle purchases. Another feature of the collection page is that it allows users to place previous bundles on their wishlist, which will then notify the user if the bundle should be reformed in the future.
The Launch Bundle was available from October 26, 2011 through October 31, 2011 and included the following games:
In addition, the following DLC were added during the sale:
- Sanctum: Violator
- Sanctum: Killing Floor
- Sanctum: Penetrator
- A.R.E.S. Berzerker Suit
Difficult 2nd Bundle
The Difficult 2nd Bundle was available from November 10, 2011 through November 15, 2011 and includes the following games:
In addition, the following DLC were added during the sale:
- Fate of the World: Extras Pack
- Fate of the World: Denial
- Fate of the World: Migration
Really Big Bundle
The Really Big Bundle was available from November 29, 2011 through December 4, 2011 and includes the following games:
The Xmas Bundle was available from December 12, 2011 through December 26, 2011 and includes the following games:
New Year’s Bundle
The New Year’s Bundle was available from January 5, 2012 through January 10, 2012 and includes the following games:
Serious Sam Pack
The Serious Sam Pack was available from January 24, 2012 through January 28, 2012 and includes the following games:
The Valentine's Bundle was available from February 10, 2012 through February 15, 2012 and includes the following games:
Bonuses include the Flame-Broiled SANDwhich and Dynamite Roll DLCs for Hoard.
Alpha Collection #1
Alpha Collection #1 was available from February 23, 2012 through March 1, 2012. All of the games included are still under development but purchasing the collection grants access to current alpha builds. The following games are included:
St. Patrick's Day Bundle
The St. Patrick's Day Bundle was available March 15, 2012 through March 20, 2012 and includes the following games:
Ninja Lightning Pack
The Ninja Lightning Pack was available March 23, 2012 through March 27, 2012. The Ninja Lightning Pack contains all games developed by Ninja Bee:
April Fools Bundle
The April Fools Bundle was available April 4, 2012 through April 9, 2012 and includes the following games:
All four Resurgence Map Packs for Defense Grid: The Awakening were included as bonuses.
The Spring Bundle was available April 18, 2012 through April 25, 2012 and includes the following games:
May Hurray Bundle
The May Hurray Bundle was available May 3, 2012 through May 10, 2012 and includes the following games:
All-Charity Lightning Pack
The All-Charity Lightning Pack was available May 16, 2012 through May 20, 2012. Each developer featured in the bundle chose a charity to donate their portion of the proceeds to, including Amnesty International, EFF, Actionaid, and Unicef. The pack includes the following games:
The Graduation Bundle
The Graduation Bundle was made available on May 30th. If the amount paid was $7.00 or more, a chiptune music album by Cheap Dinosaurs was also included.
Included as a bonus for the AirMech beta was a special graduation hat.
The June Bug Bundle
The Graduation Bundle was made available on June 14th. If the amount paid was $7.00 or more, a chiptune music album by 8-bit Weapons was also included.
Also included in the bundle is an alpha build of Konjak's The Iconoclasts, along with the OST and a remix OST for Escape Goat.
The Summer Bundle
The Summer Bundle was made available on June 30th, 2012. Also included are the OSTs for the three Gundemonium games and Dino Run.
This bundle marks the second time AirMech beta access was included in an Indie Royale bundle. This time the bonus item for the game was an Indie Royale fleur de lis symbol for a pet.
The July Jubilee Bundle
This bundle was made available on July 25th, 2012.
Extra's included are the Oniken OST, Rose and Time game and Unepic ingame credits. The bundle was available for 7 days. If the amount paid is $8.00 or more, a chiptune album by Prof.SAKAMOTO is included.
The Gone Fishin' Bundle
This bundle was made available on August 12th, 2012.
Extras include the game VectorGeddon (In it's PC debut) and the original soundtrack and art book for SOL: Exodus. If a minimum payment of $8 is made, the buyer receives the music album Pocustone by Floex. At ten thousand sales, the OSTs for Squids and All Zombies Must Die! were unlocked.
The Getaway Bundle
This bundle was made available on August 28, 2012.
Extras included the soundtracks to Analogue: A Hate Story, Waves, and Da New Guys, with the chiptune album Handheld Heroes Volume One available to buyers who pay more than $8.
The Back to School Bundle
This bundle was made available on September 15, 2012.
Bonuses include the OSTs for Swords & Soldiers, Lunar Flight, Bunny Must Die, and Cute Things Dying Violently, along with a chiptunes album by minusbaby for buyers who pay more than $8.
The Oktoberfest Bundle
This bundle was made available on September 28, 2012.
Also included is a bonus story for Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble, titled "The Witches Yarn," and two chiptunes albums by SAVESTATES for buyers who pay more than $8.
The Fall Bundle
This bundle was made available on October 16, 2012.
Bonuses include the soundtracks for Oil Rush, Reprisal and Blackwell Deception, along with select bonus tracks from To The Moon. Also included is an album by Makeup and Vanity Set for buyers who pay more than $8.
The Halloween Bundle
This bundle became available on October 26, 2012.
A boxed, Collector's Edition of Home will be sent to the highest paying buyer of the bundle. Also included is an album by C-jeff for buyers who pay more than $8.
The Evolved Bundle
This bundle became available on January 31, 2013
The Chosen Bundle
The Chosen Bundle became available on February 21st, 2013.
The Lunar Bundle
The Lunar Bundle became available April 27, 2013
The Mayhem Bundle
The Mayhem Bundle became available on May 13th, 2013.
The Spiral Groove Bundle
The Spiral Groove Bundle became available on June 25th, 2013 and contained: