Shacknews - Alice O'Connor

The Humble stork has delivered another big bouncing bundle of games in the Humble Bundle with Android 5. The latest pay-what-you-want package offers musical shoot 'em up Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, NightSky HD, and, if you beat the average price, tower defense action-RPG Dungeon Defenders plus superb spin 'em up Super Hexagon too. All games come in PC, Mac, Linux and Android flavours.

As ever, you get the games DRM-free and receive Steam keys too if you pay more than a dollar, which you surely will many times over, yes? Oh, and soundtracks are included for some games.

You know the drill: head on over to HumbleBundle.com, name a price, divide the amount up between the developers, charity and Humble Bundle as you see fit, then download the games, play one or two, and add the rest to that ever-growing pile of video games you've bought in sales but never quite got around to playing.

Shacknews - Alice O'Connor

Indie Royale's "Difficult 2nd Bundle" of indie gaming fun has been expanded, adding bonus goodies including soundtracks, downloadable content, and new games. As the offer approaches its final day, you can now "pay what you want" (above a minimum price) for a grand six games.

The two new additions are shoot 'em ups Bullet Candy Perfect and Irukandji by Charlie Knight, whose Scoregasm was one of the bundle's original games.

They can be added to a Desura account, but, unlike the other games, not to Steam. If you've already bought the bundle, you'll find the games added to your purchase page.

Fate of the World, NightSky, Time Gentlemen, Please! and Ben There, Dan That! round out the bundle. It also now includes all Fate of the World Steam downloadable content, which usually costs $11.97. You get its soundtrack too, as well as those for NightSky and Scoregasm.

Head on over to Indie Royale to buy The Difficult 2nd Bundle. It'll only be available until 8am Pacific on Tuesday.

Shacknews - Alice O'Connor

Fledgling 'pay what you want' bundle vendor Indie Royale today launched 'The Difficult 2nd Bundle,' it's next cut-price collection of indies. The new bundle packs Fate of the World, NightSky, Scoregasm, Time Gentlemen, Please!, and Ben There, Dan That!.

As with the first Indie Royale bundle, it launched at a price of $1.99, which rises as people pay the bare minimum. However, when customers pay above the minimum, they can push the price back down a little for everyone else.

The Difficult 2nd Bundle presents a varied spread of games. IGF finalist NightSky is a puzzle-platformer, Scoregasm's an arena shooter, Fate of the World simulates global warming and politico-economic conditions, while Time Gentlemen, Please! and Ben There, Dan That! are delightfully crude and amusing adventure games.

All the games can be added to Steam and Desura accounts, or you can download them directly.

The bundle will be on sale until 10am Pacific on Tuesday.

Shacknews - Steve Watts

The moody PC game NightSky is coming to the 3DS eShop as well, indie developer Nicalis has announced. The company didn't mention exact release plans, and a Wii release is still up in the air, but Nicalis did drop word that another 3DS eShop game is in the works as well.

NightSky PC

The announcement came from a Nicalis tweet (via Game Set Watch). A separate tweet confirmed it would be coming through the eShop, and said "it looks great on the little 3DS screen." Yet another update hinted at a second eShop game in the works. We assume both games will take advantage of the system's 3D features.

NightSky received a quiet but positive release in January, but the company is probably better known for its WiiWare port of the PC indie hit Cave Story. The company's next eShop game is anybody's guess, because as Nicalis points out, it's worked on ten projects over the course of three years. It's safe to say their game output is prolific.

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