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The Potato Sack sale kicked off over the weekend on Steam. The sale knocks 50% off 13 indie games, including Super Meat Boy, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Killing Floor and more. The whole bundle is 75% off, and you'll get a potato hat in Team Fortress 2.

This isn't just an ordinary sale, thought. There's something weird and potato related happening. Several games in the potato pack have received some unusual updates. Egyptian hieroglyphics have been found in Amnesia, potato references have been found in Defence Grid: The Awakening, and plugging a Razer peripheral in to Kick It! will trigger one of fifteen potato related phrases like this one "never trust a potato...they have eyes everywhere. They are always listening...we never went to space! SPUDnik was a Russet Conspiracy!" What the spud is going on?

VG247 note that a wiki has been set up to collect the mounting clues, though nobody has any idea where any of it is leading. Valve revealed Portal 2 through a series of encoded images and radio messages patched into Portal 1. Could there be another reveal on the cards, or is it all an elaborate, long running April fools hoax?

Here's a list of the games that are part of the potato sack sale. Head over to Steam to take advantage of the deals. There's no end date for the sale yet.

1... 2... 3... KICK IT!
AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Killing Floor
Super Meat Boy
The Ball
The Wonderful End of the World
Toki Tori

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Quintin Smith)

What are you doing right now? Working? Smiling? Breathing? Well, stop with that nonsense and go straight over to the Steam page for The Potato Sack, a new bundle of indie games offering £108′s worth of great indie games, including Amnesia, Super Meat Boy, Toki Tori (which you can read Kieron shouting about here), The Ball (which Jim and John talk about here) and Defense Grid: The Awakening, for a paltry £27. I’d eagerly pay £30 for those five games alone, and there are another eight in the pack.

While if you already own two or three of these games you might have a tricky decision ahead of you, if you don’t own a single one of them then this is an absolute no-brainer. Buy! Buy it now! There’s even a Team Fortress 2 hat in it for you. And just in case only one or two of the participating games catch your eye, each of them is currently enjoying a 50% off sale. Amazing.

Product Update - Valve
Updates to Toki Tori have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
  • Streamlined intro sequence.
  • Updated profile management.
  • Various tweaks.
  • Happy #PotatoFoolsDay!
Community Announcements - Two Tribes
Hi all,

Our other puzzle game, RUSH, is now a daily deal! Only today 66% OFF:

<a href="http://bit.ly/rush_steam">http://bit.ly/rush_steam</a>


Two Tribes
Community Announcements - Two Tribes
Here you go: a Christmas card from Two Tribes!

<a href="http://bit.ly/twotribes_christmascard2010">http://bit.ly/twotribes_christmascard2010</a>

The year 2010 has been great for Two Tribes: bringing Toki Tori and our new game RUSH to Steam and publishing indie classic Frenzic on DSiWare.

We’ve got a number of great games lined up for next year: *project unknown* (iPhone), EDGE (Steam), Swords & Soldiers (iPhone/iPad), Toki Tori (iPad, Mac App Store)! Feel free to check out the attached Christmas card to see if you can discover any hidden secrets :)

We are looking forward to another great year and hereby wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year on behalve of all the natives at Two Tribes!
Community Announcements - Two Tribes
<b>To celebrate the Winter solstice, we have dramatically lowered the prices of Toki Tori and RUSH on Steam!</b>

As of today, Toki Tori and RUSH are on sale. Toki Tori has a 75% discount and RUSH a 50% discount!

Toki Tori: <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/38700">http://store.steampowered.com/app/38700</a>

RUSH: <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/38720">http://store.steampowered.com/app/38720</a>

In addition, Toki Tori is part of the Indie Kids Pack on Steam: <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/sub/6921/">http://store.steampowered.com/sub/6921/</a>

Community Announcements - Two Tribes
Hi all,

We've updated our manual page of the Toki Tori level editor and added an example level pack:


Happy editing :)


Two Tribes

Product Update - Valve
Always wanted to create a Toki Tori level? Now is your chance! We've decided to release our internal editor (PC only), complete with strange quirks and missing features

But... with this editor you'll be able to create, load, save and play your own levels!

Feel free to submit your designs to:

Be creative and perhaps we'll choose your level design for an update!

For more details about this editor, please check:

Community Announcements - Two Tribes
Always wanted to create a Toki Tori level? Now is your chance! We've decided to release our internal editor (PC only), complete with strange quirks and missing features :)

But... with this editor you'll be able to create, load, save and play your own levels!

Feel free to submit your designs to: <a href="mailto:tokitorilevels@twotribes.com">tokitorilevels@twotribes.com</a>

Be creative and perhaps we'll choose your level design for an update!

The editor will be made available in the upcoming update.

For more details, please check: <a href="http://bit.ly/tokitorileveleditor">http://bit.ly/tokitorileveleditor</a>

Community Announcements - Two Tribes
<b>From the twisted puzzle minds behind the award winning Toki Tori comes a new game, simply called RUSH.</b>

RUSH, our new 3D puzzle game, will be released on Steam <u>tomorrow December 3rd!</u>. More details are on the official Steam page: <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/38720">http://store.steampowered.com/app/38720</a>

To get an impression of the game, please watch the trailer: <a href="http://bit.ly/rushtrailer">http://bit.ly/rushtrailer</a>

To get a glimpse of a RUSH week at developer Two Tribes, please check: <a href="http://twotribes.com/message/final-hours-of-rush/">http://twotribes.com/message/final-hours-of-rush/</a>

Feel free to let us know what you think, our comments section is always open!

<b>About RUSH</b>
RUSH is a unique 3D puzzle game concept. In the game's fully three dimensional levels, players need to guide cubes to color coded exit points using Conveyor belts, Warps, Stop Signs, Splits and more! The game can be easily controlled with just the mouse, allowing your brain to fully focus on the solutions!

<b>Key features:</b>
- Unique 3D puzzle solving gameplay with Conveyor Belts, Warps, Stop Signs, Splits and more.
- Over 70 levels of increasing difficulty
- Hint system, when your brain needs a break
- Drag and Drop control system
- Regularly updated bonus levels
- Highly stylized environments
- Steam Achievements
- Multiple profiles

<b>Useful links</b>
Official Steam page
<a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/38720">http://store.steampowered.com/app/38720</a>

Official Game Group
<a href="http://steamcommunity.com/games/rush">http://steamcommunity.com/games/rush</a>

Official Forum
<a href="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1039">http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1039</a>

<b>More information about Two Tribes</b>
Website: <a href="http://www.twotribes.com">http://www.twotribes.com</a>
Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/TwoTribesGames">@TwoTribesGames</a>
YouTube: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/TwoTribesGames">http://www.youtube.com/TwoTribesGames</a>
Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/TwoTribesGames">http://www.facebook.com/TwoTribesGames</a>