Build a Bundle #20

Preorder: $1.50

$1 minimum for 2 games, and $3 for all 8 games!

6 Steam, 1 itch.io, 1 Greenlight. 3 bundled before.


Steam games:

GAME RATINGS CARDS BUNDLED RETAIL PRICE
Bathory - The Bloody Countess 91% of 47 Reviews 1 $5.99
Fabulous Food Truck 50% of 6 Reviews 0 $4.99
Pay2Win: The Tricks Exposed 69% of 62 Reviews - 1 $4.99
Barnyard Mahjong 3 - 0 $4.99
Fantastic Checkers 2 33% of 3 Reviews - 0 $1.99
Realms of Arkania Trilogy Classic Bundle - ❤* 1 $9.99

Retail: $32.94
CV: $4.94

Greenlight game:

GAME RELEASE DATE GENRE BUNDLED GL STATUS
Havoc Runner 2nd quarter in 2017 Shooter, Platformer 0 NOT greenlit yet

Itch.io game:

*Realms of Akania Trilogy Classic Bundle includes following games:
Note: Comes in 1 key!

GAME RATINGS CARDS BUNDLED RETAIL PRICE
Realms of Arkania 1 - Blade of Destiny Classic 56% of 39 Reviews 3 $3.99
Realms of Arkania 2 - Star Trail Classic 80% of 20 Reviews 3 $3.99
Realms of Arkania 3 - Shadows over Riva Classic 80% of 21 Reviews 3 $3.99

Confirmed:

Background game:

GAME RATINGS CARDS BUNDLED RETAIL PRICE
Bathory - The Bloody Countess 33% of 6 Reviews 1 $5.99

Guesses:

  1. Background game

  2. "A time management game. The subject of the game can be frequently found parked near a campus at noon." - Cyanic

  3. "You know what people hate most about F2P games? This game is about that.
    I'm pretty sure you can guess the title of the game from that. It's been bundled one time."
    -Cyanic

  4. "[game no.] 4 is a game involves tiles that you match. It's as casual as you can get." - Cyanic

  5. Hint?

  6. Hint?

  7. "It's an itch.io game involving a flying robot. I don't understand the description at all." - Cyanic

  8. Hint?


Are you interested in knowing other ongoing bundles? Feel free to check out the new master thread!


Wondering what games you already own from this bundle? There's an extension/UserScript for that! It's called the RaChart™ Enhancer!

This script enhances the charts by showing you which games you already own from the ones in it. If you own it, the row will be highlighted with a green color.

4 years ago*

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Pre-pre-pre-orderrrrrrrrr?

View Results
YES!! OF COURSE!!
No, I'm scared!! D:
M-maybeeee... Gimme those hints! :3
I.. I just like carrots!

Background Bathory - The Bloody Countess - http://store.steampowered.com/app/486170/
Also,
6 Steam, 1 itch.io, 1 Greenlight. 3 bundled before.

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Thanks! :*

4 years ago
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^_^

4 years ago
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Other hints by cyanic:

You know what people hate most about F2P games? This game is about that.
I'm pretty sure you can guess the title of the game from that. It's been bundled one time.

Possible:
Pay2Win: The Tricks Exposed

4 years ago
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Lol! Just noticed it. :D Thanks!

If only it would have achievements. Then I would be all over it and laugh probably :) but doesn't look too fantastic when it comes to the reviews. Hm.

4 years ago
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This review—which in the new system officially doesn't exist anymore—seems to point out the important stuff. Also, if you can believe it, the game is at least short: http://steamcommunity.com/id/fantis6/recommended/416760/
(Keep in mind that his profile states he is available to make promos though.)

4 years ago
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The review didn't go anywhere, it's just that the default settings are set to display only those purchased directly from the Steam store. One click to change the filter to show all types and you will see the review (assuming it matches your language settings).

4 years ago
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Yes, if you decide to look for it. And it still doesn't count in the official score. We just discussed it somewhere else here that the background game now has officially 33%, even though if you look at it, that HOG used to stand at 92%…

4 years ago
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I might not mind the change to the new default so much, if we could make our specific selections stick, and have that also reflected in the overall score. In other words, let us choose how we want to see the scores. Steam can have their own default, but we should be able on an account by account basis, to change it.

4 years ago
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+1 sooo much!

4 years ago
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BTW, are you calculating rating percentages now manually, or has Enhanced Steam been fixed yet, as ratings broke with the Steam update?

4 years ago
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Well, didn't even realize there was a new review system until today (talk about sleeping, eh!), so I just did like I normally do. Hover over the "overall" and see the % out of how many reviews. The ones I took above are the "new" overall.
If I would need to take the 'real' overall, I would have to do it manually probably. Or just toss it in Groupees chat since the bot takes the old overall.. :X

4 years ago
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Never mind. I forgot about the tooltip showing the percentages. I'm so used to seeing things through Enhanced Steam, that I never used that. %-)

4 years ago
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Rofl! Well, enhanced steam is the best! x)

4 years ago
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You don't have to do it manually, well at least not everything, you do have to change the filters to all then below that you get the overall with all the votes. After just mouse over the overall to get the %.

View attached image.
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Loool! Fail! I hover over the other thing, but didn't think about this one xD Thanks^^

Well, still thinking about what people would prefer.. The overall-overall, or steam purchasers overall. Hm.

4 years ago
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I would imagine one of the reasons for the changes to the defaults was to deter unscrupulous developers who try to game the system by manipulating the reviews, which they would do by giving out keys, so in that sense it seems reasonable. Is it really that big of an issue? It's not like the settings are obscure... they are right there in your face. I mean how hard is it to click in a circle? I can understand wanting to change the settings globally and have it be persistent, but it's hardly this huge deal that some people are making it out to be.

4 years ago
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I mean how hard is it to click in a circle?

You'd be surprised how difficult. It ties to why news sites are now structured as they are: people are lazy not to click a circle but to scroll down to get some basic information.

4 years ago
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Laziness is indeed the keyword. That's kind of sad. I'm pretty sure there are various things that people do online on a day-to-day basis and exert more effort doing those yet don't necessarily give them a thought, let alone complain about them. Or maybe some people just like to complain for no good reason, which ironically, in cases like this would seem to require more effort than they were willing to put forth on the thing that they were complaining about. Oh well, people just make no sense sometimes ¯_(ツ)_/¯

4 years ago*
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I'm actually interested in that HOG in the background, despite the reviews.
Plus, well, I'm still a sucker for these cheap pre-orders. ^__^

4 years ago
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This game is one of the victims of the new steam system.
42/46 (91%) positive reviews (key+steam), but only 2/6 (33%) positive reviews from Steam Purchasers.

4 years ago
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Should have guessed as much. I saw it compared to Deadwood there, and even though that game has an overall mediocre score, I found it to be a good HOG, so I have some faith in this one.

4 years ago
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Meeh... The new system is just confusing.. I can see the points in their argumentation, and it does makes sense. Though it would be better if only the ones who were marked as "received for free" wouldn't count to the score. But of course people could just not tick that option to avoid. Bleh!

http://store.steampowered.com/news/24155/

4 years ago
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Yeah, looks good to me! Also it has nice emoticons and backgrounds :3 http://www.steamcardexchange.net/index.php?gamepage-appid-486170

Well, I cannot resist Groupees' preorders either so.. :D

4 years ago
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Preordered for Bathory. :D

4 years ago
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I so would have preordered for that too.. But I own it already since I bought my first bundle from GameBundle not too long ago. Sigh! :P

..But who am I kidding.. Ofc I pre-ordered anyways! :X

4 years ago
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:3

Was actually waiting for blitz to start before getting it, so this saves me a bit of money :D.

4 years ago
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I believe it started yesterday, not too sure. But well, Groupees to the rescue for you then! :D

4 years ago
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There has been no blitz for the Labor Day bundle, which contains Bathory, yet:

https://www.gamebundle.com/gb/bundles/labordaybundle/

The last day of the Back-To-School bundle is what you saw a notice for:

https://www.steamgifts.com/go/comment/VhW4urz

The rep from GameBundle always posts when the blitz is on.

4 years ago
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Aaah right! Ofc.. x)

4 years ago
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My dilemma is that I wanted 3 games from the Labor Day GameBundle, so if I get Bathory here, will it still be worth it to get that.

4 years ago
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Depends on what the other 2 games are. If you are after JumpJet Rex, then I say go for it since that game is awesome :D.

4 years ago
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I'm missing Orphan Dreams, Benji Challenges, and Bathory:

https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/Aue35/gamebundle-labor-day-game-bundle

4 years ago
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Hmm. Well you can always get the pre-order as a gift and if it ends up a dud, you can sell it off on groupbuys.

4 years ago
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True. Although maybe since this is a build-a-bundle (and so far it's not looking that good), I'll use my $1 coin to just get the games I want after it goes live.

4 years ago*
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Nice to see that the spirit of BAA essentially concentrated in one single person, so it can live on. :3

4 years ago
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Haha aww! Yes! The spirit of BAA will always live on <3 At least with me! :3

4 years ago
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❤️

4 years ago
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<3

4 years ago
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Preordered for Bathony <for Gin>. :D*

fixed it for you O/

4 years ago
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I f steamgifts are handed out instead of keys ,would they count as steam purchases?
I was looking at a new game that has 4 positive reviews and i was just wondering .
http://store.steampowered.com/app/529000
Note:
This particular game might actually be genuinely good.

4 years ago
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Hmm, I'm not too sure. Didn't look too much into it, but I would guess so. At least that would make sense imo. :]

Ooh, that game does look nice! secretly adds to wishlist :D
But it is quite a new game, and if you scroll down you see there are 5 reviews and all are from steam purchasers, and 0 key activations as of yet.

4 years ago
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I've had a couple of steam friends lamenting the fact they won't get steam keys anymore for posting reviews on.
I was thinking it could be a way around the new review system :)

4 years ago
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*stalky stalk*

4 years ago
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Ssshhh! You saw nuthingg! :3

4 years ago
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That games looks like fun, and seems similar to this:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/351420/

4 years ago
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That one does look cool ,wishlisted :)

edit:
it's actually quite cheap on the store ,no cards though.

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Pre-ordered as always.

4 years ago
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Pre-pre-pre-orderrrrrrrrr?

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4 years ago
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You rarely pre-order :P

4 years ago
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thx mille will buy!

4 years ago
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Np! Let's cross fingers! :)

4 years ago
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New hints by Cyanic:

It's an itch.io game involving a flying robot. I don't understand the description at all.

and

A time management game. The subject of the game can be frequently found parked near a campus at noon.

(About two different games in the bundle)

4 years ago
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A time management game. The subject of the game can be frequently found parked near a campus at noon.

Maybe School Bus Fun?

4 years ago
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..or maybe..
Fabulous Food Truck
http://store.steampowered.com/app/497260/

4 years ago
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That might make more sense, I thought of a school bus from the hint, but couldn't think why it'd be at noon.

4 years ago
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True, and School Bus goes for elementary school, while campus = university, a good truck makes more sense there :)

4 years ago
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Thanks Mille, I'm totally in :-)

4 years ago
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Well it's a gamble considering I own the background image game and the two guesses but I'll preorder (at least for the greenlight)

4 years ago
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Indeed^^' which is why I hardly ever resist Groupees bundles. :P

But who knows, maybe you won't have either of the 3 non-bundled titles. :)

4 years ago
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Meh, broke after getting Dragon Quest VII, but those possible games are meh at best.

4 years ago
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New hint btw:

[Game no.] 4 is a game involves tiles that you match. It's as casual as you can get.

4 years ago
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Pre-ordered, as always.

4 years ago
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Tricked by the very nice background image ????

Also, phone apparently has some character that is not unicode, hence the questionmarks

4 years ago
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Dodging the bullet, as always.

4 years ago
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This one looks bad. What makes us think Grind Zones is in this one? What was the clue for it?

4 years ago
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Well, it's only guesses so far! :)

The clue is right above the chart. ^^'

"You know what people hate most about F2P games? This game is about that.
I'm pretty sure you can guess the title of the game from that. It's been bundled one time."

Someone in Groupees' chat said because of the "grinding" therefore Grind Zones, but I'm more convinced about the maximize monetization. But well, both have been bundled once before so who knows.

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Righto, I thought that hint was just for p2w.

4 years ago
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Heh! Nah :) As you see below that chart, there is the next hint with the time management hint and two guesses. I'm still trying to figure out how to place things to make it more clean hm.

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You know what people hate most about F2P games? This game is about that.

That means that the game would have to be about grinding, not just have grinding in the name.

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Took a bit to catch context, but fair point- Else I'd have reason to hope for Groupees to finally recall that they used to bundle the occasional decent game, as well.

Also, while not inaccurate, it does take a bit of a jump to associate F2P with grinding, primarily because P2W isn't based in grinding- P2W is defined as "A payment model in which a paying player can gain a significant gameplay advantage or advantages over a F2P player that a F2P player cannot match through a reasonable amount of effort."

Of course, the grey area is what qualifies as 'reasonable', but the fact is, typically P2W is associated with.. well, for example, certain profit-hungry CCGs where the rarest cards can only feasibly be obtained by spending tons of money on booster packs.
By contrast, Dungeons & Dragons Online has a pay-to-play perspective, where content is locked to a degree that most would not consider feasible to unlock through play, but it's not pay-to-win, because none of the boosts you can buy affect a significant or exclusive benefit in character potency.

So, as that's a suggestion that's basically three steps out in left field, I think it's safe to say it's an unlikely contender. :P

4 years ago
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oh well, HoG as a hint?
this can only get worse, hell, i'll get it anyway, cause i like HoG

4 years ago
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Woo! Nice :3
Btw, did you see the carrot option!?! :P

4 years ago
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ashamed to say no.
but saw it now

4 years ago
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On Steam there was a Steam-Exclusive hint with the Groupees group announcement for this pre-order:
Steam-exclusive hint: Thing that cooks bread?

4 years ago
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Guesses:

Toast Time
Assume the role of TERRY (toast-ejecting recoil & reload system), a humble and solitary toaster


Champions of Breakfast
Play as different characters including the Toaster , Whisk, and others.

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Very possible... though toasters don't make bread, they just toast it.

But I can't find a specific bread over game on Steam. So your guess is the best one!

4 years ago
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So uhhh..... where is the game that fits this hint? Looks like a lie because from what I am seeing there is no such game.

4 years ago
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I've been having the same thought since the bundle went live.

I'm guessing it was either Foodtruck or Barnyard.

4 years ago
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Meh, does not work for me at all. Unless a toaster, an oven, or a bakery are a central theme in it then it doesn't fit as far as I am concerned.

4 years ago*
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Tisnart Tiles is already been in Build a Bundle 11 bundle.

4 years ago
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No of the games hinted so far interest me. Skip.

4 years ago
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Bump for 54 minutes left ! :]

4 years ago
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LIVE!

4 years ago
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Glad I skipped this one.

4 years ago
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Bwump
+1 for Combatbeard, absolutely no regrets for no preorder

4 years ago
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Well, sometimes one is going to be lucky with one's decision :D

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