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Russell Stone is a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem. Membership is way down and he lacks the funds to keep his synagogue open. Things are looking very bleak, and he has grown progressively more cynical and bitter with the passage of time.

Just as he is on the verge of packing it all in, he receives some interesting news. A former member of his congregation has died and left the Rabbi a significant amount of money. A blessing? Or the start of something far more sinister? Can Rabbi Stone just accept the money and move on? His conscience says no. Step into his shoes as he travels all over Manhattan in his attempt to uncover the truth.

Features rabbinical conversation methods, a unique method of fighting, an original score, and three different endings!

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16 comments by INtense! on May 16th, 2012

Indie Royale is proud to present a very special game bundle - the All Charity lightning pack - featuring four awesome indie games and three outstanding chiptune albums/EPs, with 100% of the proceeds going to four extremely worthy charities.


The bundle's generous developers have each hand-picked a charity for their game, including UNICEF's Haiti aid, vital human rights work from Amnesty International, free speech and privacy advocacy from the EFF, and the global poverty programs of ActionAid.

Headlining the bundle is Hemisphere Games' dreamlike physics puzzle game Osmos, available for Windows and Mac on Steam, Windows and Linux on Desura, and DRM-free on Windows, Mac and Linux. The game puts the player in the role of a single-celled organism, tasked with growing larger by absorbing all the other organisms around it. A.V. Club called it, "Moving in every sense of the word" and Indiegames.com says, "Osmos mixes puzzle, action and strategy remarkably and all the while does it with great finesse and style." Blessed with an elegant minimalist electronic soundtrack, you'll progress from serenely ambient levels to varied and challenging worlds in this peaceful and engaging puzzler.

Next up is Erik Svedang's interactive fairytale Blueberry Garden, available for Windows on Steam, Desura, and DRM-free. An Independent Games Festival Grand Prize-winning experimental game about curiosity and exploration, you take on the role of a creature investigating a mysterious world. Try various fruits and use their effects to navigate the landscape more easily, and explore this playground of oddities in a living world with a marvelously offbeat soundtrack and multiple endings.


Making its bundle debut is Wadjet Eye Games' rabbinical 2D adventure game The Shivah, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-Free. In the first title from the creator of The Blackwell Legacy you play as Russell Stone, a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. After a former member of his congregation dies and leaves him a significant amount of money, Rabbi Stone is led on an adventure through New York City that will test his faith and uncover unsettling truths. PC Gamer says, "It's in games like this that gaming really starts to measure up to conventional literature for emotional and intellectual integrity."

Finally featured is Copenhagen Game Collective's offbeat local multiplayer party game B.U.T.T.O.N., available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. After taking a few steps away from your controller, race back to your controller through physical space, and do whatever it takes to win (or to avoid losing). While the game will display various rules for each round, there is no way to keep track of whether the players obey the rules or not - and unfair tactics are majorly encouraged here in this crazed improvisational party game.

Those who pay $7 USD or their country's currency equivalent during the All-Charity Pack get three incredible music albums/EPs from leading composers. These include Jake Kaufman's 'FX4', a virtuoso NES-style jam from the Shantae and Retro City Rampage composer, as well as Fez soundtrack creator Disasterpeace's acclaimed 2008 concept album 'Level', and a brand new EP from Super Time Force composer 6955, 'IN1ep'.

You can decide exactly how much money goes to each of the four charities when you donate to this bundle, and your entire donation amount (after third-party credit card/Paypal fees) will be received by the worthy causes picked by these charitable indies. Please give generously!


More information on the limited-time All-Charity Pack, including real-time statistics, its current minimum donation price, and the total amount raised so far for charity, is available at its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages.

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DesuKibou
DesuKibou Dec 11 2013, 5:05am says:

Now that it's on Steam, will there be Steam keys for Desura owners?

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stuntaneous
stuntaneous Jun 29 2012, 6:39am says:

Hah, those voiceovers. Good effort but they could be done more professionally.

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pudding280
pudding280 Jul 31 2012, 3:20am replied:

Nothing wrong with the voiceovers.
They are pretty good.

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ObscureMask
ObscureMask May 18 2012, 4:26am says:

Dang person who down voted this :p

Seriously 1-10 review scale is kind of dumb since most people love to abuse it by using lowest possible score. Heck, those kind of scores should be reserved for games that are so buggy that they don't work or make your eyes bleed or kills your brain or something, not great games like these if you happen to not like them :P

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stinkytaco
stinkytaco May 18 2012, 2:50pm replied:

I gave it a 10, it is not buggie at all IMHO

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AlexVSharp
AlexVSharp May 19 2012, 10:27am replied:

Giving it a 10 just because it's in the charity bundle is just as bad. It ruins the whole point of even having a rating system if all the games are only 1's and 10's.

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ObscureMask
ObscureMask May 18 2012, 2:52pm replied:

Huh weird, 1/10 review got removed. I guess its because guy didn't give any reason why game would deserve 1/10 .-.

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ObscureMask
ObscureMask May 20 2012, 11:21am replied:

And now someone downvoted it again . -. Is subject of game something that provokes fury or something?

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gannucard
gannucard May 23 2012, 7:27pm replied:

That'd be my guess...although a Jewish friend of mine played it with no qualms. I'm guessing some super horribly easily butthurt person keeps downvoting it but can't figure out how to keep their review up...Christ, why is everyone so sensitive these days about games? Everyone needs to chill and remember one thing: They. Are. Just. Games.

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bananaman954
bananaman954 May 17 2012, 6:09pm says:

haha! jewish GTA!

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