Cognition, J.U.L.I.A., Reversion headline pay-what-you-want Cerebral Bundle

Pay-what-you-want bundles are smart ways to shop no matter how you slice it. But the latest special looks to be even smarter than most, as the "Cerebral Bundle" includes several different adventure games, including the exclusive Necrotic Drift Deluxe.

Necrotic Drift is described as a "survival horror text adventure… but with graphics and sound!" Set in an alternate future, this "homage to the old Magnetic Scrolls-style of interactive fiction" tells the story of 27-year-old Jarret Duffy, an assistant video game store clerk who must "use his knowledge of role-playing games to escape and allow his friends to survive when various undead creatures appear in his town." Originally released in 2004 by indie developer Robb Sherwin, the updated version for Windows, Mac, and Linux features an "all-new, much-improved interpreter, the original soundtrack and all sorts of extras and enhancements."

But there's far more than that offered in the Cerebral Bundle. Along with puzzlers Vampires! and Dédale De Luxe, a sim called Dinner Date and the retro RPG Phantasmaburbia for anyone who pays the minimum $1.99 (it's not quite a pay-as-LITTLE-as-you-want special), those who contribute more than the current average will receive the likes of Cognition: Episode 1 - The Hangman, J.U.L.I.A. (currently getting its own enhanced version through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign), and Reversion: Chapter 2 - The Meeting, the commercial sequel to an impressive freeware debut. Another sim, I Get This Call Every Day, will be offered as well, and a variety of unlockables will open if enough sales are generated, including the Aggie Award-winning Cognition soundtrack.

Coordinated by Kyttaro Games, the Cerebral Bundle offers each game DRM-free, and proceeds from each purchase will be given to the Hellenic Centre for Mental Health and Treatment of Child and Family, while $15 from every 100 bundles sold will be given to an independent developer through the Indie Dev Grant. To learn more or to make your purchase, visit the Bundle in a Box website. You'll need to act fast, however, as the deal will only be offered until April 2nd.