Brace yourselves, here comes the crazy train. The new Humble Indie Bundle features five highly acclaimed indie games (with a combined cost of about $80) and is available for whatever price you see fit. What’s more is that the games are DRM free and you can divide your payment whichever way you like amongst the developers, the Child’s Play charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It’s win-win-win. Did I mention how much win it was?
So what are the sodding games I hear you scream? There’s World of Goo, which was perhaps the first game to conduct the pay-what-you-like experiment and in itself is worth it. If you haven’t played World of Goo then I suggest you crawl out from under that cheerless rock you’ve been hiding under and go and buy this now for the love of all that is fun. It’s one of the greatest games I’ve ever played. There’s also the IGF grand prize winners Aquaria and Gish. There’s Lugaru HD, a physics based bunny beat’em up (now in HD!!) which I’ve only ever heard great things about, and then finally there is Penumbra: Overture which I loved. You can find out why here.
The offer lasts for 7 days and since I started typing this post has alarmingly gone from raising $60,000 to over $67,000 with the average transaction being about $7.50-$8. It’ll be very interesting to see what the final figures will be like for such an offer. You can grab this stellar bundle here.
UPDATE: It seems Frictional Games are offering a 75% discount on the other two Penumbra titles as well when you purchase this bundle.
UPDATE: Just received an email from Wolfire: Samorost 2 (by the developers of Machinarium) is now part of the bundle.
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