Can you feel it? The crazy train is rolling into town again. And not a crazy Steam powered train either, no, one fuelled by Wolfire. Yes it’s the return of the Humble Indie Bundle: five sweet indie games each compatible with Windows, OSX and Linux, DRM free, individually giftable and all going for whatever price you like. Choo choo indeed. The best bit is that your payment can be split any way you like between the devs, either of the charities (the Electronic Frontier Foundation or Child’s Play) and Humble Indie Inc. (responsible for the promotion and otherwise known as Wolfire who included bunny beat’em up Lugaru in the last bundle).
This time we’ve got Jonathan Blow’s time manipulating opus Braid, Hemisphere’s Katamari in a petri dish Osmos, the Worms-cum-Soldat ragdoll physics blast ’em up Cortex Command by Data Realms, Amanita Design’s utterly charming robot adventure Machinarium and finally Puppy Games’ tower defence in a real time strategy’s clothing Revenge of the Titans, which incidentally was released in tandem with the Humble Indie Bundle 2. My glowing first impressions of Revenge of the Titans can be read right here.
Put simply: this is a collection to be reckoned with. I own all of these except Cortex Command (which is still in development) but it’s been years since I played it and I’m keen to see how it’s progressing so I’ll be picking up this bundle and gifting the rest to friends and family members. If you’re in a similar situation, do the same and make somebody happy. If not, well you’ve no excuse then have you?
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