The Humble Indie Bundle 8: Time is almost up!


With AAA titles taking the spotlight on sites across the Internet tomorrow during E3, now is a great time to pick up some fantastic indie games on the cheap to see the opposite side of the game development spectrum before big budget production values and spectacles aplenty sweep us off our feet. In case you have yet to hear about the extremely popular Humble Indie Bundles, they’re a two-week long sale offering, you guessed it, a bundle of indie games. The bundle features a “pay what you want” model where you can pay as little as one cent or as much as your wallet can bare, such as Markus “Notch” Persson with his $5,000 contribution to the bundle.

Your purchase nets you a DRM-free copy of each game on offer, and you are able to split the money between the developers of the games, selected charity organizations, and the bundle hosts to cover their costs for bandwidth, organization, etc.

Often the bundles include extra goodies and this one is no different. For contributions of $1.00 or more, you receive a Steam key for each game in addition to the download link. However, an even sweeter deal awaits the even more generous. If you pay above the bundle’s current average payment you receive additional games and content that are locked off from the less generous patrons. At the time of this article, the bundle’s average is $5.84 – a number not at all hard to beat.

What do you get with the bundle you may ask? Well let’s tell ’em Joe.

With a standard bundle, the games you receive are: Little Inferno, Awesomenauts, Capsized, Thomas Was Alone, and Dear Esther. All games in the bundle are advertised as cross-platform and compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. On top of that, you also receive the soundtracks for all five of those games!

Now if you beat the average price you receive these games as well: Hotline Miami, Proteus, Tiny and Big in Grandpa’s Leftovers, Intrusion 2, English Country Tune, and Oil Rush. The soundtracks for five of those games – all but Hotline Miami – are included with “beat the average” bundle. That’s a whopping eleven games and ten sound tracks for roughly $6.00, or more if you’re feeling awesome.

This is one of those crazy deals out there that is not too good to be true. You’d think at such an awesome price point that maybe these games suck, right? That couldn’t be further from the truth. There’s a huge variety of games on offer here from the genre-breaking, 2D action MOBA fun of Awesomenauts to the visual beauty and audio bliss found in Proteus, or the incredibly solid platforming and smart weave of gameplay and story found in Thomas Was Alone. Many of the games here have received critical acclaim and been raved about by fans. In an industry where most AAA titles stick to tried and true formulas for success, this batch of indie games offers a lot of taking chances, and that’s pretty damn refreshing.

Each game has a trailer available to view along with a description if you click on its image on the Humble Bundle website, so you can get a feel for if you have an interest in the games or not. For the unbeatable price of “anything you want” you’d be crazy not to go take a look. At the time of writing this article, the bundle will only be available for 1 day and 18 hours more! Support indie developers, support charity, and support a love of awesome games!

Click here to visit the official Humble Indie Bundle website!

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