The Humble THQ Bundle has added a little bonus content to further encourage gamers to pick up the Windows-only pay-what-you want collection of THQ games. The new additions are the Diablo-like action RPG Titan Quest from bankrupted Iron Lore Studios and the Red Faction: Armageddon DLC pack, Path of War.
In Episode 31 of the Super Podcast Action Committee hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss if the gender and race of a main character matters, the Humble THQ Bundle, the importance of play-testing, more Uplay woes, DRM, and other forms of tomfoolery. Download it now: SuperPAC Episode 31 (1 hour, 14 minutes) 68 MB.
Only a day after being offered, the Humble THQ Bundle has managed to garner $2.38 million in sales (and climbing even as we write this). The pay-what-you-want THQ bundle managed to do this despite the fact that it doesn't offer Mac and Linux versions of the game (which many are not happy about). Nevertheless, the sale shows that big publishers can get in on the action and make some cash.
The latest Humble Bundle might not have the indie spirit you usually expect from the pay-what-you-want bundler, but it sure does offer a lot of great games. The Humble THQ Bundle is offering Darksiders, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, Metro 2033, Red Faction: Armageddon, and Saints Row: The Third (if you pay over the average price).
It's that time again!
Yes, a new Humble Bundle is here, making indie games available in the pay-what-you-want way we all know and love.
The Humble Bundle for Android 4 features six games: Splice, Eufloria, Waking Mars, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, and Machinarium. The first five are yours for whatever price you feel like paying but if you want Machinarium, you're going to have to pony up more than the average price which as of this writing, is $5.90.
The Bundle of the Damned, a Halloween-themed bundle that gives anyone willing to pay at least $1 a collection of five spooky games is now live at Groupees. The bundle offers Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, Rijn the Specpyre in... Manor of the Damned!, and a collection of music from Halloween specialists Midnight Syndicate. Twenty percent of the purchase automatically goes to the UNICEF charity. Those willing to pay at least $4 will also receive Epicycle's BlindSide, an audio-only horror game called Anna, and Post Mortem (the prequel to Still Life).
A brand new Halloween themed bundle has been announced by Indie Royale, offering five "spooky" pay-what-you-want games for the holiday. This bundle includes the full five-episode season of Telltale Games' Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse; the horror adventure, Home; the horror-themed first-person adventure game from Ice Pick Lodge, Pathologic; and more. The top purchaser for this bundle will also get the sold out physical Old-School Collector's Edition for Home which includes a map, game manual and game-universe artifacts.
The experiment continues over at the Indie Game Stand, where every 96 hours a new indie game is highlighted and put up for sale at the cool price of "pay-whatever-you-want." This time out it's Digital Eel's excellently trippy first person real-time spatial navigation game Brainpipe.
The Humble eBook Bundle has added five new books to its pay-what-you-want DRM-free eBook bundle today. The new additions include Penny Arcade books Attack of the Bacon Robots and Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings; two volumes from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal including Save Yourself, Mammal! and The Most Dangerous Game; and xkcd: volume 0.
You may recall that in one of our polls about the Humble Bundle we asked you what kinds of bundles you'd like to see. One of those suggestions was an eBook bundle. Well, someone somewhere at Humble Bundle headquarters must be reading our polls and listening to the Super PAC, because today they announced the Humble eBook Bundle.
The organizers of the Humble Bundle sent along a note reminding everyone that the latest bundle, Humble Indie Bundle 6, will be done in less than 7 hours. If you haven't gotten in on the latest pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle, the window to do so is getting very narrow at this point.
The Indie Royale has launched its latest bundle of indie games - the Oktoberfest Bundle. The Oktoberfest Bundle offers a handful of indie games, including three episodes of the adult-themed point-and-click adventure Hector: Badge of Carnage, puzzle platformer Adventures of Shuggy, musical puzzle game Chime, the popular and slightly controversial RPG adventure Dangerous High School Girls In Trouble, and The Network.
The IndieGameStand is offering MagicalTimeBean's puzzle-platformer Escape Goat in its latest pay-what-you-want DRM-free game promotion. Unlike other Indie game offerings that provide a bundle of games, IndieGameStand offers one indie game for three days. If you pay more than $1 you can unlock a code for the game via Desura.
Ten percent of all proceeds go to a charity of the developer's choosing: this time it's the American Red Cross.
The Humble Bundle organizers have taken a break from offering mobile bundles to put together Humble Indie Bundle 6. The pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle this time out is pretty impressive. It includes Rochard, Shatter, S.P.A.Z., Torchlight, Vessel and five game soundtracks. If you are willing to pay above the average price - currently at $5.51 - you can get Dustforce too. As always you can decide to give all the money to the developers, or to Child's Play or the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The new Indie Royale Bundle (The Getaway Bundle) has been announced offering six new indie games that you can "pay what you want" for and can be downloaded through Steam or Desura (as usual). Titles in the latest bundle include Shattered Horizon, Analogue: A Hate Story, Da New Guys, Super Amazing Wagon Adventure, Waves from developer SquidInABox and MiniFlake.
Stolen Couch Games has launched the Green Light Bundle a budget-minded collection of indie games for a minimum $1 purchase, or up to eight games for $5 or more. Those willing to pay more than $1 can get Stolen Couch's Ichi, AngryMob Games' Muffin Knight, PixelJam's Dino Run SE, and Studio Evil's Syder Arcade.
For $5 or more, you'll get Gunman Clive, Madfinger's Samurai II Vengeance, AngryMob's Guerrilla Bob, and Crescent Moon Games' Paper Monsters, along with five bonus soundtracks.
We forgot to mention this yesterday: The latest Humble Bundle - Humble Bundle for Android 3 - has added four new games into the mix: Anomaly: Warzone Earth, EDGE, Osmos, and World of Goo. All four of these games were in the very first Humble Android Bundle so if you didn't get in on the ground floor of that one, consider this an official do-over. As always games in the bundle are DRM-free and you can pay what you want for them. The bonus games require a bit more of a commitment.
Organizers of the Humble Bundle have launched a brand new bundle today - Humble Bundle for Android #3. While it might be specifically named for Android-based devices, organizers emphasize that all of the five games in the bundle are also playable on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
As always, those who want to buy this bundle pay what they want for it, giving their cash to the developers or one of two charities: the Electronic Frontier Foundation or Child's Play.
In episode 15 of the Super Podcast Action Committee, Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight talk about Harry Potter games, OUYA's Kickstarter success and pre-order, a dehydrated teen, piracy, free-to-play spending, and Nintendo and Sony's trouble getting third-party developers to love their hand-helds. Download Episode 15 here: SuperPAC Episode 15 (1 Hour, 5 Minutes).
We ignore the taboo of the number 13 to present you with Episode 13 of the Super Podcast Action Committee. We have no fear in us. This week Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight talk about Gamers Against Bigotry, GameStop's plans for selling used digital games in Europe, the Humble Music Bundle, and Gamasutra's article about developers working in war-torn countries.
The Indie Gala 7 has launched today, offering seven games and with 2 unlocks to be revealed in the second week. The pay-what-you-want game bundle offers Steam-compatible versions of such games as Rig'n'Roll, Space Rangers, Reign, and one unlocked game. Those consumers willing to cough up more than $5.00 will also get Death to Spies, Death to Spies: Moment of Truth, King's Bounty, UFO, and another (currently secret) unlocked game.