Humble Bundle 5 with Android Launches

March 5, 2013 -

Humble Bundle has jumped right into its newest DRM-free pay-what-you want bundle - Humble Bundle with Android 5. Humble Bundle with Android 5 offers six games for Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux, along with some bonus material for those willing to pay more than the average price.

The base set of games includes Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, and NightSky HD. If you pay more than the average price - currently at $6.33 - you'll get Dungeon Defenders plus all the available downloadable content (Android users get Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave) and Super Hexagon.

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Mojam 2 Bundle Raises Total of $517K for EFF, Block by Block

March 4, 2013 -

Fundraising for the Humble Mojam 2 Bundle officially closed on March 2, with two charities benefitting from the $517,555.12 raised during and after the 72-hour game jam ended. The Mojam 2 game jam produced several games during its 72-hour run including Vlambeer's Wasteland Kings, Tektonic by Grapefrukt, Space Hunk from Ludosity, Oxeye’s 3918, a 3D multiplayer shooter called Low-light by Wolfire Games, and four games from Mojang teams - Nuclear Pizza War, Endless Nuclear Kittens, Battle Frogs and Nuke the Dinosaurs.

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Indie Royale Launches The Mash Bundle

February 28, 2013 -

Indie Royale, organizers of the pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle, have launched their latest collection of indie titles called the The Mash Bundle (thanks to Blue's News). This new bundle offers Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Guns of Icarus Online, Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise, KRUNCH, and Delve Deeper.

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Mojam 2 Bundle Raises Over $500K, Notch Shaves Beard

February 28, 2013 -

The Humble Mojam 2 Bundle has sailed past the $500,000 mark which in turn has forced Mojang co-founder Marcus 'Notch' Persson to shave off his trademark beard.

Notch made the commitment to shave off his beard last weekend during the Mojam 72-hour game development jam, but the number of contributions had not hit the $500,000 mark during that time.

Being a good sport, he decided to honor the promise today. He made the announcement via Twitter:

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The Humble Bundle Mojam 2 Raises over $476k for Charity

February 25, 2013 -

The latest pay-what-you-want, DRM-free bundle that featured a 72-hour marathon game jam session starring teams from Mojang, Grapefrukt, Ludosity, Oxeye, Vlambeer, and Wolfire, has managed to raise over $476,000 total (so far) for charity. The teams made a total of nine games in various phases of development in 72-hours, which ended on Saturday evening.

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Anonymous Donor Gives Humble Bundle Mojam 2 $100K

February 21, 2013 -

An anonymous source just donated $100,000 to the Humble Bundle Mojam 2, the latest pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle. With that huge contribution, the Humble Bundle Mojam 2 has managed to raise just over $252,000.

The charities benefitting from this latest bundle are the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Block by Block - a new collaboration with UN Habitat and Mojang. The news of this massive donation was tweeted by Mojang's Jens Bergensten:

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The Humble Bundle Mojam 2 is Live

February 20, 2013 -

The pay-what-you-want, DRM-free bundle has returned but this time it is an interactive affair as the folks behind the Humble Bundle present The Humble Bundle Mojam 2. For this particular bundle gamers are asked to watch as indie developers Mojang, Grapefrukt, Ludosity, Oxeye Game Studio, Vlambeer, and Wolfire Games engage in a 72-hour game jam session. The games that they build during this game jam can be purchased at any time while the jam is going (even though you won't have any idea what you are buying).

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Indie Royale Launches Evolved Bundle

February 1, 2013 -

Indie Royale introduces a new five-pack game bundle called the "Evolved Bundle." The newest bundle offers five indie games including the puzzle-adventure game Unmechanical, Tale of Tales' The Path, Turtle Cream's platformer Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory, Fatshark's Krater, and Uncanny Games' puzzle platformer OIO: The Game. Bonuses material includes the original soundtracks to The Path and Sugar Cube, as well as some extra DLC for Krater.

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UBM Tech Game Network Unloads Stake in Indie Royale Bundle

January 15, 2013 -

We missed this when it was announced last week but it is pretty interesting news worth mentioning: IndieGames.com and Gamasutra parent the UBM Tech Game Network has transferred its 50% share in the Indie Royale game bundle to UK games investment firm Tenshi Ventures. Indie Royale started out as a joint venture between UBM Tech Game Network and digital distribution platform Desura. Desura will retain its 50 percent stake in the popular indie game bundle. Tenshi Ventures is operated by two veteran British developers: Ian Baverstock and Jonathan Newth.

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Indie Royale Replay Bundle Vol. 1 Goes Live

January 8, 2013 -

Indie Royale has announced the Replay Bundle Vol. 1 today, offering a variety of games such games as Nuclear Dawn, Gemini Rue, Defense Grid: The Awakening, Soulcaster and Soulcaster 2 for a very low price. The bundle also includes the soundtracks for Soulcaster 1 and 2, a remixed soundtrack for Soulcaster 2, and six DLC goodies for Defense Grid (the Borderlands DLC, Resurgence map packs 1 - 4, and You Monster DLC). The extra stuff is only available on Steam.

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 Rakes In $2.65 Million

January 2, 2013 -

And just like that, Humble Indie Bundle 7 comes to a close with 395,917 bundles sold for a grand total of $2,650,204.55.

The pot will be divvied up among Humble Bundle, the games' developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Child's Play charity according to the whims of the individual buyers.

The bundles sold at an average purchase price of $6.69 and break down by platform as follows:

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 Generates Nearly $2.2 Million in Sales

December 28, 2012 -

Humble Indie Bundle 7 has broken another milestone this week - surpassing the $2 million sales mark. As of this writing, the pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle has made $2,174,171.12 from the sale of 332,411 bundles. Yesterday organizers of the bundle added three new games: The Basement Collection, Cave Story+, and Offspring Fling - for those willing to pay more than the average price.

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 Adds Three New Games

December 27, 2012 -

Humble Indie Bundle 7 has added three new games into the mix for anyone that is willing to pay more than the current average price of $6.41 for the pay-what-you-want DRM-free PC game bundle. The new titles added today include The Basement Collection, Cave Story+, and Offspring Fling. If you’ve already purchased the bundle then these games are already waiting for you on your download page. If you haven’t, pay more than the average price and get these games as well as the original 7 titles. All three games are cross-platform, DRM-free, and come with extra soundtracks.

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 Sails Past $1.7 Million Mark

December 24, 2012 -

Humble Indie Bundle 7 has generated $1,744,743.37 from the sale of 272,084 bundles (as of this writing) with an average purchase price of $6.41. The pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems has another nine days to go.

Humble Indie Bundle 7 includes The Binding of Isaac (plus Wrath of the Lamb DLC), Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot, and documentary film Indie Game: The Movie. Paying more than the average price will get you the old-school RPG Legend of Grimrock and the strategy-RPG-tower defense hybrid, Dungeon Defenders.

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 Generates Over $1.4 Million

December 21, 2012 -

In a short amount of time, the Humble Indie Bundle 7 has already generated well over a million dollars in sales since its launch earlier in the week. The latest pay-what-you-want bundle includes The Binding of Isaac (plus Wrath of the Lamb DLC), Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot, and documentary film Indie Game: The Movie. Paying more than the average price will get you the old-school RPG Legend of Grimrock and the strategy-RPG-tower defense hybrid, Dungeon Defenders.

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 Launches

December 19, 2012 -

Update: The Humble Indie Bundle 7 has already generated $583,036.16 on the sale of 93,430 bundles. Pretty impressive if you consider that when we wrote the original story it was just over $50,000!

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Indie Royale Launches Xmas Bundle 2.0

December 18, 2012 -

Indie Royale has launched its Xmas Bundle 2.0, offering a pay-what-you-want bundle just in time for the holidays.

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THQ: We Are Evaluating Future Support for Linux

December 17, 2012 -

On the heels of generating over $5 million from the Humble THQ Bundle, THQ says that it is evaluating various options for making more of its PC games Linux friendly. One of the biggest complaints against this particular bundle was that it was Windows-only. THQ now says that it is evaluating the costs and benefits of Linux, following consumer feedback on the Humble THQ Bundle.

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Humble THQ Bundles Sails Past $5 Million Mark

December 12, 2012 -

With just one hour remaining before close, the Humble THQ Bundle has managed to break the $5 million mark off the sale of almost 870,000 bundles. The average price paid for this Windows-only pay-what-you-want bundle currently sits at $5.67. In case you missed previous stories on this particular bundle, the Humble THQ Bundle contains Red Faction: Armageddon, Darksiders, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, Saints Row The Third, and several game soundtracks.

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Humble THQ Bundle Rakes in over $4.3 Million

December 10, 2012 -

UPDATE:  Humble Bundle has added Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Game of the Year Edition to the games you'll pick up if you pay over the average price.

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Humble THQ Bundle Adds Titan Quest and Red Faction: Armageddon DLC

December 6, 2012 -

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.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 31

December 3, 2012 -

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.

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Humble THQ Bundle Rakes in Over $2.3 Million

November 30, 2012 -

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.

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Humble THQ Bundle Offers Seven AAA Titles

November 29, 2012 -

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).

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Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space Coming to Indie Game Stand

November 27, 2012 -

Digital Eel's Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space will be up for sale on Indie Game Stand for four days - from December 3 - 6, with ten percent of the proceeds going to its charity of choice - RIF (Reading is Fundamental).

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Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight Winners Revealed

November 26, 2012 -

The top four games have been voted on by the community in Double Fine's annual game development jam, Amnesia Fortnight.

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Humble Bundle for Android 4 is Live

November 8, 2012 -

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.

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The Bundle of the Damned Goes Live

October 29, 2012 -

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).

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Indie Royale Announces Halloween Bundle

October 26, 2012 -

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.

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Buy Digital Eel's Brainpipe at Indie Game Stand, Help Reading is Fundamental

October 17, 2012 -

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.

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Andrew EisenZip - Bullies on both sides? What both sides? And of course bullies are worse than people who aren't bullies.08/29/2014 - 11:23am
Neeneko(2) yes, male tropes also have problems and gender studies looks at those too. But this highlights a privilage problem, the idea that if male issues are not brought up too female issues should not be discussed.08/29/2014 - 10:42am
Neeneko@ZippyDSMlee - jumping back (1) one can acknowledge systemic problems without requiring every male be a Neanderthal.08/29/2014 - 10:42am
MaskedPixelanteI don't like the new 3DS, mostly because it means there's a good chance future 3DS games won't be compatible with the current models.08/29/2014 - 9:30am
ConsterI don't get why Amazon decided to buy this "Twitch" fellow, really. It took him ages to beat Pokemon.08/29/2014 - 8:31am
ZippyDSMleeIt goes without saying that we need to et rid of the bullies on both sides that are far worse than Sarkeesian or Quin will ever be.08/29/2014 - 8:24am
ZippyDSMleeI'm talking more about the genreal movement and how silly it is, as for Sarkeesian half of what she is says rings hollw while the other half tend to be over exsagerated.08/29/2014 - 8:22am
Avalongod@Papa, agreed. I think people are reluctant to get involved if they're not the target. But I think we need to take responsibility as a community to confront harassing behavior, whether on gender or race.08/29/2014 - 7:23am
E. Zachary KnightSo Nintendo has given gamers what they want and have fractured the 3DS user base at the same time. http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/224476/Nintendo_reveals_the_New_Nintendo_3DS.php08/29/2014 - 7:12am
Papa MidnightI could say the same about race. I certainly enjoyed being on the receiving end of this while playing StarCraft II this past week: http://i.imgur.com/mIZA1QB.png (and this is actually mild compared to what I usually see). Report players? What a joke...08/29/2014 - 12:29am
AvalongodWhether you approve of Sarkeesian's view or not, no woman deserves to be the target of that kind of harassment and it won't stop until men tell each other it's not appropriate under any circumstance.08/28/2014 - 8:44pm
AvalongodI'm guessing the twitter account was a troll, but come on, I'm sorry, it's just disgusting someone is saying those things to Sarkeesian whether serious or a joke.08/28/2014 - 8:43pm
ZippyDSMleesocial movement that is bringing most of these issue to the spot light to be nothing but trend mongering white knighting bullies who are not much better than the hateful moronic bullies on the other side.08/28/2014 - 5:20pm
ZippyDSMleereflects the world we live in while the rest is the worst stuff that should be focused on. Leaving whats reflected in the same boat as everything else that's exaggerated and skewed by media/fiction and happliy consumed by current society. I find the socia08/28/2014 - 5:20pm
ZippyDSMleemales live off the power fantasy but once you realize as a male you will never reach what fiction or media calls perfect it demoralizes you just the same. And I would not call female negative stereotypes rampant and out of control not when 70-80% of it re08/28/2014 - 5:19pm
ZippyDSMleeNot saying that there is not a difference in the treatment of males and females in media, but males are begin painted as near perfect superhumans with cliched flaws it dose as much damage to the psyche as how females are treated. Sure you could claim that08/28/2014 - 5:19pm
ZippyDSMleeNeeneko:As I said if you do not 100% belive it then you are a Neanderthal. Theres more gray to everything than black and white.08/28/2014 - 1:27pm
NeenekoMeh, the "PCism" is just trotted out when people do not know their place and dare to complain about things the speakers think are fine. How dare people complain about how they are treated/portrayed, it is not like it bother us, our feelings matter!08/28/2014 - 1:13pm
ZippyDSMleeNeeneko I do not think its against feminism but rather against PCisim’s and that most things are offensive since if you do not believe that you are a Neanderthal that beats women,ect..08/28/2014 - 12:48pm
Neenekocomplete with the standard 'she is a lying and attacking the game industry! threats are wrong but she did it to herself' comments.08/28/2014 - 11:28am
 

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