Humble Daily #4: Indie 8 Re-Bundledby Jarred Walton on May 16, 2014 8:13 PM EST
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Returning to their roots with day four of their 14 days of bundles, Humble has decided to give people a second chance at a collection of up to eleven games from the Humble Indie Bundle 8 that happened…oh, about a year ago it looks like, so this is sort of an anniversary celebration. I personally like supporting indie developers, and even though I already own two of the games I decided to buy this bundle (if you want a copy of Thomas Was Alone
or Little Inferno and you don’t want to buy the bundle, send me a note as I have an extra key to give away – first come, first serve basis). Here’s the complete list of games, in alphabetical order this time:
- Awesomenauts (78%, 08/2012): 6-player MOBA
- Capsized (80%, 04/2011): 2D platformer
- Dear Esther (75%, 02/2012): Interactive story that’s more art than game
- English Country Tune (~77%, 11/2011): Cerebral puzzle game; beat the average price
- Hotline Miami (85%, 10/2012): Top-down 2D action (with lots of blood and death); beat the average price
- Intrusion 2 (80%, 06/2012): Action platformer; beat the average price
- Little Inferno (68%, 11/2012): Puzzle game involving fire – lots of fire
- Oil Rush (67%, 01/2012): 3D hybrid RTS/Tower Defense game; beat the average price
- Proteus (80%, 01/2013): An exploratory “experience game” with no clearly defined goals; beat the average price
- Thomas Was Alone (77%, 11/2012): 2D puzzle-platformer with minimalist graphics, good voice-over, and a fun story
- Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers (75%, 06/2012): 3D platformer with graphics similar to Borderlands (sans violence); beat the average price
As you might guess given this is a revival of an indie bundle from a year ago, all of the games are at least a year old, but given these indie games are more about the experience than cutting edge graphics, they’re still worth a look. And as usual, your donation can go to charity, the developers, or Humble Bundle.
Source: Humble Bundle
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Arrgh - Friday, May 16, 2014 - linkTiny & Big is NOT a 2D platformer. It's very 3D--the terrain is destructible. :)
JarredWalton - Friday, May 16, 2014 - linkSorry -- got stuck in the wrong dimension, as most "platformers" are 2D. :-)
Penti - Saturday, May 17, 2014 - link2D platformer just really implies side-scrolling, however they are usually done with 3D since ages.
JarredWalton - Saturday, May 17, 2014 - linkI tend to think of platformers as "jumping between platforms". Not all are 3D even today -- many indie titles are still 2D, though perhaps with a few aspects that are done using 3D techniques. Anyway, I use "platformer" as a genre in general, for better or worse, and I happen to have a soft spot in my cranky old gamer heart for platformers. Heh.
dstarr3 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 - linkHad a lot of these games already, but it was worth it for the two games I didn't yet. I can just send the duplicate Steam keys to some pals.
This is the golden age of gaming right here. Everybody better enjoy it while it lasts.
Impulses - Saturday, May 17, 2014 - linkThe bundles are so good for that... I've got to organize mine and figure out all the spare keys I've got for giving away, I know there's a bunch.
lmcd - Saturday, May 17, 2014 - linkWhy are the hours so odd on these? I meant to pick this one up but missed it.