Humble Indie Bundle is a great concept. Game developers offer their finished computer games for a limited time to Humble Bundle, LLC to support charity. Gamers get to pay whatever they want to download a set of polished games and choose how they want the proceeds split up. Money goes to Child’s Play, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the developers and Humble Bundle.
The games in Humble Indie Bundle V are great. There’s no other way to put it.
Pscyhonauts is one of the all time great platforming/adventure games. You play as a young Psycadet, taking over the minds of various characters to fight against an evil plot to extract the brains of young psychics. It’s a ton of fun and more than worth getting the whole package for.
Limbo is another cool game. This highly stylized puzzle platformer has you guide a young character through a series of deadly obstacles. Every time you die, you go back to the last checkpoint and try to get just a little further. It’s a beautiful gaming experience.
Speaking of death, Humble Indie Bundle V also includes one of the great computer only horror games. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is disturbing. You play as a young Londoner in the 1800s who erased his own memory in order to protect himself as he goes after the Baron. This game will keep you up at night.
To unlock all five games, you have to more than the average purchase price. As of this writing, that means spending $7.87 to get $63 in DRM-free games for your PC, Mac, or Linux system. Tack on an extra dollar if you want to unlock them all in Steam. That’s a steal. Combined with the donations to charity, you can feel good about buying games. Even if you only wind up liking one of the titles (happened to me III (I think), where I only really got into Atom Zombie Smasher, the pay more bonus game), you’re still paying less than the cost of the cheapest game in the bundle.
Doesn’t it feel good to be a gamer sometimes?
What do you think? Are you going to pick up Humble Indie Bundle V? Play any of these games already? Sound off below.