Friday, December 17, 2010

The Humble Indie Bundle

I haven't posted anything in a while, so I might as well come back with one of my favorite types of games: indie games. I'm not talking about the pretentious arty "games" that have supposedly deep meaning. I'm talking about GAMES. I'm also talking about the Humble Indie Bundle.

For those not in the know, the Humble Indie Bundle is a collection of independant games that are pay-what-you-want, with you deciding where your money goes. Last year, the Humble Bundle made over a million dollars, most of that going to charities such as Child's Play. This year, the second Humble Bundle has nearly made a million in half the time (at the time of this writing, $808,007.96). The games included this year are pretty great, I'd advise you to check it out.

EDIT: The Humble Bundle passed a million and is now redeemable on Steam!

This year's games are...

Okay, fine. This one practically is pretentious and arty, but that doesn't stop me. If you're running a Linux machine, you now have a chance to try to wrap your mind around the crazy time-based puzzles in this game as this is its first debut on another OS.

Cortex Command
A blend of Worms and the craziest physics known to man. Protect your brain (conveniently located in an incredibly fragile glass jar), mine resources, and blow the hell out of enemy forces! Has a sorta steep learning curve, but it's fun when you get into it. Note: This game is still in development! You'll be eligible for all updates as well as the full version.

Really Incredible Art Style: The Game. Very good adventure game, sort of like The Neverhood without the clay. Has a fantastic art style and a great soundtrack (which is also available for download!).

A relaxed, abstract game where you absorb things and try not to get absorbed yourself. Simple, intuitive mouse controls and a very pleasant look makes this a very nice game to wind-down with.

Revenge of the Titans:
Making its debut inside of the bundle itself; a fantastic tower-defense game with real-time strategy elements. Upgrade your base and protect it from the Titans as you mine crystals. Gets very tough at times, you must always be thinking one step ahead! Don't spend yourself into a corner!
Note: This game is still in development! You'll be eligible for all updates as well as the full version.

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