Rejoice, misers and cheap asses, as the Humble Daily Bundle makes its triumphant return under the “Flash Bundle” moniker over on the Humble Bundle site. This puts their adjective squarely in line with Steam’s Flash Sales for that added sense of urgency.
The first Flash Bundle is a Re-Bundle of the Codemasters Weekly Bundle that went on sale at the end of January. Pay what you want, and you’ll get Overlord, Overlord: Raising Hell DLC, two Operation: Flashpoint games, and Rise of the Argonauts for a pittance. Pony up six bucks or more, and you’ll also receive DiRT Showdown, DiRT 3, and Overlord II. Each game also comes with Steam keys because idiots like me are obsessed with Steam Levels and card-collecting.
The Overlord games sold the package to me in all its wannabe Pikmin glory. DiRT 3, however, is the best received of the bunch with an 86 overall on Metacritic. Regardless, it’s hard to argue with such a great deal especially if you love backlog.
Not too shabby, though a majority of which is fairly dated. Donate more than the average, which sits at $4.74 as of this writing, and you’ll also pick up Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 with a boatload of DLC.
Unfortunately, not every game comes with a Steam key. You’ll have to interact with Origin for Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3, and The Sims 3. Is that what the “Rule of Three” is?
You may be thinking to yourself, “Self, EA is a big money-grubbing corporation drinking from golden chalices and riding into work on their own private unicorns. I’m not going to add to the problem. Indies rule! Down with the machine!” Well, chillax, hombre. EA’s coughing up the proceeds of this sale to five charity organizations.
So, even if you’re not just looking for mainstream gaming on the cheap, you’re doing a little good for charity.
I don’t know about you, but I love gaming on the cheap. Indie games scratch the gaming itch just enough that I’ve pretty much become a mobile-only gamer.
Enter Humble Bundle with Android 5. In this Humble Android Bundle, pay what you want to get DRM-free games and Android-compatible APKs, and maybe push some money towards charity at the same time.
This bundle brings four games to the party: Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, Nightsky HD, and Beat Hazard Ultra. Pay more for your bundle than the average user, and you’ll net yourself Super Hexagon and Dungeon Defenders as well.
The Humble Indie Bundle 7, which has less than six days left, may be the best bundle, yet. It’s my first Humble Bundle purchase, and it’s well worth the cash. Pay what you want, and you’ll get Shank 2, Closure, Snapshot, and The Binding of Isaac. You’ll also get a copy of Indie Game: The Movie, currently 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Three new games were just added to the Humble Indie Bundle 7, making it even more humble than before.
If you’ve already purchased the bundle and contributed more than the average price (currently a meager $6.50), make sure to go back and download Cave Story+, Offspring Fling, and The Basement Collection now. These titles join Dungeon Defenders and Legend of Grimrock in the “premium” set.
It is no secret that we are big fans of the Humble Bundle series of games, and now you can have Indy-Gaming goodness on your Android-powered mobile device for those times when you are, ahem, unavailable and need something to pass the stool time. (Bringing ones laptop near sources of water is never recommended).
There are several great reasons to consider purchasing this package of games:
Pay What You Want
Playable on Android, Windows, Mac, or Linux
Support Indy Game Makers (who care about quality games and not just making money)
If you want, a portion of your purchase can be given to charity
The line up this time consists of the following games:
If you aren’t familiar with the concept of the Humble Bundle, it is a package of PC games that you basically pay-what-you-want, which if purchased separately, would cost around $35. These games come DRM-free (not plagued with draconian copyright protection scheme that hinders playability and installs questionable low-level software on your system), and are created by the innovative, hardworking people nextdoor, and not the massive corporations that churn out crap equivocal to the pop-hits of the music industry. That is to say, that these games offer something new and novel experiences that you should play because you will get deeper enjoyment from them due to unique mechanics, story, art, music, etc.
This is as close to Free (as in beer) as you can get to quality, original games that you are liberated to put on any device that you own that supports developers who are hardworking people like the guy-next-door (but not unemployed).