If I’ve learned anything throughout my years as a connoisseur of knowledge, it’s that charity is a relentless beast. It looked at the mountain of games I’ve yet to play from the last Humble Bundle, scoffed, and said “That’s it?” Well, it did in my head, at least. But I’m sure if the Humble Bundle with Android 6 were sentient, that’s what it would say.
Introversion are the latest indie devs to get the Humble Bundle treatment. You can pay what you want for all of their games. You'll even get a few interesting tech demos thrown in for good measure, including the procedural city generator that the team developed for Subversion.
The Humble Introversion Bundle includes IGF Grand Prize winner, Darwinia, nuclear war simulator, Defcon, tense hacker sim, Uplink and the multiplayer version of Darwinia, Multiwinia. If you pay more than the average donation (which currently stands at $3.82), you also get Crayon Physics Deluxe and gorgeous platformer, Aquaria as well.
Super Meat Boy completely won us over with its slightly icky take on the good ol’ platform genre. To celebrate its first anniversary, the game has been released as part of a huge bundle on Steam, which includes the original game, Aquaria, Bit.Trip Beat, Bit.Trip Runner, Braid, Gish, Machinarium, VVVVV and World of Goo. You’ll also get the music tracks from Super Meat Boy, Braid, Machinarium, Bit.Trip Beat and Bit.Trip Runner. That’s a whole bunch of indie gaming right there, and it’ll only set you back £17.89 ($28) - or £1.78 per game. Oh yeah, it also includes Half-Life 2, for some reason.
The Humble Indie Bundle 2 went on sale last week, and has already raised more than $1.3 million for the developers, Child's Play and The Electric Frontier Foundation. Now, in a final push, they're also throwing in all of the games from last year's Humble Indie Bundle for those who pay more than $7.39. That adds six extra games, including World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD Penumbra Overture and Samarost 2.
An Ebay seller has hand knitted a series of socks based on famous indie game characters, and has started a charity auction to sell them off, with all profits going to Childs Play. For one pair of socks, featuring VVVVVV's heroic Captain Veridian, the game's creator is offering a free giftable Steam copy of the game to anyone who places a bid. Read on for more details.