The latest Indie Gala bundle offers a bunch of nifty games depending on what you're willing to pay - but the money will go towards "help rebuild Vancouver's game industry" by supporting a political candidate. Vancouver has been hit with a lot of layoffs at many of the region's biggest studios.
This week's Humble Bundle Weekly sale features four games from Blendo Games: Flotilla, Atom Zombie Smasher, Air Forte, and Thirty Flights of Loving. To get all the games you'll have to pay more than the average price, which is currently at $3.72, but you can get Flotilla, Atom Zombie Smasher, and Air Forte for just paying over $1. To get the fourth game you'll have to cough up a little extra dough.
The Catnip Bundle has launched over at Bundle Stars offering PC players 10 instantly downloadable PC games for whatever price they want. The highlighted title in the Catnip Bundle is Pushcat, an arcade game from indie studio Zut Games. Other titles include Metal Drift, Obulis, Avencast: Rise of the Mage, Post Mortem, Wasteland Angel, Chains, Nikopol, and two mystery titles.
It's dueling Humble Bundles as two new bundles launch: the latest Humble Weekly Sale and the Humble Mobile Bundle. The weekly sale offers THQ's (who gets the money for these games at this point?) Darksiders; Red Faction: Armageddon; and Red Faction: Armageddon Path to War DLC. If you pay more than the average, you'll also get Steam keys for Red Faction: Guerrilla and Darksiders II. As EZK points out, the bundle is Windows only.
The first Humble Bundle Weekly sale has launched, offering a DRM-free pay-what-you-want sale of the popular action RPG Bastion. The sale will last for one week allowing those who want the Windows, Mac or Linux version of the game a chance to pick it up on the cheap. If you pay more than the average price of $2.65, you'll get extra bonus content, the digital soundtrack, a digital art pack, some nifty Bastion sheet music and special ringtones.
Humble Bundle 5 with Android has added three more games into the mix to entice those who have yet to purchase this pay-what-you-want DRM-free PC and Android game bundle - and to reward those who have already taken the plunge. The new Android/Windows/Mac/Linux games include Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Splice, and Crayon Physics Deluxe. Soundtracks are also included. Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, NightSky HD, Super Hexagon, and Dungeon Defenders.
Indie Royale's newest bundle, the Debut Bundle, offers six indie games that are either brand new or new versions of previously released titles. All of the games are available on Windows, but only four of the games are playable on Mac, and none of the games are available on Steam (all via Desura). The brand new debut games include the arcade real-time strategy game McDROID by Elefantopia and platformer action game 6180 The Moon by Turtle Cream and PokPoong Games.
If the Humble Bundle isn't offering any games you want in its latest bundle then you may want to spend your money on the Indie Gala Flash Bundle. By paying as little as $1, you can pick up three DRM-free games: Ice-pick Lodge's first-person adventure game Pathologic, Crimson Cow's The Abbey, and a Steam key for Keen Software House's multiplayer action game Miner Wars Arena.
Humble Bundle 5 with Android has raised over $866,000 so far. Launched earlier this week, the latest pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle offers Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, and NightSky HD. If you pay more than the average price - currently at $6.66 - you'll get Dungeon Defenders plus all the available downloadable content (Android users get Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave) and Super Hexagon.
Humble Bundle has jumped right into its newest DRM-free pay-what-you want bundle - Humble Bundle with Android 5. Humble Bundle with Android 5 offers six games for Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux, along with some bonus material for those willing to pay more than the average price.
The base set of games includes Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, and NightSky HD. If you pay more than the average price - currently at $6.33 - you'll get Dungeon Defenders plus all the available downloadable content (Android users get Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave) and Super Hexagon.
Fundraising for the Humble Mojam 2 Bundle officially closed on March 2, with two charities benefitting from the $517,555.12 raised during and after the 72-hour game jam ended. The Mojam 2 game jam produced several games during its 72-hour run including Vlambeer's Wasteland Kings, Tektonic by Grapefrukt, Space Hunk from Ludosity, Oxeye’s 3918, a 3D multiplayer shooter called Low-light by Wolfire Games, and four games from Mojang teams - Nuclear Pizza War, Endless Nuclear Kittens, Battle Frogs and Nuke the Dinosaurs.
Indie Royale, organizers of the pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle, have launched their latest collection of indie titles called the The Mash Bundle (thanks to Blue's News). This new bundle offers Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Guns of Icarus Online, Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise, KRUNCH, and Delve Deeper.
The Humble Mojam 2 Bundle has sailed past the $500,000 mark which in turn has forced Mojang co-founder Marcus 'Notch' Persson to shave off his trademark beard.
Notch made the commitment to shave off his beard last weekend during the Mojam 72-hour game development jam, but the number of contributions had not hit the $500,000 mark during that time.
Being a good sport, he decided to honor the promise today. He made the announcement via Twitter:
Just got my beard shaved for charity. Video coming later.
The latest pay-what-you-want, DRM-free bundle that featured a 72-hour marathon game jam session starring teams from Mojang, Grapefrukt, Ludosity, Oxeye, Vlambeer, and Wolfire, has managed to raise over $476,000 total (so far) for charity. The teams made a total of nine games in various phases of development in 72-hours, which ended on Saturday evening.
An anonymous source just donated $100,000 to the Humble Bundle Mojam 2, the latest pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle. With that huge contribution, the Humble Bundle Mojam 2 has managed to raise just over $252,000.
The charities benefitting from this latest bundle are the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Block by Block - a new collaboration with UN Habitat and Mojang. The news of this massive donation was tweeted by Mojang's Jens Bergensten:
The pay-what-you-want, DRM-free bundle has returned but this time it is an interactive affair as the folks behind the Humble Bundle present The Humble Bundle Mojam 2. For this particular bundle gamers are asked to watch as indie developers Mojang, Grapefrukt, Ludosity, Oxeye Game Studio, Vlambeer, and Wolfire Games engage in a 72-hour game jam session. The games that they build during this game jam can be purchased at any time while the jam is going (even though you won't have any idea what you are buying).
Indie Royale introduces a new five-pack game bundle called the "Evolved Bundle." The newest bundle offers five indie games including the puzzle-adventure game Unmechanical, Tale of Tales' The Path, Turtle Cream's platformer Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory, Fatshark's Krater, and Uncanny Games' puzzle platformer OIO: The Game. Bonuses material includes the original soundtracks to The Path and Sugar Cube, as well as some extra DLC for Krater.
We missed this when it was announced last week but it is pretty interesting news worth mentioning: IndieGames.com and Gamasutra parent the UBM Tech Game Network has transferred its 50% share in the Indie Royale game bundle to UK games investment firm Tenshi Ventures. Indie Royale started out as a joint venture between UBM Tech Game Network and digital distribution platform Desura. Desura will retain its 50 percent stake in the popular indie game bundle. Tenshi Ventures is operated by two veteran British developers: Ian Baverstock and Jonathan Newth.
Indie Royale has announced the Replay Bundle Vol. 1 today, offering a variety of games such games as Nuclear Dawn, Gemini Rue, Defense Grid: The Awakening, Soulcaster and Soulcaster 2 for a very low price. The bundle also includes the soundtracks for Soulcaster 1 and 2, a remixed soundtrack for Soulcaster 2, and six DLC goodies for Defense Grid (the Borderlands DLC, Resurgence map packs 1 - 4, and You Monster DLC). The extra stuff is only available on Steam.
And just like that, Humble Indie Bundle 7 comes to a close with 395,917 bundles sold for a grand total of $2,650,204.55.
The pot will be divvied up among Humble Bundle, the games' developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Child's Play charity according to the whims of the individual buyers.
The bundles sold at an average purchase price of $6.69 and break down by platform as follows:
Humble Indie Bundle 7 has broken another milestone this week - surpassing the $2 million sales mark. As of this writing, the pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle has made $2,174,171.12 from the sale of 332,411 bundles. Yesterday organizers of the bundle added three new games: The Basement Collection, Cave Story+, and Offspring Fling - for those willing to pay more than the average price.
Humble Indie Bundle 7 has added three new games into the mix for anyone that is willing to pay more than the current average price of $6.41 for the pay-what-you-want DRM-free PC game bundle. The new titles added today include The Basement Collection, Cave Story+, and Offspring Fling. If you’ve already purchased the bundle then these games are already waiting for you on your download page. If you haven’t, pay more than the average price and get these games as well as the original 7 titles. All three games are cross-platform, DRM-free, and come with extra soundtracks.
Humble Indie Bundle 7 has generated $1,744,743.37 from the sale of 272,084 bundles (as of this writing) with an average purchase price of $6.41. The pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems has another nine days to go.
Humble Indie Bundle 7 includes The Binding of Isaac (plus Wrath of the Lamb DLC), Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot, and documentary film Indie Game: The Movie. Paying more than the average price will get you the old-school RPG Legend of Grimrock and the strategy-RPG-tower defense hybrid, Dungeon Defenders.
In a short amount of time, the Humble Indie Bundle 7 has already generated well over a million dollars in sales since its launch earlier in the week. The latest pay-what-you-want bundle includes The Binding of Isaac (plus Wrath of the Lamb DLC), Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot, and documentary film Indie Game: The Movie. Paying more than the average price will get you the old-school RPG Legend of Grimrock and the strategy-RPG-tower defense hybrid, Dungeon Defenders.
Update: The Humble Indie Bundle 7 has already generated $583,036.16 on the sale of 93,430 bundles. Pretty impressive if you consider that when we wrote the original story it was just over $50,000!
Indie Royale has launched its Xmas Bundle 2.0, offering a pay-what-you-want bundle just in time for the holidays.
On the heels of generating over $5 million from the Humble THQ Bundle, THQ says that it is evaluating various options for making more of its PC games Linux friendly. One of the biggest complaints against this particular bundle was that it was Windows-only. THQ now says that it is evaluating the costs and benefits of Linux, following consumer feedback on the Humble THQ Bundle.
With just one hour remaining before close, the Humble THQ Bundle has managed to break the $5 million mark off the sale of almost 870,000 bundles. The average price paid for this Windows-only pay-what-you-want bundle currently sits at $5.67. In case you missed previous stories on this particular bundle, the Humble THQ Bundle contains Red Faction: Armageddon, Darksiders, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, Saints Row The Third, and several game soundtracks.