Remember when "DRM-free" was a big selling point of Humble Bundle's Humble Bundles?
Yeah. Good times...
Anyway, Humble Bundle's newest Weekly Bundle has a collection of Paradox Interactive games for you to pay-what-you-want for. Well, so long as you want to pay at least a dollar because all of these games are Steam-only.
EA' Humble Origin Bundle closed this week, raising well over $10 million - a good portion of which went towards five charities (we assume some of it went to the Humble Bundle organizers). The bundle ended last night, and was called the best selling bundle to-date for the Humble Bundle initiative. At the end of it all, the Humble Origin Bundle managed to generate $10.5 million from the sale of 2.1 million game bundles.
The folks at Humble Bundle are adding a new kind of "pay-what-you-want" DRM-free offering: comedy. The Humble Comedy Bundle features movies, audio, and even a little animation - all DRM-free and for whatever price you want to pay.
The Humble Origin Bundle is inching towards another milestone - the $10 million mark. As of this writing the bundle is at a little over $9.6 million with nearly 2 million bundles sold, and an average price of $4.91. The bundle includes Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Mirror's Edge, and Medal of Honor. Paying more than the average price will get you The Sims 3 + Starter Pack, Battlefield 3, C&C: Red Alert 3 - Uprising, and Populous.
The Humble Origin Bundle has two new games to choose from, if bundle purchasers are willing to pay more than the average price - currently at $4.82. The two new games are C&C: Red Alert 3 - Uprising for Steam and Origin, and Populous for Origin.
These two new games join Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Mirror's Edge, and Medal of Honor. Paying more than the average price will get you The Sims 3 + Starter Pack and Battlefield 3.
The Humble Origin Bundle has generated nearly $7.2 million from the sale of nearly 1.5 million bundles. It is officially the best-selling Humble Bundle to date, beating out THQ's and Deep Silver's bundles and all those that have come before it. The average price of the bundle is up two cents (from Friday's average price) to $4.82, as of this writing. The bundle has 9 days left to go.
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Love it or hate it, the Humble Origin Bundle is on track to be the most successful Humble Bundle offering to-date if it keeps trending the way it has been in the last couple of days. As of this writing, the bundle has generated over $5.3 million from the sale of over 1.1 million bundles, with an average price of $4.80. The bundle still has a little over 11 more days to go before it is over too.
The latest Humble Weekly Bundle features games chosen by YouTube personality PewDiePie including Botanicula (available for Mac, Windows, Linux), McPixel (Linux, Mac, Windows, Android), Thomas Was Alone (Windows, Mac, Linux), The Showdown Effect (Steam Only for Windows and Mac), and bonus game Amnesia: The Dark Descsent (Windows, Mac, Linux). Amnesia: The Dark Descsent is unlocked if you pay more than the current average price of $2.16.
As of this writing, the Humble Origin Bundle has generated over $3.6 million from the sale of a little more than 764,000 bundles. The Origin-themed, Not-DRM-Free bundle features a total of eight games including Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition (includes 4 Limited Edition unlocks, and the Retaliation and Decimation packs), Mirror's Edge, and Medal of Honor. Paying more than the average price will get you The Sims 3 + Starter Pack and Battlefield 3. The current average price sits at $4.74.
There is no doubt in my mind that this latest bundle from the fine folks at Humble Bundle is going to get a mixed reaction from the game community. On the one hand it is offering up to eight high-profile games on the cheap; on the other hand all of these games are from Electronic Arts and use its Origin digital distribution platform - and at least three of the games require the bundle buyer to install Origin on their system in order to play.
A brand new Humble Weekly Bundle launches today, offering four games from Introversion Games. The Introversion Games Humble Weekly Bundle features the hacking game Uplink (also available on Android); real-time strategy game Darwinia and its multiplayer counterpart Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest; and the Cold War-era strategy war game Defcon.
The bundle also offers extras like the Voxel Tech Demo (Windows only), the City Generator Tech Demo (Windows only), and source code access to Uplink, Darwinia, Multiwinia, and Defcon.
The Humble Deep Silver Bundle has added three new games into the mix: the action RPG Risen, beat 'em up Sacred Citadel, and the grim first-person shooter Metro 2033. These three new games join six other games and a bunch of DLC from publisher Deep Silver for a nice low price.
Humble Bundle's latest bundle, the Humble Deep Silver Bundle, gives you six games and a bunch of DLC from publisher Deep Silver for a nice low price. Unlike other bundles this one has a higher price point depending on what you want to pick up, though. For the average price (currently hovering just below $5) you can get the open-world action game Saints Row: The Third; the prequel Saints Row 2; action RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters; and the RPG Sacred 2: Gold Edition.
The new Humble Weekly Bundle launches, offering four games from Positech Games. The Positech Games Humble Weekly Bundle features the political strategy game Democracy 2; the life simulation game Kudos 2; the alternate reality World War I game Gratuitous Tank Battles; and the space strategy game Gratuitous Space Battles.
All four games are available on Steam and DRM-free. These games are also available on Windows, Mac and Linux.
This week's Humble Bundle Weekly sale ended a few minutes ago, netting Jeff Vogel - the one man army that operates Spiderweb Software - a fair amount of change. As of this writing, the Humble Bundle Weekly Sale generated over $182,000 from the sale of nearly 39,000 bundles featuring Spiderweb's catalog of role-playing games. As is usually the case, Linux users paid the most for the bundle, with an average purchase price of $6.35, followed by Mac users who paid an average price of $6.19, and Windows users who brought the average down by paying an average price $4.43.
The Humble Bundle Weekly Sale featuring 15 games from indie RPG developer Spiderweb Software's catalog (DRM-free) has managed to raise over $100,000 in a little over 24 hours.
While the folks at the Humble Bundle continue to ignore my suggestion for a role-playing game-themed Humble Bundle, this week's Humble Bundle Weekly Sale is as close as you can get: for the next six days consumers can get 15 games from indie RPG developer Spiderweb Software's catalog DRM-free and with plenty of extras.
UK-based online PC bundle retailer Bundle Stars has launched the Dynamite Bundle: Reloaded today. The Dynamite Bundle: Reloaded includes 10 Windows games for a launch price of just $2.50, a savings of almost $220 when compared to buying the games individually (the promotional savings are based on online retail prices). Those who already bought the Dynamite Bundle will automatically receive the two bonus games free of charge in their Bundle Stars account, ready for them to redeem on Steam.
Humble Bundle for Android 6 is alive and kicking, offering five games for Android-based hand-helds. Most of the games are also available for Windows, Mac and Linux too - and all of them are DRM-Free. The games include Aquaria, Fractal, Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, Stealth Bastard Deluxe, and Pulse (Android only). If you pay more than the average price you can also get Frozen Synapse and Broken Sword: Director’s Cut. You'll also get digital soundtracks from all the games.
IndieGameStand is offering the cute voxel-based RPG, Vox for $10 or whatever you want to pay. Developer AlwaysGeeky Games describes Vox as a "highly customizable game where you can create, destroy, edit and build anything you desire. The whole world, every item and object within it, and even the characters and inhabitants of Vox are created using a custom 'Voxel Engine.'" The game is currently in the alpha stage but all future updates will be free and frequent, according to the developer.
Just 24 hours after launching, Humble Bundle 8 has managed to rake in over $1.1 million dollars. The pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle is probably doing well because it features some high profile indie games including first-person adventure Dear Esther, the action platformer Capsized, cartoonish multiplayer action platformer Awesomenauts, minimalist puzzle-platformer Thomas Was Alone, sandbox puzzler Little Inferno, the top-down action game Hotline Miami and the audio-visual exploration and discovery game Proteus.
The Humble Weekly Bundle is offering the Collector's Edition of Remedy's psychological action thriller Alan Wake and the follow-up title, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. Both games are only available on Windows via Steam unfortunately. The current average purchase price for the two games is a paltry $2.14. It is understandable why at that price over 83,300 bundles have already been sold. So far the bundle has raised over $178,000, with proceeds going to the game's developer, the Humble Bundle folks, and charities the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play.
Indie Royale has launched the Mayhem Bundle, offering players multiple indie titles that are described as a "mix-up of anarchic indie games." The bundle includes Burn Zombie Burn!, Primal Fears, Alien Shooter 2: Conscription, Plain Sight, Lucius and Droplitz. A seventh mystery game will be added to the mix at a later date.
All of the games are available on Steam for Windows, while only two titles offer Desura codes: Lucius and Alien Shooter 2: Conscription.
Believe it or not, the (mostly) clean-shaven gentleman in the video to your left is Double Fine's Tim Schafer. Uncle Tim comes to us today to promote Humble Bundle's new Humble Bundle.
Why would he do that?
Because Humble Bundle's new Humble Bundle is chockful of Double Fine goodness that has been bundled together most humbly. And he wants you to buy them!
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.