Normally we showcase one specific game each Friday, but this week is special. Not only are there two different games that we have not featured before, they’re part of the special limited-time offer known as the Humble Indie Bundle #2. This pay-want-you-want deal gives you 5 indie games that are all top-notch quality, and part of your donation goes to charities.
But let’s talk about the games, then we can talk about the deal.
There are 3 games that we’ve already featured on Fringe Busters, or we’ve talked about extensively elsewhere on Gamers With Jobs. There’s also 2 new ones which are definitely worth checking out.
1) Braid – This time-manipulation based platformer was almost a drinking-game title on the podcast for a while. Seriously, the gameplay is brilliant.
2) Machinarium – A point-and-click adventure game with a brilliant art style and a wordless but moving story.
3) Osmos – Physics based, electronica-infused, dream-like game based around growing your organism and destroying others on the level.
4) Cortex Command – A newly featured multiplayer, side-scrolling strategy game in the vein of Worms. You control soldiers that can attack enemy units and gather resources to purchase more soldiers.
5) Revenge of the Titans – A brand-new game released simultaneously with the HIB#2, this tower-defense game has a strong real-time strategy influence and a really fun pseudo-8-bit art style.
The best part, you can own all these games for whatever price you want. Not only that, you can see exactly where your money is going right on the page before purchasing. You get to control how much goes to developers and what goes to charities. You can also see what others have contributed and total contribution stats on the same page.
Normally I try not to feature games without a demo, but since you can pay as little as $1 for the entire bundle, I’ll let it slide. Of course, I’d encourage you to pay more. But in the end, it is a pay-what-you-want scheme. So go pay what you want.
Why You Should Check This Out: It’s he cheapest price you’re ever going to find for 5 spectacular indie games, and part of the proceeds goes to charity. Go get it already!
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