Humble Indie Bundle #3

There’s no better deal in PC gaming than the pay-what-you-want Humble Indie Bundle. You can set any price, even down to one penny, and get five great indie games. A portion of the proceeds even go to charity. We’ve featured many of these games before on Fringe Busters

Crayon Physics Deluxe — This physics puzzle game has you drawing objects out of crayon to move a ball to a goal. It’s one of the simplest and probably one of my favorite physics puzzle games of the past year.

Cogs — Billed as a “steampunk puzzle” game where you slide around tiles on a square surface, but these tiles contain pipes, gears and other steampunk gadgetry that you use to construct a complex flying machine, balloon inflater or music box. Later, multiple square surfaces join up in a cube for full 3D puzzling.

VVVVVV — Terry Cavanaugh’s repetitively titled game is a great platform game with some tough gravity—bending puzzles, all set on top of some primitive graphics and a pretty kickin’ chiptunes soundtrack.

Hammerfight — You play as a clockwork helicopter with a giant hammer attached. Your mouse moves the helicopter on the screen and you can use your momentum to send the hammer swinging into various dudes’ heads. It makes a lot more sense when you watch the trailer. Violent physics—y goodness!

And Yet It Moves — This game has you rotating the world around your character as he jumps through a cardboard cutout aesthetic that gives the game a unique feel and really challenging (for me) gameplay

So what are you waiting for? Check it out at http://www.humblebundle.com/

Comments

Hammerfight is a gem of a game. I started playing it for fun, an actually was drawn in by the STORY. Well worth your time to give it a shot!

I too was quite drawn into Hammerfight. My favorite weapon is the primitive ball and chain, but man is it satisfying when you connect with a hard swing!

Hammerfight is one of the few games I didn't already have. Cogs was the other, just never got around to picking it up even though I really like puzzle games.

Worth it for the crayon physics, but the main draw would be Hammerfight.

In Hammerfight, is there any use for money? Or should I actually use the bulla? And when do I get new weapons if at all?

Edit: nevermind, just gotta keep playing.

The problem with indie bundles of any sort by now is that the people interested in them have at least one game of each bundle. So even though I could just not download the ones I already have and just pay a few bucks for the ones I don't have, I'd rather not spend any money at all, since I can't tell them to "just give money to the guys who made A and B, because C and D already got my money".

I gifted the bundle to a friend, but when he followed the redemption link, instead of taking him to a download/confirmation page, it took him to the "pay what you want" page. Did anyone else have trouble gifting a bundle?

Hans

Luggage wrote:

[...] I'd rather not spend any money at all, since I can't tell them to "just give money to the guys who made A and B, because C and D already got my money".

Wait...

You mean you refuse to pay as little as one penny because you don't have the power to make sure that someone doesn't get any of your money?

Wow.

Hans

No, I am saying I own half of these games (Cogs even on two platforms, despite not liking it) and, backlog aside, I don't wanna pay for my food twice, so to speak. The first two bundles I bought at $5 per game (since I want to support the creators and not mock them) and I'd continue to do so, only this time I already own half of them.

And it has been covered in the past that the guys "buying" the bundle for 1 cent are actually hurting the initiators more than they are helping, so I'd rather lay off completely.

Some additions: Buyers now also get Steel Storm and free access to Minecraft until August 14.

I actually didn't have any of these games yet. I thought I was going for Crayon Physics, but I ended up playing VVVVVV first. What an awesome game, pure C=64 goodness... except for the narrative, which I could do without.

These dudes are awesome.

Can't beat those prices. And it's a smart move to get your name out there as well. Although some are already quite known.

Now includes HIB2 games if you pay more than $4.80

Scratched wrote:

Now includes HIB2 games if you pay more than $4.80

That is, more than the current average purchase amount. That's a clever idea -- everybody who hasn't bought the bundle yet now has an extra incentive to buy it soon, and to spend a little more than the previous average.

(Which is now $4.94. It's working already!)

That's more like it. I like the Humble Indie Bundle concept, but Puzzlers and Platformers do nothing for me. The HIB 2 had more variety.

misplacedbravado wrote:
Scratched wrote:

Now includes HIB2 games if you pay more than $4.80

That is, more than the current average purchase amount. That's a clever idea -- everybody who hasn't bought the bundle yet now has an extra incentive to buy it soon, and to spend a little more than the previous average.

(Which is now $4.94. It's working already!)

Hehe, I helped increase the average..

Seriously, I was wondering it those indies games were truly worth that price. I should have paid a little more, I feel guilty I bought those games for like 1$ each.. A Co-Worker told me to buy them when it was the bundle #2, but I dunno, I always wait.. I should have listen to him.

For those who are wondering what the games are all about, Total Biscuit has you covered.

And now Atom Zombie Smasher is added to the bundle. I'd just been thinking... Wouldn't it be great if Flotilla made it into a Humble Bundle. And this is even better!

RoutineMachine wrote:

And now Atom Zombie Smasher is added to the bundle. I'd just been thinking... Wouldn't it be great if Flotilla made it into a Humble Bundle. And this is even better!

And wow, if you use a Steam key already, it is added automaticaly..

They are really making an effort here. Especially with the Steam activation. Tempting...

Manach wrote:
RoutineMachine wrote:

And now Atom Zombie Smasher is added to the bundle. I'd just been thinking... Wouldn't it be great if Flotilla made it into a Humble Bundle. And this is even better!

And wow, if you use a Steam key already, it is added automaticaly..

Very nice!

plavonica wrote:
Manach wrote:
RoutineMachine wrote:

And now Atom Zombie Smasher is added to the bundle. I'd just been thinking... Wouldn't it be great if Flotilla made it into a Humble Bundle. And this is even better!

And wow, if you use a Steam key already, it is added automaticaly..

Very nice!

Works like a charm indeed.

Cogs is a great puzzle game. Even though I might be cheating by using post-it notes to figure out a puzzle before doing the level.

Thanks to the Humble Bundle organizers for putting this together, and for making sure every game had a Linux port. Several games didn't have a port before the Bundle.

Thanks for providing games in a state where I can just play them, without having to reboot to a different hard drive containing Windows, or fussing with the vagaries of Wine, Crossover, VMware, or VirtualBox.

Huzzah!

Hans