It’s arrived! Even though we are sure there has been more bundles then a Guild Wars Snowball AT team could carry…we are not complaining about bundle six. This is the first time Gamers Giving Back has been able to highlight The Humble Indie Bundle group, but they have been doing this for a while.
The premise may sound crazy at first but it works! Basically they are offering six indie video games to you, the lovely gamer, for the price off…whatever you want to pay for them. That’s right, you could be tighter than one of Dhalsim’s wrist bands and only pay a few dollars for six whole games or pretend you are Rich “Uncle” Pennybags with a sudden spout of excessive generosity. The money you do spend can be divided up between the developers of the games, charity and a tip for the Humble guys. Once again it’s your choice how to divide it between the three, in theory you could give all of it to charity.
The two charities they have always supported are The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Child’s Play. The EFF is a non profit that looks out for you as a user in the digital world. Protecting your privacy and freedom of expression online. They are literally going to court to have words with the “man” over these things. If you were one of the people outraged over SOPA and PIPA then the EFF is exactly the kind of organisation you should be looking into and supporting. You can start finding out more about them on their website.
Most of you are probably already familiar with the Child’s Play charity as we have mentioned them before and proudly support them. If you are one of those people skip to the next paragraph, otherwise let us explain. Child’s Play is a fundraising organisation that works to provide sick children in hospitals with video games and video gaming systems. They work directly with hospitals to make sure they have the capability to install the systems provided. Let’s face it, being in hospital can be a dull and scary place at times, by providing children with a source of entertainment it can have a huge impact on how they cope with the situation. Child’s Play has already raised millions of dollars over the years, which has given them a lot of notoriety and rightly so!
So you know how it works, who they support…all that is left is the games! Bundle six brings you Rochard, Shatter, S.P.A.Z, Torchlight and Vessel. If you pay over the average which is currently $5.37 you will also get Dustforce. They were not content with just giving you six games so they are also providing the soundtracks to all of the above. Apart from Vessel which doesn’t have an external soundtrack. Additionally if you pay an extra dollar you can get the Steam key for the bundle and unlock them on your Steam account. They are all cross-platform games that are compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. As Vessel is still in the final stages of development it is not quite ready for Mac and Linux but we have been assured it will be in a day or so. That’s six games, plus soundtracks, all for any price you want! The estimated retail valve of these games is a little under $70 so that is an amazing deal. Which is why it works! Several people buy the bundles so more money is raised for charity! More money goes to the developers who will make more games and more money goes to Humble… so they will keep bringing us these bundles! Still not convinced? Watch this trailer here.
You have 14 days to grab this bundle so what are you waiting for? Head over to www.humblebundle.com to get your hands on these games and support charity.