Less humble, more bundle
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a PC gamer in possession of a functioning brain must be in want of a steaming pile of the best indie gaming titles on which to splurge their hard-earned cash.
Thankfully, the Humble Bundle has been doing sterling work in seeking out seriously innovative titles with the accuracy of a bearded-developer-seeking missile, and offering the spoils to you for whatever pittance you care to tender. The latest bundle, enumerated V, is all manner of great, and continues to get better, having added a number of indie classics to the pile.
Paying over the odds now gets you not only Bastion, but:
- Jasper Byrne’s Lone Survivor
- Jonathan Blow’s Braid
- and the awesome Super Meat Boy
That’s in addition to the regular pack, which includes:
- Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent
- and Psychonauts
Plus, you’ll get five soundtracks kicked in.
The all-conquering behemoth that is the bundle now dominates the indie scene, which raises a couple of interesting questions — what happens when everyone has all the games? I mean, most of these titles have been available many times before in discounted form, and the promise of major ‘tentpole’ indies like Bastion or Super Meat Boy only dimishes over time. Are we going to have to wait for a new round of major releases before folk can be whipped into digging into their pockets again?
Still, with the average floating around $8 at the moment, you can pick up seven great games for less than a sixth of the price of Battlefield Premium. That, I think you’ll agree, is nothing to be sniffed at.