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Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:36 PM

Humble Bundle for Android, PC, Mac & Linux 3 - Indie Games and Charity



The new Humble Bundle has been published. This will be available for the next two weeks.

All games work both on the computer (PC, Mac & Linux) and on Android Phones.

It is pay what you want, and the money goes to the developers, the Humble Bundle people and charity (Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation). You can decide how to split your payment.

The games featured are:
Fieldrunners
Bit Trip Beat
SpaceChem
Uplink

If you pay more than the average offer ($6.06 at the moment) you also get:
Spirits

There's a chance that over the course of the offer more games might be added to the pay-more-than-average portion (which you will access to even if you bought the bundle before they were added).

All games are DRM-free and work cross-platform on Android, Windows, Mac and Linux.
Also included are the soundtracks to Uplink and SpaceChem.

You can find all the info here or watch the video above:
http://www.humblebundle.com/

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I know two of the games SpaceChem and Uplink.

SpaceChem is a puzzle game in which you have to program machines to dis- and/or reassemble molecules to create whatever output is needed. I had a great time playing it until it eventually got too hard for me. My solutions tended to be pretty messy and nowhere near as elegant as the ones you see on YouTube. Still a great game though.

Uplink is a hacking game by Introversion (makers of Darwinia and Defcon). I was actually playing it when I got the message that this bundle was released! It's very spartan as far as graphics go, you just see your terminal you get your jobs per email and you break into whichever systems you need to complete them (and then cover up your tracks). With the money you earn you upgrade your system to be able to pull off bigger hacks.

I enjoy Uplink a lot now. The problem I had at the beginning is that I didn't really understand how you are supposed to go about playing the game and so got stuck pretty quickly; the tutorial gives you all the basic information on how to perform simple jobs, but it's pretty superficial and does not prepare you for when things get more serious. Then last week I watched the beginning of a Let's Play of Uplink and finally got to see how the game is supposed to be played. I get on much better now.

Another thing I want to mention is that Uplink has a great soundtrack. Although it's not proper chiptune music it is very similar in style and reminds me of the music I used to hear when playing on my Commodore 64 and Amiga.

If anybody knows the other games let me know.

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Ohio Joe Aug 2012 #1

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Fri Aug 24, 2012, 10:29 AM

1. Humble Android Bundle 3 adds four games -

It is a very short article so I'm just going to post the important part:

"Head on over to HumbleBundle.com to buy the Humble Android Bundle 3, if you haven't already. If you have already bought and it didn't pay above the average, fear not--you'll still get these new additions at no extra cost."

http://www.shacknews.com/article/75421/humble-android-bundle-3-adds-four-games

4 games added and you get them if you already bought the bundle

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