The Humble Indie Bundles or Humble Bundles are a series of game bundling experiments that allow users to purchase collections of multi-platform DRM-free independently developed video games online in a "Pay what you want" manner, with proceeds bypassing middlemen and going directly to the indie developers and charities.
Humble Indie Bundle 6 goes live, contains Torchlight, Rochard, Shatter, Space Pirates and Zombies, and Vessel. All six games debut on Linux for the bundle, and buyers can choose to beat the average for Dustforce. Soundtracks are included for many of the games, and Rochard is launched as the first native Linux title using the Unity3D game engine! As usual, purchasers can also choose to benefit the Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Posted by s_d on Sep 19th, 2012
If you’re new to these parts, here’s how it works: for two weeks, you can pay whatever you want to get these DRM-free games on Mac, Windows, and Linux: the critically acclaimed action-RPG Torchlight; the rugged sci-fi action platformer Rochard; physics-based brick breaker Shatter; top down space combat sim Space Pirates and Zombies; and steampunk puzzle platformer Vessel. If you choose to pay more than the average price, you will also receive the incredible, frantic acrobatic platformer, Dustforce! Many of the games also come with their own soundtrack!
All the games can be optionally redeemed on Steam (if purchased for $1 or more) and the Ubuntu Software Centre! Purchasers can also choose to benefit the Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, two awesome non-profits that are always working hard in the name of gamers worldwide. So far, the generous contributions of bundle buyers has added up to more than $6,700,000 for charity!
All six of these great games are having their Linux debut right here with us! (Please note that the finishing touches for Vessel’s Linux and Mac debut are still being completed and should be ready in 24-72 hours.) We’re also delighted to be launching the first native Unity game on Linux! The Unity game engine powers a number of amazing titles including Rochard, and their presence on Linux can only broaden the horizons for cross-platform gaming everywhere.
Getting these games and soundtracks on their own would cost upwards of $86, but we’re letting you set the price!