Humble Indie Bundle #2

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Dario ff, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Dario ff

    Dario ff Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 19, 2008
    Haven't seen this posted around here, so just thought I should let you know.

    http://www.humblebundle.com/

    The Humble Indie Bundle #2 has been up for a few days now. The neat feature is that you can activate the games on Steam if you want(achievement hunters :P )!

    As for the games offered, quite a good selection. Braid, Machinarium, Osmos, Cortex Commander and Revenge of the Titans.

    The top leading donation is... PI? :?
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  2. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Thanks for the reminder. I just donated. Already had a couple of the games, but Machinarium in particular is nice to have. Steam integration is neat too, gives me a few options for downloading!
     
  3. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    If I didn't already own Braid and Machinarium, I'd buy this.
     
  4. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Might get it, always wanted Cortex Command.
     
  5. Dario ff

    Dario ff Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    423
    Aug 19, 2008
    Great news! People who purchased this bundle can now get the games from the first one! For the new purchasers, if you pay more than $7.35, you'll get the first bundle as well.
     
  6. matthewfarmery

    matthewfarmery It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 26, 2010
    I bought the package as well, people need to spend more then $7.39 or something like that to qualify for the first bundle. I think many of the games are shear brilliant, word of Goo is a very odd game, but I think Im going to like it already.

    a few games I already had, but for the most part, if you put in a decent price, then all the games from both the first and second bumble are well worth it

    so well worth it IMO :D
     
  7. TychoTheItinerant

    TychoTheItinerant First time out of the vault

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    Aug 9, 2008
    I slapped down the caps for it, and I have to say Machinarium is wonderful, Braid's not bad, and Cortex Command would be incredible if it ever got finished, which judging from the DataRealms forums is gonna be half past never.

    Revenge of the Titans is a TD (a shiny polished TD, but a TD) and is stupidly hard because of the insane amount of micromanagement needed. Osmos is something I could play at a website like ArmorGames or whatever, very unremarkable physics game.

    I did get a nice surprise in my email today from the HIB guys, they gave me the games from the first HIB for free (well, they begged another donation out of me, but still).
     
  8. matthewfarmery

    matthewfarmery It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 26, 2010
    I would agree with you about Revenge of the titans, there is way too much mouse clicking and micro management, and later it just gets silly, especially on the later maps, would be nice if there was less mouse clicking.

    seems a pity about CC, one of the reasons I bought the second bundle, now that I realise its still a very long way off, I may give it a miss for a while, I do like osmos, but that does get tricky later on

    but certainly the first bundle is better, world of goo is certainly keeping me entertained

    I just hope revenge of the titans gets easier, as its just too annoying at the moment.
     
  9. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Osmos was worth the $2.50 or something I paid for it during a Steam sale, it's a nice chillout game with some good, ambient electronic music, but definitely not worth the $10 or so asking price that it goes for normally.

    Braid on the other hand is a full-fledged game and features some really great art direction and a semi-original game mechanic. It's really clever, and the narrative twist that comes right at the end is something you won't see coming, but I feel like it's a bit pretentious and maybe receives just a bit too much credit. Too many indie games like to hint at deeper meaning, but are so vague as to say pretty much nothing at all, which is Braid's main fault. The indie community is guilty of electing its "darlings" every now and then and overhyping the shit out of them, and I think Braid was in some respects overshadowed by that hype. Still definitely worth playing.

    Aquaria is the other big one, and I think is vastly underrated. It has beautiful visuals and music, an extremely intuitive control scheme, is challenging without being overly exerting, and features a Metroid-style game structure that relies more on exploration and puzzle-solving than combat, all of it occurring naturally to the player rather than force-fed by NPCs who've seen the game's design document in advance. Anyone who's been a fan of Metroid, Zelda, or other open-ended progression-based games will feel right at home.
     
  10. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Bought it, but really only because I wanted to have Machinarium tied to my Steam. Cortex Command is extremely cool, but anyone who has followed it for any length of time knows that it's never going to be finished.


    I definitely just got emailed a key to unlock the first pack on my Steam account as well. Not a bad deal at all.