Humble Indie Bundle #3 Launches With Another Five Great Games

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Posted by patrickklepek (6012 posts) -
The five stars in the Humble Indie Bundle lineup, plus the two charities involved.

Nothing sounds sweeter in a slow economy than pay-what-you-want. The Humble Indie Bundle has been a phenomenal success, generating millions of dollars for developers and two charities: Child's Play and Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The third bundle launched today, and has racked up nearly $100,000 in sales, as of this writing. That number is increasing every second, however, and will assuredly be out of date as soon as you read this. If you want to keep tabs on the money, the counter updates in real-time on the website. It's mesmerizing.

VVVVVV is one of the best--and most brutally difficult--platformers to come around in years.

Humble Indie Bundle #3 includes Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight and And Yet It Moves. All five games are built to run on Windows, Mac and Linux without DRM--and include Steam keys.

I've played all but Hammerfight, and can vouch for the quality of those four generously. The bundles tend to include the best of the best, so all this means is that I'm being introduced to something new and great.

Plus, if you've been looking for a finger destroyer, VVVVVV is it. I'm still having nightmares from beating that one, but with the addition of new levels, the temptation to jump back in again is strong.

The average contribution is currently $4.25, but pay-what-you-want means exactly that. If you don't have more, pay less.

If you're feeling generous, pony up! Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Perrson is at the top of the contributor leaderboards, having thrown $2,000 towards the feel good cause.

#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6012 posts) -
The five stars in the Humble Indie Bundle lineup, plus the two charities involved.

Nothing sounds sweeter in a slow economy than pay-what-you-want. The Humble Indie Bundle has been a phenomenal success, generating millions of dollars for developers and two charities: Child's Play and Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The third bundle launched today, and has racked up nearly $100,000 in sales, as of this writing. That number is increasing every second, however, and will assuredly be out of date as soon as you read this. If you want to keep tabs on the money, the counter updates in real-time on the website. It's mesmerizing.

VVVVVV is one of the best--and most brutally difficult--platformers to come around in years.

Humble Indie Bundle #3 includes Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight and And Yet It Moves. All five games are built to run on Windows, Mac and Linux without DRM--and include Steam keys.

I've played all but Hammerfight, and can vouch for the quality of those four generously. The bundles tend to include the best of the best, so all this means is that I'm being introduced to something new and great.

Plus, if you've been looking for a finger destroyer, VVVVVV is it. I'm still having nightmares from beating that one, but with the addition of new levels, the temptation to jump back in again is strong.

The average contribution is currently $4.25, but pay-what-you-want means exactly that. If you don't have more, pay less.

If you're feeling generous, pony up! Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Perrson is at the top of the contributor leaderboards, having thrown $2,000 towards the feel good cause.

#2 Edited by Onisama (45 posts) -

Hrmm maybe i'll pick these up, have been wanting to try VVVVV forever.

#3 Edited by Bollard (5756 posts) -

Never mind.

#4 Posted by JonBrunt (2 posts) -

Awesome! Can't wait to pick these up!

#5 Posted by iizcallum (606 posts) -

VVVVVV is so great! Probably gonna get this even though I have 2 of them already, all for a good cause!

#6 Posted by Thoseposers (789 posts) -

Sadly this round of games in the bundle isn't as appealing to me as the last ones. Plus i already have VVVVV. But good luck to them with their good cause

#7 Edited by Raven10 (1888 posts) -

Cool. I have most of the games already so not for me this time.

#8 Posted by DeF (4957 posts) -

And Yet it Moves is a fantastic game, I highly recommend supporting the HIB3!

#9 Posted by MisterMouse (3563 posts) -

Awesome stuff!

#10 Posted by buft (3321 posts) -

Notch was the top contributor the last time too as i recall, i bought the one that had aquaria in it but i had no interest in the last bundle(i cant remember the name,i want to say frozenbyte) i tried to buy this one too but seems they dont accept visa electron.

#11 Posted by Cameron (605 posts) -

I have bought the last few Humble Bundles, but I have already bought most of this stuff on Steam.

#12 Posted by BeachThunder (12294 posts) -

:( You spelled VVVVVV incorrectly.

#13 Posted by NeoKef (75 posts) -

Already bought VVVVVV and "And Yet It Moves..." but I went ahead and threw in more money for it. Hopefully Clogs and Hammerfight is worth it. 
 
@buft: and yep, the Frozyenbyte bundle was the last one and the only one so far that I haven't bothered to install any of its games :P.

#14 Posted by Korne (625 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
:( You spelled VVVVVV incorrectly.
I know, how hard is it to spell the letter W three times?
#15 Posted by krzaq (2 posts) -

Got all the previous bundles so I'll buy this one as well. Love VVVVV and AYIM. Also gonna give some luv to Crayon Physics and Cogs. That's really a great pack!

#16 Posted by Zaxex (593 posts) -

Love this. I've yet to see a charity game that I've not bought or enjoyed. I've spent $10 because I'm a little hard up at the moment after buying a computer. But it feels good to help a little. The option (default I might add) to pay $1 above the average is pure genius. Lets you be relatively cheap and yet generous plus it's only a dollar extra.

Wish I'd have known about the others before.

#17 Posted by Silver-Streak (1376 posts) -

VVVVVV will make you SO ANGRY, but you'll feel great afterwards. My only warning: if you get to Veni Vidi Vici, prepare for powerful hate like you've never felt before.

#18 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

missed the last two. will redeem myself now.

#19 Posted by JoeyRavn (5007 posts) -

Fuck yeah, I love the HIB. Donating as we speak. Well, I write.

#20 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

I was bummed about the Aquaria Quick Look because Vinny picked it up in a Steam Sale and didn't get it when it was in an earlier HIB. Why does Vinny hate charitable game bundles?
 
(That was sarcasm. I love Vinny)

#21 Posted by Skald (4369 posts) -

I think I have all of those games except for Crayon Physics Deluxe, but what the hell, I should donate to the EFF anyway.

#22 Posted by admachina (190 posts) -

Picked it up this time

Been wanting to play Cogs VVVVV and AYIM for a while

#23 Posted by kalmis (1559 posts) -

Also worth mentioning that VVVVVV has been updated to version 2.0. Biggest change, except for the whole game being rewritten in C++ would be the fact that there are new levels. These from other indie developers, such as Notch.

#24 Posted by Pkshields (811 posts) -

Picked it up ass soon as I seen notch talking about it on Twitter. Love VVVVVV, more than happy to play through it again.

#25 Posted by misterhaan (227 posts) -

glad i'm following @humble on twitter so i saw this, though i may have seen it here anyway.  i decided during the frozenbyte bundle to put $100 to EFF plus pay whatever i felt the games are worth minus a small bundle percentage, so did that!

#26 Posted by zameer (606 posts) -

Hammerfight is surprisingly decent.. you control your vehicle entirely with mouse movements! Bananas

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#27 Posted by CornBREDX (5830 posts) -

Ya, I donated last year to this. I like how this charity works so I love when they do these. I will definitely be donating to it again =)

#28 Posted by sirdesmond (1256 posts) -

Going to have to buy this. I shouldn't spend much money, but it doesn't look I will have to (although I will have to at least hit the average price paid or I'll feel bad).

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#29 Posted by Jaloper (41 posts) -

VVVVVV is fantastic. Worth it for just hearing the music.

#30 Posted by Adamsons (877 posts) -

Anyone have any first hand experience how this stacks up against SMB (Length / Difficulty.)
 
Always wanted to play through this and now I have no excuses, but some of the later Meat Boy levels were treacherous.

#31 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
:( You spelled VVVVVV incorrectly.
Aren't you, too? Last I checked, it was ^^^^^^.
#32 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

Looks interesting, especially VVVVVV.

#33 Posted by heatDrive88 (2383 posts) -

FYI, if you're making a purchase, please try to contribute at least $1 or something more worthwhile for this. I've been overhearing that doing the transaction itself through something like Paypal costs the people at Humble Bundle at the very minimum $0.50 cents, causing them to effectively lose money on this whole thing for all those people who donate something like a single penny.

#34 Posted by AlexW00d (6389 posts) -

I don't even know if I'll play any of these, but I still bought it without any sort of hesitation, just like the three before.

#35 Posted by DexterKid (668 posts) -

I wish more charities would be included in this, I don't understand why all games related charitable events have to go to Child's Play, when there are so many other worthy charities out there.

#36 Posted by Abendlaender (2867 posts) -

You know I don't think that VVVVVV is THAT hard, it had a decent challenge but nothing more.
However, there IS that one collectable. You know the one I mean if you've played the game.
 
Anyway: Amazing deal, bought it even though I already own four of the games.

#37 Posted by RuthLoose (829 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

You know I don't think that VVVVVV is THAT hard, it had a decent challenge but nothing more.However, there IS that one collectable. You know the one I mean if you've played the game. Anyway: Amazing deal, bought it even though I already own four of the games.

I do remember that one collectible. Damn near broke an Apple keyboard going after it.

#38 Posted by Arlecchino (38 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

However, there IS that one collectable.

While doing that challenge in VVVVVV, I didn't think it was all that bad, just a bit of muscle memory required. That was until i finally got to the end and ended up on the wrong side of the block.

Didn't play it for weeks after that shit.

#39 Edited by Dunchad (503 posts) -

@RuthLoose:

Ahh, the memories. That was the very first collectable I ran into when I started the game and got a bit scared of what awaited me after it. :)

What's this about new levels? I guess I should take a look. Never did finish that 2nd run through on the reverse mode.

EDIT: @Abendlaender: There's always the No Death mode if you want a challenge. :) Ugh, and the Gravitron challenges.

#40 Posted by Winternet (8035 posts) -

I am proud to say that I beat VVVVVV. All of it. Ok, except being alive for 1 minute in the Gravitron. That is just ridiculous.

#41 Posted by RazielCuts (2982 posts) -
@louiedog said:
I was bummed about the Aquaria Quick Look because Vinny picked it up in a Steam Sale and didn't get it when it was in an earlier HIB. Why does Vinny hate charitable game bundles?  (That was sarcasm. I love Vinny)
No that end bit was sarcasm, you hate Vinny!  
 
On another note, I always feel weird 'paying what you want' of being too cheap. Here's 2 quid - YOU BASTARD!  D: 
#42 Posted by DoNotBanMe (45 posts) -

paid about 2.50 for this

#43 Posted by Delusibeta (68 posts) -
@Adamsons said:
Anyone have any first hand experience how this stacks up against SMB (Length / Difficulty.)  Always wanted to play through this and now I have no excuses, but some of the later Meat Boy levels were treacherous.
Far shorter and far easier. I've beaten it in about two hours. Of course, there's several trinkets I haven't got, and Veni Vidi Vici is bloody murder (thankfully optional). That said, it's a decent challenge, and it's an absolutely superb game, probably the finest short game since Portal in my opinion. I've no problem with spending £5 on it.
 
As for the other four, I have Cogs and it's an interesting sliding-tile puzzler. The problem is that I hate sliding tile puzzles, although if you like them it's a very high quality puzzler. I've played the demos of Crayon Physics and And Yet It Moves, and I like what I saw. Will buy it later.
#44 Edited by gike987 (1770 posts) -
@Delusibeta: The problem with cogs is that if you want to get gold you have to play the same puzzles over and over again until you beat them in some impossible fast time. You pretty much have to memorize the whole level and be super fast to be able to get gold in time for some of the levels. It's pretty fun to write autohotkey scripts for the game though, that's the only way I have ever managed to come even close to gold on some of the levels.
#45 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1472 posts) -

Love Crayon Physics Deluxe and can wait to get a chance to play ^^^^^^ but hammer-fight is ridiculous, and not in a good way.  

#46 Posted by MeierTheRed (4941 posts) -

First bundle where none of the game appeal to me. Sadly. Might give them away instead.

#47 Posted by rjayb89 (7728 posts) -

Got it mainly for And Yet It Moves because I don't want to play the Wii version I have. Paid $10.

#48 Posted by mnzy (2920 posts) -

I already have the two games I want, but with a steam key, I'll buy it anyway.

#49 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

Bumble Indie Hundle's are great, shame I already own VVVVV. D=

#50 Posted by Adamsons (877 posts) -
@Delusibeta said:
@Adamsons said:
Anyone have any first hand experience how this stacks up against SMB (Length / Difficulty.)  Always wanted to play through this and now I have no excuses, but some of the later Meat Boy levels were treacherous.
Far shorter and far easier. I've beaten it in about two hours. Of course, there's several trinkets I haven't got, and Veni Vidi Vici is bloody murder (thankfully optional). That said, it's a decent challenge, and it's an absolutely superb game, probably the finest short game since Portal in my opinion. I've no problem with spending £5 on it.  
Ah thanks, looking forward to playing through it tomorrow. 
 
Just picked up Batman:AA as well, have a lot of catching up to do!

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