Humble Indie Bundle 9 Incentivizes Charity
Published: Monday, September 16, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013 12:09
The ninth Humble Indie Bundle is live, and features one of the best collections yet.
The Humble Bundle started as a collection of indie games that can be purchased for any price on a “pay what you want” model. The funds can be distributed in any proportion between the games’ developers, the Child’s Play charity and the Humble Bundle organization itself.
This latest bundle includes Trine 2, Brutal Legend (which wasn’t actually an indie game when it was made, but we’ll let it slide this time), Mark of the Ninja and a beta for Eets Munchies. Those who pay more than the average contribution (which sits at $4.59 as I write this article) will also get Phil Fish’s puzzle-platformer Fez, and the incredible rogue-like/spaceship simulator FTL—Faster Than Light.
The project has recently expanded to include eBook, comedy album and Android game bundles, as well as bundles for specific publishers such as the now defunct THQ and EA.
As with most of the Humble Indie Bundles, purchases also include the soundtracks for select games. Currently, these include two separate soundtracks for Trine 2, and one for the heavily heavy metal Brutal Legend. Paying over the average will also unlock soundtracks for Fez and FTL.
If none of these inclusions interest you, the bundle will begin to pack in more games and tracks over time. Buying the bundle now will net you all of the mystery games as they unlock.
Those who prefer their PC games all in one place can rest assured. Anyone paying over $1 in their Humble Bundle purchase will receive steam codes for each of the games.
Even if you (like me) already own most (or all) of these games, it’s still a great way to tip the developers that work hard to make the games you love. It’s also not a bad excuse to give some money to charity, and stock up on gifts for friends while you’re at it.