World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD and Penumbra Overture are 5 of the highest rated indies game around and they usually cost a premium for you to own and play. Well, not anymore (at least until this Tuesday). These 5 games are now for you to own at a price of … whatever sum you want to pay for.
The Humble Indie Bundle
The Humble Indie Bundle is an initiative started by Wolfire to raise funds for the charity. He bundles up 5 of the best indies games around (World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD and Penumbra Overture ) and sell them to the public at whatever price you are willing to want. The total cost of the games adds up to around $80. The proceeds will then go to charity.
There is no middle-man in this offer and all the games are DRM free. Best of all, they are available for Windows, Linux and Mac. It supports Amazon and Google Checkout, and you can choose how you want your money to be split among the developers and the charity. Be hurry though, the offer is only valid till this coming Tuesday.
Latest Update: A new game Samorost 2 has been added to the bundle.
World of Goo
World of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game. It was created by former EA employees and has received high accreditation throughout the world. The main aim of the game is to overcome all obstacles and get a predefined number of balls to the exit. You will have to build bridges, towers and several buildings to get to the other way.
Original price: $20.00.
Official website: http://2dboy.com/games.php
Aquaria is a 2D sidescrolling computer game that won the Seumas McNally grand prize from the Independent Games Festival in March 2007, and has been praised by reviewers for its visuals and atmosphere.
In the game, you control Naija, a mermaid-like woman to explore the underwater world of Aquaria. Along her journey, she learns about both the history of the world and her own past. The gameplay is focused on a combination of swimming and singing, through which Naija can interact with the world. Songs sung by Naija can move items, affect plants and animals, and change her physical appearance into other forms. These forms have different abilities, such as firing projectiles at hostile creatures or passing through barriers inaccessible to her in her natural shape.
Original price: $19.99
Official website: http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/index.html
Gish is not the usual hero games that you used to play. Well, Gish is a ball of tar and he (which is actually you) needs to pass through a long forgotten city filled with twisting corridors, evil traps and some of the most demented creatures imaginable to save his lady friend Brea, and to be a hero. It’s definitely not as easy as you think…
Original price: $19.95
Official website: http://www.chroniclogic.com/gish.htm
Lugaru HD is a third-person action game where you play the character, Turner, an anthropomorphic rebel bunny rabbit with impressive combat skills. In his quest to find those responsible for slaughtering his village, he uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy involving the corrupt leaders of the rabbit republic and the starving wolves from a nearby den. Turner takes it upon himself to fight against their plot and save his fellow rabbits from slavery.
Original price: $19.95
Official website: http://www.wolfire.com/lugaru
If you love to play first-person-shooting game, chances are you will also like Penumbra Overture. This is the first episode of a trilogy and it combines both horror and adventure into the game. Unlike other FPS game, you are not equipped with weapons and you have to make use of existing melee objects to fight the enemy and also your stealthiness to complete the game.
Original price: $20 $5
Official website: http://www.penumbragame.com/index.php
It doesn’t matter if you are a gamer or not, this Humble Indie Bundle is definitely a good steal. You don’t get this kind of offer anytime and anywhere and you can do your bit to the charity at the same time. Don’t wait. Grab it while it lasts.