Humble Indie Bundle V Is A Corker

By John Walker on May 31st, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

Tis it a dream?

There’s a new Humble Bundle, wouldn’t you believe it. And blimey, it’s a good-un. I’m not in charge of deciding what’s best, but this looks to me like one of the best bundles I’ve ever seen. Just look at this list: Amnesia, Limbo, Sword & Sworcery, Bastion, and Psychonauts. Seriously. And it has an absolutely brilliant video to promote it.

Amnesia – one of the best games of last year, along with Bastion – one of the best games of last year, along with Limbo – one of the best games of last year, along with Sword & Sworcery – one of the best games of this year, along with Psychonauts – one of the best games of any year. And you can get them all, bar Bastion, for a cent. Insanity. Bastion requires that you pay over the average.

And of course there are the inevitable “surprise” additions to be revealed as the bundle goes on. I realise I sound like an infomercial here, but they really should have called this the John Walker Bundle. I already own all the games, and have completed most of them enough times, and yet I feel like I’m going to buy it. Enjoy the video, with a nice appearance from Mr Tim Schafer:

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200 Comments »

  1. Stardog says:

    The problem is I have almost all of those…

    • frenz0rz says:

      Then pay a bit less than usual and give the rest away? Thats generally what I do when I’ve already got a few of them.

      • Teovald says:

        I already have all these games but I am interested in the FLAC OSTs so I rushed and bought the bundle. I guess I will give the games to friends.

      • Bobka says:

        I’m asking out of genuine ignorance here – when you have a single key for many games, as is often the case with the HIB, is there a you gift some and keep others? Because that would be cool.

        • nick729 says:

          Well, you’re certainly able to just send them, since they’re DRM free, and as long as you only give it to one person, I’m sure they won’t mind.

        • bear912 says:

          For previous bundles, you got a single key for the entire bundle, and another for beating the average. This means that you can’t give away Steam keys for the individual games. You could, I think, give your friend the installer for a single game if you already own it…

        • Didero says:

          With this bundle, you get a single key for the basic games, and a separate key for Bastion when you beat the average.
          When you add that key to your Steam account, you don’t get extra copies of the games you already own.

    • Sensai says:

      This is my problem as well.

      The only one I don’t have, as a matter o’ fact, is Swords and Sworcery. Now, I’d love to death to be able to gift these other things away, but I understand the troubles that would arise from that.

      But god damn: what a bundle.

      [Edit:]

      Well, went ahead and purchased it. I feel dirty that I didn’t beat the average price, but I have every single one of these games excluding Superbrothers. I also have most of the soundtracks as well.

      If the ‘surprise’ additions are just amazing, then I’m going to feel really bad with the small amount I paid. Do you have to beat the average to get those as well? Or are you grandfathered in if you’ve already purchased the bundle?

      • Randomer says:

        I think you are typically grandfathered in and get the surprises no matter what you paid, so long as you paid before they came out.

      • Carra says:

        Same here, have them all except that one.

        Well, it’s still 20 cents cheaper than buying that game on steam.

        Edit: *just went ahead and bought it for a fraction of the average* I don’t feel bad as I’m only paying for one game.

      • kalleguld says:

        Don’t feel bad – it’s better to give a small amount than not give any. If you really want, download the .torrent-versions – that way you won’t tax their servers.

    • Godwhacker says:

      Same here. I also own the Bastion soundtrack.

    • kregg says:

      Steam World Problems: I own all of these games :(

      • Ragnar says:

        Yeah, I already own Limbo, Bastion, and Psychonauts, have little interest in Swords and Sworcery, and am too scared to play Amnesia. Oh well, bought the set anyway.

        • MichaelPalin says:

          Is it really possible that Frictional Games are loosing so many sales because people are genuinely scared of playing the game? I guess that is a compliment for them, :P

          • Zelius says:

            Definitely. I’ve thought about purchasing it before. But I’ve seen things in videos, man. Horrible things.

            Though I did just buy the bundle, I probably won’t make it past installing it.

          • 13tales says:

            Yep. Looks amazing, but I don’t do well with horror games :P

          • Tacroy says:

            When this happens I buy it for my younger siblings, to try and get them to appreciate the art of games.

          • Enso says:

            I’ve owned it for at least 6 months and played approximately 30 minutes. I’m a wuss, an absolute wuss.

          • jrodman says:

            I don’t buy scary games, so yes.

          • The First Door says:

            Definitely! I got it through the Potato Bundle thing and only played the add on, thinking I’d go play the main game afterwards… Nope, never want to touch that game again. Terrifying!

          • enobayram says:

            I’m not alone! I believe I could handle the game, but then the nightmares, and the illusions in the dark!..

          • Didero says:

            I played through a bit of Amnesia for that whole Potato thing on Steam a few months ago. I watched a walkthrough so I knew exactly what was coming, and I was still scared.
            I immediately uninstalled it when I was done with the Potato challenge >_>

        • Damn Skippy says:

          I have all of these already on various platforms from various sales, but I bought it anyway for the OSTs and to get them all on Steam, and just gave most of the money to charity. I already had Bastion and Amnesia on Steam, but Limbo I have on XBLA, S&S I have on the ipad, and Psychonauts I have for the original Xbox, so it will be nice, if unnecessary, to have them all in one place.

          • sonofsanta says:

            Likewise, bought this more or less on the strength of the Bastion OST, which was glorious. Although the Sword & Sorcery EP did look excellent.

            I might subject myself to Amnesia now as well, but I am a terrible coward at these things. Mercifully I just moved my PC out of the living room so I can get away with swearing my little tits off when I shit myself in terror.

      • adonf says:

        It’s the first time I already own all the games in a Humble Bundle. I feel strangely warm inside.

        • MichaelPalin says:

          And the soundtracks? and in linux? C’mon, I’m sure you can find an excuse.

      • BooleanBob says:

        I’m going to try not to sound too smug and self-satisfied here, but I’ve never played any of these games except Pyschonauts, which I’m more than happy to pay for again as I bought it second hand first time ’round. The rest I’ve been meaning to get hold of for ages. I’m almost perfectly positioned to benefit here.

        .. Hm. Nope, failed.

        • kregg says:

          Hah! It’s nice you can actually justify buying them.

          I still bought them for $15 because Linux. I still find it hard to swallow, but part of the monies are going to charity, so I guess I can sleep easier.

    • hatseflats says:

      So do I, except Sword & Sorcery, and Psychonauts I have on disk, not on steam.

      Still a better deal than Call of Duty.

    • DrScuttles says:

      Yeah, the only one I don’t already have is Bastion. But then, depending on what gets added to the bundle later on, I may go for it anyway and be generous with the spares. Amazing bundle and a wonderful video though.

      • MichaelPalin says:

        I forgot they can still add to the bundle, meaning that it can still be even more awesome.

    • KingKio says:

      They only provide one steam key for all 4 games (albeit the pay the average for bastion which has it’s seperate key.)

      So sadly you cannot gift separate games from this bundle.

    • Bluerps says:

      This is the first bundle where I already own everything in it, even the soundtracks.

      … and still, I’ll buy it. Bundling together this much awesomeness must be rewarded!

    • Hvr says:

      WTF!
      ..
      Just WTF!

      These are all the games I wanted to purchase someday anyway.. And I haven’t YET!
      This is so incredibly awesome!

  2. Alehkhs says:

    That’s a great “trailer.” Their best yet!

  3. Ayron says:

    There’s just one thing to add: payment via direct banking. Really.

    • tylerhw says:

      You can link your bank account to Amazon Payments really easily and painlessly. That’s what I did.

      • Didero says:

        You can do the same with PayPal. Even if you’re not from the USA.

  4. JackDandy says:

    Holy SHITE.
    Those are all amazing quality games.

    Too bad I already own most of them… I guess I’ll at least spread some info about it.

    Great trailer, too!

  5. DickSocrates says:

    I have all of them. 3 of them were even worth playing. Sword and Sworercy not amongst them.

  6. Bobka says:

    Awesome games. But I have them all except Swords and Sworcery, and unless I’m mistaken, the keys are usually a single key (plus one for the above-average), so gifting the rest doesn’t work.

    This is an awesome, amazing deal for people who don’t have the above games, but I fear many Humble Bundle followers already have most of these, as they are some of the most praised indie games out there.

    Nevertheless, I’ll be retweeting this and sharing it around, because WOW.

    • ShrikeMalakim says:

      There are two keys, at least for now: First key is for Limbo, Psychonauts, Superbrothers, and Amnesia; second key is for Bastion. So if you have Bastion already, but paid the extra because you like the developers (like me), you’ve got at least a Bastion key to give away.

  7. Kohlrabi says:

    The soundtracks alone are a real treat. Not to mention it includes my favourite jump and run of all time and my GOTY 2011.

  8. Scilantius says:

    It’s like these guys live for crushing the indie royale bundles,…

    • Bobka says:

      I’ve always wondered why the HIB guys get the most well-known, polished and acclaimed games whereas other bundles don’t. Does nobody approach the other bundles? (Indie Gala, Indie Royale, etc.) Why not?

    • alundra says:

      You might be right, I think there is a pattern, I’d swear I’ve seen this scene before.

      Every time Indie Royal releases a bundle it makes me sad, ever since the first they just haven’t released anything that sets me on fire. Perhaps I just haven’t been lucky, or perhaps as Bobka says and the guys with the most proclaimed games approach the humble bundle guys only.

      Nevetheless, Indie Royal and Indie Gala need to work on advertising their wares, put “indie bundle” on google and the first 5 hits or so are for Humble Bundle.

    • Keymonk says:

      I think it’s more, IndieRoyale stars less-known games in general, because they’re owned by Desure, as far as I recall, who also tends to sell lesser known indies. So generally, IndieRoyale lets the lesser known games get exposure, which is great.

    • El_Emmental says:

      nah, they’re complementary: Humble Bundles are the popular bundles for everyone, Indie Royales are the bundles for overlooked “really” (ha!)(read: “still rather poor devs”) indie games for gamers.

      And if you’re into bundles of indie games (right now, there is 6 active bundles + the indie games’ soundtracks bundle), use the following wikia to keep track of active bundles:

      => http://indiegamebundle.wikia.com/wiki/Indie_Game_Bundle_Wiki

      nb: Editing the front page is limited to admins, but they tend to quickly add submitted bundles on the freely-editable “Submit your changes” page.

      1) The Humble Indie Bundle started the whole “Bundles !” frenzy, and is the flagship of the bundles – most people know about it.

      It’s extremely clear (the two or three first trailers explained it perfectly): “it’s pay-what-you-want, DRM-free, cross-platform, and helps charity !”, extremely simple to understand the content and how it works, has 3 different payment options.

      And the guys behind it (Wolfire Games) really showed they knew their job when the piracy issue showed up, they handled it perfectly => not suing (only asking to use torrents rather than official servers), trying to find solutions for anyone not being able to pay (minors, foreigners with restricted banking services, etc). Same with the Steam key issue.

      2) Then the Indie Royales. They are Desura’s (= the equivalent of Steam for indie games and mods) bundles, they make “smaller” (in terms of titles and duration) bundles, often pairing somewhat-popular titles with overlooked (according to them) titles. So far, I’m really pleased at what they have done: they released many bundles, and had some really good ones.

      3) Indie Gala are doing more “usual” (as in, what you would expect from the average publisher/bargain bin) bundles (= not really what I like), with truckload of games but not that much actual worthy content for each buyer.

      Apparently, they’re rather struggling to get big titles. It might has to do with the fact they’re making extremely huge bundles (first one had 8 games, second had 8+6, third had 7 games, fourth has 12 games), kinda missing the point of making a clear, visible, bundle of games.

      That problem with the readability and visibility is clearly showed on the bundle’s page: overcrowded web-design with too much flashy things everywhere, no clear explanations on the rewards (Beat The Average, Unlockable rewards after x bundles sold, etc), unclear special offers (the Happy Hour, the extra Gift system, etc) and so on. It seems they’re trying to do more, rather than do better. But agitation does not equal effective marketing and attractiveness – pretty often it’s the contrary.

      4) Groupee bundles are better in terms of games offered (than the Gala’s ones), however they don’t seem to understand how PR/marketing works online (and I’m using kind words there) at all, especially when reaching the average Internet user and the average video game player.

      It’s clearly visible in their trailers (gosh…) and the system used: they require you to create an account BEFORE buying the bundle, alienating themselves from at least half of potential sales.

  9. Danopian says:

    This is unbelievable. I think I’m the lucky guy who hadn’t bought any of these yet.

    • JackDandy says:

      To be honest, I’m jealous. Those are all excellent games, I think you’ll enjoy it.

    • Ragnar says:

      What? Where have you been for the past two years? Have you been living under a rock, in a cave, that is sealed up by another, larger, rock?

      Oh, you actually were trapped under a rock, in a cave, with nothing but a roll of masking tape and a bottle of maple syrup? Sorry about that.

      Yeah, subsisting off syrup is pretty rough, but at least it was maple syrup. You’re lucky that cat came along when it did. Like my old man used to say, there’s no problem you can’t solve with masking tape, a cat, and some syrup.

    • LionsPhil says:

      Greetings, comrade!

      I suppose I really should grab Psychonauts at this price, platformer or no.

  10. MichaelPalin says:

    I seriously don’t know what games do I have and what games I don’t, but I’ll buy this if only for the wonderful Sword & Sworcery OST. What the hell?, they are DRM free and have Linux version. Wait, Psychonauts too? Wow!, I’m paying big moneys for this!

  11. rustybroomhandle says:

    I own all of these already, but now that all of it is available for Linux (well, Amnesia was before too), I feel the need to support them and buy it all again. So here goes…

    *takes a few steps back*

    *winds up pitch arm*

    *THROWS ALL MONEY AT THE SCREEN*

    • Hodge says:

      Yeah, Linux people are the big winners with this one. I have to hand it to them for staying true to their cross-platform ethos – there’s some pretty complex games turning up in their bundles these days and commissioning the Mac + Linux ports must cost them a small fortune.

      • rustybroomhandle says:

        There’s another good thing coming out of this. Pretty much all new tech developed by Icculus to make the ports easier gets handed to the community under a “do whatever you like with it” license.

        This stuff, for the most part, are ways to cope with (i.e. eliminate) proprietary third-party middle-ware.

        Yeah, I’m more than happy to re-buy all of these games (albeit at a more than slight discount).

      • Kaira- says:

        Absolutely, I have pretty much all of the interesting games for Windows already. But for Linux? Sure, take my bloody money before I give you too much of it.

    • rohsiph says:

      That could’ve been ugly if you had more moneys. Close call.

  12. Freddybear says:

    I am such a sucker for these indie bundles. It’s not like I have a backlog or anything…

  13. Xocrates says:

    Is this indie bundle week or something?

    sigh… and I’m going to get them all, aren’t I…

  14. Arathain says:

    The thing I really want that I don’t have is the Bastion soundtrack. You know what, though, it’s a really cheap way to get that.

    • warpas says:

      I happen to be in a similar situation – I own all of these games but I’m thinking about buying the bundle anyway just to get the Bastion soundtrack. Do you know if you have to beat the average price to get it?

  15. Teronfel says:

    Holy shit what is this?!?

  16. djbriandamage says:

    Sorry to open ye olde cane ofe wormes but are these games really indie? Bastion was published by Warner Brothers and Psychonauts by Majesco.

    • lowprices says:

      STOP POINTING OUT THINGS AND GIVE TIM SCHAFER YOUR MONEY.

      • djbriandamage says:

        STOP POINTING AND CLICK!

        • lowprices says:

          See, this is why I love RPS. On any other gaming site shouting nonsense at somebody would start an argument. Here that someone usually joins in.

    • Deadly Habit says:

      key word published, having a publisher doesn’t mean that the studio making the titles is no longer indie.

      • InternetBatman says:

        See, here’s my issue with that. It opens “Indie” up to a bunch of games that I don’t think the label applies, like Fallout NV. I’m just curious, do you consider Valve games to be indie, especially Half-Life 2?

        • PopeJamal says:

          Honestly, I just care the most about the DRM. Or the lack thereof. I’ve always considered the indie thing a bonus.

          EDIT: Oh, and Linux. I support GOOD gaming on Linux any way I can get it. So:

          1)DRM Free!
          2)Linux!
          3)Indies!

        • Deadly Habit says:

          Do you consider Fez indie? They had financial backing and help publishing. Or how about say Cave Story +? Just because they had help publishing doesn’t make them not indie titles, technically I’d call Valve indie as they deliver on their own platform the created from the ground up, the same could be said of Nintendo, or even Mojang. It seems like once you get a bit of success you’re no longer indie these days. Let me put it this way, I’m working on a couple titles in my freetime, with my own money. Once they’re done if I happen to pitch them and have the fortune of having a larger publisher do some leg work for me like say Warner Bros or heaven forbid EA, does this mean said titles are no longer indie?

    • Man Raised by Puffins says:

      @ djbriandamage: Double Fine recovered the rights to Psychonauts about a year ago, Majesco no longer get a cut.

  17. Kdansky says:

    I’m gonna be a cheap bastard once again, because I own pretty much everything on this list except for S&S.

  18. MistaJah says:

    Drool. It went in 20 minutes from 250 purchases to 10 000! Also, Bastion’s soundtrack (in FLAC, you can’t get that from Steam) is very much worth it.

    • Baines says:

      Penny Arcade advertised it as an insane deal.

    • Malibu Stacey says:

      It’s about to break 150k copies sold already & it’s only been available for around 6 hours.

      Best bundle ever (even if I do already own them all it shall be much gifted to friends & family)

  19. Hodge says:

    Christ on all of the bikes.

    This is incredible. Even if you already own four of them, you could pay what you want for the remaining one and still be the Mayor of Bargaintown.

  20. Wizlah says:

    Fucknors.

    I’ve only got amnesia, meself, (Yeah, I know PSYCHONAUTS) but I may actually put summat down for this. Nice complement to Indie Royal as well, what with amnesia and the void guaranteed to give you all the head fuckery you’ll need for a couple of weeks.

  21. Drafman says:

    I don’t want to sound like a beggar but…can somebody gift me the bundle please?

    I’ve got no money right now and I really want Psychonauts!

    • karthink says:

      OK Drafman, I have a key to all games except Bastion. (Purchased the bundle three times already, twice with Bastion).

      How do I send it to you?

      • Drafman says:

        My e-mail is sfrakson at gmail dot com

        Is it a link to the bundle or a gift key link?

        • karthink says:

          “Unique gift URL”

          Email sent, BTW.

          • Drafman says:

            Thank you very much!

          • PodX140 says:

            Bless (Or receive a suitable reward depending on your religious preference) your generous soul :D

            I remember when I received a copy of plain sight from a very generous RPS user (I still remember your name, don’t worry, I simply don’t want people spamming you :P), I played that for MONTHS.

            Ah, the joys of gaming.

          • PopeJamal says:

            That was really awesome of you. You shall be Internet Person of the Day!

  22. mr.ioes says:

    I thought I didn’t own Bastion, so I payed a buck more than average. I wasn’t interested in any other game. Then it hit me: for some reason The Binding of Isaac is between Been There, Done That and Bioshock so when I searched for Bastion, I didn’t find it in the library. Screw you, Isaac!

  23. James G says:

    Ooh, don’t own Limbo, Sword’n'Sorcery or Amnesia, and the first two at least are on my wishlist. Beat the average to get the Bastion soundtrack as that game sounds beautiful. Will also be nice to get the updated Steam version of Psychonauts.

    Amnesia will probably sit taunting me.

  24. NathanH says:

    I suppose I should get this because it is cheap and they are all well-made games, but I’m not sure I’d actually ever play any of them.

  25. Clavus says:

    These games are so amazing, I bought all of them a long time ago. But nothing beats having a few spare Steam keys to educate random people on good games :D

  26. ribobura osserotto says:

    >Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
    >2 GB memory required
    >2 GB
    >for a pixel graphics game

    What is optimization?

    Other than that, I’m happy to know these add to the incoming fuckton of games which support linux.

    • inawarminister says:

      Who are you quoting?

      But yeah, these are really awesome. Commercial games on Linux yessss!!!

  27. Scilantius says:

    I’m calling it – the “secret suprise addition game” is going to be Diablo 3 DRM free!

  28. Orontes says:

    So want to get this bundle- but I really ought to stop buying more games. Too many I own and yet unplayed.

  29. fuggles says:

    Limbo is godawfully terribad but bastion and the bastion ost are worth lots of pennies indeed.

    • rustybroomhandle says:

      What you mean is that you did not like it.

      • Arathain says:

        It would make me so very happy if more people would get this distinction. A clue: if most or all people dislike something, it’s likely bad. If you dislike something, but you know that plenty of others do, it’s just that you don’t like it.

        If you’re not sure, err on the side of assuming it’s just not a thing you like. It would make the Internet a more interesting and friendly place.

        • Llewyn says:

          A clue: if most or all people dislike something, it’s likely bad. If you dislike something, but you know that plenty of others do, it’s just that you don’t like it.

          You’re not seriously proposing popularity as a measure of quality, are you?

          Agree with you on the distinction bit though.

        • vivlo says:

          No ! All he meant was to express his despair in beeing such a despicable human beeing, begging for a little hatred he deserved as he couldn’t give himself enough.

      • derbefrier says:

        I believe that’s what he said….

      • InternetBatman says:

        I know it’s my own opinion, but I have to agree about Limbo being bad. It’s cheap and pretentious (sorry, but no other word fits as well). It’s cheap at the gameplay level because it randomly kills you, and in many places death is the only way to learn the levels. If that was unforgivable in Sierra games twenty years ago, why should it be okay now? It’s cheap on an artistic level because it shows a child dying horribly each time you die, and death is unavoidable. Of course that evokes an emotional response, but that’s not a sign of craft. It’s a hamfisted way to make players care about the game, and it only works because we’re wired that way, not because of any creator skill.

        The ending alone should make it fairly obvious that it was pretentious. It pretends to create an a vague, artistic ending, but really it just borders on incomprehensible. It has no deeper meaning that is obfuscated by the creator to prove a point. The rest of the game is this way too. The levels are heavy and oppressive, but there’s no real connection between them. No world has been built; it’s just a collection set-pieces. There is no cohesive themes beyond death and oppression.

        The game is very good at creating atmosphere, and the animation is perfect, brilliant even. But appearances never give way to substance and the game feels entirely more empty than the developers intended.

        If you want to check out a game that tries to create a very similar atmosphere and feeling, and achieves far greater success, try The Void (which is on the Indie Royale bundle.)

        • jrodman says:

          As a game, it’s bad, yes.

        • Phasma Felis says:

          The ending isn’t at all ambiguous if you read the game description on Steam/Xbox Live (In its entirety: “Uncertain of his sister’s fate, a boy enters LIMBO”). Admittedly it’s pretty dumb that that crucial information is nowhere in the game itself.

    • fish99 says:

      Most of the world seems to disagree with you-

      http://www.metacritic.com/search/all/limbo/results

      • RobF says:

        THE WORLD IS WRONG

        • fish99 says:

          You mean they merely imagined they enjoyed the game? That’s what a review is, people describing and quantifying the experience they had playing it. You can’t turn around and tell those people they actually didn’t enjoy it.

          • RobF says:

            I’m not saying they can’t enjoy it, I’m saying they’re wrong! In the face.

    • kalirion says:

      I found Bastion to be rather mediocre gameplay-wise – though that was more than made up for by the narrator, story, and atmosphere.

      I loved Limbo’s puzzles, though the atmosphere didn’t last too long for me.

    • Apples says:

      Limbo may have been cheap gameplay-wise, but at least it didn’t have reviewers falling over themselves to proclaim how brilliant the storytelling was and how amazingly it fit the medium of gaming, when it really amounted to “a monologue while you click things”.
      (the OST was ok though)

  30. mooken says:

    and I’ve just purchased 2 Gift Copies and 1 for myself.
    in addition to the Indie Royale a few days ago.
    and a few from the BecauseWeMay promo.

    Curse you, you awesome developers.

    • grundus says:

      Same here, I got this, the Indie Royale bundle, Lunar Flight and Really Big Sky from the Because We May selection. I nearly got Eufloria too but I figured it will probably be in a bundle soon, RBS already was not long ago so might not be again for a little while. I also got Bundle In a Box a few days back and I’m sure there was another one… Too many bundles, and they’re mostly all awesome.

      This time I only had two of the five games; S:S&S and Limbo, but as I’d already bought both of them in Steam sales I didn’t feel too bad about buying them again. I was only missing one game from the last HIB (Botanicula) but it didn’t really interest me as much as Machinarium and Samorost 2 anyway (I heard it was more like a toy than a game) so I passed. Passed on the last Indie Royale too.

      Hang on a sec, what’s that sound? Oh. Oh right. It’s the sound of hundreds of fucks not being given. I’ll stop typing now.

  31. Pointless Puppies says:

    I own all of them except S&S. I’m frankly mostly interested in the FLAC OSTs but….paying $7 for soundtracks? I’m hesitating…

    • Toberoth says:

      Eh? $7 for soundtracks is cheap as hell.

      • The_B says:

        Put it this way – the regular price for the Bastion soundtrack ALONE is $9.99 – that’s just one thing in this entire bundle.

  32. Shroom says:

    Unless I’m mistaken, the thing at the end of the trailer is not from a current build of Amnesia. Both the monster is new and graphically it looks a little more high-end, anyone else thing that might be a hint at Machine For Pigs?

    I might be wrong though, someone correct if I’m wrong.

    • Shroom says:

      Oh no, I think I am totally mistaken. NEVERMIND.

      • MichaelPalin says:

        Now I’m confused, I don’t remember any enemy with metal plates in the game. Are you sure you were wrong?

  33. dogsolitude_uk says:

    I already own Amnesia and Psychonauts on Steam, but bought them for the Linux versions. I’ve been using Linux Mint more and more over the last few weeks.

    In fact, last week I only booted into Windows once…

  34. Humppakummitus says:

    I keep throwing my wallet at Tim. Lost 25$ this time, and I already have everything but Bastion. I don’t know what it is about him, but every bloody time: “Oh look, Tim.” -> flying wallet.

  35. andytizer says:

    If this is your first time with Superbrothers or Psychonauts, come and check out these wiki pages of bugs, fixes and workarounds:

    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Superbrothers:_Sword_%26_Sworcery_EP

    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Psychonauts

    If you discover a new fix, please take the tine to add it in (no account required).

  36. Howard says:

    I actually only own Psychonauts out of all those so this is a smegging excellent deal for me.
    Please to be taking my monies.

  37. Drayk says:

    I have bastion, and also bought the soundtrack. Oh well they deserved my money anyway.

    I already played s&s the way it’s supposed to be played, on iphone.

    But I wanted the 3 other games. 10 bucks for those three is still a bargain.

  38. dogsolitude_uk says:

    I got an email with a download link in it.

    Edit: this was a reply to someone else, who’s post appears to have disappeared. This wasn’t just a random comment on my part…

    • smg77 says:

      Looks like they have hit some sort of rate limit sending to gmail so if you haven’t got a download email that might be why

    • frightlever says:

      The Major is a handful, as ever. We challenged the coast, westward clearly, but were rebuffed because the old man was spewing bubbles. Difficult to explain that he was as cogent as he’s been for a decade. Difficult, heart-breaking and… inevitable.

      I remain upbeat, though I wish I had a bigger hammer to drop. No! Not like that.

      • Blackcompany says:

        You, Fright, are either a genius of the written word – Sheogorath style, mind you – or completely bat shit crazy. Either or. I can’t decide which. Not that there is, inherently, anything wrong with either. Crazy being largely relative in this day and age and all that jazz.

        Anyway…good luck in your next foray. Into the Breach and all that. I hope you hold the beachhead next time, I’ll be rooting for you. Perhaps from a long distance off. Cheerio, my good man.

      • fish99 says:

        Is that a line from Bastion? I honestly can’t remember, but it reminds me of the some of the awesome narration in the game.

        Btw RPS the comments aren’t nesting correctly. This was supposed to be a reply to frightlever

  39. rustybroomhandle says:

    When the purchase is complete you get a link to your unique key page on screen, and you also get two emails. One with the link to your unique key page and one with a receipt. If you don’t have any of these, best to chat with their support people. There’s a livechat but I am guessing right now it’s busy as all heck.

    EDIT: Er, what the poster above me said

  40. Optimaximal says:

    Isn’t it getting a *bit* shitty how they’re scheduling these bundles AFTER other big Indie sales?

    Every item in the bundle was just discounted in the Because We May sale – heck, Limbo was this weeks Steam mid-week sale.

    I know it’s basically *tough* but you’d think after the Botanicula rug-pull they’d be a little more classy?!

    • rustybroomhandle says:

      Yeah they probably have spies at all the other bundlers’ headquarters as well as within Valve and GoG so they can time their releases to be as jerkish as possible. Yup.

    • Baines says:

      To be fair, Indie Royale has a bundle seemingly every two or three weeks. Hrm, looking at their site, Junebug Bundle is listed in 2 weeks, Summer Bundle in 4, and July Jubilee in 7. So, pretty much every other week an Indie Royale bundle is in progress?

      Then you add any number of other Indie bundle deals and promotions, and you are going to have overlap. For example, Bundle in a Box is still running.

      Because We May is just a promotion, not a bundle deal. And it was an opt-in promotion, where apparently any game could join in for a bit more publicity. As a lot of indie games jumped aboard, the odds of overlaps were high. Most of the games in it have had the same or lower sale prices in the past (so Humble wasn’t stealing thunder from extraordinary price decreases), and Humble came out at the end of the promotion anyway.

      Limbo as a Steam deal is a bit annoying, though, and seems like bad or careless planning on someone’s part. Still no Botanicula, though.

    • Skabooga says:

      Well, at least they are not releasing HIB before the other bundles, right? A bundle like this would be a tough act to follow, but, to continue the metaphor, opening for the HIB is much easier.

  41. zapatapon says:

    I own everything already but it’s such an amazing deal that I can’t possibly resist buying it anyway.

  42. cyrenic says:

    I deliberately held off on buying several of these (particularly Bastion and Limbo) because I figured they would eventually be included in a Humble Bundle at some point.

    /smug

    Super duper excited to get all the soundtracks with these as well.

  43. nullward says:

    I’d pay $10 just for a HD version of that end screen splash, text-free, as a desktop background…

    Edit: my wish is their command! http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4we2vGFoY1r09qkf.jpg

  44. MistyMike says:

    Yay! This will we the best $0.01 I ever spent!

    • dethtoll says:

      You’re an asshole. Just sayin’.

      • vivlo says:

        keeps me wondering… i paid $3 and feel sort of bad… is that a normal thing, or a nefast side effect of this payment model which allegedly gives you the freedom to choose how you pay and thus enforces you to thank them for this freedom by the most obvious way you can thank them, which is money ?

        • dethtoll says:

          It’s a normal thing, but also when you pay like a single penny, that costs HIB money because they pay more in transaction fees than you pay them for the transaction. Real dick move really.

        • beekay says:

          The bundles have always relied on a combination of generosity and guilt to produce some sort of tolerable average sale price. I’d say it’s pretty normal to feel bad about paying only $3 for the entire bundle, because that is just not what it’s worth (of course, it’s a different situation if you’ve got all of them except one).

          And yes, Mike is a prick.

        • InternetBatman says:

          I feel bad for paying that and I own most of the games. I am glad I get that sweet steam copy of psychonauts though.

      • RobF says:

        As someone who’s done PWYW for a few years, the only time $0.01 is asshole-ish is when someone does something asshole-ish afterwards. I’ve had, genuinely, one guy pay $0.01 then open up a Paypal complaint with me because I hadn’t sent him the downloads. Except, I had. The complaint was aimed at someone other nob who’d clearly decided to not be arsed sending out anything in a timely fashion and the guy opened the complaint with me instead. ‘Cos, I guess, when you’re paying that many $0.01, it gets a bit hard to keep up when everything looks the same.

        But providing you’re not being a dick to anyone? Well, that’s pay what you want, isn’t it? You pay what you want. And if people don’t want people paying $0.01, they don’t let them do so.

        S’all part the fun and paying low doesn’t make you a nob. Being a nob does. So steady on, eh?

        • MistyMike says:

          So I paid $0.01 and they didn’t give me Bastion!! What a bunch of tossers! It was supposed to be a bundle! The youtube vid did not mention a minimal price for the entire thing! I’m totally filing a complaint to those wankers! Give me my damn penny back!!!

          • RobF says:

            *hands Mike his penny back*

            And don’t drop it. You know what happened last time. We had to pull the sofa out and everything and the cat fell down that hole and OH MY.

          • PopeJamal says:

            “The youtube vid did not mention a minimal price for the entire thing!”
            It most certainly did not, but the website where you spent your retirement fund said it in plain English.

            Just my $0.02, which is DOUBLE what you paid!

          • RobF says:

            I’m not giving you 2p too. I’m already a penny down.

          • fish99 says:

            So you’re a cheapskate, and you can’t read.

            “Pay more than the average of $7.64 to unlock Bastion!”

            Btw paying $0.01 actually costs the HIB money.

          • RobF says:

            If this goes over 3p, I’m going to end up bankrupt.

  45. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    You bastards.

    Only had Bastion (which I’d only recently purchased, inlcuding the soundtrack). Also, curse me. I can’t help but fork over an amount I find fair for some great games.. even if I’m unlikely to play them (Amnesia.. brr..).

  46. Blackcompany says:

    Don’t own Amnesia. Never played psychonauts. Maybe I should buy this one…?

    • Illessa says:

      Hell yes, Psychonauts is definitely worth throwing some cash at (it has an excellent soundtrack too)

      • Blackcompany says:

        Ok…I would pay the minimum just to hear Logan Cunningham narrate something else. That could read a road atlas out loud and I would listen just for his description of the places contained therein. Heaven knows what he might do with a travel guide of Old Europe. You could put in a bundle and it would be worth a $5 on its own.

        So yeah…excellent bundle. Excellent presentation. I am all over this one.

  47. Solanaceae says:

    Think I’m one of the lucky people that hasnt bought any of these yet.

    Psychonauts, Limbo, Bastion and Amnesia for $7. Just insane.

  48. fuggles says:

    So to clarify, I personally think limbo is a bag of shite and screw metacritc, I know lost of people who agree. The plot exists purely outside of the game in the steam description, the level atmosphere starts all heart of darkness and then grinds to that rare videogame setting of warehouses. Finally, I played the whole game through in about 2 hours having not got stuck on a single puzzle making it poor value for money and a poor puzzle game to me. To me in my personal opinion it was like someone wanted to make their own version of another world but had no idea why that game was good. That’ s my personal subjective opinion.

  49. lowprices says:

    Is $15 too much given that I own all of these except Sword and Sworcery? Well, and the soundtracks of course. Still, charity and awesome games developers, so I could have done worse things with my money.

  50. KillahMate says:

    BUY ALL THE THINGS

    But seriously, I have *all* of these (though my S&S copy is for iOS), but it’s worth giving above average just for the Bastion soundtrack. And the DRM-free copies, of course.