Humble Bundle Humbly Offers Its Own Autumn Sale

By Nathan Grayson on November 28th, 2013 at 8:00 am.

Launching your own sale during the same period as Valve is kind of like showing off your sparkly new canoe at a rocket-yacht convention. You will inevitably be overshadowed. But this is the Grand Season of Sales, so everybody and their rocket-yacht’s on-board AI programmed to speak just like Christopher Walken is doing it. That includes Humble Bundle, whose newly launched storefront has put a treasure trove of indies up for respectably slashed prices. Standouts include Kentucky Route Zero, Gone Home, the Crusader Kings II Collection, and Anodyne.

The full sale is made up of 18 games, and it runs from now until December 3rd. You may recognize those dates from their spotlight-stealing parts in hits like That Steam Sale I Was Just Talking About. Many of the games might also strike you as a bit familiar, but in this case 10 percent of proceeds go to charity.

Especially alluring deals include the entire 22 part Crusader Kings II Collection at $19.99, Gone Home for half off at $9.99, Mount & Blade: Warband for just $4.99, Frozen Synapse for the same price, and spiffy Zelda-alike Anodyne for a measly $3.99.

You really can’t go wrong, unless you hate games and charity. If that’s the case, you probably live in a volcano lair in a region plagued by maniacal-laughter-triggered lightning storms. At any rate, does Humble’s sale catch your eye, or is Steam’s cloud of clout simply too thick to see through?

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  1. eleclipse says:

    A little “disapointed” in the crusader’s king 2 collection, it miss 11dlc, the most costy one.

    • Chalky says:

      Yeah, this is worth pointing out since the article above says “the entire” which is perhaps a bit misleading when there’s a bunch of stuff missing. No old gods, no sons of Abraham, none of the portrait or audio DLC that was released with those, so be aware there’s a fair bit of missing content here that you’ll probably want to buy separately.

      The old gods and related DLC are currently 50% off on steam though, so if you pick this up you can still get that content pretty cheap. The brand new stuff (sons of Abraham) is still full price but it’s less than a month old so that’s kinda understandable.

      • bstard says:

        Then again you will get a huge amount of content and the best game around for a relative very cheap price.

      • DrollRemark says:

        Ah, that would explain it. I thought £12 for the lot was too good to be true.

        Still a bloody good deal though, which is why I went for it.

      • Stardreamer says:

        Any truth to the rumour that assembling the entire CK2 collection in one package would actually break the internet?

  2. mwoody says:

    If you’re quick, Steam still has Gone Home for 75% off ($5 vs. the $10 on sale at Humble).

    There’s also a list of all Amazon sales over the next few days here, though you may need an account to see that post.

    • stkaye says:

      Just picked up and played Gone Home.

      My god, what a thing it is.

  3. Crimsoneer says:

    Also, they now accept Bitcoin in the Humble Store! This is pretty huge – you can now buy Steam keys directly in BTC. Awesome.

    • mwoody says:

      Wow, that really makes me want to stop giving them money. Why the hell would they do that?

  4. Ross Angus says:

    Well, GameFly’s sale is pretty good too:

    Dishono(u)red: £3.75
    Binfinate: £7.49
    Skyrim: £3.75
    etc.
    http://digital.gamefly.co.uk/#!/pc

  5. Tusque D'Ivoire says:

    No-one ever talks about The Bridge, though it’s a very nice Braid-y mindbender, and is discounted to about ~3€ on both steam and humble!

  6. Tayh says:

    Is it still steam-only?
    Got my eyes on that Fallen Enchantress expansion. I can’t seem to find info about whether it’s a steam-exclusive, but the steam icon worries me.

  7. JR says:

    It should be noted that this isn’t necessarily an autumn sale. Since their launch they’ve had a handful of different games on sale every week.

    • Convolvulus says:

      It’s a Thanksgiving sale. The “Debut Sale” (to promote the store’s launch) ended a few days ago.

      • JR says:

        Yet I saw they had another week long sale last week. Strange, guess we’ll see when this timer ticks down.