We helped put together a bundle of our own this week, which feels slightly bizarre because we’re usually writing about bundles. (At least, I am.) Bargains continue to rain across the internet however, so get out your wallets and start your weekend with a well-considered purchase. (Also, this week’s fluffy chimera is from Jim Huxter.)
Once upon a time, long before Dwarf Fortress became a monument to video games AI, there was a game called Creatures. Here, you play as a divine force charged with … doing whatever you want, really. The Norns are your responsibility, and also your playthings. Turn them into genetically superior versions of themselves or breed awful traits together. Mess with them, watch over them. Do whatever you want to them.
Night Dive Bundle
I’ve never played Shadow Man, but I love the assortment of other titles present within the NightDive Bundle. Although not all of them are “horrific” in the traditional sense of the word, there are enough uncomfortable moments interspaced throughout the collection to build a Guillermo del Toro movie. Be advised that you probably will not enjoy Bad Mojo if you have a thing against creepy crawlies. I mean, just look at that cover art, guys.
Dungeons & Dragons Anthology: The Master Collection
Baldur’s Gate? Icewind Dale? Planescape? Temple of Elemental Evil? Yes, yes, yes, and yes again. You can’t go wrong with these games, honestly. Unless, that is, you were aiming to have a life outside of your computer screen in which case you really should not buy this bundle. It will devour you. It will eat your soul. It will replace what little time you have on their earth with warm, cherished memories and – wait, I suppose that’s not that bad at all.
The Cat Lady – $2.00/£1.22/€1.54
Knowing my luck (and yours), this will probably be at full price again by the time you read this. Still, hope springs eternal. I love everything about The Cat Lady. From the grungy aesthetics to the fact that the main character is an older lady with difficult issues, there’s just so much about it that goes against the norm. It’s brutal and bloody and perfect in a nightmarish sort of way.
Humble Weekly Bundle: Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Pay $6/£3.67/€4.63 for everything
Is it unethical to want to talk about the games that your editorial overlords curated? Does it make me a bad person? Because I really like the games that they picked, although I’d probably swap at least one of the games for another. (Do not kill me for my blasphemy, editorial overlords.) My personal recommendation from this particular conglomeration of titles is Dungeons of Dredmor, which is hilarious and rather well put-together.
Also of note:
Saturday’s Night Symbiosis – Free!
Okay, I’m cheating here. Pierrec’s games have, by and large, always been available for free. (I think you can pay for some of them.) However, there’s no reason not to consider them bargains. The writing is uniformly excellent, and sometimes surprisingly heartfelt. Saturday’s Night Symbiosis is Pierrec’s latest Ludum Dare title. You should play it because I said so.
Bravest Warriors Sale
I think, ladies and gentleplushes, that it might be a bit of stretch to claim that Adventure Time is universally loved but I suspect you all probably liked it. In case you weren’t already aware, Pendleton Ward also devised a web series called “Bravest Warriors,” which is an almost tooth-achingly adorable tale about four very brave friends. (Catbug is the best thing in the world, by the way.) Moving on, Bravest Warriors actualy spawned a bunch of comics that are, if you haven’t guessed already, on sale. Yay!