The Humble Care Package Bundle packs Stardew Valley, Her Story and more


It seems IGN’s recent purchase of Humble Bundle hasn’t compromised their ability to put together a pack of awesome games. For the next 5 days, The Humble Care Package Bundle offers 27 games–including Stardew Valley, Darkest Dungeon, and Pony Island–for $30 and all of the money is going to emergency relief charities, which makes this one well worth checking out.

I’ll go into my favourite picks from the bundle in just a second, but first I’ll mention where the money is going. Humble are splitting it across 5 charities: Direct Relief, the American Red Cross, GlobalGiving, Save the Children, and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). They will also match the first $300,000 raised.

Onto the games! Stardew Valley might be the highlight. It does an excellent job of transporting you to a farm in a peaceful rural town. It’s a crime to not link to Paul Dean’s beautiful reflection on life in the real and virtual realm at every opportunity, so here you go.

I’m also a big fan of Pony Island, as is John, who guarantees that “you will have a completely unique and interesting time”. The less you know about it before going in the better, so I’ll move straight along.

Her Story is another game that plays unlike anything else out there, where you have to piece together a murder mystery from interview footage. It’s the closest you’ll ever come to feeling like a real detective.

Oh, and if you somehow haven’t played Magicka yet, then this is your chance to fix that.

Here’s the lot: Arma: Gold Edition; Darkest Dungeon; DreadOut; Duck Game; Fearless Fantasy; Grey Goo; Her Story; Jump Stars; Kholat; Lakeview Cabin Collection; Machinarium Collector’s Edition; Magicka; Mighty No. 9; Minecraft: Story Mode; Move or Die; No Time to Explain Remastered; Pony Island; Primal Carnage: Extinction; Psychonauts; Shadowrun Returns; She Remembered Caterpillars; Sorcerer King: Rivals; Starbound; Stardew Valley; Stronghold Legends: Steam Edition; The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing; and The Park.

Supplies of Darkest Dungeon and Move or Die are limited, so you might want to move quickly.

With this many games to sort through, chances are picking this up will net you something that you haven’t already played. Remember that you can always send anything you already have as a gift, which means that if your friends and family somehow consists entirely of people that play games this is basically Christmas sorted.

You can buy the bundle from the Humble Bundle store, where you’ll need to pay at least £22.78/$30.


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    Drib says:

    So if you buy this from IGN, you are choosing Joja Corp, right?

    But really, this is a great list of games, for anyone who doesn’t own most of them already. And like the article states, Humble codes are shareable to others later, for gifts or whatever.

    • Durgendorf says:

      Well played.

      I own exactly enough of these that I won’t bite. One more would have pushed me over the edge.

  2. mitrovarr says:

    It does seem like a pretty good list, although at high risk for many people having half of it already. In particular, how can anyone who has ever heard of the concept of bundles not already have Magicka or Psychonauts?

    Still, pretty good, especially considering that it’s all going to charity. Although, there’s a few 50-scores lurking in the section of “games you’ve never heard of”, so make sure to check scores on some of the obscure ones before you try them, lest you bumble into a really bad game and have it be so unfun you actually become less fun as a person.

  3. Carra says:

    I was interested after seeing Ttardew Valley. But then it seemed that I already have the other games that are interesting to me. I’ll just wait until the next sale and pick up Started then.

  4. malkav11 says:

    Yes, buying this would get me something I don’t already own and want to play (and a bunch of stuff I own but haven’t played), but that thing is $12 and this bundle is $30. It’s a great bundle for people with small Steam libraries, though.

  5. geldonyetich says:

    It’s hard to care when I already own more than half these titles. If it were pay what I want that wouldn’t be a problem, but nope, $30 buy-in.