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Humble Indie Bundle 9: Going Crazy

The Humble Indie Bundle is now on its ninth iteration, and this one feels a bit special.  For once there is a bundle for which I do not actually own all the games (!), but among that we have a couple of titles that have gained indie fame.  For an average of $4.58 (at the time of writing):

Trine 2: Complete Story

‘Immerse yourself in brilliantly rich graphics and a wondrous magical world in this side-scrolling action-puzzle platformer. You’ll need to make use of a wizard, a thief, and a knight and their unique abilities in order to complete puzzles and defeat nasty-looking goblins and frightening dragons in Trine 2: Complete Story. Play by yourself and toggle between all 3 characters or play with up 2 other friends in co-op mode. Trine 2: Complete Story includes the Goblin Menace expansion campaign and the Dwarven Caverns level.’


Mark of the Ninja

‘Test your ninja stealth skills in Mark of the Ninja, a side-scrolling stealth game where the possibilities are endless. Learn new techniques and arm yourself with distraction and attack items, like darts, noise makers, and grappling hooks, that will help you distract and sneak by the guards. Choose how you want to play – will you slay all the guards or use your stealth to just sneak by undetected?’


Eets Munchies

‘A fantastic puzzle game for the whole family, Eets Munchies is a beautiful reimagining of the game that started Klei Entertainment. Featuring gorgeous animation, ridiculous creatures, and an amazing level editor, players help an adorable hungry creature devour cake in increasingly devious puzzles.’


Brütal Legend

In Brütal Legend, play as roadie Eddie Riggs (Jack Black) as you rock out and lead a band of head-banging minions to defeat some nasty-looking demons. Featuring a cast of characters voiced and inspired by heavy metal musicians including Lemmy Kilmister, Ozzy Osbourne, and Lita Ford, the game is soaked to the bone with metal. Get ready to have long, luscious locks, larger-than-your head biceps, and a freakin’ awesome electric guitar that spits white lightning. And if walking is too slow for you, you’ve got a sweet ride to traverse the terrain quickly and plow through nuns and urchins and stuff.’


Pay more than the average, and get:

FTL: Faster Than Light

‘Captain a spaceship delivering critical intelligence to the Federation while being chased down by rebels in the top-down space strategy game FTL: Faster Than Light. Manage your crew through one-on-one ship combat and life or death situations, while making sure they don’t die from lack of oxygen, fires, or shots from one of an arsenal of weapons. Random scenarios make each trip through the galaxy one full of surprises and challenges.’



‘Explore new dimensions (starting with the third), and see the world from a different perspective in the colorfully detailed puzzle platformer FEZ. Explore the world as Gomez, an adorable white little dude, who finds himself wearing a magical fez that grants him the power to rotate his world, effectively turning 2-D into 3-D. The universe is collapsing and restoring it has fallen entirely on your tiny little shoulders.’



Out of the lot, there are a few points to mention:

  • Brutal Legend is made by Double Fine Adventures – that’s Tim Schafer’s design studio, famous for reaching $3.3m on their Kickstarter for a return to old adventure style games
  • I’m pretty sure Justin liked Brutal Legend; I have an affinity for open world games right now, so I paid up and got it
  • FTL: Faster than Light has somewhat of a cult following – a lot of users have talked at length about it on forums, although I’ve never played the title
  • This bundle has four platformers (i.e. not FTL or BL).  Is that some sort of record?

There is no excuse not to get this bundle.  Already 12 hours in and 250,000 bundles have been sold.


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