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Humble Bundle Launches Online Store For Games 93

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from the new-place-to-shop dept.
sfcrazy writes "Humble Bundle has opened an online store called Humble Store, an extension of the sales system developed for managing the Humble Bundles. That puts Humble Bundle in the same league of Valve's Steam which sells works online via Steam Store. Humble Store, will continue the organization’s legacy of supporting causes. 'The Humble Store is a permanent addition to our Humble site that will allow our customers to buy great games at great prices 24/7 and support charity with every purchase. Ten percent of all purchases will go to vital causes like American Red Cross, Child’s Play, Electronic Frontier Foundation, World Land Trust and charity:water.'"
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Humble Bundle Launches Online Store For Games

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  • by jfbilodeau (931293) on Monday November 11, 2013 @06:08PM (#45395107) Homepage

    The Humble Store is not competing with Steam. Most games that it sells can/have to be activated on Steam.

    I must have over one hundred games in my Steam library that come from the Humble Bundle.

    • by Nerdfest (867930) on Monday November 11, 2013 @06:20PM (#45395183)

      Likewise. They also have a significant number of them that are available for Linux.

    • by c0d3g33k (102699)

      The Humble Store is not competing with Steam. Most games that it sells can/have to be activated on Steam.

      I must have over one hundred games in my Steam library that come from the Humble Bundle.

      That's a lot of games. I'm not sure the Humble Bundle has offered that many games in all the bundles combined, at least since I've been paying attention. Most bundles have around 6-9 games, and many of those weren't on Steam.

      Would you care to list those games so we can get an accurate count? (Not a troll - I'm genuinely curious about how many Steam games Humble Bundle has offered in it's history).

      • by Frosty Piss (770223) * on Monday November 11, 2013 @06:24PM (#45395223)

        That's a lot of games. I'm not sure the Humble Bundle has offered that many games in all the bundles combined, at least since I've been paying attention... Would you care to list those games so we can get an accurate count?

        I think what you meant to say was...

        Liar, liar, pants on fire...

        • by c0d3g33k (102699)

          No, what I meant to say was exactly what I said. Just because I haven't been slavishly following all the Humble Bundles doesn't mean GP was wrong. That just seemed like a lot of Steam games, since many of the bundles I purchased didn't have Steam versions. Doesn't mean there aren't over a hundred that are.

          • You have no sense of humor. Why am I not surprised.

            • by c0d3g33k (102699)

              You have no sense of humor. Why am I not surprised.

              My humor detector alerted me to the presence of funny (Category: Schoolyard Humor, Subclass: Rhymes). I mentally completed the rhyme from memory ("Nose as long as a telephone wire") and was amused for a brief moment as I reminisced about the old schoolyard days. Thanks for that. Then it occurred to me that implying someone was a liar wasn't very cool, so I clarified. Humor shouldn't take precedence over civility.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        Would you care to list those games so we can get an accurate count? (Not a troll - I'm genuinely curious about how many Steam games Humble Bundle has offered in it's history).

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Humble_Bundles

        • by c0d3g33k (102699)

          Would you care to list those games so we can get an accurate count? (Not a troll - I'm genuinely curious about how many Steam games Humble Bundle has offered in it's history).

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Humble_Bundles

          By my very quick and informal count (a single pass through that page counting the games listed as having Steam keys), there are around 107 Steam games total, including the latest bundles from this week. Humble Bundles often include games that were offered in previous bundles (eg. Osmos), so dupes probably pull that number down to around 100 or less. So the GP was close to right if granted poetic license.

          • By my very quick and informal count (a single pass through that page counting the games listed as having Steam keys), there are around 107 Steam games total

            I think you are dramatically underestimating how many Steam games there are. I just started counting my Steam keys, and by the time I counted my fifth bundle (four Android bundles and the Deep Silver bundle) I had already counted 31 unique games. I am not going to bother counting the other twenty-odd bundles, because I have no doubt that they will easily get past the 100 mark.

            Here is what I found so far:

            1. Fieldrunners
            2. BIT.TRIP BEAT
            3. SpaceChem
            4. Uplink
            5. Crayon Physics Deluxe
            6. Eufloria
            7. Splice
            8. Superbrothers: Sword
      • by dwarfsoft (461760)

        By no means did I purchase all bundles, and some games (I only saw two in the quick look I had) were duplicated, and the list does not guarantee that they are available on Steam, but the count I got was 141:

        A Virus Named TOM, Misfits Attic; Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Frictional Games; And Yet It Moves, Broken Rules; Anodyne, Analgesic Productions L.L.C.; Anomaly Korea, 11 bit studios; Anomaly Warzone Earth, 11 bit studios; Aquaria, Bit Blot; Atom Zombie Smasher, Blendo Games; Autonomous Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Avadon: The Black Fortress, Spiderweb Software; Avadon: The Black Fortress, Spiderweb Software; Avernum: Escape from the Pit, Spiderweb Software; Avernum: The Great Trials Trilogy, Spiderweb Software; Awesomenauts, Ronimo Games; BIT.TRIP BEAT, Gaijin Games; BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Gaijin Games; Bastion, Supergiant Games; Bastion, Supergiant Games; Beat Hazard Ultra, Cold Beam Games Ltd; Black Lake Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Blades of Avernum, Spiderweb Software; Blocks That Matter, Swing Swing Submarine; Botanicula, Amanita Design; Braid, Number None; Brazen Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Broken Sword: Director's Cut, Revolution Software; Brütal Legend, Double Fine Productions; Canabalt, Semi Secret Software; Capsized, Alientrap Games; Cave Story+, Studio Pixel; Chocolate Castle, Lexaloffle Games; City Generator Tech Demo, Introversion Software; Closure, Eyebrow Interactive; Cogs, Lazy 8 Studios; Cortex Command, Data Realms; Costume Quest, Double Fine Productions; Costume Quest Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Crayon Physics Deluxe, Kloonigames; DEFCON, Introversion Software; Darwinia, Introversion Software; Dear Esther, thechineseroom; Dungeon Defenders + All DLC, Trendy Entertainment; Dungeons of Dredmor, Gaslamp Games; Dustforce, Hitbox Team; Dynamite Jack, Hassey Enterprises, Inc.; EDGE, Mobigame; Eets Munchies, Klei Entertainment; English Country Tune, Increpare Games; Eufloria HD, Omni Systems; FEZ, Polytron Corporation; FTL: Faster than Light, Subset Games; Fieldrunners, Subatomic Studios; Fractal, Cipher Prime Studios; Frozen Synapse, Mode 7 Games; Gish, Cryptic Sea; Gratuitous Space Battles, Positech Games; Greed Corp, Vanguard Games; Hack n' Slash Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Hammerfight, Kranx Productions; Happy Song Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Hotline Miami, Dennaton Games; Incredipede, Northway Games; Indie Game: The Movie, BlinkWorks; Jack Claw, Frozenbyte; Jamestown, Final Form Games; Jasper's Journeys, Lexaloffle Games; King's Bounty: Armored Princess, 1C Company; King's Bounty: Crossworlds, 1C Company; King's Bounty: The Legend, 1C Company; Kooky, Biograf; LIMBO, Playdead; Legend of Grimrock, Almost Human; Little Inferno, Tomorrow Corporation; Lone Survivor, Jasper Byrne; Lugaru HD, Wolfire Games; Machinarium, Amanita Design; Mark of the Ninja, Klei Entertainment; McPixel, Sos; Multiwinia, Introversion Software; Nethergate: Resurrection, Spiderweb Software; NightSky, Nicalis; Offspring Fling, KPULV; Oil Rush, Unigine Corp; Organ Trail: Director's Cut, The Men Who Wear Many Hats; Osada, Amanita Design; Osmos, Hemisphere Games; Penumbra Overture, Frictional Games; Prison Architect Preorder, Introversion Software; Proteus, Ed Key & David Kanaga; Psychonauts, Double Fine Productions; Revenge of the Titans, Puppy Games; Rochard, Recoil Games; Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, Ratloop Asia; Samorost 2, Amanita Design; Shadowgrounds, Frozenbyte; Shadowgrounds: Survivor, Frozenbyte; Shank, Klei Entertainment; Shank 2, Klei Entertainment; Shatter, Sidhe; Snapshot, Retro Affect; Snuggle Truck, Owlchemy Labs; Solar 2, Murudai; Space Pirates and Zombies, MinMax Games; SpaceChem, Zachtronics; Spacebase DF-9 Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Spirits, Spaces of Play; Splice, Cipher Prime Studios; Stacking, Double Fine Productions; Stealth Bastard Deluxe, Curve Studios; Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, Kot in Action Creative Artel; Super Hexagon, Terry Cavanagh; Super Meat Boy, Team Meat; Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Superbrothers + CAPY + Jim Guthrie; Swords & Soldiers HD, Ronimo Games; TRAUMA, Krystian Majewski; The Bard's Tale, inXile entertainment; The Basement Collection, Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel; The Binding Of Isaac, Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl; The Binding of Isaac + Wrath of the Lamb DLC, Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl; The First Avernum Trilogy, Spiderweb Software; The Geneforge Saga, Spiderweb Software; The White Birch Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Thomas Was Alone, Mike Bithell; Ticket to Ride, Days of Wonder; Tiny & Big in Grandpa's Leftovers, Black Pants Game Studio; Toki Tori, Two Tribes; Torchlight, Runic Games; Trine, Frozenbyte; Trine 2: Complete Story, Frozenbyte; Uplink, Introversion Software; VVVVVV, Terry Cavanagh; Vessel, Strange Loop Games; Voxatron, Lexaloffle Games; Voxel Tech Demo, Introversion Software; Waking Mars, Tiger Style; Windosill, Vector Park; Wizorb, Tribute Games; World Of Goo, 2D Boy; Worms Reloaded, Team 17; Zen Bound 2, Secret Exit Ltd.; Zen Puzzle Garden, Lexaloffle Games

        • by dwarfsoft (461760)

          And to clarify, I now have about 150 games on steam, and at least 100 of those came from Humble bundles (I haven't purchased many from steam, but I have added non-steam games to my library).

      • I'm counting 396 products in my Humble library. That includes all games, books, videos, etc...

        • Oups! Bad counting on my part... Lots of dups.

          Here's the list of Linux downloadable on my account: A Virus Named TOM, Air Forte, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, And Yet It Moves, Anodyne, Anomaly Korea, Anomaly Korea, Anomaly Warzone Earth, Anomaly Warzone Earth: Mobile Campaign, Aquaria, Atom Zombie Smasher, Avadon: The Black Fortress, Avadon: The Black Fortress, Awesomenauts, BIT.TRIP BEAT, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Bastion, Battle Frogs, Beat Hazard Ultra, Blocks That Matter, Botanicula, Braid, Broken Sword: Director'

    • I was puzzled by this statement as well...if I pull up the same games in Steam, they're the same price. It appears that charity gets a kickback if you buy it through the Humble Bundle store, though, which is kinda cool.
      • Yeah, it's a fixed amount (10%) though, unlike buying into Humble bundles.
      • by Anonymous Coward

        I'm confused. "The Swapper" is $14.99 on Steam, but it's only $4.99 through the Humble Store. How is that the same price?

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  • by SlashdotOgre (739181) on Monday November 11, 2013 @06:52PM (#45395415) Journal

    It will be interesting to see if this move will impact future bundles. I am curious if they will be willing to cannibalize their own store sales, and if other vendors might be less willing to work with them now that they have a permanent store (and might be viewed as a competitor).

    • Maybe, but the people who sell their games in bundles don't really seem to be that concerned with maximizing profit. If you're putting your games in the bundle, you're accepting the possibility that many people might give you literally a penny for your game, or donate everything to charity or the humble bundle team rather than you. I suspect people who participate in the bundles have their own reasons, like wanting to generate PR. EA got people to start using origin with their bundle (they at least got o
  • Am I the only one that laughed when I saw vital causes next to American Red Cross, Child’s Play, Electronic Frontier Foundation, World Land Trust and charity:water?

  • currently humblebundle.com/store doesn't load in my linux distro using firefox (24.1.0 esr) and for the past few weeks the weekly and bundle pages haven't worked properly either, i can see the advertised games but the javascript for selecting the payment amount doesn't work, once purchased (using firefox on windows vm) the download page won't respond to clicks to show steam keys or select bittorrent, merely scrolling to the top of the page if not already there. i emailed support, they recommend using a dif

    • by Mashdar (876825)

      It loaded for me on Mint 14 and Firefox 24. I had to enable access to "akamaihd.com" and "stripe.com".

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