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Humble Indie Bundle V Released 145

New submitter Splintercat writes "The Humble Indie Bundle V has just been released, featuring Psychonauts, LIMBO, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, and Bastion for Windows, OSX and Linux. Ubuntu software center support has also been added as a method of downloading."
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Humble Indie Bundle V Released

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  • An all-star pack (Score:5, Insightful)

    by PhrostyMcByte ( 589271 ) <phrosty@gmail.com> on Friday June 01, 2012 @11:00AM (#40180263) Homepage

    Including the scores in FLAC is awesome. More games need to do this.

    If you ever wanted the best-of-the-best indie games, this bundle is full of them and well worth paying for.

  • by guises ( 2423402 ) on Friday June 01, 2012 @11:16AM (#40180455)
    All right, this has been said to death but what the hell: You, yes you, need to play Psychonauts. It is a game that every single person needs to play, and here it is on every major platform, DRM free, for $.01 (if that's what you want to pay). No excuses any more.

    Suggestion: the game plays better with a control pad, so consider acquiring one of those if you don't have one already.
  • by thoth ( 7907 ) on Friday June 01, 2012 @11:39AM (#40180743) Journal

    It's tough to give a blanket recommendation given I (nobody) can really know what you'll like, but my thinking on this is these games are available at such a low cost, it is worth getting them just to play for an hour each. And support the concept of multi-platform DRM-free gaming. With this bundle, you even get the soundtracks in 2 formats! If it turns out you like one, that's like icing on the cake.

    I've thrown in $15 - $25 for each Humble Indie Bundle so far, and have found a few real gems in there. My favorite so far as in HIB 2 (I think): Space Chem, which is basically an organic chemistry puzzle game.

    Anyway, I played Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP on my iPhone, partway, and look forward to having it around on all my systems. It's got simple graphics, but a quirky sense of humor (written dialog) and some great background music. I'd say check it out. YMMV as far as Metacritic scores, but I'll also note that all games in this bundle score well, above 80/100.

  • DRM free (Score:5, Insightful)

    by tepples ( 727027 ) <tepples.gmail@com> on Friday June 01, 2012 @11:56AM (#40180923) Homepage Journal

    here it is on every major platform, DRM free

    It works on my PS2?
    Or my Nintendo Wii?
    Or Xbox360?

    It appears you may have cut off guises' comment out of context. Those are not DRM-free platforms; they require all code to have been approved by the console maker.

  • Re:I don't approve (Score:3, Insightful)

    by gorzek ( 647352 ) <gorzek.gmail@com> on Friday June 01, 2012 @12:01PM (#40180963) Homepage Journal

    You always get the whole bundle. What you get for paying above the average are bonuses, not part of the original bundle. It's a "thank you" for going the extra mile.

    Sure, it probably boosts the contributions, but for crying out loud--you're talking about getting a handful of decent games for under ten bucks. How much of a cheapskate does one have to be to whine about that, when retail games for major platforms average $50 to $60?

  • Re:As always Linux (Score:4, Insightful)

    by ifiwereasculptor ( 1870574 ) on Friday June 01, 2012 @12:49PM (#40181557)

    And our reward is lazy, Wine-based "ports".

"The pathology is to want control, not that you ever get it, because of course you never do." -- Gregory Bateson