Humble Bundle with Android 6 Gives Away Six Games at Name Your Own Price
Humble Bundle, the indie game charity organization that allows you to name your own price for games while supporting a good cause has announced their new feature this week and it is all about Android games. Humble Bundle with Android 6 features (unsurprisingly) six games. Donate any amount of money and you will receive four of them, Aquaria, Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, Fractal, Stealth Bastard Deluxe and Pulse: Volume One. If you pay more than the average (currently sitting at $4.72) you will also get Frozen Synapse and Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – Director’s Cut. All of the games are cross platform, supporting Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, which the exception Pulse: Volume which is Android only. Aquaria, Stealth Bastard Deluxe, Pulse: Volume One, Factal and Frozen Synapse are all making their Android debut.
Aquaria is a beautiful looking 2-D adventure game with hand drawn artwork and was the 2007 Grand Prize winner at the Independent Games Festival. Set underwater players will guide a Mermaid on her quest to find her family. It is about time this beautiful game came to Android, and I personally cannot wait to take BitBot’s adventure for a spin.
Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, is a spoof on the old educational game that graced the screens of millions of classroom Apple IIs back in the day, Oregon Trail. Taking charge of a family fleeing the Zombie apocalypse in a wood-paneled station wagon, fans of the old game are sure to get a kick out of this one.
Stealth Bastard Deluxe is a fast-paced stealth 2D platforming game. Containing over 80 levels, a level editor and a ton of unlockables, it is a unique take on the stealth genre. Instead of a 2D solid snake, it might be better to imagine it as a stealth based Super Meat Boy, which is pretty high praise. Stealth Bastard was well received when it released on PCs, and looks great for old school gaming fans.
Pulse: Volume One, which shares a developer with Fractal, is the critically acclaimed musical puzzler that released on iOS years ago is finally coming to Android by way of this Humble Bundle. Pulse: Volume One was hailed as one of the most innovative games of the year when it came out on iOS and now Android gamers can try it out for themselves while helping charity.
Fractal is another musical puzzler from Cipher Prime (but is still very different than Pulse) that contains Arcade, Puzzle and Campaign modes. It is a little hard to figure out the gameplay from the videos, but it is also critically acclaimed and in the words of the developer, is all about “expanding your consciousness at 130 BPM [Beats per Minute].”
Frozen Synapse, which is one of two games that require you to donate more than the average, is a turn based tactical shooter with five multiplayer modes and 50 single player missions with randomly generated levels. Just like war, even the most well thought out plans sometimes devolve into chaotic firefights. Frozen Synapse is sure to test your strategic and tactical meddle.
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars — Director’s Cut, the other game behind the average pay wall, is the re-release of the classic point-and-click adventure game that won a variety of awards after its 1996 release. This Director’s Cut version includes an all new narrative in addition to the original classic story. While point-and-click adventure games have never been my foray, they have a dedicated fanbase, and for any of them that haven’t tried this classic, there has never been a better time.
As always the Humble Bundle also includes downloadable soundtracks from all of the games and is completely DRM-free. Two charities are supported by Humble Bundle, the Penny-Arcade run Child’s Play which among other things, provides video games to sick and recovering children is one of them. The other is the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) which is a lobby group dedicated to defending the rights and privacy of consumers in the digital age.
You can buy the Humble Bundle on their official website https://www.humblebundle.com/