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Humble Indie Bundle 6 opens for business

Humble Indie Bundle 6 opens for business

The Humble Indie Bundle 6 includes some cracking games, and sits at the end of a chain of pay-what-you-want deals that has raised a whopping $6.7M for charity so far.

Jeffrey Rosen's Humble Bundle, the staggeringly successful collection of independently-developed cross-platform games which generates a not-inconsiderable income for the developers, selected charities and Rosen himself, has launched a new deal for Torchlight, Shatter, Rochard, Vessel, and Space Pirates and Zombies.

As usual, buyers are asked to name their price for the five games, which are provided DRM-free for Windows, OS X and Linux. Keys for redemption on Steam, for those who would like to keep all their purchases in one easy-to-remember location, are also available for anyone spending more than $1 on the bundle.

The Humble Indie Bundle 6 includes something for everyone, it seems: Torchlight is an excellent Diablo-style action RPG, while Rochard is a science fiction platformer. Shatter is a physics-based evolution of the Breakout concept with an impressive soundtrack, while Space Pirates and Zombies is a top-down space combat sim that should appeal to fans of the recently-reviewed FTL. Finally, Vessel is a steampunk-themed puzzle platformer.

In true Humble Bundle tradition, there's yet more: anyone beating the average price - which stands at a bargain-basement $5.74 at the time of writing - will also receive acrobatic platformer Dustforce. Soundtracks for all games are also available.

Before you head over with your credit card at the ready, just one word of warning: the OS X and Linux versions of Vessel are still under development and are not yet available, with the Humble Bundle team promising to get the files on the site within the next few days.

Thus far, the Humble Bundle project has raised a whopping $6,700,000 for charities including games-for-hospitals project Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and with sales of the latest bundle already approaching $800,000 that's a figure which is likely to rise significantly before the two-week sales period is over.

More details on the bundle are available on the official website, or if you need further convincing as to the quality of the games try this little trailer video:

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mi1ez 19th September 2012, 11:35 Quote
YESSSSS!
IanW 19th September 2012, 13:05 Quote
Bought.
Icy EyeG 19th September 2012, 13:46 Quote
The only game that doesn't have a Linux port yet is Vessel. Dustforce, Shatter and SPAZ, at least, are already at the Ubuntu Software Center.

By the way, they hit half a million dollars a few hours after launch.
GuilleAcoustic 19th September 2012, 17:20 Quote
Bought too :D
scott_chegg 19th September 2012, 17:29 Quote
Bought. Had a play on Shatter a lunch. Great!!!
Paradigm Shifter 19th September 2012, 21:21 Quote
Bought for DRM free SPAZ and Shatter goodness. Some indie games I've not got but was interested in is also a bonus.

Tried the linux version of Shatter out - it ran without complaining, which makes a nice change as many games I've had to go tweaking to get working, but a lot of textures appear to be missing. Blocks etc are all black. Will have to investigate/try on another system.
BLC 20th September 2012, 13:08 Quote
If I buy the Windows version, do I also get access to the Linux versions at no extra cost? I'm trying to move away from Windows for day-to-day use, so native Linux versions would be good; if I get problems however, it'd be nice to know that I don't have to pay anything extra to use the games under Windows.
Gareth Halfacree 20th September 2012, 14:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by BLC
If I buy the Windows version, do I also get access to the Linux versions at no extra cost? I'm trying to move away from Windows for day-to-day use, so native Linux versions would be good; if I get problems however, it'd be nice to know that I don't have to pay anything extra to use the games under Windows.
Yup - you're paying for access to the bundle itself, which means you get the Windows, OS X and Linux versions included in the price - along with the soundtracks, and the inevitable bonus games they add next week.
BLC 20th September 2012, 14:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree
Yup - you're paying for access to the bundle itself, which means you get the Windows, OS X and Linux versions included in the price - along with the soundtracks, and the inevitable bonus games they add next week.

Sweet; I'm sold then.

Well, as soon as I get home from work, that is! :)
radziecki 20th September 2012, 14:18 Quote
Bought!
BLC 20th September 2012, 18:39 Quote
Just tried out Shatter - it was worth the cost just for that game alone! So much fun!
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
Tried the linux version of Shatter out - it ran without complaining, which makes a nice change as many games I've had to go tweaking to get working, but a lot of textures appear to be missing. Blocks etc are all black. Will have to investigate/try on another system.

I had it working perfectly, no missed textures at all... I did have to install a big pile of 32-bit libraries in order to get the game to run, but once it did run it was flawless. I was expecting so much more pain under Linux... (I'm using Lubuntu 12.04 and a Radeon 6770 card with the proprietary AMD drivers)
BentAnat 24th September 2012, 08:16 Quote
Bought!
Vessel looks LOVELY, SPAZ will need more time to get into and Shatter is AWESOME.

It's worth buying for Torchlight, TBH... any one of those games goes for $6+ on Steam...
BLC 24th September 2012, 10:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by BentAnat
Bought!
Vessel looks LOVELY, SPAZ will need more time to get into and Shatter is AWESOME.

It's worth buying for Torchlight, TBH... any one of those games goes for $6+ on Steam...

Hell yeah, Shatter is brilliant. Rochard is also quite good fun. I don't think I've even installed any of the other games yet...!
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