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Humble Bundle returns to indie roots with Fez, FTL and more

Humble Bundle returns to indie roots with Fez, FTL and more

The Humble Bundle team has recently experimented with triple-A game bundles as well as bundles featuring other forms of media.

The pay-what-you-want Humble Bundle has returned to its indie roots with its ninth Humble Indie Bundle.

The bundle includes Trine 2, Mark of the Ninja, Brutal Legend and the beta of Eets Munchies. Paying more than the average will also unlock rogue-like FTL and 2D perception-puzzler Fez.

Bundle buyers will also be able to download soundtracks for Brutal Legend, Trine 2, FTL and Fez. More games will also be added to the bundle after a few days for those paying more than the average.

In just its first few hours, the bundle has already risen more than $1.1m with the average amount spent currently sitting at around $4.50. At time of writing, more than 250,000 bundles have been sold.

Humble Indie Bundle 9 follows on from the group's recent dabbling with triple-A bundles. Having tested the waters with a THQ-themed bundle shortly before the publisher declared bankruptcy, then a bundle around Deep Silver's titles was launched with an EA Origin bundle launching hot on its heels.

The EA Origin bundle raised more than $10.5m with EA donating the whole lot to charity. EA even provided Steam keys for its titles where it was possible.

The Humble Bundle team has also been putting out weekly sales and there are still a few hours left on the clock for its Arcen Games bundle, featuring AI War and A Valley Without Wind.

The Humble Bundle treatment has even been attempted with non-game bundles with the group testing out pay-what-you-want bundles of e-books, music and most recently a stand-up comedy bundle.

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Spreadie 12th September 2013, 09:34 Quote
Bought it for my son last night - he's been itching to play FTL and Fez.

It's worth paying more than the average price just for FTL alone - I've put 150+ hours into that
schmidtbag 12th September 2013, 14:40 Quote
I'm mostly just interested in Fez. I've heard FTL was a good game but it just didn't appeal to me that much. I already own Trine 2 with the expansion. Mark of the Ninja seems too much like the Shank series, which I didn't think was bad but just not my type of game (never bothered beating Shank 2).

The humble bundles usually release a few extra games at last minute so depending on what those are, I might go for this.
Aracos 12th September 2013, 17:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by schmidtbag
I'm mostly just interested in Fez. I've heard FTL was a good game but it just didn't appeal to me that much. I already own Trine 2 with the expansion. Mark of the Ninja seems too much like the Shank series, which I didn't think was bad but just not my type of game (never bothered beating Shank 2).

The humble bundles usually release a few extra games at last minute so depending on what those are, I might go for this.

I'd definitely give Mark of the Ninja a go, even the developers think it makes Shank look very bad in comparison.
schmidtbag 12th September 2013, 17:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Aracos
I'd definitely give Mark of the Ninja a go, even the developers think it makes Shank look very bad in comparison.

Well what I particularly didn't like about Shank 2 is there are too many controls for a game that needs quick reflexes and good timing. While obviously designed for a gamepad, I'm using the original xbox controller, which doesn't have 2 trigger buttons, so the game was relatively unplayable for me. Unless MotN has considerably less controls, I'm not really interested in trying it out. I'm also not much into games involving combos or special moves.
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