The latest Humble Bundle, offering games for Android, Windows, OS X and in all but one case Linux, has gone live, with over 62,000 copies sold within its first 24 hours.
Unlike the company's usual Mobile Bundles, which package Android-only games in a pay-what-you-want format, the Humble Bundle PC and Android 9 includes copies of the titles for desktops, laptops and Android-based mobile devices for a single fee. All but one of the games are also fully supported on Linux, including via Steam - meaning it's a cheap way for SteamOS fans to build up their collections ahead of the platform's official launch.
Games included in the standard bundle are: Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror, which is the sole title not to claim Linux compatibility; Bridge Constructor; Type:Rider; and Ravensword: Shadowlands. Those volunteering a payment higher than the average, sitting at $3.79 at the time of writing, will also receive Kingdom Rush and Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition, along with as-yet unannounced bonus games typically culled from past bundles.
As usual for the Humble Bundle, buyers are encouraged to send their cash to wherever they feel most appropriate: the developers of the games, charities Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or the Humble Bundle organisers themselves. If not customised, the default split is to send most of the cash to the developers, a smaller chunk to charity and the smallest chunk of all to Humble Bundle.
At the same time, rival - some might say 'clone' - bundle provider Bundle Stars by Focus Multimedia has announced its own Steam-linked package for a fixed price of £2.99. Based on the output of Kalypso, games available are Jagged Alliance Collectors' Bundle, Tank Operations: European Campaign, Tropico 3 Gold Edition, Alien Spidy, Sine Mora, SkyDrift, Disciples III: Resurrection, Dollar Dash, and Dungeons. All games are, however, exclusive to Winodws.
The Humble Bundle PC and Android 9 is live on the site
for the next two weeks; the Kalypso Bundle
, meanwhile, runs for the rest of the month.