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Old 04-19-12, 03:22 PM   #76
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

The Humble Botanicula Debut Bundle has launched:
http://www.humblebundle.com/

It features games from Amanita Design, including the new release Botanicula.

The games in the bundle are:
  • Botanicula
  • Machinarium
  • Samorost 2
Beat the Average For:
  • Windosill
  • Kooky (a feature length animated film)

Soundtracks are included with Botanicula, Machinarium, and Samorost 2

Steam keys are only available for purchases over $5.

Average price is already at $8.74
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Old 04-19-12, 03:32 PM   #77
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

News about the $5 minimum: Apparently it's just for this bundle, as Botanicula is a new release that just came out today, and is selling for $10 at Steam and other sites. They didn't want to undermine those sales too much with $1 Steam codes. Future bundles should return to a $1 minimum for Steam codes.
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Old 04-19-12, 03:45 PM   #78
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

First bundle without a game that really sells it to me. But the movie and soundtracks old be decent, so perhaps all just put it all to charity and consider it a donation.
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Old 04-19-12, 04:20 PM   #79
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

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News about the $5 minimum: Apparently it's just for this bundle, as Botanicula is a new release that just came out today, and is selling for $10 at Steam and other sites. They didn't want to undermine those sales too much with $1 Steam codes. Future bundles should return to a $1 minimum for Steam codes.
That game isn't yet on Steam, as far as I can tell. I watched some of this gameplay and couldn't really make head or tails of it.



Since I already own Machinarium (twice -- it's free on GFWL, at least it was), I think I'll pass on this one -- my first Humble Bundle "pass".
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Old 04-19-12, 05:03 PM   #80
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

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That game isn't yet on Steam, as far as I can tell.
It's on GOG, which had a pre-order for it for $8.99:
http://www.gog.com/news/preorder_botanicula

Some people who pre-ordered are a bit miffed about the bundle.

I assumed it was also on Steam since you can get a Steam code for it in the bundle.

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Since I already own Machinarium (twice -- it's free on GFWL, at least it was), I think I'll pass on this one -- my first Humble Bundle "pass".
Are you sure about Machinarium being free for GFWL? I can't find any reference to that, and it's not on GFWL at all currently. It was previously in Humble Indie Bundle 2.

Also, is there really not any price you'd pay for the bundle? You can still pay as little as $0.01 for the DRM-free downloads. You could think of your initial pledge as a "demo" amount, then if you like the game you could increase your pledge if you wanted.


BTW, in case anyone didn't know, Amanita Design has a number of free point-and-click web games on their site, including Samorost 1:
http://amanita-design.net/games.html
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Old 04-19-12, 05:16 PM   #81
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

I hadn't thought of that. If it's not on my Steam account (or at least Desura), I doubt I'd ever find my copy. Still, I like your "demo" idea. So you can increase your previous pledge up to the $5 amount if you want to later (during the run of the bundle) and still get the Steam key?
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Old 04-19-12, 05:20 PM   #82
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

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Are you sure about Machinarium being free for GFWL? I can't find any reference to that, and it's not on GFWL at all currently. It was previously in Humble Indie Bundle 2.
You're right. It was Tinker. I get those mixed up. But yeah, I got in in Humble Bundle 2 or something.
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Old 04-19-12, 09:39 PM   #83
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I hadn't thought of that. If it's not on my Steam account (or at least Desura), I doubt I'd ever find my copy.
They're working on implementing an account system which will consolidate your humble bundle keys for you. Then you'd just log into humblebundle to download. But I know that many like the convenience of having games in Steam.


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Still, I like your "demo" idea. So you can increase your previous pledge up to the $5 amount if you want to later (during the run of the bundle) and still get the Steam key?
I should think that's how it works. It works that way for increasing your pledge to beat the average:
http://support.humblebundle.com/cust...y-or-windosill

Also, on the key page, the "Click here to increase your order amount!" link has this:
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Note: use this form if you'd like to boost the amount recorded on your order.
I've sent them an email to confirm though.
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Old 04-20-12, 12:35 PM   #84
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

OK, here's the response from Humble Bundle:

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Hi Jay!

You can always add more to your order at any time. When your total exceeds $5 you will be provided with the steam keys at that point. You can add to your purchase by going to your download page, locating the banner towards the top that says “Like what we’re doing? Click here to increase your order amount!” From there, you can add to your existing purchase. I hope you enjoy the games as much as we do!
So you can start with under $5 to see if you like the games, then increase your total to $5+ to get the Steam keys.
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Old 04-20-12, 02:10 PM   #85
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

Thanks for the update, Jay!
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Old 04-23-12, 09:10 AM   #86
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

Indie Royale has added the soundtracks for Inferno+, Slydris, and Ballistic to the Spring Bundle.
http://www.indieroyale.com/

Also, I messed up the initial post: You get the soundtrack for Tobe's Hookshot Escape (free flash game), not Tobe's Vertical Adventure (the game in the bundle).

You can download the MP3 soundtrack for Tobe's Vertical Adventure from the developer's site, although you'll need a password from the game to open it:
http://www.secretbase.com.sg/download/tobe-series/
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Old 04-24-12, 09:58 AM   #87
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

Indie Gala 4 is live:
http://www.indiegala.com/

Pay what you want for:
  • A.R.E.S.
  • ALIEN SHOOTER

Pay above the average for:
  • DISCIPLES II: GALLEAN'S RETURN
  • ALTITUDE
  • WAKE
  • 2 Bonus Games that will unlock next week

All games except WAKE are Steam codes.
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Old 04-24-12, 02:44 PM   #88
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

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Indie Gala 4 is live:
Purchased, with a gift for you if you haven't bought it yet Jay.
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Old 04-24-12, 02:57 PM   #89
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

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Purchased, with a gift for you if you haven't bought it yet Jay.
Got it already. Was the gift going to be A.R.E.S. ? Because I got a copy of that already in Indie Royale 1 also.
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Old 04-24-12, 05:05 PM   #90
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Got it already. Was the gift going to be A.R.E.S. ? Because I got a copy of that already in Indie Royale 1 also.
Maybe I misunderstand how these bundle gifts work. I was just going to pay near the minimum to get the whole bundle, but instead upped it to $9 or so with the gift option because it appears that you get the three copies of the full bundle that way. Is that the way it works?
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Old 04-24-12, 11:26 PM   #91
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Maybe I misunderstand how these bundle gifts work. I was just going to pay near the minimum to get the whole bundle, but instead upped it to $9 or so with the gift option because it appears that you get the three copies of the full bundle that way. Is that the way it works?
Yeah, if gifting, a higher donation gives you multiple copies of the whole bundle on Indie Gala. This is a better deal if you have anyone to split the multiple bundles with, "gifting" yourself one of them.

I just tend to do the straight-up buy, since I don't want to deal with trying to arrange a group buy. Also, Indie Gala's the only one I know of that offers this multiple copy discount.
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Old 04-25-12, 06:40 AM   #92
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

I'd buy a gift code from you Trevor, and the other one to if you still have one.
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Old 04-25-12, 03:49 PM   #93
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I'd buy a gift code from you Trevor, and the other one to if you still have one.
I think I have extras of three different bundles. My hard drive is full and I haven't even installed these 30+ games I've bought recently, but I'll sort thru these emails and links and figure things out.
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Old 04-25-12, 05:09 PM   #94
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Do you have an extra code for the bundle that included Hard Reset? I'd be interested in buying that one.
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Old 04-25-12, 05:24 PM   #95
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I think I have extras of three different bundles. My hard drive is full and I haven't even installed these 30+ games I've bought recently, but I'll sort thru these emails and links and figure things out.
Thanks, I'll let you know which desura codes I still have too.
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Old 04-26-12, 12:30 PM   #96
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

The Humble Botanicula Debut has added a bonus pack for all customers:
http://www.humblebundle.com/
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Amanita Design is upping the ante with oodles of bonus content! All Humble Botanicula Debut customers will now receive a behind-the-scenes Botanicula art book & map collection, a pack of behind-the-scenes photographs & concept art for the feature film Kooky, the experimental interactive music project Osada, and bonus albums from both Floex and DVA, the musicians behind Amanita's evocative soundtracks for Machinarium and Botanicula.
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Old 04-27-12, 10:20 AM   #97
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

Gamestop is getting into the Indie Bundle game, and releasing one. It's limited to 500 copies, and launches at 12pm Central today:
http://impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W2967

The price for the bundle is a flat $12.79. You'll need the Gamestop client installed in order to download and install the games.

Games and their normal prices:
  • Gray Matter ($30)
  • Helldorado ($10)
  • Cargo! The Quest For Gravity ($10)
  • Edna and Harvey – The Breakout ($20)
  • Gratuitous Space Battles ($20)
  • And Yet It Moves ($10)
  • Sick Brick ($8)

Altogether, it's $108 worth of games.

And Yet It Moves was in Humble Bundle 3, and Gratuitous Space Battles was in Humble Bundle 4. I think all the others are new to indie bundles.

Metacritic Scores:
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/gray-matter
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/helldorado
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/ca...st-for-gravity
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/ed...y-the-breakout
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/gr...-space-battles
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/and-yet-it-moves

Sick Brick doesn't have a Metacritic score, so here's some other reviews for it:
http://www.indiegamemag.com/sick-bri...ectly-healthy/
http://www.gamersdailynews.com/artic...indows-PC.html
http://www.desura.com/games/sickbrick/reviews

Sick Brick is really under the radar; it apparently only sold 26 copies in the first 4 months of release:
http://www.desura.com/games/sickbric...game-developer
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Old 05-03-12, 09:30 AM   #98
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Re: Ultimate Indie Bundle Thread - Humble, Royale, Gala, etc.

Indie Royale May Hurray Bundle is live
http://www.indieroyale.com/

Games:
  • Dungeon Defenders
    for steam (pc and mac), windows, desura)
  • Containment: The Zombie Puzzler (steam (pc), windows, desura)
  • Data Jammers: FastForward
    for steam (pc), windows, desura
  • Brainpipe - A Plunge to Unhumanity
    for steam (pc and mac), windows, mac, desura
  • Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space
    for windows, desura

Bonus items:
  • BONUS: Dr. Blobs Organism
    for windows
  • Temporal Logic Grid OST
  • VooDoo Interface OST

MUSIC BONUS!: For those who pay $7 or your currency equivalent, Starscream's Future, Toward the Edge of Tomorrow in MP3.
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Old 05-03-12, 09:49 AM   #99
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I'm confused about the still-live Indie Gala bundle. If you pay less than the average, do you only get the two games now? Because more games were added and I don't want to beat the average if it's only those two bonus games since I already have Altitude (and already have ARES as well). Trying to figure what will be the best bang for my buck.
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Old 05-03-12, 10:02 AM   #100
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I'm confused about the still-live Indie Gala bundle.
To be clear, this is the current lineup for the Indie Gala 4 bundle:
http://www.indiegala.com/

Pay what you want for:
  • A.R.E.S.
  • ALIEN SHOOTER
  • STEAL STORM

Pay above the average for:
  • DISCIPLES II: GALLEAN'S RETURN
  • ALTITUDE
  • ALIEN SHOOTER 2
  • REALLY BIG SKY
  • LUNNYE DEVITSY
  • WAKE

All games except WAKE and LUNNYE DEVITSY are Steam codes.

So you get 3 games if you pay below the average, and 9 games if you pay above the average.
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