Humble Bundle returns to indie roots


— 3:53 PM on December 19, 2012

Just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping, the Humble Bundle folks have rolled another collection of of indie games. Like previous bundles, you can name your own price and decide how your dollars are distributed between the developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Penny Arcade's Child's Play charity, and the Humble Bundle organization. Here's the promo video:

The standard bundle includes four games: Snapshot, The Binding of Issac, Closure, and Shank 2. Indie Game: The Movie is included along with the soundtracks for the aforementioned titles. If you spend more than the average—currently about $6—you'll also get Dungeon Defenders, Legend of Grimrock, and their associated soundtracks. All the games are DRM-free and available for Windows, OS X, and Linux. Steam keys are included if you spend more than a buck, and really, who wouldn't?

Of the bundled games, I've only played Shank 2, whose combination of over-the-top violence and beautifully stylized graphics is easily worth $6 on its own. I've also heard good things about Legend of Grimrock, The Binding of Issac, and Indie Game: The Movie. Even if you're not interested in any of the games, this is a great way to kick in a few bucks for the Child's Play charity. Gift codes are available if you're shopping for someone else, too.

   
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