The kids behind the Humble Indie Bundle are back with a new collection of games – their third – and this time around, it’s so cool it’s frozen.
This time around, all of the featured games come from a single developer – Frozenbyte – who is offering Trine, Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds Survivor for Windows, Mac or Linux, and letting you name your price. This is the Linux debut of Trine, and the Mac debut of both Shadowgrounds titles, hooray!
You also get the sparkly-awesome soundtracks to all three games, which is a handy bonus.
And there’s still more!
You won’t quite get a set of steak knives, but Frozenbyte have thrown in a couple of things that are almost as cool.
Jack Claw is a never-before-seen action game prototype that Frozenbyte was working on back in 2006-2008. It’s been abandoned since, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on this not-quite-complete masterpiece. It’s only available for Windows at the moment, but the bundle includes source code and we’re promised that a Mac/Linux port will be released “soon”.
There’s also Splot. We don’t know much about it, and it’s not finished yet either. But Frozenbyte are still working on it, don’t worry. By purchasing the bundle, you’re also pre-ordering Splot, which will unlock when it’s good and ready. (In the meantime, check out the concept art!)
Just like in the past (and the time before), this is a pay-what-you-want bundle, where the money can be split between the developer (in this case, just Frozenbyte), two charities – the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play – and a tip for the Humble Bundle organisers.
Don’t be bashful about putting your hands on your own bundle…
Early days yet, the Bundle will be around for almost another two weeks, but we’re already seeing some big donations. Props to Infinity Ward‘s Creative Strategist @fourzerotwo for his $500 contribution, and mad props to @ExpiredPopsicle, for chipping in $1024! It’s also great to see gaming platform OnLive getting behind the project too, with a contribution of $1,500 (yes, you can play these games via OnLive, if that’s your thing).
…and, again, Linux gamers are forking out much bigger money than their Windows and Mac brothers. Linux fans are paying an average of $11.96 per bundle. Mac gamers contribute $6.19, while Windows PC users are only handing over a measly $4.19 for this bundle that is worth more than $50. It’s okay, you’ve still got time to pick up the pace!
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