It feels like a little while since we’ve had some indie bundle news, even though in all likelihood it hasn’t been that long, given how many of the bloody things there are these days. I shouldn’t complain, though, as these bundles are a fantastic way to get your hands on some wonderful games that you might not have thought to try otherwise.
The latest Humble Bundle for Android is, as ever, no exception, consisting of six games for not only Android devices but also compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Here’s what’s in the bundle. All games also come with their soundtracks.
- Splice by Cipher Prime is a weird puzzle game where you must resequence, mutate and splice cells together. Part of the challenge is working out how the hell the game works, but once you’ve mastered that there’s a significant amount of challenge here for you.
- Eufloria by Omni Systems isa real-time strategy game with themes of plant growth and biomechanical evolution. It has a gorgeous abstract aesthetic and a hugely atmospheric soundtrack.
- Waking Mars by Tiger Style is a peculiar game that the developer describes as “action gardening.” Your aim is to fiddle around with the ecosystem on Mars and attempt to survive while bringing the sleeping planet to life.
- Crayon Physics Deluxe by Kloonigames is a clever physics puzzle game where your doodles transform into objects that help you to solve various increasingly brain-bending challenges.
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP by Superbrothers, CAPY and Jim Guthrie is an impressive adventure game with an awesome soundtrack and gorgeous pixel art.
- Machinarium is a beautiful point-and-click puzzle adventure in which you take on the role of a robot trying to find his girlfriend and escape from a dystopian city.
As usual for the Humble Bundle, the package is distributed on a “pay what you want” basis, and you can choose how your price is split between the developers, the Humble Bundle organizers and their charitable partners. You’ll need to pay at least $6.02 to unlock Machinarium.
The Humble Bundle (and the numerous other indie bundles out there) is starting to reach a point of “diminishing returns” by now, as an awful lot of people probably own at least some of these games by now. Still, the “pay what you want” nature of the bundle makes it worthwhile even if you only want one of the games therein — and bear in mind that this particular bundle marks several games’ debuts on platforms other than that they were originally released on. Perhaps most notably, Waking Mars has made the jump from iOS not only to Android, but to home computers too.
Grab it here.