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Published on September 11th, 2013 | by Nidde

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Humble Indie Bundle 9

Active: September 11th, 2013 – September 25th, 2013

http://www.humblebundle.com/

The biggest player on the bundle scene is back again with the Humble Indie Bundle 9. It’s not huge, but makes more than up for it by having huge names that come along with it. And there’s also a new charity in the midst called Watsi.

Humble Indie Bundle 9 shelf

Humble Indie Bundle 9:

  • Trine 2: Complete Story
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Eets Munchies beta
  • Brütal Legend
  • Trine 2 soundtrack
  • Trine 2: Goblin Menace soundtrack
  • Brütal Legend soundtrack

Beat The Average:

  • FEZ
  • FTL: Faster Than Light
  • FEZ soundtrack
  • FTL soundtrack

Charities:

  • Child’s Play Charity
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Watsi

We may be missing out this time around, as we already have all these titles, except for Eets Munchies. But since we don’t play betas or early access we won’t be looking into that one anyway. Both Trine 2 and Mark of the Ninja are on our to-play list. Hopefully within this current season of Experiments, but we’ve got to spread out the bigger titles across the project, no?

There’s a controversy in the bunch though, isn’t there? Well, here’s the thing: The development of Brütal Legend wasn’t such a smooth sailing as one would hope when all the names involved, so the game switched publisher mid-flight and there were some court-action going on. But there’s more. When EA took over the role as publisher they only did so for the 360 and PS3 versions of the game, leaving the notorious developer, Double Fine, to still sit with the publishing for the PC; making the PC-version indie and the console versions commercial.
Yeah, it’s convoluted and drenched in gray-area and claiming it’s not indie would be very justified. But the people at Humble Bundle wants to give you a great game, and so they have.

Then there’s the beat-the-average titles. We will forever swear by FTL: Faster Than Light, it’s one of the best game to play over and over again we’ve ever come across. And the notorious FEZ looks to be just pure joy for those of us that enjoy puzzle platformers. And when we’re tired of playing we can just sit back and relax with some great soundtracks.

Pay what you want, divide it up as you wish among developers, charities and Humble Bundle.

 

Happy Gaming

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About the Author

For 500 days, from January 1st, 2013, until May 16th, 2014, Nidde will set aside all AAA-titles and only play indie games to find out if the indie scene can replace the big budget landscape.



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