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190,000 Bundles Later the Humble Introversion Bundle Comes to a Close

I’m getting sick of writing the word “bundle” at this point. With Indie Royale, Indie Gala, Humble Bundle and now whatever Eurogamer is doing it’s starting to wear on me. In any case, my favoritest bundle company ever has just concluded their latest which brought in a lighter, yet still very impressive haul.


The Humble Introversion Bundle Launches

Looks like the leak was accurate. Hot on the heels of the thunderously successful Humble Voxatron Debut pack, the bargain-generating, part-charity titan that is the Humble Bundle return, this time offering every single game by prolific and generally excellent indie studio Introversion, all for whatever you want to pay, along with a couple of tech prototypes to play around with. Go over the average, and you get Bit-Blot’s amazing aquatic Metroidvania title Aquaria, as well as Petri Purho’s Crayon Physics Deluxe thrown in to sweeten the deal. What are you waiting for?  Go grab you some indie joy.


Leaked: Introversion In The Next Humble Bundle?

It’s getting increasingly difficult to keep a secret, especially now that you can poke around Steam’s product registry and see what studios have their games signed up and ready for launch even before they’ve announced anything. Folks poking around inside the Steam registry these past few days noticed a rather interesting item – Subscription 12283: Introversion Humble Bundle Indie Retail. From the sounds of it, the Last Of The Bedroom Programmers are to become the latest of the Humble Bundle fixtures.


Pay What You Want for Indie Music/Game Bundles


Not to be confused with the Humble Indie Bunder, has just kicked off their own “Pay What You Want” event that features three bundles over the next seven days that pairs up a great indie game and a great indie band/musician.

For those of you unfamiliar with, they’re a new online digital distribution channel for both indie game developers and indie musicians. While the two don’t seem to have any relation to each other has been setting up promotions like this in order to get fans of both music and games to check out the other. It’s really a unique idea and one that certainly has yet to be done.

Anyway, each bundle will be live for 48 hours before moving onto the next one, beginning today. Here are the bundles:

The 3 bundles are:

  • Max and the Magic Marker + Twin Sister
  • Beat Hazard + Girl Talk
  • Multiwinia + Black Moth Super Rainbow

With a special fourth bundle not being reveled until the 7th day (Dec. 23rd).

Also, if you opt in to pay whatever you want the bundles you’ll be helping out a few choice charities in:

  • St. Jude’s Hospital
  • Child’s Play
  • Save the Music

Great causes, all of them.

So yeah, it’s the giving season, might as well stock up on an extra album or game while you’re at it, certainly at a price that nobody can beat… whatever you want.

Deal is now live. Enjoy!


Promo Video


Darwinia+ Releases on XBLA Feb. 10

Darwinia+ After a long wait, Darwinia+ will finally be showing up on home consoles Feb. 10. Way back in 2006, Introversion Software intended to do a simple port of IGF-award-winner Darwinia for the Live Arcade service. In this video, CEO Mark Morris says Microsoft asked for multiplayer, and rather than just tack another mode onto the existing game, Introversion created Multiwinia, a similar but separate game.

Darwinia+ put the single-player Darwinia and the multiplayer Multiwinia into one package. So next month, Xbox 360 owners will be able to play both games for $15 (1200 MS points), about what you’d pay for both games on Steam. During the port, Introversion says they did more than just re-work the controls and user interface system; they tweaked and tuned the components and visuals, calling the Xbox Live Arcade port a “Director’s Cut.”

Watch the official trailer below.

[via Introversion Software]


Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest 50% off at GamersGate

MultiwiniaMultiwinia, the 3D action game with 2D characters, is now on sale at GamersGate for a mere $4.95, half of what it usually costs.

For those who don’t exactly know what Multiwinia is, it’s a RTS-like game where you have to use your Multiwinians to capture spawn points and defeat the opposing team. While it may seem basic in nature — and, really, it is — the game does provide some massive battles that are both fun to watch and awesome to play with.

Here’s the game’s official description:

Welcome to Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest — the ultimate retro-arcade multiplayer experience! Choose from a selection of six spectacular action-packed game modes, set in one of the most beautiful game environs you will ever set eyes on.

Challenge your opponent to a game of stick-man slaughter, and watch digital-war unfold, as your Multiwinian army struggles to complete a chosen task faster and better than your rival’s. It’s fast, it’s furious, and only the flattest will survive!

As stated the game can now be had for a mere Lincoln.

[buy from GamersGate]