You know the drill folks: the Humble Indie Bundle is back and better than ever! Okay, I guess it’s kind of unfair to make that designation since every Humble Indie Bundle is pretty darn awesome and offers tons of great games for some really great causes: and the latest Humble Indie Bundle 8 is certainly no exception.
This time, the Humble Indie Bundle is featuring five awesome games, along with two full bonus games for anyone who pays above the average (which is around $5.67 as of this writing). So in other words, you really can’t go wrong with this deal: especially since the games being offered this time around make up one of the most impressive bundles to date! Here is everything that the Humble Indie Bundle 8 currently has to offer:
- Little Inferno – The completely unique and completely un-fireproof fireplace simulator from the folks who brought you World of Goo, this is one of those intimate indie experiences that you surely won’t want to miss.
- Awesomenauts – This loud and in-your-face MOBA actually takes the form of a 3v3 co-op platformer, and with tons of maps and costumes to unlock, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll run out of things to do in this one for some time to come.
- Capsized – A sidescrolling 2D platformer and shooter hybrid that takes place on a weird alien planet covered in plant overgrowth, this was one of my personal indie favorites from 2011. Just be prepared for some seriously freaky enemies in this one!
- Thomas Was Alone – An emotional puzzle platformer that tells us that even pixels can have feelings too. This one also scored a near-perfect rating when the game was first released last summer in all of its moody and pixelated glory.
- Dear Esther – This is one of those moving and atmospheric games that everyone should experience themselves to see what the medium of video games can really manage to achieve. Simple, stunning, and heartbreakingly sad, Dear Esther received a full five-star review from Gamezebo last year.
- Hotline Miami – (Bonus #1 for paying more than the average) – A brutal and fast-paced take on a top-down Grand Theft Auto game, but with slick retro graphics and a mature sense of humor that’s only matched by the game’s over-the-top cartoony violence.
- Proteus (Bonus #2 for paying more than the average) – Another game about idle exploration, the beautiful cartoony colors of Proteus are something you can’t help but soak in for hours at a time. Oh yeah, and the game’s dynamic soundtrack is actually created in real-time, based on your surroundings and your actions in the game.
Most games in the collection also come with a free game soundtrack as well: as if you needed any more incentive to zip on over to humblebundle.com and scoop this bundle up.
As always, you’ll be able to divvy up your payment between the game developers, charity, and an extra tip to Humble Bundle itself, and each game is cross-platform and DRM-free. Over 70,000 bundles have already been sold, and you’ll have 2 weeks left to make your contribution and snag some seriously awesome indie games in the process.