The Humble Bundle

2011-08-01 by . 2 comments

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Recently the 3rd Humble Bundle was released. It’s a set of 5 games which would normally be worth $50 but can now be bought for what ever price you chose! But don’t pay less than a dollar or the developers involved don’t get a cent!

Crayon Physics Deluxe

A great casual game to waste your time, you can literally do what ever you want, there are hundreds of ways to complete each puzzle the simplest ones taking no effort (at least at the start) and the more complex ways of winning can be made infinitely more confusing, if you have a graphics tablet I definitely recommend this game, your creations can be made just that little bit better with a simple addition of one.

The game looks like it was drawn by a five year old, so don’t worry about your drawings looking bad, I assure you, they look just as good as the backgrounds!

Cogs

Remember those toys where you had to slide the tiles around to make a picture? Well now imagine having to work out what the picture should look like too. This is Cogs. If you don’t like games that really challenge your patience do not play this game, if you don’t like going wrong do not play this game, if you don’t like being ranked on everything do not play this game. Still here? Then you’ll enjoy this game.

Whether it’s making music, turning wheels or filling balloon this game will have you stuck for solutions through it’s entirety you can just keep clicking until you win but if you want the best scores you have to be really clever!

VVVVVV

This game is a platformer in which you cannot jump. Instead you must flip gravity to overcome obstacles and save you crew mates. You will die hundreds, nay thousands of times in this game, so if you don’t like failing, RUN, run far from this game. Perseverance is the only skill in this game, you just keep on trying until you win.

8-bit graphics and funky music, this game will take you back to the days when games weren’t made to be finished, only to be played.

Hammerfight

I have to confess, I haven’t played much of this game, but from what I have played it is very boring, all you seem to do is swing your mouse so a ball on chain hits your opponent, but from what I played it was more like, swing you mouse and hope you win. It might just be me but others who I’ve talked to say the same thing, try it out, but don’t buy the bundle if you haven’t liked the other games.

And Yet It Moves

This game has by far the best aesthetics in the bundle, everything is drawn on paper roughly ripped to the general shape of the environment. There is a dark feel to this game, it could be the monotone colour scheme, or maybe the atmospheric music, or maybe even that you don’t see many other living creatures I don’t know why they did that as the game does seem to have a story that needs such a environment, nor is there any suggestion of horror, but somehow the game is still relaxing and slow paced.

The game starts out easy, with simple running and turning the map to reach the end and it doesn’t seem to get much harder, maybe it’s just me getting used to how the mechanics work but the game stays relatively easy throughout.

Still interested?

And that’s all the game in the bundle. The game aren’t exactly long, the longest took me 2 1/2 hours to finish, so if you’re looking for something to fill your summer, this isn’t where you’ll find it. But if you even think you’d like one of the games in the collection then buy it now. Because if you’re paying what you want, then it’s definitely worth the money.

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  • DMA57361 says:

    The bundle now includes another game – Steel Storm – as well as a a free trial of Minecraft. Additionally, pay more than the average and you can get all of Humble Bundle 2 as well.

    11 games (DRM free and with Steam keys) + a MC trial? I couldn’t resist any longer. Now I just have to find time to play those I haven’t already… :/

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