Humble Indie Bundle 3 – Price Tumble!

And yet it moves, in the flesh

The Humble Indie Bundle 3 has taken the Linux gaming community by storm and is beginning to make tracks with Windows and Macintosh users too. The idea is you pay whatever you wish for five top-notch indie games, you can pay twenty pounds, a pound, sixty three pence, it’s up to how generous you feel. At the time of writing, over 328,000 people have bought this pack of mini-game goodness for their PC or Mac, so I’m sure you’ll agree that it has been a rip-roaring success. Now let’s get on to the games…

And Yet it Moves – This is a platform puzzler where the world revolves around you, literally. With the press of a key, you can flip the game world here there and everywhere. You can of course use this feature to your advantage, manipulating the world in a way that a giant bolder falls in front of you and not on you. The graphics may look a little shoddy but it can be incredibly addictive once you get the hang of things.

Cogs – Cogs is an addictive and quite innovative puzzle game, it requires you to move blocks to complete steam pipes or connect cogs so that you get a machine like a tank or a rocket working. It may sound easy, but with the timer sitting to your left, things can get very tricky, not to mention frustrating.

Hammerfight in action

Crayon Physics Deluxe – This has to be the best title in the pack, just for being so creative and fun, you use crayons to create objects that will physically interact with the world so that you can solve puzzles involving you moving a red ball towards a star. You can draw anything, and through the power of the crayon, it will interact with the game world.

Hammerfight – Hammerfight is the most visually appealing game in this pack, it is only played with the mouse and using circular hand motions, you control a steam power helicopter armed with some pretty funky weapons. Physics plays a role in this game too, and at times it can be your downfall, with your own attack backfiring on you.

VVVVVV – The oddly named VVVVVV is a platform puzzler that hands you the ability to reverse gravity at anytime, so walking on the ceiling is very much a possibility. Along with some funky 8-bit music, VVVVVV comes with a neat map editor and a series of challenging and at times quite whacky puzzles.

Now in the past few days, two free bonus titles have been added into the mix, so if you buy the bundle you get the brilliant Atom Zombie Smasher and the brand new Steel Storm for absolutely nothing, making the Humble Indie Bundle 3 a must have for anyone with a few hours to idle away. Also, if you decide not to be a cheapskate and spend over a fiver, you get the Humble Indie Bundle 2 for free, which includes many classics like Braid and Revenge of the Titans, bargain!

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  1. Liam Pritchard August 9, 2011