Hey all! Just making this post to showcase a few of the current Humble Bundles going on to see if any of you are interested!
Just before I go on to explaining these two bundles, just going to quickly let you know that Humble Bundle offer a subscription service, for $12 USD a month where you get a LOT of games in a bundle each month, including an average of 3 games in an early unlock for the month.
There’s usually over $100 USD worth of games in each months bundle, so click this link to go check it out and maybe subscribe to the service yourself! Currently on offer for the early unlocks are: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, and Mafia III!
Humble Indie Bundle 19
“A prime number for prime games! You can’t divide 19, and you can’t divide us from our indie roots. The Humble Indie Bundle 19 has DRM-free builds *and* Steam keys for an awesome lineup of games, for Windows, Mac, and Linux too. Get SUPERHOT, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, SOMA, Rakuen, and more!”
This bundle, with $116 USD worth of content, is packed with some great games, a few I’ve actually never heard of before, so I will definitely be picking up this bundle myself.
At the “Pay what you want” tier, you get:
- Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition
- Mini Metro
I’ve actually never heard of any of these games before, but here are my first thoughts of these games based on the trailers provided on the Humble Bundle website!
- Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition looks to be a turn-based, pixel-art, Sci-Fi RPG, with some focus on exploration, character customization and story. I honestly wouldn’t mind trying to stream this game, it looks really fun and I’m definitely gonna at least give it a try when I can!
- Mini Metro looks like a minimalistic art-style simulation game, where you take the role of designing the subway layout for a rapidly expanding city. Never been too good at simulation games, but I’m down for trying this one out, it looks interesting.
- Rakuen looks to be a top-down adventure/exploration game, a very story focused one at that but WOW, looking at this trailer I’m really loving the art-style, there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on in this trailer, and the epic music is helping it a lot (Being a music nut myself, if a game has good music, I’m pretty much sold). This is another one I wouldn’t mind trying out on stream, it looks amazing!
Up next, on the “Pay more than the average” tier (Average currently at $5.50), you get:
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
- Poly Bridge
- ??? (More in 6 days, 21 hours, I will update this post when that goes live!)
I’ve actually played Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes before, and I’ve heard of SOMA and Poly Bridge, and for the current average price, these 3 (4?) games are at an exceptional price! Here’s my thoughts on them based on what I’ve experienced/watched of these games:
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a multiplayer game, designed to be played as a local Multiplayer game but it can be played online if you know how to set it up right. How it works is that one person is in control of a bomb with many devices on it, and the other players have the bomb defusal manual, that the player with the bomb can’t see, and vice versa as the person with the bomb can’t see the manual. The players with the manual have to guide the player through defusing the bomb based on what the bomb defuser describes to them, your ability to describe and guide will help a lot in this game!
- SOMA, a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, known famously for one of their previous titles Amnesia: The Dark Descent (A great horror game imo, worth checking out!). The game looks very pretty and high-definition, and most certainly has a spooky atmosphere. This is a game I am most certainly tempted to get and try on stream (Despite the fact that I suck with horror).
- Poly Bridge, what can I actually say about Poly Bridge. It’s a physics-based bridge-building simulation game, so you can expect there to be some very unexpected shenanigans from whenever you expect a bridge to work. From what I’ve seen, the game gives you different scenarios and landscapes that you have to build gaps between, making sure it works as expected for anything that can happen, such as boats crossing underneath, heavy loads of cars on top, etc. This is definitely a game to play for the physics-based shenanigans.
- ??? (Will update this space when it updates on Humble Bundle)
And to top it off, if you pay to obtain up to this tier of games, you also get the Poly Bridge Soundtrack as an added bonus!
Finally, on the “Pay $14 or more” tier, you will get:
- $2 Humble Wallet Credit for Monthly Subscribers (Exclusive to Humble Monthly Subscribers)
SUPERHOT is a game I’ve beaten off-stream before, but I will definitely go back to it on stream eventually as it’s a fun game with a short-ish single player campaign with a LOT of post-game content to mess with. Here are my thoughts on it:
- SUPERHOT takes a new spin on the First-Person-Shooter genre, while it mainly plays as normal, it also doesn’t, as time only moves whenever you move, giving you plenty of time to plan and strategize your next actions, making you feel like a tactical genius everytime you overcome a stage. This feeling is further greatened, when at the end of a stage, it plays back the replay of everything you did, but in full speed, where you can truly appreciate the actions you took to pass those stages.
Humble Jumbo Bundle 11
“Nothing strange about this Eleven! The Humble Jumbo Bundle 11 will test your mental abilities (and entertain, of course!) with games like Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You, Domina, and Obduction. We think it’ll turn your world upside down. But don’t waffle around, because this bundle’s only around for two weeks!”
This bundle comes with a whopping $146 USD worth of content, and I’ve only heard of ONE of the games included in this bundle, so my thoughts on these games is going to be based off the trailers Humble Bundle provides alone.
Starting off at the “Pay $1 or more” tier, you will get:
- Kingdom: New Lands (Includes Kingdom: Classic)
- Rusty Lake: Roots
These games are new to me, but looking at Domina and Kingdom: New Lands, both contain Pixel-Art in the preview images shown by Humble Bundle, so let’s jump in and see my thoughts based on the trailers and descriptions provided by Humble Bundle:
- Domina at first glance looks to be a gladiatorial game, where you train and upgrade gladiators to pit them in battle. You can also use strategic political wranglings to win favor from powerful Romans to increase the odds of victory to elevate your family name, while keeping your group of gladiators alive. This game looks like it’d be interesting to try out, but due to my lack of strategic ability, it may be an on-occasion off-stream game for me.
- Kingdom: New Lands looks like a very calm and peaceful kingdom-management game, watching over your residents while also making sure they work as expected. There also looks like there are some dark forces that attack your kingdom during the night, encouraging speedy building and defense in order to make sure your kingdom stays standing at the end of the night. This looks like an amazing game to try out on stream honestly, and I might even give it a go, but due to my lack of experience with city-building games, it may be a long one.
- Rusty Lake: Roots appears to be a point-and-click puzzle game, but also looks like it has a few horror themes hidden within it here and there, the game’s art-style is… I honestly can’t describe it, but it looks good, just never seen anything like it before. The game looks interesting though, so I may try and tackle this one off-stream when I get it.
Up next, on the “Pay more than the average” tier (Currently $5.13) you get:
- Tropico 5
- Tropico 5 – Espionage
- Tropico 5 – Waterborne
- Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You
- N++ (NPLUSPLUS)
- Kathy Rain
- Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition
Now, the only game from list I actually own is N++, and I’ve only touched that a little bit, so my thoughts on these games is going to be interesting to write. Based on the trailers (And minimal past experience), here are my thoughts on this tier of games:
- Tropico 5 is described as a ‘dictator sim’, and the trailer shown for this game definitely shows that. You control a nation on a remote island, surviving through historical events such as the World Wars and the Great Depression while keeping your nation alive.
- The Espionage expansion adds a whole new area to keep an eye on, where you also have to keep your nation safe from enemy spies and foreign powers who might try to steal the secrets of your island for their own game.
- The Waterborne expansion adds exactly what you’d expect it to, a whole lot of on-the-water options for your nation. Including off-shore alternatives to defense, food, energy, entertainment and housing, all of which coming with their own distinct advantages and disadvantages.
- Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You, this one looks interesting. You take the role of someone running Orwell, a new governmental security program that has the power to survey the online presence of everyone in the Nation. This power is to be used to investigate the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks. This game honestly looks like something I could have fun with on stream, so I might end up giving this one an honest go.
- N++, hoo boy, this game is honestly a bundle of fun, despite me not having played too much of it. It’s a fast-paced, momentum-based platformer, where you dart around obstacles, escape enemies and collect gold in an attempt to finish each stage, mostly from collecting keys and opening doors. This game is really fun, but the only downfall is that it’s multiplayer mode is local only, this game would REALLY shine from some online multiplayer, where you could race through levels with friends or try to screw each other over, things like that.
- Kathy Rain, this game looks very story-based. Supposedly set in the 90s, Kathy Rain tells the story of a journalism major who has to come to terms with her own troubled past as she investigates the mysterious death of her recently deceased grandfather. This game honestly looks REALLY fun, and I definitely want to try this one out on stream. The pixel-art style is done REALLY well from what I can see, and it’s got me hooked!
- Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition, armed with it’s cartoony art-style and a REALLY nice looking 2.5D world design, looks like a huge bundle of fun. The game seems to be adventure-based, set in a world that was once filled with malice and chaos because the 3D realm dominated all. On one day in this world, a wise sorcerer created six jewels that kept the third dimension at bay, granting peace… Until some thief decided he wanted the pretty gems. This game is DEFINITELY getting played on stream, that’s a promise right now, I love the look of it already.
And to top it off, at this tier, you will also get 20% off of Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, and the Flat Kingdom Soundtrack!
Finally, at the “Pay $15 or more” tier, you will get:
I have honestly NEVER heard of Obduction before, so let’s take a look at the trailer and see what we have in store:
- Obduction, brought to us by the creators of Myst, comes a great looking exploration-based game. Starting out by a lake on a cloudy night, distant thunder grabs your attention, before an artifact descends from the sky, and before you know it, you’re transported across the universe. This game looks SUPER pretty, and the world looks like it’ll be a lot of fun to explore! Not sure if I’ll tackle this one on stream or not yet, but I’ll definitely play at least the first 15-30 minutes of it for myself and decide from there!
I hope you enjoyed this in-depth look into the current game bundles on offer over at Humble Bundle at the moment! I apologize for it being such a long read, but for the future posts about these bundles, it’ll be one bundle at a time hopefully!
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