Good old Humble Bundles (which aren’t old, but are definitely good). You get a bunch of fantastic video games, pay a highly affordable amount and help charity all at the same time. The most recent bundle caught my eye largely because it involves some of the best indie products in recent years, plus it covers a number of different genres in the process. Oh, and Rocket League is involved!
The Humble Bundle by Revelmode (a talent network involving YouTube sensation PewDiePie) brings together a number of pretty cool games, including the aforementioned RC football hit, but that’s not the only reason you should donate either. I mean come on, how can you say no to the likes of Nidhogg, Choice Chamber (perfect for Twitch streamers as the audience determines how the game evolves as you play) and Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball (which looks hilarious and almost Tron like). That’s just the ‘pay what you want’ level, where you decide how much you want to spend.
If you decide to donate more than the suggested average for the bundle, you’ll also pickup the colourful beat ’em up Skullgirls, Roguelands, early access to Golf With Your Friends and a particular favourite of mine, Spelunky. Such a good selection, I have to give Revelmode credit.
The linchpin for me though, especially if you’ve been waiting to pick it up, is Rocket League. You’ll unlock that as part of your donation if it’s over $15. For that amount, plus all the extra cool indies on the list, it’s definitely worth picking up.
Two things to bare in mind, all the games within this bundle are on Steam and advertised in US$. If you’re in Australia, correct me if I’m wrong, a full donation would be around AU$20. Still not a bad deal and, of course, it goes to a charity of your choice or from a selection of supported organisations that are all worth supporting. Over 40,000 people have bundles have already been sold with 12 days left, which is a great result.
Go check out the Humble Bundle Revelmode now and be sure to click that donate button.
Mark Isaacson is a freelance journalist and Editor of PN2. Go say hi @Mark_D_Isaacson