Online sales are one of PC gaming’s biggest boons. Steam and GOG feature sales every few weeks, and many officially licensed key-seller sites have their own regularly scheduled sales, often packing several games into an extremely inexpensive — and extremely tempting — bundle. Humble Bundle is arguably the best site for bundle sales (it’s kinda in the name), as it hosts themed bundles each or every other Tuesday. Past bundles include Star Wars games, SEGA games, and games PewDiePie likes, just to name a few. Since today is Tuesday, the site has posted a new bundle, this time themed around indie games.
For those of you who don’t know how Humble Bundle works, here’s a quick rundown: you pay as much you want and decide where the money goes. You can send all of the money to the developers, to the Humble Bundle site, to one of several charities (this bundle sale supports the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Child’s Play, and the American Red Cross), or a combination of the three. The bundle is divided into a “pay what you want” tier, a “pay more than the average” tier, and a “pay $X or more” tier. The games included in each tier are as follows:
Pay what you want (pay $1 or more):
- Ziggurat — A rogue-like game where players take the role of a burgeoning sorcerer who has to make his or her way through the titular Ziggurat. Each play-through has a different floor layout, and players need to make due with whatever spells they find. Gamers fight everything from floating skulls to evil carrots, as they try to escape the Ziggurat, over and over and over again.
- Windward — Enter the procedurally-generated co-op world of pirates. Gamers start by captaining a small vessel, fighting the occasional pirate and completing a quest or two. But, as the game progresses and players upgrade their ships, quests become harder, and pirates become more aggressive. Sooner or later, players need to team up.
- SteamWorld Heist — This strategy game is sci-fi meets steampunk. Players take control of a team of steampunk robot pirates (in space) as they fight their way through numerous ships. SteamWorld Heist combines turn-based combat with free-form aiming that rewards creative ricochets and pinpoint accuracy.
- Coupon for 10% off the Humble Monthly subscription (for new subscribers only).
Pay more than the average (pay $7.41 or more as of writing this article; may increase or decrease as time goes on)
- Kentucky Route Zero — An episodic point-and-click adventure that takes place in an underground highway made of mysterious caves. The game combines magic and realism with a unique art style and a gripping story. Kentucky Route Zero currently has four acts, and a fifth one is planned for release.
- Beholder — Players take the role of a landlord in a dystopian world where the state controls everything, and as the landlord, players need to spy on tenants and report all illegal activity. Players can also steal from and blackmail their tenants or do the unthinkable and give them privacy. Particularly bold landlords even may help their tenants overthrow the tyrannical government, but eventually someone will have to go to jail (or worse). Will it be you or your tenant?
- Goat Simulator: GOATY — The intentionally buggy game that started the whole simulator game craze. All the DLC is available, as are all the glitches, quests, and non-sequitur ostriches. It’s your world in Goat Simulator; go(at) baaaaaad.
- A mystery game (or games) that will be unlocked in one week. You will get this game even if the price goes up.
- Kentucky Route Zero Soundtrack.
- Everything from the “pay what you want” tier.
Pay $X or more (pay $13 or more)
- Owlboy — Arguably the most beautiful pixel game ever created, Owlboy is an open-world adventure game that puts players in the shoes of Otus, the the titular Owlboy. Gamers explore vast dungeons, meet memorable characters, and go on fantastic adventures. Honestly, if you buy this Humble Bundle for any game, buy it for Owlboy.
- Owlboy Soundtrack.
- Everything from the “pay what you want” and the “pay more than the average” tiers.
The Humble Indie Bundle is only available for two weeks, so while you don’t have to rush to buy the bundle, you might want to hurry if you want the “pay more than the average” tier games at low-ish prices. Or, you can just pay $13 and get everything in the bundle. Alternatively, you can always just drop by the Humble Bundle store and take advantage of the spring sale. The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition for $25 sounds awfully tempting, if you ask me.