Many people associate Adult Swim with Cartoon Network’s adult oriented (and weirdest) cartoons, but did you know it’s also a video game publisher? If you didn’t, you now have a chance to try out some of Adult Swim’s games with the latest Humble Bundle.
As with all Humble Bundles, you can pay as much money as you want and decide who receives the money. You can send the money to the various game developers featured in the bundle, to the Humble Bundle site, to a charity (The Center for Puppetry Arts, Girls Who Code, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, or the American Red Cross), or a combination of the three. This time around, the bundle is divided into a “pay what you want” tier, a “pay more than the average” tier, a “pay $X or more” tier, and a second “pay $X or more” tier. The games included in each tier are as follows:
Pay what you want (pay $1 or more):
- Small Radios Big Televisions — A unique and trippy point-and-click puzzle game where you explore various worlds made out of early-3D graphical polygons. Each world exists inside a cassette tape, and as you progress these worlds change and warp. Easily one of Adult Swim’s more out-there titles.
- WASTED — It’s Borderlands meets Fallout, all wrapped in a crass, rogue-like FPS package. You collect radioactive beer in procedurally-generated dungeons, and toilet paper is currency. Not much else needs to be said except that the game is not for everyone, but odds are if you enjoy Adult Swim shows you might enjoy this game.
- Westerado: Double Barreled — Westerado is an example of how much Adult Swim loves pixelated games. The plot is simple and revolves around avenging your family by killing the bandit who killed them. However, there’s one problem: the bandit could be anyone, so you have to figure out whodunnit. The game is meant to be played multiple times, as the villain changes in each playthrough.
- Volgarr the Viking — This game is a tough-as-nails 2D hack ‘n slash platformer that is a love letter to old NES games. Players take the role of Volgarr and do what fictional Vikings do best: kill armies of fantasy beasts in a quest to kill armies of fantasy beasts. If you thought Dark Souls was hard, you haven’t played Volgarr the Viking.
- Small Radios Big Televisions Soundtrack.
- Volgarr the Viking Soundtrack.
- Coupon for 10% off the Humble Monthly subscription (for new subscribers only).
Pay more than the average (pay $7.32 or more as of writing this article; may increase or decrease as time goes on)
- Duck Game + Special Content Update — It’s a multiplayer game where you and several other players fight each other. As ducks. In hats. Also there’s a button dedicated to quacking. It’s a simple game, but it’s also a great game.
- Rise & Shine — Easily one of Adult Swim’s most meta games, Rise & Shine stars the kid Rise and his gun Shine as they defend their world of classic video game pastiches from the invading armies of, well, pastiches of modern video games. This game will challenge you not just with its difficulty but also with trying to figure out where all the references come from. A must for anyone who considers him or herself a video game nut.
- Headlander — Travel to the funky future of the 1970s in this metroidvania game made by Double Fine. Step into the shoes…er, helmet…of a disembodied head (with rockets) who can hijack various robot bodies and use their abilities to explore a mysterious and groovy space station. If you love disco balls and bell bottom pants, you can’t miss this game.
- Headlander Soundtrack.
- Everything from the “pay what you want” tier.
Pay $x or more (pay $12 or more):
- Glittermitten Grove — This seemingly peaceful town simulator about maintaining a town of fairies hides a secret deep within the game. Don’t count this game out just because it features Tinkerbell’s lost cousins.
- Rain World — Take the role of a slugcat in one of Adult Swim’s latest game. In Rain World, it’s hunt or be hunted, and if the predators don’t kill you, the drowning rain will. The game should be bought for the creative creature designs alone.
- Frog Fractions 2 — It’s a mystery hidden within a mystery, wrapped in a riddle, buried inside an enigma. To describe this game is impossible, as trying to do it justice is an exercise in futility. You can’t talk about Frog Fractions 2: you must play it.
- Rain World Soundtrack.
- Everything from the “pay more than the average” tier.
Second pay $x or more (pay $25 or more):
- Duck Game White Duck Plush — It’s a plush of the white duck from Duck Game. Pretty self explanatory.
- Everything from the “pay $X or more” tier.
As an added bonus, you can download free 3D models of Rick and Morty’s Plumbus and Mr. Poopybutthole. If you love Rick and Morty and own a 3D printer, you need this freebie. But act fast if you want any of these games, as they will only be around for two weeks.