This week the Humble weekly Bundle has the subtitle “Celebrating Open source”, so I must buy and publish it
Apart the interesting title this bundle contains 8 nice games.
Each game in this bundle was made featuring some open source tool or library. Pay what you want for the high school-themed fantasy game, Magical Diary, the post-apocalyptic turn-based adventure game, NEO Scavenger (Early Access Game), the baby-throwing puzzle platformer, Offspring Fling!, and the visually stunning sci-fi combat game, Planet Stronghold. If you pay $6 or more, you’ll also get the whimsical 2-D puzzler, Anodyne, the tower defense and RPG hybrid, Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten, the 3-D action-adventure, Evoland, and the unique, limb-pulling adventure-puzzler, Incredipede.
The Humble Weekly Sale: Celebrating Open Source will only be here for one week. Grab this deal before it ends on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
In this bundle there are 2 “tier” of games for just 1$ you can have 4 nice games:
Tier 1 games
Magical Diary features a player-designed witch attending a school for magic in the mountains of Vermont. Arrange your studies to learn the spells of your choice and apply them in exams held in the school dungeons. Along the way, you can make new friends, run for class office, romance male or female characters, and try to find a date for the May Day Ball. But be careful! You might end up in detention, be lured into a secret society, be forced to marry your professor or have your mind and your magic stolen away…
NEO Scavenger (Early Access Game)
NEO Scavenger is an early access game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. In each turn you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter. With each passing minute, the pit in your stomach grows, your dehydration worsens, your muscles tire, and your body temperature drops in the cold autumn air. Choose your starting abilities carefully, because they and your wit are the only tools you have in the apocalypse!
Offspring Fling! is a game about a poor forest creature that has misplaced all of her children. She’ll have to fight her way through over 100 levels of action puzzle platforming to get them all back home. There’s danger around every corner, but she won’t rest until her family is safe again. Offspring Fling also comes with a level editor for infinite possibilities!
Planet Stronghold is a sci-fi role-playing game with a turn-based combat system. You take the role of a young, new recruit that somehow gets assigned to the most well-known, and well-defended, human outpost in the whole galaxy: Planet Stronghold. As the story goes on, you will have to choose a side in a war that will change the destiny of the planet and humankind – forever.
Featuring old-school turn based tactical battles, a dynamic plot that changes based on your choices and several possible solutions to each situation using various non-combat skills, Planet Stronghold delivers a very high replayability!
You can have these 4 games if you offer anything from 1 to 5$, but if offer 6$ (or more) you’ll also get the 4 second tier games:
Tier 2 games
Anodyne is a 2-D puzzle-adventure game where you play as Young and explore his uneasy subconsciousness. Armed with a good ol’ broom, Young sets off to protect the Briar from The Darkness. The game balances exploration with puzzle-solving as your broom goes from weapon to dust-shifting device. Be sure to leave nothing unturned as you travel through dark dungeons, dainty villages and vast fields.
I bought this game in 2013, and inserted it in my personal top 10 linux games for 2013
Defender’s Quest tightly focuses on three things: tactical depth, customization, and story. That means no random encounters, no spikey-haired emo kids, no forced time sinks, and no tedious, repetitive battles.
The battle system builds off of tower defense, with individual characters taking the place of towers. Each character levels-up, learns skills, and equips gear individually, allowing the player to customize their battle experience and strategy. The overall game structure is similar to “tactical” RPG’s, but with a real-time battle system. Game speed is adjustable, and commands can even be issued while the game is paused.
Evoland continues the story that began in Evoland Classic, taking you further along the history of action adventure gaming, adding collectible items, new monsters and bosses and, more importantly, new gameplay features and full 3-D environments! New players will discover more about video game history and experience entertaining and creative gameplay. Veterans will also enjoy a host of nostalgic references to legendary titles scattered along the game.
Incredipede is an inventive puzzler where you control Quozzle, the quirky and lovable incredipede, as she journeys through nature on a quest to find her long lost sisters. Each level starts with a pre-made Quozzle with different capabilities and strengths. It’s up to you to master Quozzle’s limbs, collect fruit and complete each level.
The Open source Projects that you’ll help
This Humble Bundle support some open source projects (if you choose to donate money to them), they are:
FlashDevelop: FlashDevelop is one of the most popular IDEs in the indie game development community. It is a free and open source source code editor that offers first class support for Flash ActionScript and Haxe development. This includes fast and great completion and code generation, projects compilation and Flash debugging, plenty of project templates, SWF/SWC exploration and more.
OpenFL OpenFL is a fast, cross-platform implementation of the Flash API. It targets native Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Tizen using C++ as well as Flash and HTML5, using the powerful Haxe programming language.
The mission of OpenFL is to democratize game development, giving tools to developers to easily and seamlessly bring their content to the platforms that matter to them, with only the press of a button. BAFTA-award-winning Papers, Please, rymdkapsel and other top titles have been developed with OpenFL, as well as libraries such as HaxeFlixel, Stencyl, and Gamebryo’s recently announced Reach3dx.
Ren’Py Ren’Py is a game engine designed for visual novels and life simulations, forms of digital storytelling that present writing, choices, images, and sounds to the player. The easy-to-learn script language and bundled tools enable beginners to create and release their first project, while the ability to embed Python code can also be used to make complex simulation games.
Haxe Foundation Haxe is an open source cross-platform tool kit. With a single programming language you can target multiple mainstream platforms: web, mobile, desktop. It is used to develop apps and games such as Papers Please, Evoland, and many others.
I love indie game and I like to contribute to open source projects so this bundle sound perfect to me.
After all for just 6$ if you like just 1 of this games you have done a bargain 😉