Humble Indie Bundle (HIB) number eight is been released and this is the list of games that you’ll find this time: Dear Esther, Capsized, Awesomenauts, Thomas Was Alone, and Little Inferno. If you choose to pay over the average, you’ll also receive Hotline Miami and Proteus!
What’s is HIB ? in short:
The Humble Indie Bundles or Humble Bundles are a series of game bundles that are sold and distributed online at a price determined by the purchaser. The games are multi-platform, DRM-free, and independently developed, and buyers can set the revenue split between the developers, charities and humble bundle organizers.
The most interesting title in this bundle it’s (In my opinion) Dear Esther.
Dear Esther isn’t what you might consider your typical video game, but therein lies the beauty of it. Instead, it’s an experimental first-person adventure, strongly driven by a fractured narrative. Let yourself wander the abandoned island and its desolate and dreary beaches, and get lost in the sounds of the surf and wind as you try to piece together who you are, and why you were brought to the island.
Dear Esther is a ghost story, told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional game-play the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here. Fragments of story are randomly uncovered when exploring the various locations of the island, making every each journey a unique experience.
Forget the normal rules of play; if nothing seems real here, it’s because it may just be all a delusion. What is the significance of the aerial – What happened on the motorway – is the island real or imagined – who is Esther and why has she chosen to summon you here? The answers are out there, on the lost beach and the tunnels under the island. Or then again, they may just not be, after all…
The Dear Esther Linux build on your download page was made by CodeWeavers, which means that it is based on a custom-tailored version of Wine (a re-implementation of the Windows API under Linux). While it is not a “genuine native port”, it should run great on Linux machines and is professionally supported.
The native port is planned to come soon to Humble Indie Bundle 8 customers (though there isn’t an ETA yet).
Congratulations on your new Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace! Throw your toys into your fire, and play with them as they burn. Stay warm in there. It’s getting cold outside! Burn flaming logs, screaming robots, credit cards, batteries, exploding fish, unstable nuclear devices, and tiny galaxies. An adventure that takes place almost entirely in front of a fireplace – about looking up up up out of the chimney, and the cold world just on the other side of the wall.
Awesomenauts is a 2D multiplayer online battle arena, or MOBA, video game by Ronimo Games with colorful characters and funny cartoon-style theme. This 3 vs. 3 multiplayer action platformer will have you attacking your opponents and their turrets while also defending your own base from attack across a variety of 2-D maps. Choose from a cast of vibrant characters, each with its own unique set of abilities and theme song, and unlock hundreds of upgrades to customize your character’s abilities to each new battle.
In a turn of unfortunate events, you’ve crashed on a strange alien planet. Stranded, you’ll need to use a variety of tools and weapons, including a Jetpack, Energy Shield, and Quasar Array, to find the rest of your crew and make it out alive. Capsized is a 2-D platformer filled with colorful detailed landscapes and blood-thirsty monsters. With a campaign mode of 12 missions and an arcade mode, you’ll find that being marooned on an unfamiliar world might not be such a bad thing after all.
Thomas Was Alone
Thomas Was Alone, a minimalistic puzzle-platformer. Start out as Thomas, a red rectangle, then fall and jump through 100 levels as you discover new friends along the way. You’ll run into John, a tall, lanky, and helpful yellow rectangle, Sarah, a pint-sized curious purple rectangle with a powerful double jump, and more, as you fall in love with the characters in this simple but endearing game of quadrilaterals.
And if you pay more than average you’ll get 2 extra games:
Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat. Set in an alternative 1989 Miami, you will assume the role of a mysterious antihero on a murderous rampage against the shady underworld at the behest of voices on your answering machine.
Proteus is a game of audio-visual exploration and discovery that has you wandering an exotic, mysterious island.
Every world is randomly generated, so each play is just as refreshing and wondrous as the first. As you explore the island and discover its secrets, Proteus is sure to inspire a childlike wonder and delight.