A Humble Indie Bundle 8 competitor has appeared, and it’s pulling out the big guns! Just launched on May 30, 2013 is the latest Bundle in a Box, The Capsule Computers Indie Bundle.
But it’s taking a novel approach. People are allowed to pay what they feel the bundle is worth (with a minimum of $1.99), with 5% of the profits going to the Australian Red Cross and $15 per 100 copies sold going to a selected indie developer as a grant.
So, if you pay $1.99, you get Blackwell Legacy (Windows), Blackwell Unbound(Windows), Blackwell Convergence (Windows), Blackwell Deception (Windows),Hacker Evolution Untold (Windows, Mac, Linux), Pixelry (Windows) and Super Tower Rush (Windows). All games offer direct downloads and Desura keys, though Steam keys are provided for the Blackwell games and Hacker Evolution Untold as well. The base pack also gives you Droidscape: Basilica content when that game is released. Soundtracks, wallpapers and art are also available for some of the games.
There is also a “beat the average” offer for The Capsule Computers Indie Bundle. If you pay more than the current average, Hacker Evolution (Windows), Hacker Evolution Duality (Windows, Mac, Linux), Hamlet (Windows) and Secret of the Magic Crystals (Windows, Mac) are added to your bundle. All four of the games include Steam keys, in fact, that’s the only way to get Hamlet.
What’s more, the bundle gives more games to those who give more than the average price, and the live Bundle in a Box web site tracks the sales, top donators and average price in real-time.
The whole bundle contains 11 indie games, and is only available for a fortnight. All the games are for Windows, Mac and Linux and are DRM free. As certain numbers of the bundle are sold, more bonus items will be added to the bundle including artworks, soundtracks and more.
The top three spenders on the bundle will receive a USD$110 prize pack courtesy of Razer, which has donated three League of Legends Razer Naga Hex Mouses and mouse pads.
It’s a great initiative and certainly removes all the barriers one might face in wanting to check out some indie offerings.
From Linux Game News:
What Linux Games are offered?
Yes, that’s the real question. Well first off, I will outline the games that are available through Steam (WIndows) work in Linux using Wine. They are relatively small titles and quite easy to get up and running. The same seems to be the case for Pixelryand Super Tower Rush.
However, when it comes to actual native Linux games. The only game available isHacker Evolution Untold. Which is somewhat of a let-down considering the fact that I was expecting more. Seriously.
Hopefully in future bundles Capsule Computers will be able to offer more Linux titles. Considering the top donation is a $50 commitment from “Support Linux!”. LOL