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Bundleopolis a DRM-Free bundle Sale now available on GOG for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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Walk the streets of GOG.com and take in the sights as we #build the Bundleopolis – a week-long tour with 20+ #DRMfree #bundles in every neighbourhood, and even a few GOG-premieres.

Attend the opening ceremony and visit these locations for the first of many bundles:

  • Academy of LucasArts, including classics like The Dig, Monkey Island SE 1 & 2 and Outlaws for up to 75% off.
  • Bit.Trip. Street, a complete collection of the rhythmic series making its GOG.com debut for up to 87% off.
  • Nightmare Avenue, build your own bundle from a scary selection of games like Amnesia, Outlast, and The Last Door for up to 80% off.

New deals will be revealed every six hours as we travel through the expanding Bundleopolis. Be the first to get the newest GOG.com game releases, and exercise your rights as a citizen with build-your-own bundles.

The Bundleopolis Sale will end Sunday, May 1st, at 9:59 PM UTC.

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Thomas Was Alone sells more than one million copies

Sales of Thomas Was Alone have exceeded one million, Mike Bithell has revealed.

The figure is mostly accumulated from #bundles, discounts and #promotions, according to the #developer.

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“ummm.. so… yeah.. Thomas Was Alone has now sold over one million copies,” Bithell said on Twitter, “not bad for a crappy little flash game.”

He added: “bulk of those sales were in bundles / discounts / promotions. So stop your 1mil x $10 maths right now.”

Originally released in October 2010 as a Flash-based browser game, Thomas Was Alone is available on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

The title is featured in the latest Humble Weekly Sale.

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What choices do Linux users have to buy games?

Linux gaming used to be a wasteland. The only options were simple #opensource games and the handful of commercial ports that could still be obtained. By #comparison, the present day seems like a jungle some times, with more and more options emerging, and it can feel like a full time job keeping up on developments.Today, we’ll take a brief look at the various options available to you, and what benefits and drawbacks you can run into. This isn’t meant to be completely exhaustive, but rather a good introduction, if you are new to Linux or to the concept of Linux gaming in general. As such, we’ll be covering four primary sources.

Games in distro repositories:

Each distribution usually will have an assortment of games in it’s official repositories. These will of course be open source, and while many tend towards smaller, casual titles to kill some time, there are some substantial games to be found as well, like Battle for Wesnoth and Warzone 2100. If you enjoy rogue-likes, you will usually also be well cared for, and if you are an open source idealist, you can download these games with no doubts or concerns.

Upsides: Open source, and games will integrate nicely in your desktop environments menu’s. For most modern distro’s, easy to remove games as well.
Downsides: No commercial or proprietary games. Titles can be older.

Steam store:

Steam has come to dominate digital distribution of games, and for good reason. Valve’s service provides a wide range of games, both indie titles and big, professional titles. Valve has made heavy investments in Linux, and we will no doubt see this accelerate greatly. The Steam store is pretty easy to navigate and with the recently added Tags, it’s easier to find titles of a certain type. Each game also has it’s own community and forum, facilitating discussion. Lastly, while logged into Steam, your games are kept up to date and patched with no effort.

However, while you can play games in off-line mode, some games may require internet access, which can be a concern. Lastly, while Steam should work on pretty much any distro nowadays, it is worth noting that only Ubuntu and SteamOS are officially supported, and you may run into titles that can give you difficulties on other distro’s.

Upsides: Easy patching. Wide selection. Solid store. Good indie game selection.
Downsides: Online access expected. Early access could use more quality control.

Humble bundles / store:

The Humble Indie Bundles have become legendary in Linux circles for pushing Linux gaming, and independent developer adoption, as well as helping give us Linux ports of games. The bundles are pay-what-you-want, multi platform and usually DRM free. In addition, there is the Humble Store, acting as a regular store front, with weekly sales. While the games are proprietary, the pay-what-you-want nature tends to appeal to Linux users, and while the quality of individual bundles can vary, some incredibly strong titles have been brought to Linux through this process.

Many other bundles have emerged since, however, I find that their dedication to Linux is often rather erratic and uneven.

Upsides: Heavy focus on independent titles. Deals that cannot be beat.
Downsides: No centralized client software also means no easy way to get patches and updated versions

Desura:

Desura (and it’s open source client Desurium) tends to be overlooked somewhat these days, but as a centralized game distribution platform, it supported Linux back when Steam on Linux was only a rumour. The Desura store has some benefits, including a very wide selection of indie titles, and an accessible user interface. User reviews and comments are also integrated in the store entries for each game a little easier, and some things about the layout seems to encourage user scores a bit more.

On the downside, I’ve always had reliability issues with the client software, particularly when downloading or patching multiple games. Game updates are handled, though it requires more user interaction, and the client software is much more upfront with patch notes for each game.

Upsides: Wide Linux selection. Seems to encourage community participation.
Downsides: Client stability.

Reblogged from: muktware.com

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Indie Game Bundle List Update for January 24, 2014

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to check in with all of the indie game bundles for an update. This week is pretty darn impressive. There are a whopping 19 indie game bundles available. Most have at least 4 games for you to play. Meaning the backlog is going to grow substantially, even if you only buy one. Almost every one also offers Windows, Mac, and Linux games, so every PC gamer is covered this week.

GamerTell’s Best Indie Game Bundle Picks: Lazy Guys Studio ‘Starting 2014 Like a Boss’ Bundle (Windows, Mac, Linux) and The Indie Gala January Bundle (Windows, Mac)

  • Bundle Bandits New Year’s Riot Bundle: Pay $2 to get Battlegrounds of Eldhelm (Windows), Space Ranger A.S.K (Windows), Meatballphobia (Windows), Deaths (Windows), Bandit Skies (Windows), Hox (Windows), Almka (Windows), and Wiwi’s Adventures 3 (Windows).
  • Bundle Stars Blaze of Glory: Pay $2.46 to get Commander: Conquest of the Americas Gold (Windows), WWIII: Black Gold (Windows), KnightShift (Windows), East Indie Company Gold (Windows), and WWII Panzer Claws 1 & 2 (Windows).
  • Bundle Stars The Brutal Bundle: Pay $4.96 to get Tropico 4 Steam Special Edition (Windows), Stealth Bastard Deluxe (Windows, Mac), Dungeonbowl (Windows), Port Royale 3 (Windows), King’s Bounty: Legions True Tactician Ultimate Pack (Windows, Mac), Iron Sky: Invasion (Windows, Mac), Day One: Garry’s Mod (Windows), Steel Storm: Complete Edition (Windows, Mac), Naval Warfare (Windows), and Earth 2150 Trilogy (Windows).
  • Bundle Stars High Octane Bundle: Pay $3.99 to get Clutch (Windows), Crash Time 2 (Windows), Death Track: Resurrection (Windows), Metal Drift (Windows), Post Apocalyptic Mayhem (Windows) and Wasteland Angel (Windows).
  • Bundle Stars Kingdoms Bundle: Pay $3.02 to get Europa Universalis III Complete (Windows, Mac), Sword of the Stars Complete Collection (Windows), Heart of Iron III (Windows, Mac), Europa Universalis: Rome Gold Edition (Windows) The King’s Crusade (Windows), and Magicka (Windows).
  • Bundle Stars The Outer Limits Bundle: Pay $3.99 to get UFO Extraterrestrials Gold (Windows), Blades of Time Limited Edition (Windows, Mac), Insane 2 (Windows), Hydrophobia Prophecy (Windows), Race Injection (Windows), Warfare (Windows), Puzzle Kingdoms (Windows), Gumboy Tournament (Windows) Supreme Ruler 2020 Gold (Windows), and Razor2: Hidden Skies (Windows).
  • Bundle Stars Planes, Trains & Automobiles Bundle: Pay $3.99 to get Agricultural Simulator 2013 (Windows), Combat Wings: Battle of Britain (Windows), GTR 2: FIA GT Racing Game (Windows), Off-Road Drive (Windows), Pacific Storm Allies (Windows), Race On (Windows), STCC II (Windows), Trainz: Classic Cabon City (Windows), and Trainz: Settle & Carlisle (Windows).
  • Bundle Stars RPG Champions Bundle: Pay $5 to get Two Worlds II (Windows, Mac), Two Worlds II Pirates of the Flying Fortress DLC (Windows, Mac), Two Worlds Epic Edition (Windows), Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator (Windows), Enclave (Windows), and Gorky 17 (Windows).
  • Bundle Stars Urban Guerilla Bundle: Pay $3 to get APB Reloaded (Windows), Arena Wars II (Windows), Coniclysm (Windows), Governor of Poker 2 Premium Edition (Windows), Prime World Defenders (Windows, Mac), and Clickr (Windows).
  • The Flying Bundle 5: Pay at least $3 to get BasketBelle (Windows, Mac), Booster Trooper (Windows), Creavures (Windows, Mac), Gish (Windows, Mac), Gravity Badgers (Windows, Mac, Linux), Hamlet (Windows), POP: Methdology Experiment One (Windows), and one mystery game.
  • GamesRage Truly Indie Games Bundle: Pay what you want to get Project Night (Windows, Mac, Linux), Ocean City Racing (Windows), Strategic War in Europe (Windows) and Dark Gates (Windows, Linux). Pay over $3.14 to also get QbQbQb (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android) and GoScurry (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • Groupees Build a Retro Bundle 2: Pay between $1.50 and $4.92 to get a bundle that can contain Gobliiins Trilogy (Windows), Irem Arcade Hits (Windows), Raiden Legacy: The Return (Windows, Mac, Linux), Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman’s Mine (Windows), Saturday Morning RPG (Windows, Mac, Linux), //N.P.P.D. RUSH// : THE MILK OF ULTRA VIOLET (Windows), Pineapple Smash Crew (Windows), Rot Gut (Windows), and Two Brothers (Windows).
  • Groupees Capsule Computers Indie Bundle 3: Pay $1 to get Rush Bros. (Windows, Mac), Starpoint Gemini (Windows), Bad Bots (Windows, Mac) Return to Mysterious Island (Windows), and Rise of the Ravager (Windows, Linux). Pay $4 or more to also get Ravensword: Shadowlands (Windows, Mac, Linux), Storm Over the Pacific (Windows), A.R.E.S.:Extinction Agenda (Windows), and Haegemonia Gold (Windows).
  • Groupees Community Bundle 2: Pay at least $1 to get Samphi (Windows), Kilgazar (Windows, Mac, Linux), Space Game (Windows, Mac, Linux), Who Let the Dogs Fart? (Android), Hang-Out (Windows, Android) and some ebooks and music.
  • Groupees Spotlight Millenium Bundle: Pay at least $1 to get Millenium 3: Cry Wolf (Windows). Pay at least $2 to also get Millenium: A New Hope (Windows) and Millenium 2: Take Me Higher (Windows). Pay at least $4 to also get Millenium 4: Beyond Sunset (Windows), thus giving you all four episodes of the Millenium game.
  • Humble Weekly Sale: Roguelike: Pay whatever you want to get Paranautical Activity (Windows, Mac, Linux), Dungeons of Dredmor Complete (Windows, Mac, Linux), and Hack, Slash, Loot (Windows, Mac, Linux). Pay at least $6 to also get Teleglitch: Die More Edition (Windows), The Binding of Isaac with Wrath of the Lamb DLC (Windows, Mac, Linux) and Sword of the Stars: The Pit Gold Edition (Windows).
  • The Indie Gala January Bundle: Pay at least $1 to get Millenium: A New Hope (Windows), Laxius Force (Windows), and Two Brothers (Windows). Pay $5.19 or more to also get Ballpoint Universe – Infinite (Windows, Mac), Tales of Maj’Eyal (Windows, Mac), Ravensword: Shadowlands (Windows, Mac, Linux), Gravity Badgers (Windows, Mac, Linux), Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut (Windows), and Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa’s Rampage (Windows).
  • Indie Royale The Debut 9 Bundle: Pay the minimum or more to get Airship Dragoon (Windows), Little Trus Man (Windows), Sky Nations (Windows), Inescapable (Windows, Mac, Linux), Dark Gates (Windows, Linux), Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode 1 – Tides of Fate (Windows), and one unrevealed game.
  • Lazy Guys Studio ‘Starting 2014 Like a Boss’ Bundle: Pay $2.99 to get Pulse Shift (Windows), Bridge It (Windows), Chompy Chomp Chomp (Windows), Great Permutator (Windows, Mac, Linux), Fleet Buster Project (Windows), Reversion: The Meeting (Windows, Mac, Linux), Hacker Evolution: Duality (Windows, Mac, Linux), Hacker Evolution: Untold (Windows, Mac), Hacker Evolution: Time Dimensions (Windows), Super Panda Adventures (Windows), Aztaka (Windows, Mac), Downhill OMG 2 (Windows, Mac, Linux), Noire (Windows, Mac, Linux), Ampu-Tea (Windows), and Dale Hardshovel HD (Windows, Mac, Linux).

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October 2013 Indie Game Bundle Update

Another week, another opportunity to look through the indie game bundles that have either just come up, or are still available. This week is mostly filled with returning indie game bundles, so there’s a good chance you’ve already bought a few of them. A handful of newbies have showed up though. For example, there’s a new Indie Royale compilation, a Big Bad Bundle, and, for those who don’t mind seeing some major games slip in, a Call of Duty bundle. No matter what you’re looking for, your needs will be covered.

If you love indie games, there’s another site you should check today too. Now, this isn’t an indie game bundle, but the Not on Steam promotion is still pretty big. It’s a sale that’s running until October 8, 2013, and highlights a number of indie games that aren’t on Steam yet. Maybe they’re Greenlight candidates. Maybe they’re still in development. The point is, they aren’t there and during this event, you can get the ones you want for up to 50% off.

GamerTell’s Best Indie Game Bundle Pick: Bundle Stars Indie Jam 3

  • Big Bad Bundle: This is a three level bundle where spending $1, $5, or $8 gets you different assortments of games. If you pay $1, you get Hamlet (Windows) and Hack, Slash, Loot (Windows). For $5, you get the $1 games, Adventures of Shuggy (Windows) and Tobe’s Vertical Adventure (Windows). Pay $8 or more and you get all the previous games, as well as Cargo Commander (Windows, Mac), Vessel (Windows), and an as-yet-unrevealed game.
  • Bundle Stars Blaze of Glory: Pay $2.46 to get Commander: Conquest of the Americas Gold (Windows), WWIII: Black Gold (Windows), KnightShift (Windows), East Indie Company Gold (Windows), and WWII Panzer Claws 1 & 2 (Windows).
  • Bundle Stars Indie Jam 3: For $5.04, you get Sanctum (Windows, Mac), A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda (Windows), Two Worlds: Epic Edition (Windows), Joint Task Force (Windows), Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (Windows), Commandos 3: Destination Berlin (Windows), Garshasp: Temple of the Dragon (Windows), Battlepaths (Windows), and Dear Esther (Windows, Mac).
  • Bundle Stars Indie Rush Bundle: Pay $3.53 to get Rush Bros. (Windows, Mac), Velvet Assassin (Windows, Mac), The Tiny Bang Story (Windows, Mac), Lunar Flight (Windows, Mac), Glow Fish (Windows, Mac), and Bad Bots (Windows, Mac).
  • Bundle Stars Masters of Strategy Bundle: For $3.05, you get Tropico 3: Steam Special Edition(Windows), Earth 2160 (Windows), Patrician IV – Steam Special Edition (Windows), Restaurant Empire 2 (Windows), and Jagged Alliance 2 – Wildfire (Windows).
  • Bundle Stars Ultimate Commandos Bundle: Pay $2.25 to get Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines (Windows), Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty (Windows), Commandos 2: Men of Courage (Windows), and Commandos 3: Destination Berlin (Windows).
  • Flying “Welcome” Bundle: Pay $1 to get Beep (Windows), Bob Came in Pieces (Windows, Mac), Gasharp: The Monster Slayer (Windows), Micy Roll (Windows, Mac), Plith (Windows, Mac, Linux), and Retention (Windows). Pay at least $3.50 to also get Bridge It (Windows), Clones (Windows), Gasharp: Temple of the Dragon (Windows), Ittle Dew (Windows, Mac, Linux), and The Polynomial – Space of the music (Windows, Mac, Linux) added to your bundle.
  • The Free Bundle 9: This installment highlights the free games Dungelot (Windows, Mac), The Indie Game Legend (Windows), Major Maox (Windows), Streemerz (Windows), and Savage XR (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • Groupees Build a Bundle 7: Choose from Duke Nukem (Windows, Mac), Duke Nukem 2 (Windows, Mac), Retrovirus (Windows), Zack Zero (Windows), Primal Fears (Windows), Oknytt (Windows), Frogatto & Friends (Windows, Mac) and Cloudphobia (Windows) to make a custom game bundle that costs at least $0.75-$4.67. All bundles, regardless of size, will includeProject Aftermath (Windows), the BigHead BASH In-game Content pack (Windows, Mac), and soon Hydrophobia Prophecy (Windows).
  • Groupees KISS 2: You can build a custom bundle, choosing from the following games and paying the dictated minimum at checkout. Titles available include International Snooker (Windows, Mac), Hypersonic 4 (Windows), Ampu-Tea (Windows), Steam Heroes (Windows), Shadows on the Vatican Act 1: Greed (Windows), Bloop (Windows), Radical Roach (Windows), Grimind (Windows, Mac, Linux), Super Killer Hornet (Windows), and Night of the Living Dead Defense (Windows). The 39 Steps (Windows, Mac, Linux) comes with every bundle, regardless of size.
  • Humble Mobile Bundle 2: This is an Android game bundle. Pay whatever you want to get Star Command, Time Surfer, Punch Quest, and Bloons TD 5. Pay over the average to also get Ravensword: Shadowlands, Carmageddon, Karateka Classic, QWOP, and God of Blades.
  • Humble Weekly Sale: This week Nordic Games titles are on sale. If you pay at least $1, you get Red Faction: Armageddon (Windows), Supreme Commander (Windows), Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance (Windows), The Guild 2 (Windows), and the Neighbors from Hell Compilation (Windows). Pay over $6 to also get Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (Windows), ArcaniA (Windows), Darksiders II (Windows), and SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny (Windows).
  • Indie Royale’s The Debut 5 Bundle: If you pay the current minimum or more, you get Oknytt (Windows), Jamsouls (Windows), The Curse of Nordic Cove (Windows), Bret Airborne (Windows), Millenium: A New Hope (Windows), FromPulse (Windows), and one unrevealed game.
  • Stacksocial’s The Call of Duty Bundle: If you pay $39.99, you get Call of Duty 2 (Windows), Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Windows), and Call of Duty: Black Ops (Windows), as well as the Call of Duty: Black Ops Anihilation & Escalation and Rezurrection Content Packs.

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