The Humble Bundle has been around for a couple of years now, but I have never heard of it. They’re known for bundling up indie games, letting purchasers set their own price, and dividing up the profits among developers and charities. This is just an absolutely fascinating concept, and the first ever Android bundle has arrived!
The games in this Android bundle include Anomaly Warzone Earth HD, Osmos HD, Edge, and World of Goo. What’s even more awesome is the fact that these games are not only DRM free (so you can download them as many times as you want), but they are also cross-platform. So you can download and enjoy them on your Android device, and also play them on your Windows, OSX, and Linux machines. That’s pretty sick, because most of these games offer different content on different platforms so you’ll have more to enjoy.
As I said before, you have the power to choose what you pay and how your money is divided, so you can fork over as little or as much as you want. However, you’ll have to pay more than the average price if you want World of Goo. They do this to fend off abuse. Just remember to be polite because the money you spend is going towards indie developers and charities.
Once you pay, you’ll be emailed a key to login and download your games. The instructions are pretty simple, and they even have customer support if something gets mixed up. Our only concern is how these games will receive updates. If the developers provide The Humble Bundle with updates, it should all be gravy.
Update: We just heard from the guys over at Humble Bundle and it looks like updates can be handled in a couple different ways. If they receive updated builds of the games, they’ll post them to users’ download pages. Edge and Osmos HD will have in-app prompts to alert players of new updates, and hopefully Anomaly Warzone HD and World of Goo will follow suit. In addition, Humble Bundle is working on an Android app that will help users keep track of their Humble Bundle games, as well as let them know when updates are available.
On another note, if all goes well with the first Android edition of Humble Bundle, they’ll definitely consider doing more!
Head over to The Humble Bundle now and check it out, but hurry because the deal is over in 14 days!