The indie sector has never been better than right now. Last year saw a multitude of weird, wonderful, freaky and fantastic games and now you can sample six of the best of them for just $20, or roughly £12.79 in proper money (thanks Expedia). The six award-winning games in question are, in alphabetical order, And Yet It Moves, Auditorium, Aztaka, Eufloria, Machinarium and Osmos, all of them fantastic little gems in their own right.
Machinarium alone fetches nearly £15 on Steam these days, in fact pool all six games together via regular retailers and you're looking at handing over somewhere between £50-60, so yeah, you'll be making a pretty damn fine saving on this folks.
Every single one of these games is worth a look, from the addictive puzzle-platformer And Yet It Moves to the mesmerising physics-based gameplay of Osmos, these are all pretty special. I won't go into them all now, you can hit the link to find out more about each, but trust me when I say that this is arguably one of the best bargains I've seen in a while.
To be honest, not all of these games will appeal to everyone, but you should buy the pack anyway if only for the little robot adventure that is Machinarium. You can check out Tamsin's review here, but for my part I can't really overstate how much you need to play this hand-crafted masterpiece. Everything, from it's sumptuous score down to the inventive puzzles, is a joy to behold;and then there's the art. Machinarium is one of the best looking games I've seen in a while. I'm not talking about the technical and precise realism of Heavy Rain or the sterile sheen of Crysis, this is truly a game created in the mould of fine art by the hand of Jakub Dvorsky. If Pixar ever made a computer game, it would look something like this.
For Machinarium alone you're saving yourself a couple of quid, so this deal comes highly recommended. But this is far from a one-trick pony, and I've poured enough hours into the absurdly addictive Osmos and Eufloria to be able to tell you that if you give the others a try you won't come away disappointed. Unless you only play Modern Warfare 2. Bullet addicts should probably turn and walk away now.