You know the drill by now -- pay what you want for a bunch of indie games, beat the average for more games and other assorted treats. The Humble Indie Bundle 12 is now available, and it's an utter stormer.
This time around, pay what you want for the excellent SteamWorld Dig, Hammerwatch and Gunpoint. If you pay more than the average price, you'll also get the superlative Papers, Please, Gone Home and LUFTRAUSERS. Those who pay $10 or more will receive all of the above, plus early access to the fabulous Prison Architect.
Seriously, this is one of the best bundles yet. Check it out here.
If you decide to drop $65, which is about 40 quid, you'll get "the entire bundle as well as the exclusive Humble Indie Bundle 12 Entertainment System, containing a 30-page issue of HIB Informer Magazine, two lapel pins of the Humble Bundle logo and Arstotzka Crest from Papers, Please, a HIB 12 Super Shirt, a HIB 12 Shareware 3.5" floppy disk, the HIB 12 EP on vinyl and a collector's box for the entire package."
It's been a month where the phrase 'quality over quantity' has proven particularly pertinent, especially on consoles. PC titles such as the fantastic Gunpoint and the impressive (if not exactly revolutionary) Company of Heroes 2 put their noses to the window of this month's list of the best, but could only muster honourable mentions.
Indeed, June has been mostly characterised by zombies and XBLA, by the PS3 and Naughty Dog, and by catching fish for that lazy anteater you have living next to you on the 3DS.
State of Decay - The patch is out, but in all honesty State of Decay would have made the list even in its rather buggy and broken state. We're not excusing releasing barely complete glorified betas, but this was something different, something a bit special: a game that allowed us to live out our own version of The Walking Dead, our own stories of community survival in an ever-changing open world with dynamically-generated missions and horrors. You were confronted with choices, forced to make hard decisions instead of simply watching them, and then made to actively deal with the consequences. Fantastic. - 8/10Click here to read more...
IGF award-nominated stealth puzzler Gunpoint has been confirmed for PC release next week - Monday June 3rd, specifically. Tom Francis' one-man effort sees players infiltrating labyrinthine installations to steal sensitive data, rewiring buildings to suit our nefarious ends. Considering that this was looking great even back in 2011, consider us fully up for this innovative indie proposition.
Tom Francis, ex-journalist and indie developer, has released an epic new trailer for Gunpoint: his 2D freelance spying game that involves sneaking into secure installations and nicking sensitive data. The ability to leap onto tall buildings, rewire them to advantage and confuse the patrolling guards (or electrocute them with a light switch) leads to numerous potential solutions for each level - and as far as we're concerned, this could be an indie megahit in the making. Check it out after the break.
Francis doesn't yet know whether he'll be charging for Gunpoint, so let him know what you think over at his official site.Click here to read more...