On the back of the Humble Nintendo Bundle which failed hard on this side of the planet (I'm sure it was more than well received over the pond!) it's Humble's take on their greatest hits with the Humble Bundle Indie All Stars Bundle.
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Today sees the GoG.com summer sale kicking off with new deals added twice a day, various bundles at reduced pricing and the ability to unlock free games with purchases made.
Some of my included highlights of day one of the GoG.com sale include (but are not limited to):
I'm always quite OCD about my gaming collection and prefer to opt for a more tidy DRM with easy accessibility to my games which is why the introduction of GoG Galaxy has proved a massive hit as far as I am concerned for cataloguing all my classic GoG purchases in one handy place.
There have been cheaper deals for this one, but today’s daily offer from Steam is still quite the catch for those interested in the gooey physics-based puzzler. Thanks to Game being out of stock it makes Woolworths the next cheapest retailer, which is double the price in comparison to the deal from Steam (and you’ll also have to wait 3 days for it to be sent out to you, which isn’t great.) For the price, it’s a great little title that should keep you entertained, with the sandbox modes and multiplayer leaderboards to further the puzzling fun once you’re done with the bundled levels. Act fast if you want this one though, as the deal will expire at 6pm today. Thanks to cbarber37 @ HUKD!
World Of Goo jumps onto the iPhone 3GS and 4 on Thursday (14th April) and for the first 24 hours following its release it'll be priced up for 59p on iTunes, sadly there's no link yet but I'm sure it'll go up soon. You'll get to create cool structure out of goo in order to solve the puzzles that present themselves in the game, and it's worth noting that you'll get sucked into the addictive gameplay incredibly quickly. On the plus side, you'll have the game on your phone, which therefore means that you can take it with you when you've got somewhere to be, but you can't rip yourself away from the screen. Thanks to Thomas @ HUKD.
We've seen this game much cheaper during Christmas sales, but for £3.40 with the KAPOW voucher code, you can't really go wrong. World Of Goo is what many gamers immediately think of when they hear the words “Indie games.” It’s a physics based puzzler that taxes players to form increasingly complex structures with balls of sticky goo… which start simple and soon turn into unbelievably intricate architectural projects that are a pleasure to create. Besides the brainteasing gameplay, it’s worth noting that World of Goo is also uniquely charming and profoundly beautiful.
Nintendo Of America Boss Reggie Fils-Aime angered the Independent community earlier this month by announcing that they were unwilling to do business with so-called "garage developers." However, their PR manager has now backed away from these comments - and suggested that Nintendo It's a noble sentiment... but one that isn't borne out by their restrictive terms of service.Click here to read more...
World Of Goo is what many gamers immediately think of when they hear the words "Indie games." It's a physics based puzzler that taxes players to form increasingly complex structures with balls of sticky goo... which start simple and soon turn into unbelievably intricate architectural projects that are a pleasure to create. Besides the brainteasing gameplay, it's worth noting that World of Goo is also uniquely charming and profoundly beautiful. And it's less than two quid. Go buy it.
Seemingly in response to the successful Humble Indie Bundle, Steam are now offering their very own discounted collection of much-loved indie games. Included in the bundle are And Yet It Moves, Galcon Fusion, Machinarium, Osmos and the critically acclaimed World of Goo. Bought separately, these games could cost you upwards of fifty quid, and yet in The Steam Play Indie Pack, they're only £14.99 all together!
With a deal this good, a price-comparison is hardly necessary, and it'll no doubt benefit the independent developers who invested time and their hard-earned money to create something different. The Humble Indie Bundle, mentioned earlier, was the victim of online pirates, despite the developers of the pack offering customers to pay whatever they wanted for the collection of five indie games. They even donated some of their earnings to a variety of charities.
And Yet It Moves is a platform game with a wonderful, ripped-paper aesthetic, and includes the world-spinning mechanic of 'rotation'. Navigate levels by rotating the environment to reach previously inaccessible areas. Galcon Fusion is a spaceships-shooter in the mold of the likes of Radiant Silvergun, but with the added bonus of multiplayer modes and sleek HD visuals. Osmos is a curious, zen-like game, where you as a mote of light must absorb other motes of light by consuming them. To reach other motes, you must vent matter, but doing so causes your mote to shrink.
Machinarium and World of Goo are the standouts in the Indie Pack. Machinarium is a classic point-and-click adventure, with wonderfully stylised characters and backdrops. You must aid a lost robot in his quest to return to a city where his robot girlfriend is held hostage, after being thrown in the scrapyard. It's structured around a variety of brain-teasing puzzles you and your robot must solve to progress. Winner of multiple awards, Machinarium is a steal at £14.99 with four plus games.
So is World of Goo, a puzzle-based game where obstacles and environments can be surmounted or overcome by bonding globs of adhesive goo together to form structures. Utilising state-of-the-art physics, your creations can roll, tumble and mount obstacles. It's a charming game that rewards outside-the-box thinking.
Much like buses, or if certain overrated female poets are to be believed - men, you spend ages waiting for super deals and then two come along at once. Hot on the heels of the Humble Indie Bundle comes news that to celebrate their launch, GreenManGaming are virtually giving away five games, including World of Goo and Darwinia. Check out the list below:
World of Goo shouldn't really need an introduction and if it does, well go and buy it now. You can't even buy penny sweets for a penny these days so this is an absurdly good deal. A single brick of Pez would be more expensive than this. Essentially, the game has you try and persuade a bunch of sticky balls of goo to get from A to B, forcing you to use your imagination and transform the balls of goo into various gravity-defying structures to navigate obstacles, chasms, spikes and towers....and it's awesome! From the gorgeous presentation to the whimsical plot to the fearsomely addictive puzzling gameplay, this is an absolute gem and you should buy it. For 1p. Now!
In fact, that pretty much goes for all of the games here. Whether you fancy reliving your teen years as a boy-obsessed girl in High School Dreams, or stepping into the FPS shoes of a German soldier fighting of demons in the middle of WWI in NecroVision, or saving the Darwinians from extinction or attempting to become the world's most '1337' hacker in Uplink, this is a perfect opportunity to check all of these games out.
Plus if you hate them all you've only lost 5p. You can't even buy a Freddo bar for that anymore.
We love deals like this here at Dealspwn, offering up the perfect opportunity to sample a load of indie talent. Pay What You Want offers are often an excellent way of attracting new fans, online window shoppers who might otherwise pass up the opportunity, and helping procrastinating buyers (I fall into this category), who tend to 'um' and 'ah' incessantly, to enjoy a moment of spontaneity.
Wolfire are offering up a luscious bundle of Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD, not to mention the superb double of Penumbra Overture and World of Goo as a part of this deal, with a rather interesting twist. They've partnered up with a couple of charities - Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play - and you can choose to split your donation equally seven ways, or give it all to the charities, or all to the developers, or mix and match however you might like.
There are no middlemen this time around and, whilst we wouldn't presume to tell you how to make use of this deal, it's worth noting that even dropping $10 (£7) here will be saving you at least £15-20 that you might have paid on Steam for all of these titles.
World of Goo will probably be your point of entry here, the quirky little puzzler has lost absolutely none of its charm and is worth at least a fiver or so just on its own, but it's backed up with sterling support here. Aquaria is a beautifully rendered underwater adventure with striking art direction and an innovative mouse-oriented control scheme; Gish is a 2D side-scroller where you play a rolling ball of tar, engaging in tons of physics-based mayhem; and Lugaru is an utterly bizarre 3D action-adventure game that has you controlling a bunny rabbit ninja seeking revenge for the massacre of his village.
They're all strikingly idiosyncratic, indie gems that are well worth a couple of quid each, but then of course there's Penumbra: Overture. The first chapter in a series of episodic first-person horror adventures, Overture is survival horror with a difference - there are no guns, the emphasis here is on exploration, stealth and avoidance, and it's absolutely fantastic.
It's worth noting that donating anything as part of this deal will allow you to pick up the Penumbra Collection for just $5 here, and I'd advise you to do both. These games are far too good to miss for a couple of pounds.
Thanks to Salmon-Face at HUKD
[DIGG] As a birthday celebration, 2Dboys are offering their great little game, World Of Goo, for only $0.01! They ask you to pay whatever you think it is worth, and 1 cent is the minimum charge possible. This game is £17 on Steam and Direct2Drive right now, just to compare. They are running this free World of Goo offer until the 19th of October 2009.
You can download the PC, Mac or Linux version, or you can even get it through Wiiware to play on your Nintendo Wii.
How to get the game for practically nothing:
I felt so cheap typing in $0.01 in the paypal part, that I upped it to $1, which is about £0.66. I've just paid, and I'm waiting on further instructions on how to download the game. It's going quite slow, so I reckon they are very busy with requests. UPDATE - the download email didn't seem to be coming through at all, so am filling in this form. Most people seem to be getting the download link immediately.
IGN state this game is absolutely phenomenal, so I am going to give it a try now.
Thanks go to Macdory on HotUkDeals!