Sunless Sea reared its monstrous head a couple of times in the two-part list (part one is here, part two here) of our favourite games of 2015. It’s just that good. Its watery perils and fascination with literary shenanigans are unique within gaming’s depths, so it was always going to be an instant hit with us.
If you’ve been itching to find out why we love it so much ever since you spotted its inclusion, there’s no better time to grab it than right now thanks to its inclusion in the 16th Humble Indie Bundle. And yes, the bundle comes bearing other great games as well.
The indie scene is growing at an exponential rate, and now we’re being treated to the 8th entry in the popular Humble Bundle series.
For those of you not in the know, the bundle is a pay-what-you-want package of indie games and their respective soundtracks. If you want to be a douchebag and only pay 1 cent (which causes the developers to lose money), you can – but for a few dollars more, you can unlock bonus content by paying more than the current average purchase price. Case in point, the top-down killer Hotline Miami and the ambient exploration title Proteus.
Click past the break for more info, and a promotional video.
Remember the incredible Humble THQ Bundle from last week? The one that crammed together all of THQ’s best PC games into one pay-what-you-want super-bundle of awesome? It’s finished so if you missed out then sucks to be you. It does not suck to be THQ however, as the Bundle accumulated $5, 097, 826.93 thanks to it selling more than 885, 000 copies. We’ll likely never know what the split was between Humble Bundle, THQ and charity, but it was obviously good enough for THQ because their share prices rose almost $0.30 per share.
Yep, you read that right. The Humble Bundle, known for usually promoting indie games, music and books, have now turned their attention to selling titles backed by publishers. In this case, games from THQ are up for grabs, and they’ve really included some classics: Company Of Heroes (plus two expansions), Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction: Armageddon and, for those who pay more than the average, the ridiculously fun Saints Row: The Third.
Like with previous bundles, players may name their price, but this time the minimum requirement is $1.00 rather than one cent. Also like with previous, buyers may decide how they want to split their money between the developers, the organizers and charity. The soundtracks for the games will once again be available, but unlike with the previous promotions, the games are strictly Windows-only.
Some folks may see it as a betrayal of the principles that the Humble Bundle was founded upon, such as the promotion of DRM-free software. However, this THQ bundle has been wildly successful, reaching the $1,000,000 mark in less than five hours. [It’s now currently well beyond the $2 million mark – Ed.] It’s also worth keeping an eye out on this one, as the bundles tend to add other goodies and bonuses as the promotion wears on.
Check it out here. [I’ve also embedded the Humble THQ Bundle’s trailer thingy below the break – Ed.]
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