Even though Humble Bundle is no longer the independent little outfit we grew up with, they're still offering bundles that donate to charity every other fortnight. And their latest bundle is worthy of some attention, because it's all Australian.
The bundle is split into three separate tiers, with the highest costing $US12 and the average sitting at about the price of a wanky coffee. There's a ton of good games in there, too. Let's begin.
Which really means pay more than $US1, if you want a Steam key.
- Satellite Reign
- The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
- Hand of Fate
Whole bundle is worth it alone for this tier, to be frank. Satellite Reign is a solid modern spin on the Syndicate Plus formula, and Hand of Fate is one of the best Aussie games in the last few years.
Screencheat and Warlock of Firetop Mountain are good for a quick blast too, although they cater to very different crowds. Screencheat is really a party game, for instance, while Firetop Mountain is a take on a Fighting Fantasy book.
Still, ridiculously good bundle for what is basically $US1.
At the time of writing, the average is $4.56. Less than a smoothie, about the price of a large decent coffee. Unless you're a lawyer.
- Hacknet Labyrinths
Really three sets of games, as if you don't like Hacknet you're not going to like Hacknet Labyrinths. Mark's written about Hacknet at length before - great story, if you haven't read it already.
Crawl has been one of the best rated Aussie games for a while, although it's far, far better with friends than as a solo game. Hurtworld is a bit of an odd one: it's an early access game that's been around for a couple of years, although it's a bit light on content compared to something like Rust.
Just the one game here.
Worth noting that Armello here doesn't come with the Bandit Clan DLC, which adds new heroes and quests. The base Armello game is $US19.99 on Steam right now, so it's not a bad discount overall, but you'll get a larger discount around Christmas.
So that's the all-Aussie bundle. It's not quite the same these days, but it's still good to see local games get a bit of love internationally. And that first tier is actually cracking good value (especially for Syndicate fans), which helps too.