There's An Australian Humble Bundle

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.

Tier 1: Pay what you want

Which really means pay more than $US1, if you want a Steam key.

  • Satellite Reign
  • Screencheat
  • 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.

Tier 2: Pay more than the average

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.

  • Hurtworld
  • Hacknet
  • Hacknet Labyrinths
  • Crawl

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.

Tier 3: Pay $US12 or more

Just the one game here.

  • Armello

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.


Comments

    (i don't know what loot boxes has to do with the Aussie games above, but in case that's your thing, enjoy)

      Armello apparently added them in Post release update

      They spammed it out to a whole heap of articles, this one just happened to get through the spam filter

      It's missing an awesome Aussie Indie game Geneshift.

    I'll probably grab for Satellite reign, been eying that one off for a while.
    Now the only dilemma is how much to pay. I like super cheap bundles but also want to support local industry

      i paid 10 bucks for Satellite reign during a steam sale and I thought it was worth it.

      the fact you can pay 5 bucks for 2 tiers seems reasonable. I don't know what Armello is but maybe the (current) 12 dollars isn't so steep if Armello looks ok

        I already have Armello, backed it on Kickstarter after seeing it at PAX
        Basically a board game in video game form. and I mean that in a good way

    just here to recommend Hand of Fate.
    i picked this up not knowing anything about it or really having any expectations of it, it is one of my favourite games in my steam library.
    worth whatever you are willing to pay, give it a shot.

      I cannot second this enough. Hand of Fate is a great game, and I have nothing but respect for the people who created it.
      I picked it up when it was still in Early Access and hit them up with tons of feedback, bugs, issues and suggestions ... and they listened to them. They made a whole lot of changes in response to what I and other players were saying during that time. They really worked hard to make the best and most fun possible game.

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