I’d always heard about the Humble Indie Bundle, but never bought in until I learned more about it courtesy of jsicktheslick and his post covering the Humble Indie Bundle 4. It came packed with seven critically acclaimed games and their soundtracks, DRM free for as much as I wanted to pay. As the name suggests, these games are developed by smaller studios and usually don’t have the multi-million dollar marketing plan behind them. Even though the developers might not be grossing as much as they would off each individual sale, they’re probably getting into the hands of many more consumers then they would’ve otherwise and that’s awesome.
Now that I’m in the know as it were, I bought in on the just-released Humble Indie Bundle V. It contains Bastion (I’ve heard nothing but praise for this hand-drawn action-RPG), Amnesia: The Dark Descent (a survival-horror game that I’ve also heard good murmurings about), LIMBO (a well received artsy puzzle-platformer often compared to Braid), Psychonauts (one of video games’ hidden gems that I have yet to play), and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (a game that I played on iOS).
Each one of these games is critically acclaimed and wonderful in their own ways, and you have the potential to get all of them and their soundtracks for as much as you want to pay. While I still have plenty of games to play from the previous bundle, I jumped on board right away and picked this one up, and I recommend you do the same!