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Humble Indie Bundle 3

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The Humble Indie Bundle is BACK!

An excellent selection of games this time around, as always:

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Crayon Physics Deluxe is fun at first, though like with a lot of "make your own solution" puzzle games, it has a few set tricks that work a little TOO well, and the wonky physics aspect of it gives something of an incentive to the "Throw stuff at the problem until it finally works" approach. Still, fun to dick around in. VVVVVV and And Yet It Moves are really brilliantly designed puzzle platformers with a similar(but very differently applied) gimmick. I haven't played Cogs or Hammerfight yet, but I can't wait to!

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  • I own/love VVVVVV, and I don't know anything about the others, but hey, why not?

  • Hmm, I may have to get in on it this time.

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    puzzlebox Telltale Staff

    This is my first Humble Indie Bundle, courtesy of a rather delightful young man. I've only played Crayon Physics so far - it's charming. The things you draw on the page obey gravity, tip according to their shape, and have mass according to their size. It's like playing with crayons and blocks at the same time.

  • @der_ketzer said: and I thought it was a talking drunk guineapig.

    Pftt ... I've seen read about far more interesting rodents who can talk ... Here's one: a Persian fable featuring a talking drunk mouse from the 14th century Iran!
    http://moosh-o-gorbeh.farangis.de/ (It's in English, Nevermind the .de)
    The Story About Mice and Cat - literally the title is Mouse and Cat - has been written around 1370 by the persian writer 'Obayd-e Zakani. The story highlights the moral dilemma of the 'supressed' who faces the problem of his own powerlessness. The mice who fight against the domination of the cats, don't simply fail because of their weakness, smallness or fear, they lose because of the cats' 'superiority' in brutality. For the mice no alternative exists.

    So a passage from the story says: « ... a fellow, on his way to the warfront, was wielding his sword clamoring aloud while trembling and ducking his head simultaneously. When he was asked why he was yelling, he quickly responded I want to scare off my enemy. When questioned as to the reason behind his trembling, he said I am quite frightened myself... ' »

  • So I went ahead and bought this today, gave all the games a quick try. Really think I'll enjoy Crayon Physics, Cogs, and And Yet It Moves. VVVVVV but quickly got annoying because I'm not that good at platformers and kept dying. Hammerfight doesn't really seem like my sort of game, and is there any way to make the window bigger than 800x600?

    Still, it's a better track record than previous bundles. For #1 & #2, I've only really played 2 out of the 5 games, partly because a few of them *didn't frickin' work*! Osmos & Aquaria didn't work on my old WinXP desktop machine, but I upgraded earlier this year to a much newer machine with Win7 and now they work fine. World of Goo was probably the best of the lot in #1 & #2 (in my opinion, everyone else is allowed to have their own :p)

  • Aquaria works fine on Win XP...

    VVVVVV is a great game even if you aren't that good at platformers (like me). But yeah you will die. A lot!

  • I never really enjoyed the free Flash version, you know, back in the day people actually played Flash games.

  • It's a great game, And a nostalogia trip in a visual sense. But the visuals are also very unsettleing, Like the unsetteling effect watching The Shining and/or Eraserhead has on people.

  • Apparently, with this bundle, you can also play Minecraft for free until August 14th.

  • neat. Downloaded Minecraft just now.

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