With three sales in two weeks, one would think that there was something funny in the drinking water over at the Humble Bundle offices. They assure us this is not the case. Rather, there is just a lot of excitement as they have expanded their Humble Bundle offering beyond the traditional and indie sales. You can now add the weekly and mobile sales to their repertoire.
According to one of their Support Ninjas, Melanie, “[w]e are very excited about the new weekly offerings and so you will see them regularly. We will continue with our traditional model as well.” Yay for us!
The weekly sale is currently offering Darksiders and Red Faction: Armageddon for $1 or more. Paying more than the average adds Darksiders II and Red Faction: Guerrilla, all for the PC. Of course, you can pay any amount in between and beyond. Last week’s sale focused on Bastion.
The current mobile sale is sure to give more bang for the buck, with Contre Jour, Anomaly Korea, Plants vs. Zombies, and Bladeslinger all at a price point of your choosing. Paying more than the average adds Metal Slug 3 and The Door.
Expect all mobile sales to be Android or Windows Mobile focused. Given Apple’s stranglehold on their store, we won’t be expecting an iOS Humble Bundle any time soon.
For those unfamiliar with the Humble Bundle sales, it’s simple. You are able to choose the amount you wish to pay. Then, you determine how much of that amount goes to the developers, charity, and Humble Bundle. For example, give $25 to unlock the entire THQ bundle. You can break it up so that $4 goes to the devs, $9 goes to Humble Bundle, and $12 goes to charities like The American Red Cross and Child’s Play Charity. Or you can go all out for the charities, which are set for each bundle.
All in all, Humble Bundle makes it possible give back while getting some reputable games in the process. Now, you will have more opportunities to be quasi-altruistic for the foreseeable future. Game on.