Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Humble Introversion Bundle

It is now time for another Humble Bundle to grace the gaming world. This Bundle contains some of my favorite games from over the last couple years, all of which are made by Introversion and each of which I can write at least something about it. Right now the Bundle is at an average of $2.90, which you have to pay if you want the Aquaria and Crayon Physics Deluxe. The Bundle still gives you the option on how much you want to pay and how much of it will go to charity and the developers. Let's get to the list to see them all.

How I love you Defcon, nothing has ever brought the same feeling of total destruction that Defcon brought. It is a seemingly simple game with a low tech interface that has you fighting in a nuclear war against another country. Sounds pretty grim and unpleasant right? Well it's not. People play it online only, for the most part, and games tend to last quite a while, as every nation plans how to position its nukes, defenses, airfields, submarines, carriers, cruisers and destroyers. Once the nukes started flying you really had to hold back and hope that you can fight off their nukes, or if there was too many nukes on the way you could go all out and launch everything in a panicked frenzy. Defcon is a very interesting game and one that worth the $2.85 price along.

Darwinia and Multiwinia 
Darwinia is one of the first games I remember downloading on Steam, back when Steam was new and had few games. Darwinia is a strategy game with pixel based graphics that is quite a bit of fun, but it does get very difficult and tough to multi task later on in the game. The game was originally only singleplayer and Multiwinia, a more recent release, has brought multiplayer to the game while keeping the same feel of the original game. Multiwinia also added new units and made the game a lot easier to manage.

Uplink is a text based all about hacking. It has simple graphics/interface, but it is not the easiest game to get into. I played it a bit back when it came out and I just couldn't get into it. Some people certainly enjoy it quite a bit, especially for how cleverly it handles the story about getting into the hacking world. Check out this video to get a good idea about how it looks. 

The last two games are Aquaria and Crayon Physics Deluxe, both of which you can only get if you pay the average price of $2.85. Everything else you can get no matter what you pay. There are also two bonus demoes from Introversion that are included in this bundle, seemingly you get then no matter what you pay. One demo is for Subversion City Generator, a tech demo of sorts that generates a city. The other is for the Voxel Tech demo, which merely gives you a building and lets see how physics would work if you messed with it. They are both interesting add ons and should provide a bit of fun.

All of this is part of the Humble Introversion Bundle and you can get it all over at their website. The Bundle still has fourteen days to go but the average has already gone up a dollar since I've been writing this. Many of these games are available for Mac, Windows and Linux. Thanks for reading and for some great deals at a low price go check out the Humble Bundle. 
Main Website: http://www.humblebundle.com/#popup-subversion

-Written by Sean Cargle


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