Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Humble Android Bundle

Have you got one of those nifty phones that often make me want to give up iPhone for? I am speaking of the Android and the crew at Humble Bundle have decided to make a bundle specifically for the Android. It is the first time, to my knowledge, of the Humble Bundle being for anything other than PC. PC and Mac gamers do not despair all four of these games are for PC, Mac, Linux and Android. I love the Humble Bundles and everything they do for charity, Childs Play specifically, and also for handing out great games for cheap prices. This time we have Anomaly Warzone Earth, Osmos, Edge and World of Goo. World of Goo is only available if you pay the average price though, which at the moment is $5.80 (looks like this Bundle is doing very well already). If you want to see if the games are compatible for your Android phone they have demos for you try here. For anyone who wants some background on those four games read on for videos and impressions (I've actually played three of the four games). Everyone else just head on over to Humble Bundle page below and get on it!
Humble Bundle Page: http://www.humblebundle.com/

Anomaly Warzone Earth by 11 Bit Studios 
One of my favorite tower defense hybrids of 2011 has been available for all kinds of platforms, like the iPad, Android, PC and more. This game has you taking the fight to the enemy as you travel through war torn areas of Baghdad, Tokyo and other locations from modern Earth. The enemy is some type of alien being that crash landed on Earth and is taking over areas slowly with sentient towers and space ships. You are sent in to guide your team to victory by creating a route for your customizable convoy and deploying abilities like a smoke screen, air strikes, decoys and a repair aura. The game is fairly long, has extra mode and is quite challenging. Check out my review for a lot more information. Also check out my review for some actual gameplay, while this trailer is purely a story cinematic.

World of Goo by 2D Boy
This game is a puzzle game where you use goo to make your way through tricky situations in order to achieve a goal or merely make it across a level. The game is quite hard but does offer a bit of help for anyone who more of a casual puzzle gamer. I never took to the game much myself but I know many others who have played it quite a lot. The art style of World of Goo is quite colorful and mad, but check out the trailer below to get an idea of how it looks. 

Osmos By Hemisphere Games
I've spent many hours toiling away at Osmos, doing my best to absorb other entities and become a monstrous ball of amoeba-like material. The game has a fantastic ambient feel, and sound, to it and the graphical style complements that well. It has many different paths you can take, different difficulties and several challenges. What makes this game really unique is that you will encounter AI amoeba-like beings that are also attempting to become the largest as well, on top of fighting them off you also have to deal with things like gravity, orbits and a few other challenges that will present themselves along the way. The game starts out not to difficult and fairly relaxing but the later levels are fairly brutal. Video to be presented forthwith! 

Edge by Mobigame
I'm afraid I've never played Edge but it is puzzle-platforming that boasts over 100 levels. They do say it is casual but almost every time I've seen that description with regards to a puzzle-platformer they are only referring to the first half of the game or so and afterwards it tends to get quite difficult. I wouldn't seemingly make an assumption like that but I've watched a few gameplay videos and it does not look all that "casual". See for yourself with this video that they put on for the bundle. 

I'm afraid that is all for now, but do head on over to the Humble Bundle website to check out all the games yourself or purchase the Bundle. Thanks for reading and I will be back shortly with something new. 
Humble Bundle Main Page: http://www.humblebundle.com/

-Written by Sean Cargle

1 comment:

  1. Hudson RobinMay 5, 2012 1:03 AM

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