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The Humble Indie Bundle 3 Released

Soulskill posted more than 3 years ago | from the everybody-wins dept.

PC Games (Games) 158

JimWise writes "The fourth Humble Bundle has been released (the third to be released was the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle). Included in this bundle are: Crayon Physics Deluxe by Klooniegames; Cogs by Lazy 8 Studios; VVVVVV by Terry Cavanagh; Hammerfight by Kranx Productions; and And Yet It Moves by Broken Rules. Each of the games in the bundle is DRM free and available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, as well as available through Steam. As with the other Humble Bundles, you pay what you want and customize how much goes towards the developers, EFF, Child's Play, and the Humble Tip."

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Tip? (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890146)

Note, the Humble Tip goes to Humble Bundle, Inc. itself, which pays for the bandwidth and development of this promotion. You determine how much we deserve to earn or lose from your purchase.

Anyone have an idea of how much this would amount to per person out of curiosity?

Re:Tip? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890262)

I don't know, but I barely put any of my purchase into the tip. I figure if I'm going to get the games from Steam (which I did), they don't need my money for bandwidth I won't be using.

Re:Tip? (1)

m2vq (2417438) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890352)

However, they most likely have to pay something to Steam to have such arrangement.

Re:Tip? (3, Insightful)

B1oodAnge1 (1485419) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890364)

Yeah, but I, for one, want them to keep releasing bundles. I made my tip hefty.

Re:Tip? (2)

flimflammer (956759) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890588)

There's more than just bandwidth to consider, you know. Granted you probably only spent a dollar anyway.

torrent plz? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890150)

Seriously I've checked Demonoid, The Pirate Bay, 4chan and I'm unable to find any torrents. I can afford to pay $0.00 and since Linux has nogaems this is the only way I can get games without the horror of dual booting into Windows 7.

Re:torrent plz? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890242)

Oh come on. I work part time, I'm on minimum wage, and I STILL managed to pay $US12.

Re:torrent plz? (0)

uofitorn (804157) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891234)

With that kind of salary you'll never afford proper treatment for your subluxation. A proper chiropractor should have self-diagnosed you on the street long time ago.

Re:torrent plz? (1)

ManTaboo (2027174) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890402)

Fear not, We are getting closer! http://www.desura.com/ [desura.com]

Re:torrent plz? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890420)

idiot, you don't need a rip off version, you can just get the legit games and say you'll pay nothing.
You can be a freeloading, asshole all you want and don;t have to cheat.

Re:torrent plz? (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890508)

Linux has no games? Nice try, Troll. Obviously, you've never looked in the repositories - there is a nice little list of games in mine. Just as obviously, you've never explored the possibilities of Wine. Literally thousands of Windows games will load via Wine. Then there are the commercial tools like Cedega. They load most of the "latest and greatest" games commercially available. Not to mention that any online games that rely on Java or Flash runs great on Linux. Oh yeah - Steam for Linux. I don't subscribe to Steam, so I googled to be sure. http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Steam_under_Linux [valvesoftware.com]

"Linux has no games" is nothing more than trolling. Go find something better to troll.

Re:torrent plz? (1)

sammyF70 (1154563) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891004)

you forgot dosbox, apart from that I completely agree :)

Re:torrent plz? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36891304)

LOL, Cocksucker1956, you old fuck, the last video game you probably touched with Pac-man, crusty, old, ignorant dick! The few games that Linux has are shit. Rehashed FPS shooters from obsolete game engines and a treasure trove of card games and mine-sweeper clones. Wine sucks almost as much cock as you do. Half the time it doesn't work at all. The other half maybe the game runs, but after hours of trying to configure different tweaks, disabling in-game effects, or updating or downgrading to different versions. Wine is shit. Always has been and probably always will be. If you want games, the most games, the best games, the most speed, and with the most ease, Windows kicks Linux so hard in the ass that it's not even a contest. The fact you actually believe otherwise shows how frighteningly stupid Linux advocates can be. Fuck you, old troll. Dumb fucks like you are the reason why Linux is dead last.

Re:torrent plz? (1)

Kireas (1784888) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891968)

Please, head on back to the YouTube comments where you usually reside, because most people here are going to stop reading your comment at "LOL".

Re:torrent plz? (2)

lucidlyTwisted (2371896) | more than 3 years ago | (#36892384)

I know you're a troll, but....

You can pay $0.00 and yet have the cash to pay for broadband? You really expect us to believe that crap? The last time someone tried to get these via an illegal torrent they got the Internet kicking of their life. The chat on Demonoid was rather amusing.

If you are genuinely penniless, cut the broadband, use the library and the saved cash for something important.
OR
Use sites like abandonware.com
OR
Use many of the games that are available on Linux (e.g. Sauerbraten, Super Tux kart, Oolite, Zero Ballistics, Warsow...)

There is no point in kicking companies who play fair in the balls. In fact, what you do by illegally torrenting is damage the very system that most people would like to see companies follow.

Here's an idea, why not skip that $0.99 cheeseburger today and use the to buy the games? Or is that simply too simplistic for you?

VVVVVV Recommended! (2)

RyanFenton (230700) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890166)

Aside from helping a very well-implemented charity organization (Child's play + Developers + EFF + HumbleBundleTeam sliders are a real nice touch), VVVVVV is a really nice game.

If nothing else, the music is priceless, really catchy stuff. That, and the constant abstractions of the pixel-art, mixed with the mixed humor of the name of each "screen" you appear in make it an instant classic.

Of course, the insane challenge of "Doing things the Hard Way" will also make it a memorable experience.

Highly recommended for that one alone.

Ryan Fenton

Re:VVVVVV Recommended! (2)

Lazareth (1756336) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890204)

Seconded. If nothing else get the humble bundle for VVVVVV. Excellent game, really screws with your mind.

Unfortunately I already, again, own 4 out of 5 of those games in the humble bundle. Was the same situation last time.

Re:VVVVVV Recommended! (1)

Pete Venkman (1659965) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890232)

You could always just pay what you think the other game is worth or gift the games you have to someone else.

Re:VVVVVV Recommended! (2, Funny)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890652)

gift the games you have to someone else.

I thought that could not happen unless you had the permission from the game developer and paid them twice? Wasn't that made illegal or some shit? Punishment comparable to Schedule 1 narcotics possession?

I also saw a study funded by the game publishers proving it was no different than kicking a puppy... hard.

Re:VVVVVV Recommended! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890212)

Nope, it's easy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za7qmTxe5u8

Re:VVVVVV Recommended! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890322)

I sat through that just to listen to the music.

I own the game, but can't get that last trinket, my reflexes just aren't good enough to get all the way back down.

Re:VVVVVV Recommended! (2)

Kelbear (870538) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890228)

I LOVE Hammer Fight. I played through that campaign 3 times.

The combat is physics based. You pilot a ship with swords, axes, hammers, morningstars, guns, cannons, etc. hanging off your ship, and you control the ship with the mouse. By swinging the mouse (and thereby the ship), you can slam/slash/aim your weapons into enemies, with increased damage the harder the contact is. The game does an absolutely incredible job of making the hits felt. Seeing an enemy hurtle towards you with his whirling blades, and them slamming your hammer directly into center mass at maximum strength tearing off chunks of armor and weaponry with a glorious slow-motion effect kicking in on contact right before the enemy is thrown crashing through a stone wall behind them.

Re:VVVVVV Recommended! (2)

artor3 (1344997) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890294)

Well, I was going to give this bundle a pass since I already own all but Hammerflight, but that sounds irresistibly awesome.

I also want to plug Crayon Physics as well worth playing to anyone who hasn't tried it. It starts pretty simple -- you can solve most of the early levels by drawing a catapult. But later on, you are driven to draw all sorts of creative things to solve the puzzles. I had some maps where I created a series of elevators and conveyer belts, all hand drawn, to get to the goal.

Re:VVVVVV Recommended! (1)

JimWise (1804930) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890398)

I was a bit disappointed that no soundtracks were included for any of the corresponding games this time around. I have not had a chance to install the games yet, but reading your post already makes me look forward to hearing the music and also sad that I won't have a simple soundtrack set to play in the car. Maybe we can ask the Humble Bundle crew if they can release some of the soundtracks once X copies are sold or X dollars are raised. They have done similar things in the past.

Re:VVVVVV Recommended! (1)

PwnzerDragoon (2014464) | more than 3 years ago | (#36892226)

VVVVVV also just got a big update, with a new engine written in C++ rather than flash. This means no more blowing away your saves every time your flash cache gets emptied. Other updates are a level editor, some extra levels, a new "analog" video mode, and possible Steamworks integration in the near future. Still waiting for the update to get pushed to Steam, though.

Linux users the least cheap? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890192)

Average purchase: $4.43
Average Windows: $3.65
Average Mac: $5.59
Average Linux: $10.39

yay us!

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (4, Funny)

Pete Venkman (1659965) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890226)

No it just means that one of you paid $10.38 and the other paid $10.40.

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (3, Informative)

lgftsa (617184) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890368)

I paid US$30 (AU$28.xx), twice as much as I paid for HB2 as I intend to play all of these games - the FPS in HB2 don't interest me.

BTW, Crayon Physics fails on Debian Squeeze. My fix was to move the bundled lib32 directory to lib32.o and apt-get the standard system packages for the few libraries it then complains are missing, which are mostly SDL related. All that was left was an incompatible system libstdc++, so I re-created lib32 and copied the old version from lib32.o back. So far, it runs fine and is great fun.

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (1)

ediron2 (246908) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890472)

... thus 'The Year of Linux on the Desktop' takes another kick to the 'nads.

(Having snarked, thanks for the good debian advice; that's my OS of choice)

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36891140)

Why couldn't I figure that out? It's so intuitively obvious.

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36891694)

If you are on a 64 bit system, you end up having to install LOADS of 32 bit crap.

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890374)

So, using your figures, you're saying the five Windows users who bought the game paid less than the two Linux users and the same as the two Mac users?

Wow. I didn't realise Windows users were such a pack of cheap cunts.

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (2)

zippthorne (748122) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890576)

To be fair, they may have spent a good deal more money on windows than they thought they would...

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (2)

atomic-penguin (100835) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890626)

Its called an over-served market, that is Windows gaming.

Does it not make logical sense that an over-served market with millions of mediocre games would pay less dollars? As opposed to under-served markets whose only choices are either, just a few natively developed games, or games known to work with the assistance of wine.

Is that not the basic gist of supply and demand? There is an over supply of Windows "PC" games, the over-served market can only afford to buy some of the entertainment available to them. There must be something like a hundred new games on Steam, available for Windows only, every month. On the other hand, you have an under-served market of highly technical users who likely make a professional living from their primary OS of choice (Mac or Linux). The demand in that particular corner of the under-served market is greater than the supply of quality entertainment.

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890726)

This is certainly true, but don't discount the effect of the warez culture on Windows, too.

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36891506)

Oh yes, all those highly technical Mac users. hahaahahahhaahhaahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaa

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890454)

I play the games mostly on Windows but I always put Linux! Paid $30USD split.

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (1)

artor3 (1344997) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890276)

Linux users are starved for quality games, and thus heap praise (and money) upon anyone who develops for their platform. Same for Mac users, but to a lesser extent ever since Valve started releasing games for them. Windows users are spoiled by having every game of the past twenty years developed for their platform.

Or maybe Jonathan Blow, Markus Persson, and whoever "ExpiredPopsicle" is all reported themselves as Linux users and pulled up the average.

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890868)

Linux users are starved for quality games, and thus heap praise (and money) upon anyone who develops for their platform. Same for Mac users, but to a lesser extent ever since Valve started releasing games for them.

Linux and Windows are not mutually exclusive. You can run Linux as a primary platform and still use Windows as a "games launcher" if you don't mind paying your protection money.

Windows users are spoiled by having every game of the past twenty years developed for their platform.

There are plenty of games that come out on consoles and not on Windows.

Or maybe Jonathan Blow, Markus Persson, and whoever "ExpiredPopsicle" is all reported themselves as Linux users and pulled up the average.

I take it statistics is not your strong point? So far, there are about 80k sales and judging by the pie chart, about 10% of those are Linux sales. Having 3 high sales is hardly going to drive the average up by much.

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (1)

artor3 (1344997) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891076)

Don't take things so seriously. I wasn't trying to offer a sophisticated analysis of the differences.

But you're the one who needs a course in statistics. If there are 80k sales with 10% being on Linux, then that's 8k Linux users. The three I named contributed close to $6k dollars. That'd drive up the average by 75c. Obviously not the whole difference, but far from insignificant. And there weren't yet 80k sales when I posted (indeed there aren't even that many now).

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (1)

tuppe666 (904118) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891368)

Linux users are starved for quality games, and thus heap praise (and money) upon anyone who develops for their platform. Same for Mac users, but to a lesser extent ever since Valve started releasing games for them. Windows users are spoiled by having every game of the past twenty years developed for their platform.

Or maybe Jonathan Blow, Markus Persson, and whoever "ExpiredPopsicle" is all reported themselves as Linux users and pulled up the average.

With the rise of cross platform gaming Linux is the winner...buying the indie bundles alone gives you 20+ gaming titles. The strange thing is supply and demand, at least on its own is not, does not work well in a "pay what you want" selling method. Linux uses like DRM free/Indie games for charity those are three more reasons to buy the games :)

Re:Linux users the least cheap? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890308)

Take a look at total payments by platform there Chief.

If only they actually fucking worked. (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891128)

I'm apparently not alone in having to at least tweak the games a little to make them work. Right now, AYIM doesn't fucking work, [andyetitmoves.net] and the Humble Indie Bundle version doesn't even generate any logs from that.

From another post, it seems only one of the games "just worked" with Linux. By contrast, the original Humble Bundle had all games just work on Linux, out of the box, with no issues.

I'm using Kubuntu 11.04. Not exactly an obscure distro. Others are reporting the same problem with Ubuntu 11.04, and that it worked in 10.10. And the forum post dates back to August. One admin replied right away, another replied over a month later, and there's been no other contact from the game devs, and no fix from what I can tell.

I guess the solution is to either track down each game and try a demo first, or buy them for 1c instead.

There real time stats are interesting... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890234)

These stats are funny as the "free" OS people are willing to pay more, or so it appears (Or are desperate for games) :)

Total payments: $303,911.06
Purchases #: 68,495
Average purchase: $4.44
Average Windows: $3.66
Average Mac: $5.61
Average Linux: $10.40

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (1)

B1oodAnge1 (1485419) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890356)

free as in freedom, not necessarily free as in free beer. ;-)

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (3, Funny)

SuperKendall (25149) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890546)

When your operating system is free, it leaves with you copious spare funds to spend on games or yachts.

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (0)

Cereal Box (4286) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890634)

Hate to say it, but yeah, they're desperate for games. The Linux guys buying the bundle are trying to make a statement with their purchase prices, whereas the Windows and Mac guys are really just paying what they think the games are worth, which is honestly just a couple bucks.

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (2)

adamofgreyskull (640712) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890822)

whereas the Windows and Mac guys are really just paying what they think the games are worth, which is honestly just a couple bucks.

Sorry, but no. Given the choice, they're cheap bastards. VVVVV is easily worth $5 on its own. The average Windows purchase price is $3.66. And Yet It Moves is easily worth $5 on its own. The average Windows purchase price is $3.66. Cogs is easily worth $5. The average Wind...well, you get the picture. I bought one bundle for more than the Linux average for my brother and bought another for myself. I paid less the second time round (but still more than the Windows average) as I've already bought all but one of those games on Steam. If anyone thinks those 5 games combined are not worth $5 they are either a lying prick or a stupid fuck.

I do almost all my gaming in Windows, and use Linux for work, and as much gaming as I can. I identified as a Linux user because given the choice, I'd like to play my games under Linux. Maybe Linux users without the option are desperate for games and want to make a statement, or maybe they're just more generous. Maybe most self-identifying windows users can't afford good games, or maybe they really are so ignorant that they think anything that isn't shat out onto a conveyor by EA once a year isn't worth more than they'd spend on a Big Mac. Who knows...

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (2)

m2vq (2417438) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891346)

Maybe most self-identifying windows users can't afford good games, or maybe they really are so ignorant that they think anything that isn't shat out onto a conveyor by EA once a year isn't worth more than they'd spend on a Big Mac. Who knows...

Or what about if you let people themselves judge what is a good game and what is not. Besides, most of these games have been available on Windows for a long time. I owned all of them but Hammerfight and paid the full price for them. I honestly haven't really played those games that much. I did still throw a few dollars to this Humble Bundle because I think it's for a good cause. Does that make me a cheap bastard?

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (1)

Tomato42 (2416694) | more than 3 years ago | (#36892428)

Or what about if you let people themselves judge what is a good game and what is not.

Fair point, but it's hard to judge a game you haven't actually played yet...

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (1)

Richard_at_work (517087) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891910)

Nice to see that you think your definition of "value" and "worth" need to be applied to everyone with no modifiers at all - thats a unique kind of arrogance.

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (1)

tuppe666 (904118) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891348)

Hate to say it, but yeah, they're desperate for games. The Linux guys buying the bundle are trying to make a statement with their purchase prices, whereas the Windows and Mac guys are really just paying what they think the games are worth, which is honestly just a couple bucks.

You don't hate to say it, and its not true. Its somewhat ironic that just buying the indie bundles alone will have given you 20+ games. Linux is increasingly getting more and more love from game developers with cross platform gaming being where its at. Whats interesting is the games that are available for Linux are the quality indie games, Those heavily DRMed console ports done by the major game companies. I suspect those are best played on a console anyway, although to be fair those interest me less and less...I've already played COD ;)

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (3, Interesting)

VGPowerlord (621254) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890736)

Amazingly, the purchase prices directly correlate to the number of those games that were previously available for that OS.

5 of these games were available for Windows prior to this bundle: And Yet it Moves, VVVVVV, Cogs, Crayon Physics Deluxe, and Hammerfight.

3 of these games were available for Macs prior to this bundle: And Yet it Moves, VVVVVV, and Cogs.

1 of these games was available for Linux prior to this bundle: And Yet it Moves.

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (2)

jeek (37349) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890782)

Between 184 and 7789 Linux users purchased this.. http://goo.gl/imBYi [goo.gl] (link to wolframalpha)

I don't know how to use the site well enough to get around the fact that it returned no answers when I added the (l+m+w)*4.44=303911.06 constraint

Re:There real time stats are interesting... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36891316)

Are you taking into account the fact that a single purchase can count for multiple platforms?

Pay-what-you-want? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890278)

It will never be pay-what-you-want unless zero is one of the options. Not that I'm being tight or anything, I tend not to play that many computer games anyway, it's just all this talk of an experiment to see what people are willing to pay is skewed towards those that want to pay at all. What I'd like to see is the breakdown across *all* amounts, I'm wondering how many people pay $0.01.

Re:Pay-what-you-want? (1)

wisnoskij (1206448) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890348)

You sure the humble bundle does not allow you to pay $0?
I know I have purchased games that did allow you to do that.

Re:Pay-what-you-want? (3, Insightful)

JimWise (1804930) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890414)

Well, if you feel something is not even worth $0.01, then you feel it is worthless to you, and if it is worthless to you, then you shouldn't care about not having it.

Re:Pay-what-you-want? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890510)

I paid 14 cents because I'm an uber poor son of a bitch.

Re:Pay-what-you-want? (2)

flimflammer (956759) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890632)

It must suck living in such poverty that you can't even afford to spend a penny and instead waste your time arguing semantics on slashdot. :)

Re:Pay-what-you-want? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36891940)

As the poster of the original comment, I should clarify. I said nothing about the worth of the bundle nor whether I could afford one penny. I stated explicitly that I play few games (StarCraft was the last one I really got into - yes, StarCraft ONE, not TWO) but perhaps I should have made it clear I was probably not going to buy these games at all (although I still need to look into that crayon thing to see if it's suitable for my 5yo and 7yo child so I may spring a few bucks anyway).

I only stated that a true indication of how this *experiment* works out would be better gained by allowing a payment of zero. Then I suspect you'd see a huge skewing of results downward as people who couldn't even get off their fat a**es (or ar*es if you're Antipodean like I) to put through a penny payment figured out they could bypass the payment hassle anyway.

Anyway, I can think of little that gives me more pleasure than arguing semantics with faceless people over the net. That's even better than gaming :-)

Re:Pay-what-you-want? (1)

mcvos (645701) | more than 3 years ago | (#36892216)

I only stated that a true indication of how this *experiment* works out would be better gained by allowing a payment of zero.

I disagree. Then you attract people who aren't interested in these games at all. They just get it because they can, and that skews the statistics of what people who are interested in these games are willing to pay for them. A minimum of $0.01 is completely reasonable.

Re:Pay-what-you-want? (1)

adamofgreyskull (640712) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890898)

For some perspective, there are quite a few places in the world (growing in number by the year) where there is no physical currency denomination that would allow you to pay the equivalent of US$0.01 for anything. Here in New Zealand, the smallest coin is a 10 cent piece, which is worth between 8 and 9 cents US. In the UK, the smallest denomination is 1p which is worth 1.6 cents. I frequently give such coins to my niece as play money...

So those who don't want to pay, but do want to play the games will most likely just pay the damn $0.01 because it's such a pathetically small amount. If anyone is so discouraged by the steep steep price of $0.01 that they don't buy the bundle, then they obviously didn't really want to play the games.

HB3's paypal account got slashdotted? (1)

drb226 (1938360) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890298)

I immediately began the purchase, but I've been sitting at the "waiting for paypal" screen for a while now. Last bundle it only lasted a few seconds, but then again, I waited a couple days before I grabbed that one.

Re:HB3's paypal account got slashdotted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890342)

I'm stuck there too.. Waiting for PayPal to process the transaction (though I've already received the email from paypal saying it's been paid).

Not sure if it's on paypals end or Humble Indie is getting slashdot'ed. Maybe I should have just done the amazon payment

Re:HB3's paypal account got slashdotted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890380)

Me too. And I want to leave work. What will happen if I shut my laptop

Re:HB3's paypal account got slashdotted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890410)

Not sure.. because there's a link below it to "return to main site"...

I also did the "gift" option which listed you have unlimited time to download it since I don't plan on doing so for a while :)

Re:HB3's paypal account got slashdotted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890428)

amazon payments work though. 3 1 dollar payments before it worked. Got more out of me than I wanted too, greedy bastards.

Re:HB3's paypal account got slashdotted? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890386)

...I see we're all back to using PayPal again? How about all the "No WikiLeaks Support --> PayPal = Evil --> I cancelled my account" postings?

[note this is just in general and not referring to OPs]

Re:HB3's paypal account got slashdotted? (2)

tlhIngan (30335) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891386)

...I see we're all back to using PayPal again? How about all the "No WikiLeaks Support --> PayPal = Evil --> I cancelled my account" postings?

So don't use Paypal, sheesh.

They support Paypal, Amazon Payments and Google Checkout. That's practically all the large processors except their own merchant account.

They make every effort to allow you to pay with whatever means you want.

Now, Paypal has no competition. If you have two random people, one of which needs to pay the other, Paypal is pretty much the only way to do it with a credit card. Maybe the seller is a business and qualifies for Amazon Payments or Google Checkout or their own merchant account, but until the day everyone has their own merchant account, Paypal's pretty much the only way. (And trust me - merchant accounts make Paypal look pretty damn saintly).

Re:HB3's paypal account got slashdotted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890620)

I'm stuck as well. I tried the built in chat support, but it doesn't seem that they have the man power to handle this, because in 25 minutes, all I've gotten is a "Hi." Has anyone figured out how to resolve this? I actually gave what is, to me, a decent amount of money, so I am unwilling to risk just losing out on that. I'd love to recommend this to people, but not if it's such a miserable and unreliable experience.

Re:HB3's paypal account got slashdotted? (1)

RobDollar (1137885) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890882)

Check your email while that paypal thing is going round and round and round and round, just like a game console loading icon.

In mine and my friends cases, the purchase had already happened. You can close that popup screen.

Still not possible to pay through Bitcoin! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890324)

It's 2011!

Re:Still not possible to pay through Bitcoin! (1)

RobertLTux (260313) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890710)

bitcoin will only be supported in 2025

in fact i would bet that Linden Dollars will be supported before bitcoin will

on-board video card friendly? (1)

transporter_ii (986545) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890488)

I've purchased bundle 1 and 2, but 2 said up front most of the games wouldn't work with on-board video cards. Off hand, I couldn't find anything about this on this bundle. Anyone know if these games will work on intel on-board video cards?

I bought 2 anyway, just to support them. But it would be nice if they worked on all my machines.

Re:on-board video card friendly? (2)

artor3 (1344997) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890628)

I can't speak for all of them, but V^6 and AYIM should both work.

Re:on-board video card friendly? (1)

tuppe666 (904118) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891244)

All games worked with the intel on-board cards for indie bundles 1&2, at least on Linux. The Humble Frozenbyte Bundle was a different matter. What was interesting with that bundle is features were fixed intel driver, and problems regarding patents and OpenGL were raised.

Has anyone not received a download link? (1)

longhairedgnome (610579) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890502)

I've made two payments(2@$1 ea) but I haven't received a download link yet, just paypal confirmation/receipt. Has anyone else had trouble?

Re:Has anyone not received a download link? (1)

stonedcat (80201) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890524)

There's a box in the bottom right corner of the HIB page for live support.
Failing that you should be able to email them and say you've not yet received your link.
Perhaps there was a problem or delay processing your payment? Did you read the paypal emails?

Re:Has anyone not received a download link? (1)

longhairedgnome (610579) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890566)

I idled in the chat box for a while, the paypal emails said it was all good to go, but like i just posted below, I used another vendor and it's all good. $2 more than I wanted to spend but I can't complain. I'm doing my best to bring the amount linux folk spent on the bundle to the windows level.

Re:Has anyone not received a download link? (1)

godrik (1287354) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890886)

I processed mine through paypal and got the link to download about an hour later.

Re:Has anyone not received a download link? (1)

longhairedgnome (610579) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890554)

ah like the above post, I ended up just making a third $1 payment through another vendor

Re:Has anyone not received a download link? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890740)

It took me over 1:20 to get my link. Chat never responded.

Is anyone surprised? (2, Funny)

segoy (641704) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890558)

How typical, Windows users are bringing down the average.

Re:Is anyone surprised? (1)

flimflammer (956759) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890614)

hurr durr

Re:Is anyone surprised? (2)

MacTO (1161105) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890840)

Maybe Windows and Linux users are buying it for different reasons? Linux users may be trying to support game development on their platform. At least one Windows user (myself) is just trying out a bunch of indie games, and since I find indie games are hit and miss I don't want to dump too much money into it.

(Also, as several people have noted, they already owned several of the games. Since the video suggests that some of these games are new to Linux, Linux users may be willing to pay more because they are getting more.)

Re:Is anyone surprised? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36892314)

I suspect it's a direct result of game availability. I already spend easily 100 dollars a month on games for windows. I'm not gonna drop much more for these games which I likely won't even play. Then again I give 100% of my purchase price to Child's Play so I'm not really supporting the developers anyways.

C64 Load Screen (1)

Marurun (1938210) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890714)

VVVVVV was definitely worth buying this bundle in my opinion. Awesome game.

64-bit Linux Versions? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36890856)

Does anyone know which of these have 64-bit versions for Linux? I can see from the download page for And Yet it Moves that it has one, but I can't tell for any of the others.

Why does it matter? (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891040)

The 32-bit versions will work for the games which don't have one. If I see a 64-bit version, I'll get that, but otherwise, who cares?

Re:Why does it matter? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36891232)

Yes, they'll work if you have a bunch of 32-bit libraries installed as well as 32-bit support enabled in your kernel. If not, it's nice to have a 64-bit version.

Re:Why does it matter? (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891576)

Why would you not have that? On what x86_64 machine are you so starved for RAM, disk space, or bandwidth that you can't install 32-bit libraries or enable a 32-bit kernel, yet you have sufficient RAM, disk space, and bandwidth to download and play a game?

A 64-bit version is nice regardless, but this isn't a good argument for it.

VVVVVV and Cogs (1)

adamofgreyskull (640712) | more than 3 years ago | (#36890924)

As someone who already owned both, these two games alone are worth at least $10. Don't be stingy.

I totally got this one, too... (1)

mat catastrophe (105256) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891282)

Even though I've barely played many of the games in the last couple and I don't even know if the games this time are PPC compatible.

By the way, I am currently offering a good home to any wayward or orphaned Intel Macs. You will receive no actual money but you will know that your machine is in the hands of people who love it dearly and will not sell its internal parts for scrap.

Distribution (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36891432)

Note: also available via Desura! JimWise seemed to forget to mention that in the first post. Perhaps Soulskill should add it as an edit/note?

Desura employee Keith Poole also just released a blog update showing the Linux client which looks near completion, meaning the Humble Indie Bundle games will soon be available via Desura for Linux users too: http://www.desura.com/news/desura-linux-developement-downloads-and-bug-fixes

Interesting Social Network Stats (1)

Richard_at_work (517087) | more than 3 years ago | (#36891964)

After you buy, you have the option of "liking" or "tweeting" or "+1-ing" the Humble Bundle, with some interesting stats on who has done so currently...

Twitter has 14,900 tweets

Facebook has 115,000 Likes

Google+ has 1,200 +1's

Very interesting indeed.

Four big ones? Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36891980)

I have a question re some of the bids (from a purely interested-in-the-experiment viewpoint). Did @notch really pay over four grand to get this bundle? That seems rather generous, or reeks of someone trying to skew the results :-)

I see there's a few GoogleNortelPatent-ish bids in there for $2,718.28 (e) and $314.15 (pi) - very witty.

Re:Four big ones? Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36892394)

Notch actually explained on Twitter that he tried to pay $2048 first, and didn't think the payment went through so he did $2000 a second time... and being a pretty well known guy on Twitter, the HIB guys merged the two purchases to count as one.

Unable to transfer funds (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36892218)

They have Amazon and Google Checkout. Both require credit cards and I only have a debit card, PayPal and MoneyBookers.

Would've spent $50 on this, because I'm poor.

Re:Unable to transfer funds (1)

ledow (319597) | more than 3 years ago | (#36892594)

Funny, I checked out with Paypal on this yesterday.

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