This week’s Humble Bundle features games that are compatible with Android, Windows, Linux, and OSX. If you're unfamiliar with Humble Bundles, they essentially ask you what you'd like to pay for the package. Games included in the Humble Bundle this week are Aquaria, Fractal, Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, Stealth Bastard Deluxe, and Pulse* (Android Exclusive) which you can all get for as little as one dollar though you can of course donate more.
The preposterously awesome Humble Indie Bundle's back again, and this time, it's casting its wonderous monetary magics on... cold things? Sort of? We feel like that's the central unifying theme here, but maybe we're missing something. After all, the only new addition this time around is Frozen Synapse, an absolutely terrific indie strategy game that – point of interest – doesn't actually come from a land of ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow. Meanwhile, if you outmaneuver the average price (currently at $4.54), you'll also nab the Frozenbyte bundle, which was the main attraction last time the Humble Bundle came to town. Again, though, no real ice beyond the name. Honestly, the connection's tenuous at best. None of which actually matters, mind you, because nearly free games and donations to charity. So then, you know what to do.
For us, strategy games tend to be never-ending spirals of regret and woe. Don’t get us wrong—we love the genre. But our approach to tactics usually goes something like this: “OK, now you go here and... oops. Everything we love is on fire.” Put simply, mistakes happen. Frozen Synapse, however, allows us to make informed mistakes. In a nutshell, the game lets you see the outcome of your moves before you make them. It’s an absolutely brilliant tweak, and—if you’re a perfectionist—both a dream come true and your greatest nightmare.
2011 is finally starting to get under way, and you know what that means: roughly 20 million identical lists from your old pal The Internet telling you which games should have your clicking fingers and WASD-claws aching with excitement. Here's the problem, though: you've heard it all before. Even without the aforementioned list avalanche, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out when Call of Diablo: Crysis Effect 3 is dropping.
Granted, rocket science is also largely unnecessary when dealing with these games (we had to consult NASA, like, twice), but odds are, you probably know them about about as well as you know how to put a man on the moon. So, in that spirit, we thought we'd give you the scoop on some great-looking games that – prior to this very moment – were well on the road to passing you by.
Find out what you've been missing after the break!