"Pay what you want" Humble Indie Bundle 5 launches

The team at Humble Bundle started the trend of offering games for a limited time on the "pay what you want model". So far the previous bundles have generated millions in revenue that are shared by various game developers. Today, the team has launched Humble Indie Bundle 5 with a new set of games to get on the cheap or as much as you can afford.

The games that are a part of Humble Indie Bundle 5 include the classic Double Fine action-adventure game Psychonauts, the survival horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent, the unique 2D platformer game Limbo and the action-adventure game with the odd title Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. If you decide to pay more than the average amount as listed on the Humble Bundle site, you will also get the action-RPG game Bastion as part of the bundle.

Normally buying all five of these games together will cost about $50. The games are all DRM free and come in PC, Mac and Linux flavors. You also get Steam keys and the game's soundtracks as well. As with the previous Humble Indie Bundle events you can also choose to donate money to two charities, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play. Humble Indie Bundle 5 will end two weeks from now.

Source: Humble Bundle website

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Great bundle and well worth buying.

However, I do have to admit I'm slightly disappointed that the Linux port of Limbo is simply the Windows version packed with a bunch of Wine libraries.

Already got Psychonauts and Amnesia, but I'll still get this for the other games. Just trying to decide if I should beat the average and get Bastion too...

EDIT: Screw it, I just did it. $7.38 paid.

Edited by MightyJordan, May 31 2012, 10:34pm :

Have Amnesia and Psychonauts already so I'll probably pass. If they let you gift games you already have I might have considered it.

protocol7 said,
Have Amnesia and Psychonauts already so I'll probably pass. If they let you gift games you already have I might have considered it.

You name your own price, just pay a little less then and pick up the rest of the stuff. Heck even if you have them all just donating a few bucks for indie devs doesn't hurt unless your money is REALLY tight.

protocol7 said,
Have Amnesia and Psychonauts already so I'll probably pass. If they let you gift games you already have I might have considered it.

I haven't bought it yet, but it'll probably be like all the previous bundles, where you get separate Steam keys for each game, so yeah, you'd be able to gift them.

EDIT: Whoops, I was wrong then. I just bought it, and they've grouped all the games into one Steam key now (with Bastion the only one getting its own key).

Edited by MightyJordan, May 31 2012, 10:05pm :

protocol7 said,
Have Amnesia and Psychonauts already so I'll probably pass. If they let you gift games you already have I might have considered it.

The non-steam versions of the games are 100% DRM free, you could gift them easily.

Besides, technically you don't have to pay for the games you don't want, just enter an amount that you feel the remaining games are worth.

DirtyLarry said,
Nice, finally get to check out Amnesia Dark Descent, have heard so much about it.

Play it tonight, lights off, headset on. Don't forget to say candyman 3 times into the bathroom mirror before you start

reddit said,
The best part is that you're never going to play Amnesia. Hell I don't think anyone has actually played Amnesia. We just take turns passing round pictures and joke about it because nobody want's to admit that they never played past the flooded basement due to spontaneous defecation.

I'm looking forward to playing it, but the above about sums up my experiences, and I've only watched videos of it