Clarification — It seems that the Humble Botanical Bundle was originally referred to as “Humble Indie Bundle 7“. The games mentioned in this article are not accurate, rather the result of a drunken Google session and a “Jump To Conclusions” mat. Our apologies.
Running Out Of Ideas
Those that are feeling a little miffed by the latest Humble THQ Bundle are probably anxiously awaiting the promised Humble Indie Bundle 7. Bundle number 7 is currently being promised on the Humble Bundle homepage to those users that are not bashful with their email addresses. While no communication has been sent by the Humble Gang yet, there are a few details available.
While browsing the infamous CDR database, we stumbled across a listing for Humble Indie Bundle 7 and Humble Indie Bundle 7: Beat The Average. So how could a Humble Indie Bundle possibly be disappointing, or even worst Humble Bundle ever? So far, they are no linux native games. In addition to that, there are no games making their debut with this bundle. Faithful purchasers of past bundles likely already own all of these games.
What’s on tap?
As mentioned above, all of the games on offer have been offered in previous bundles. Here is the current, and likely incomplete, list of games for the regular bundle.
Remember the controversy the Humble Botanicula Bundle debuted way back in April? Botanicula is an Adobe Air game, which is a software that has now long been discontinued on Linux. When the bundle debut, there was a serious community backlash towards Humble, leading them to finally hire some Linux development muscle. Will this version be plague with the same issue, or with Humble packagers be kind enough to offer up clear instructions on how to install Adobe Air in a clean and non-destructive way. Better yet, will Humble take the time to package Abode Air into the download? We hope so.
Machinarium and Samarost 2
Both are Flash games, and both have been included with previous bundles. So far we are failing to see any real value in this bundle for faithful — and high-paying — Linux users.
Windosill, so far is the only game offered for those who beat the average. We still expect to see a couple of other games jump on board, but so far, this is all that is official. Again, Windosill is a Flash game — also discontinued on Linux — and has been offered in previous bundles.
So, will you be buying Humble Indie Bundle? This might be a good time to speak with our wallets and slide the charity slider all the way to the right.