Cartoon Network isn’t any stranger to the concept of going big, and the latest news from the entertainment network highlights this: today, it has launched its first (and Android OS-exclusive) Humble Bundle.
To be specific, there are 11 games that can be purchased pay-what-you want style; Humble Bundle is a unique opportunity for consumers to purchase platforms for whatever price they want on specific platforms for a set period. Folks who pay more than the current average donation generally get more titles unlocked. In the case of this specific bundle, the average is (at the time of this article) $5.94 which gets eight (8) games. Folks who pay at least $8 get the first eight games plus three (3) more.
This is a pretty good value for Regular Show-based games, as well as hits based on Adventure Time and Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake.
The Humble Bundle for Android is back for round 4. This collection of games, available at any price with a user-chosen split for the proceeds going to developers, charity, or to the Humble Bundle itself, is now available for a limited time. This time, it’s a series of thoughtful and thought-provoking critically-acclaimed games from a variety of indie developers.
The superstar of the bundle may just be Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP. The 2011 game of the year on 148Apps, this is a graphical adventure game that features amazing pixel art and an incredible soundtrack from Jim Guthrie, all around a story that’s surprisingly emotional. The Android release is technically a beta release, so there’s still some bugs to be ironed out before this one is really ready for prime time.
Waking Mars is Tiger Style Games’ Android debut. This is an adventure game that’s built around exploring Mars, and discovering new flora and faunae in the caverns that are being explored. There’s very little of what could be described as ‘combat’ â€“ it’s mostly just plant-growing, though it’s still got action in it. There’s multiple endings, and a Metroid-style sense of atmospheric exploration while venturing through this strange world.
Crayon Physics is a physics-based puzzler where crayon drawings are used to solve puzzles through creation: clever line placement to manipulate objects, or even to build simple machines to collect the stars in the levels. And of course, it comes with a crayon graphics aesthetic.
Splice is a puzzle game where players manipulate microbes to try and match the necessary shape, to form the proper strands as they’re manipulated. Developer Cipher Prime recommends this game for phablets (5" screens) and tablet screens.
Eufloria is a real-time strategy game that doesn’t feature orcs, or terrans, or anything from the standard strategy game tropes: why, it’s got seeds and plants growing, and manipulating them to expand their reach is the key here, as bugs and insects will get involved, and defending the plants becomes important. That’s two games about growing plants in one bundle!
The Humble Bundle for Android has led to over 130,000 purchases, and over $800,000 raised. The deal suddenly just got sweeter for folks, too, as Toki Tori has been added to the bundle. Two Tribes’ action-puzzle game, originally released in 2001 for the Game Boy Color, was remastered and re-released for a variety of modern platforms over the past few years, including Android. A sequel is in the works, and Two Tribes is tweeting and blogging about the game’s development.
Those who bought the Humble Bundle for Android already need not fret â€“ the game has been added to all previous Humble Bundles. This includes all the versions of the game â€“ for computer and for Android, as a DRM-free APK file â€“ a Steam code for Toki Tori has been added as well. The Humble Bundle for Android has just 4 days left on it, ending on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Those interested should buy it now, lest they suffer a broken heart over missing out.