Jan 31, 2012
The first mobile pay-anything Humble Bundle is here, and Android is the first supported platform. Four games are part of the Humble Bundle for Android:
- Anomaly: Warzone Earth: This is 11 bit Studios’ take on tower offense, as players control units that invade enemy defenses. The initial release was infamously ported by just one developer in two weeks.
- EDGE & EDGE Extended: Mobigame just recently launched this game on Android. Players control a cube that has to navigate through isometric mazes. The game became infamous on iOS for being removed and restored to the App Store through various trademark controversies over the word ‘edge’ with Tim Langdell.
- Osmos: Hemisphere Games’ interesting physics title â€“ not a physics puzzler in the Angry Birds senseÂ â€“ has players controlling an amoeba-like organism that must fire matter at its enemies to shrink them down, while absorbing other, smaller, organisms to collect them up. This game is available in both phone and tablet optimized versions that are both available as part of the bundle.
- World of Goo: The gooey puzzle game from 2D Boy that released late in 2011 is here in DRM-free form. Read our review for more on the game.
The bundle doesn’t just come with DRM-free Android versions â€“ the PC/Mac/Linux versions are also included. World of Goo is only included in the bundle for those who contribute above the average, which as of publication is around $4.10. The revenue can be either split in any proportion between going to the developers, going to charity, and going to fund future Humble Bundle operations.
Of course, while all the games in this bundle are available on iOS, they can’t be included because of the fact that distribution outside of the App Store is virtually impossible without jailbreaking. However, this does have the drawback of the games only being the current versions, and not versions that will be updated automatically, as the PC/Mac/Linux versions can be when redeemed on Steam.
Still, this is all a fantastic endeavor that supports charity and independent developers, and can get gamers great games at bargain prices. Click here to visit the Humble Bundle website to download the games.