Jan 31 AT 4:47 PM Edgar Cervantes 35 Comments

Humble Bundle: Android games for the price of… whatever you want?


We like games, and we like to be able to afford games. Sometimes purchasing game after game can burn a hole in your pocket. Humble Bundle has been a great solution for affordable gaming before. But this is the first time Humble Bundle has hit the Android platform.

The bundle offers 3 (4 if you pay more) cross-platform games. This means you could play the games directly from your Windows (via Steam), Mac or Linux computer. And you can choose how much you pay for them.

The included games are Anomaly, Osmos and Edge. If you pay more than the “average” you also get World of Goo. The average is currently at about $5.27. It will be going up, so hurry up and get it while it’s still cheap!

  • Anomaly: This game was recently released, so it’s definitely a good deal. It’s basically a “tower offense” game, where you fight through a field against enemy towers.
  • Osmos: This is a very peaceful and relaxing game. The new age music soothes you into the zone. As a molecule, your objective is to become bigger by absorbing smaller molecules and avoiding bigger ones. (Highly recommended by Taylor).
  • Edge: This game is a bit of a trip. You basically navigate a cube in an animated field. The field moves and changes as the game gets more complicated.
  • World of Goo: Most of you probably know this one by now. It’s a bit of a surreal physics/building puzzle game. You can use globs of goo to build all sorts of things, like bridges, structures and even cannon balls.

Not only is this an affordable bundle for all the gamers out there, but customers would also be helping out with Child’s Play Charity. When purchasing, you have the option to divide your payment as you wish between the developers, charity and what they call a “Humble Tip.” Humble Tips go straight to Humble Bundle, Inc.

Not only can you name your own price, but you can divide your payment to most benefit whoever you see fit. If you’re looking to purchase some games for your spare time, this deal is quite the no-brainer. Go ahead and purchase the bundle straight from their site, and try to support with whatever you can!

Who’s getting this Humble Bundle? Have you guys enjoyed these deals before? Let us know what you think, and excuse me, as I will be playing these games for a while.

Source: Humble Bundle

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • _AjD

    Even though I’m not a heavy gamer – I love the idea behind Humble Bundle. Their site is fantastic you can check what’s been paid and where the $ is going.

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      Yeah I spent a couple minutes starting at the numbers. Really neat purchasing idea.

      • YMS123

        It worth pointing out, you also get PC/Mac/Linux versions and the soundtracks included in the price

      • Joseph Carrington

        They typically make 2mil per bundle too. These are the guys behind Overgrowth, my most anticipated game of 2012. http://www.wolfire.com/overgrowth

  • YMS123

    I just bought the bundle a few hours ago, money for devs and charity, games for me = WIN WIN WIN situation!

  • NamelessTed

    Awesome. I am a big fan of the Humble Indie Bundle and have bought several of the packs in the past. Im not a huge gamer on my tablet but these games look a more well suited for a touch screen that stupid shit like Dead Space and games on OnLive.

    That and I get all the games on Steam as well.

    I am just glad that indie devs “get it” compared to the stupid big brother publishers that try to stop piracy with restrictive DRM. The HID has literally made $Millions selling games with virtually no minimum price.

    • NamelessTed

      Just an update. Got the games installed and have been playing Osmos for a solid 45 minutes. Fun stuff.

  • Vance

    Neato! Purchased. Happy to raise the average a bit :)

  • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

    I already own some of the games (bought on another Humble Bundle). The Android versions look cool, but I will wait for another bundle, maybe one dedicated to Android games. I wonder if the games that are playable on Android will get updates when they are released.

  • cthonctic

    Very cool, I’m a fan of the humble and royal bundles as it is and have always wished they’d branch out into Android games. Getting this right now. :)

    Also, I was actually holding off on buying WoG at the time it released because I had hoped for it to pop up during Google’s crazy 10days/10apps/10cents promotion, but sadly it didn’t. Makes this so much sweeter.

  • http://None Javier Bastardo

    This is an awesome, although not exactly new idea. Wish more companies would see the benefits of doing this kind of trading.

  • cb2000a

    Interesting…Linux users donated the most (per donation).

    • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

      Linux users are always donating more than any other users. I’ve been watching these bundles starting with the second bundle. I only purchased the third, I payed more than the average and I got the second bundle free. These guys should get a statue somewhere in Silicon Valley.

    • ranwanimator

      Linux users are used to donation based software and so are more likely to pay closer to what the games are worth.

  • http://www.mlvirdi.com akashwani

    Good work. Getting this right now! a great/different marketing style.

  • Nicholas

    Just posting to let you guys know that both versions of EDGE got updated to fix the green screen issues on ISC and the menu scale on 3.0+ tablets. This game alone is already worth buying the bundle, pretty awesome stuff. It was my favorite back in my iOS days.

  • mackncheesiest

    I totally wasn’t expecting these to come to Android, but they really are awesome deals. I’ve already bought around 5 bundles in the past for PC (all except the first, I think), and I’ve loved them all, so I’m perfectly happy to support a bundle on Android. What I’m really wondering is if they still have a cheesy advertisement video for this one too.

  • droilfade

    I love this idea! Pay what you want, help people, play games! Awesome!

  • Ari32

    This reminds me of that band that sold their album online for whatever price you felt like paying (Radiohead maybe? I can’t remember). You could get it for free if you wanted. I heard someone paid close to $1000 for it just to show support for the idea.

  • http://genesischess.com/ MJM128

    ~80% of my purchase went to the EFF. Seems only fitting since they do so much to prevent stuff like SOPA / PIPA. I probably won’t even play the games much, but I figured I would toss them some money too.

  • KRS_Won

    So worth the charitable donation!

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Awesome to see stuff like this around. Not everyone will participate, but it gives an option for those who want to do this sort of thing!

  • ranwanimator

    I participated. If they do it once and it’s successful, they’ll do it again. I have 2 of the games on PC already but why not take them with me. Osmos looks great on my TFP BTW.

    • delinear

      Yup, definitely worth supporting – show them that there is a market and we’ll see more of these in the future. I’ve chipped in for the Win HB on my desktop a couple of times so it’s great to see it on Android.

  • EolianPipes

    I got in on this. I love the humble bundle and really wanted to support this one since they made such a point to support android. I keep hoping more developers realize the potential they have on this platform!

  • Trinhbo

    Anomaly Warzone is a great game and I’m glad it was part of the bundle. World of Goo is also an amazing title with its very unique style. It’s kind of cool that they show you the average price paid and I’m proud to help boost it a bit too. These devs and the charities certainly deserve it.

  • WlfHart

    These deals are amazing, love the idea of supporting such a great cause!

  • smeghead68

    What’s the point in pirating when the payment options like this? Great idea.

  • cabrone

    Sorry if this seems ignorant, but why are there mobile and tablet versions of Osmos and can anyone notify me of the differences (if any)?

  • Billy

    Wow!! This is awesome. I love the ability to customize where the money goes and how much I want to pay etc…

    Get some good bundles for and contribute back!! Hopefully, we see more of these bundles crop up!

  • Daniel

    There will apparently be an app which will handle updates for these games for Android. The link will also be valid forever apparently so you can download again if you wipe or get a new device. Soundtracks available in FLAC.

  • Maurizio Bonelli

    Done :) Really great Idea!

  • Mark

    Definitely a good deal.

    A serious gotcha, though.

    I just discovered that you cannot update the apps.

    For example, if you try to update via Android Market, the update is declined, saying that the app was not purchased from the market.

    How do purchasers obtain updates?

    The Android Market doesn’t provide the means to uninstall, and if you do so on your own, the market still knows that the app was bought and will not allow you to repurchase, even if you might be willing to pay a second time (which you should not have to).

    This needs to be addressed! :-(

  • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

    And it’s that reason which tells why people are willing to spend upwards of $1,000 on these bundles. It’s not about the games, it’s about supporting awesome developers and charities.