Jul 27, 2011

Humble Indie Bundle the III (starring VVVVVV)

The Humble Indie Bundle is turning into a pretty lovely habit, that periodically lets gamers and gnomes grab some of the best and most interesting indie games around, play them on their Windows, Mac and/or Linux machines without the hassle of DRM and feel good about themselves for the most reasonable price possible: that of their choosing. It is, in other words, a pay-what-you-want affair that let's you grab some shiny, DRM-free games and enjoy them on the platform of your choice, while simultaneously deciding how much of your money will go to charity and how much to the developers themselves.

Humble Indie Bundle 3 in particular will get you Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight and And Yet It Moves. A lovely selection of games you will surely agree and a pretty balanced one at that too. Platform! Action! Puzzling! Physics! Retro graphics! Innovation! Weird humour! Ah, yes, the pillars of the indie scene. And they've got a trailer to show them off too:

Now, and in case you haven't noticed it yet, you will also be getting VVVVVV. Yes, VVVVVV. The best platfomer since Manic Miner and the same game I had to openly adore in my review. What's more, this is the spankin' new version 2.0 of VVVVVV, that comes complete with some lovely new levels and -above all- a fantastic and equally new level editor. Oh, and Terry Cavanagh actually rewrote the whole game in C++ meaning that it now runs faster and impressively on Linux too. Guess you should read more about VVVVVV v.2.0. over at distractionware.

Oh, and you can grab the Humble Indie Bundle here. Almost forgot that link.

Related @ Gnome's Lair:


  1. (walks in carrying a blogger tech manual....crawls under Gnome computer... snaps a photo of Gnome's Greybox.... leaves.....)

  2. (re-enters...carefully avoiding the door to Gnomes cellar, drops assorted cables from Blogger, facebook and twitter, borrows Gnomes C64 book...leaves)

  3. Already purchased, though I had three of the games. I don't think Terry submitted the VVVVVV update to Steam yet, so I haven't yet tried the new levels. Also it was actually Simon Roth who ported it, not Terry himself. Anyway. Cheers!

  4. @ Elderly: Not the C64 book... Not that... Oh, and drop me a line and I'll explain the complete workings of the Greybox my friend.

    @ Ithmeer: Good news! VVVVVV also got its Steam update - and, yes, you are apparently correct. Cheers again!

  5. (..carefully places the C64 book back in Gnomes library)

    sorry! :0(

    (leaves...re-enters, pulling a large African lion on a steel chain, hoists lion towards ceiling, presses release button, lion drops to the floor....dazed)

    (elderly pulls out stool, takes out notebook and pencil, writes "the secrets of Gnomes graybox" on the paper)

    ....Okay I'm all ears!! :o)

  6. (suddenly gnome realizes that the trans-dimensional cellar had turned the kind and cuddly Elderly into a demented monstrosity covered with ears)

    Oh! Yes, I see. Let me just bring the lion some milk and mail me to find out stuff to put in that lovely notebook of yours.

  7. (....ear sprouting elderly person)

    ....thank you oh most regal and helpful Gnome, will do :), and good luck with that vvvvvv level!!!

    (notices the blogger health and safety notice about lions....drags the bemused lion with him as he leaves....)

  8. Excellent, excellent.

    Mind you, we can have cats apparently...

  9. ...man eating, limb shredding, voracious ones?

    (ear falls off.....)

  10. No, no, plain cats. Of the purring type.

  11. (looks at Leo...)

    I think he's lost his purr button


  12. The vet is wet.

    Sorry about that.

  13. :/ (elderly cringes...)

    (elderly notices Leo has slipped his chain..)

    oops! feel a google ad blocking moment a coming on.... sigh

    (heads off to rescue the drowning vet)

  14. Tadah!

    You have now earned a wooden sword. The vet is dry; but wet. Cryptically "is same, but is other".

  15. ....a sword? for me?
    (..looks sceptically at Gnome....re-reads Gnomes last comment.., looks at sword, looks at comment...takes headache tablet....points at sword..)
    ..this is not a good thing is it? :(

  16. I've have got to stop drinking so much of your tea... must sit down now..

  17. "¿qué?"

    ...no is same MrGnome,

    (elderly passes out..)