Humble Indie Bundle 8 was released yesterday, containing five games on a pay-what-you-want scale. For a purchase above the average, buyers will receive copies of Hotline Miami and Proteus as well.
The 8th main iteration of the Humble Bundle Series highlights two highly praised indie titles: Hotline Miami, winner of IGN’s “Best PC Sound of the Year”, and Proteus, an IGF finalist for the Nuovo Award. Once again, Minecraft developer Markus “Notch” Persson is the top contributor, paying $5,000 for the bundle. This also marks the first bundle in the main Humble Bundle series that accepts Bitcoin as a payment option.
Humble Indie Bundle 8 continues for the next two weeks. All of the games included are DRM-free and cross-platform. Many of the Linux versions of these games may contain bugs. A note on the purchase page has warned buyers of this. “This is the debut for many of the Linux versions of the games! Please be patient while the developers fix any 1.0 bugs as quickly as they can, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you run into any issues.” In addition to this, a notice for Dear Esther has been posted, explaining how the port was developed to run under a Windows API. “While it is not a “genuine native port”, it should run great on Linux machines and is professionally supported.”
If the purchase is above $1, Steam keys are included for each game. Along with the games themselves, soundtracks for every game except Hotline Miami are included with the purchase. Awesomenauts comes with a code for an exclusive skin, too. As always, consumers can choose how to split their money between the developers, Child’s Play Charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a tip to the organizers of Humble Bundle. The games included are:
- Dear Esther
- Thomas Was Alone
- Little Inferno
- Hotline Miami
Humble Indie Bundle 8 can be purchased at the Humble Bundle website.