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The 'Humble Freedom Bundle' is huge and well worth picking up

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The 'Humble Freedom Bundle' has launched and with it, tons of stuff. A large majority of it is available on Linux too.

The bundle will cost you $30, but the entire of it goes to charity and Humble themselves will match the total up to a max of $300K themselves. That's a pretty fantastic deal considering separately these games altogether would cost quite a bit. The charities this time are ACLU, the IRC, and MSF.

Games that support Linux:
- Stardew Valley
- Day of the Tentacle Remastered
- Overgrowth (Early Access)
- Nuclear Throne
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch
- Invisible, Inc.
- Super Meat Boy
- World of Goo
- Mushroom 11
- No Time to Explain Remastered
- The Stanley Parable
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
- Super Hexagon
- VVVVVV
- The Swapper
- Spirits
- Human Resource Machine
- ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS
- 2064: Read Only Memories
- A Virus Named TOM
- Mini Metro
- Tower of Guns
- Waking Mars
- Monster Loves You! (doesn't have Linux icon, but it does have a Linux version on Steam)
- AI War: Fleet Command
- Sproggiwood
- Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora Deluxe
- Secrets of Rætikon
- Girls Like Robots
- Ellipsis
- Ninja Pizza Girl (has no OS icons, but Steam says it has a Linux version)
- Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball

It also includes some audiobooks and ebooks as well! On top of that, they may be adding more as the bundle goes on.

Personally, I think that's an insanely great list of Linux games. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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hummer010 13 Feb, 2017
I'm going to pass, but it's tempting. I already own 26 of the games, and one of the books, but several of the other games are on my wishlist. If Stardew Valley was DRM free, I'd probably have already pulled the trigger on it.


Last edited by hummer010 on 13 February 2017 at 9:32 pm UTC
djzk 13 Feb, 2017
Really good bundle this time
morbius 13 Feb, 2017
Nice bundle, but I already own everything from it that I care about. Maybe only if someone has an extra key for No Time to Explain or Mini Metro.


Last edited by morbius on 13 February 2017 at 10:11 pm UTC
KuJo 13 Feb, 2017
Shut up and take my money! ;)

Got it! :)
Pozzuoli 13 Feb, 2017
Quoting: Whitewolfe80Still confused as to how the a charity that distributes food for failed countries that cannot or will not support its people imperialist but hey to each his own. (in case you're wondering Imperial countries do the opposite of that)
I was going to keep out of this thread, because I think some charities are definitely worthwhile. (And it's getting a little OT.) However, this statement is very wrong. There are many different ways that charities can perpetuate imperialism. The most obvious ways are those that give goods in exchange for something, e.g. oil, deals, Christianity. The other way is what you imply… by the direct donation of goods. Many "charities" rely on over-production of local goods to flood the market. For example, a company (or government) might have a glut of wheat, T-shirts, etc. for whatever reason. These are then "donated" to developing nations. It's a tax write-off for the company. And the receiving country gets a glut of goods that floods their market, driving down prices of locally-produced goods, and killing the local industry. The developing country is then reliant on donations for the future… making it a subject of the "charity".

OTOH "good" charities (e.g. Oxfam) often have an exit strategy. They have an aim to set up sustainable industries in the country. Similarly, as citizens, it's often best to donate cash rather than tin cans, clothes, etc.
g000h 14 Feb, 2017
I've taken advantage of the fantastic bundle myself. However "I did it my way..."

Contacted a friend who I'm connected to on Steam, so I know everything they own. Cross-checked the games that we already own in the bundle. Suggested to them that we both split the bundle. He gets all the Windows games, I get the Linux games, and any games I already own he gets, and vice versa.

When finally coming to an agreement, I suggested to my friend that they send me a Gift Link for the current Humble Subscription (Total War: Warhammer + others) ($12) while I buy the Freedom bundle ($30) and gift 16 of the games to the friend. Note that I *already* owned 9 of the 16 games. The remaining 7 were for Windows (which I didn't want).

Another win-win situation ;)
brokeassben 14 Feb, 2017
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: stanI don’t find this bundle interesting. I don’t like that the devs get nothing.

It seems the devs wanted to help gather donations. They are donating their games to reach that.

While there are certainly sketchy NGOs, the ACLU and Doctors Without Borders are not them. Also, I've worked for a couple nonprofit charities (totally unrelated to these) and they are/were both staffed by people who worked for shit money for causes they believe in. Certainly not for the money. I understand not wanting to donate to the ACLU if you're not in the USA, but they are doing a lot to battle the policies of the mentally unstable person running the country. In my opinion, everyone on this planet should be concerned about that. I'd wager that the developers of these games are worried enough that that has influenced their donations of their work to the bundle.

Also, some open source/Linux software is developed by nonprofits so there's that.
PublicNuisance 14 Feb, 2017
I own pretty much all of the Linux games I want from this but was really surprised to see Ninja Pizza Girl. I played the demo on Windows a while back and lost touch with it. Good to see it was released.
saildata 14 Feb, 2017
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Quoting: morbiusNice bundle, but I already own everything from it that I care about. Maybe only if someone has an extra key for No Time to Explain or Mini Metro.

Mini Metro is an amazing game! It's probably best suited for an iPad, and I feel silly playing it on 2160p, but it scales well and, the best part, is a relaxing game. I'll see if my copy is eligible as I really don't play it much anymore... and would rather it not go to waste.
xavi 14 Feb, 2017
Maybe I'm confused but seeing the Top Contributors, there are 500$ contributors and a 3000$ contributor... aren't we collaborating to money laundering of ACLU?
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