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The Humble Down Under Bundle is a very good deal for Linux gamers

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The Humble Down Under Bundle features nine games, all of which have a Linux version and it's a rather nice selection.

Pay what you want:

  • The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
  • Screencheat
  • Hand of Fate
  • Satellite Reign

It's pretty much a steal to get Hand of Fate so cheap!

Pay more than the average:

  • Hacknet
  • Hacknet Labyrinths
  • Crawl
  • Hurtworld - Doesn't list Linux support on Humble or Steam, but it does have a Linux build to download.

Pay at least $12 (about £9.02) for:

  • Armello

Note: I know plenty of people won't be happy with Humble Bundle since the IGN news, but until they suddenly make steps to stop Linux versions on bundles and the store, it's still worth buying from there. If you're that fussed about it, you can always manually set the Humble tip to zero. Don't pass up a good, legitimate deal!

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Alm888 18 October 2017 at 5:44 pm UTC
RafiLinuxSimply put they lie to the video gaming community for their personal gain.
Not in this particular deal. And law has it, one can not be punished (or judged) twice for the same crime.
RafiLinuxI just read that, they gave people their money back...What's the issue?
Same old story. If you excuse me, simply put they lie to the video gaming community for their personal gain by "calling night a day" and masking reduced (due to developer's insistence on DRM) half-functional version without support as "DRM Free Edition", thus covering filthy developer and not voiding it's contract (and at the same time claming DRM-free adherence) because money is money (for them). Sure, they went back on this and under the pressure from customers removed this scam from the store, but the damage had been done.
Ketil 18 October 2017 at 6:32 pm UTC
Humblebundle is my favourite store for games on linux offering DRM-free builds on lots of games, and steam keys as well. That is the best of both worlds. On the other hand GOG has disappointed me a lot by not offering linux versions of games that are available on steam (although humble does not seem to offer drm-free build either), and using too long to approve updates from the developers. I don't buy any linux game on gog any more, only old games. I like the idea behind itch.io so I might start using that more though.
Kels 18 October 2017 at 9:32 pm UTC
I can see having a principled stance about IGN, although these sorts of deals don't tend to take effect instantly so I doubt we'll see any changes (if any) to Humble for a while. Depends on how arms-length the network wants to run their new aquisition.

But in the alternative, given things like the lack of a Linux client, lack of Linux versions of a lot of games that have them elsewhere, and GoG's generally lukewarm attitude toward Linux in general, I don't think I'd be looking in their direction first. Personally I'll stick with Steam, for all their warts, and be looking at Itch.io more since they both at least seem to have some level of commitment, and continuing to go to Humble when it's convenient. If Humble does end up making big changes, it won't hurt too much to dump them at that point.
Kels 18 October 2017 at 9:36 pm UTC
I do think that GoL, as a website, should continue to report on Linus-related bundles and sales on Humble just as they have been. Unless there's some big change in that regard I don't think it's really the site's place to take a stand regarding the purchase. There's still a lot of good Linux content on there, including the latest bundle, and a lot of people are interested in that.
g000h 19 October 2017 at 12:12 am UTC
The IGN take-over hasn't affected my Humble purchasing. I picked up the BTA of this new Down Under Bundle. In fact I was very happy to see how many games were for Linux ("ALL" the games, although Hurtworld isn't advertised as supporting Linux) and also very pleased with the number of DRM Free Downloads in the bundle too. Had I been really keen on Armello, I might have got the full Bundle, but I wasn't that bothered about it and the Lowest tier + BTA tier is fantastic.

I haven't changed the default sliders in my purchase either. I guess my primary concern with IGN is whether the Linux titles in future bundles or store sales will suffer. As long as Humble continues to operate similar to how it does now, I'll be happy to keep on purchasing, same as I've been doing the last few years.
lucifertdark 19 October 2017 at 6:41 am UTC
My memory isn't what it used to be, what exactly did IGN do to upset so many people? oh & a Google search brings up nothing.


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Pit 19 October 2017 at 1:34 pm UTC
KetilHumblebundle is my favourite store for games on linux offering DRM-free builds on lots of games, and steam keys as well. That is the best of both worlds. On the other hand GOG has disappointed me a lot by not offering linux versions of games that are available on steam (although humble does not seem to offer drm-free build either), and using too long to approve updates from the developers. I don't buy any linux game on gog any more, only old games. I like the idea behind itch.io so I might start using that more though.

Sorry, but what nonsense is that? Those games quite obviously do not have any DRM-free version, but are steam-only. GOG is a DRM-free shop. There is no way those games would ever show up on GOG, and that is not GOGs fault, but the one of the developers. Do you expect a vegetarian shop to sell pork sausages?

Humble used to be my main source of games as I only buy DRM-free. Such offers got less and less, so I switched to GOG as primary source. I'll keep my account, and will continue buying at Humble if they deliver what I want. So for sure I'll get this bundle! (Only for 11.99 though, the steam-only $12-tier is useless for me....).
Ketil 19 October 2017 at 2:59 pm UTC
Pit
KetilHumblebundle is my favourite store for games on linux offering DRM-free builds on lots of games, and steam keys as well. That is the best of both worlds. On the other hand GOG has disappointed me a lot by not offering linux versions of games that are available on steam (although humble does not seem to offer drm-free build either), and using too long to approve updates from the developers. I don't buy any linux game on gog any more, only old games. I like the idea behind itch.io so I might start using that more though.

Sorry, but what nonsense is that? Those games quite obviously do not have any DRM-free version, but are steam-only. GOG is a DRM-free shop. There is no way those games would ever show up on GOG, and that is not GOGs fault, but the one of the developers. Do you expect a vegetarian shop to sell pork sausages?

Humble used to be my main source of games as I only buy DRM-free. Such offers got less and less, so I switched to GOG as primary source. I'll keep my account, and will continue buying at Humble if they deliver what I want. So for sure I'll get this bundle! (Only for 11.99 though, the steam-only $12-tier is useless for me....).
It is not obvious that they don't have any DRM-free version. I checked my humble library and I found multiple games that have drm-free copy on humble, but not on gog. This include "and yet it moves" and farsky. I also have copy of goat simulator: goaty on humble, but I cannot see if that is drm-free downloadable copy or a non-steam copy with drm.
jegmancs 19 October 2017 at 3:45 pm UTC
I think I will buy this bundle, because I sometimes have weird nostalgia about old games. I have a dozen Final Fantasy books and I played countless hours of the original Syndicate.
Pit 19 October 2017 at 4:16 pm UTC
KetilIt is not obvious that they don't have any DRM-free version. I checked my humble library and I found multiple games that have drm-free copy on humble, but not on gog. This include "and yet it moves" and farsky. I also have copy of goat simulator: goaty on humble, but I cannot see if that is drm-free downloadable copy or a non-steam copy with drm.

Yes, I know. Torchlight is one of those, too. This are (mostly) titles that had been ported for Humble Indie Bundles, and some of them are exclusive to Humble. Again nothing that GOG can do much about. And before you dig out other examples: Yes, there are also titles that were rejected by GOG. They indeed do not take everything. But at least I count that on the positive side: I've had much less issues with GOG titles, they normally just run(*), and I didn't see many crap games.

(*) only one I can remember is the issue with game data on an XFS partition larger than 2TB. Several games are affected by that, regardless where you buy them. It's a code/compile issue...
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