Charity site Humble Bundle has begun its latest Indie Bundle, running until April 4th. Users who donate more than $1 will get Steam keys as well as DRM-free copies for Windows, Mac or Linux of Guacamelee! Gold Edition, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, and The Swapper. If you donate more than the average donation (which at time of writing is $4.56) you will also receive Antichamber and Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine. The games included are well worth the price, but here’s a quick rundown of each title.
Guacamelee! Gold Edition
Developer: Drinkbox Studios
This game draws inspiration from games like Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, with an interesting Mexican-Fighter style. It includes a deep combat system, a dimension-switching mechanic, and co-op multiplayer. It definitely has one of the more unique settings in this bundle.
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Developer: Humble Hearts
While it shares a similar “Metroidvania” gameplay style with Guacamelee, this game goes for a beautifully handpainted fantasy art direction. Complete with a loot-style crafting system, exploration-oriented level design, and satisfyingly fluid combat, Dust: An Elysian Tail has plenty of charm to offer.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Developer: Black Forest Games
Paying homage to classic 2D platformers, Giana Sisters combines the tight controls and challenging level design of retro games with the visual punch of modern graphics. The key mechanic of this game is to switch between two dream worlds to solve puzzles and progress through the level.
It is important to note that this game is currently only available for Windows, with Mac and Linux support coming later this year.
Developer: Facepalm Games
This atmospheric puzzle platformer stars an astronaut isolated in deep space. Equipped with an experimental device that clones the user and can swap control between them, the astronaut must explore the cold harsh landscape. With a game like this, the immersion is much greater when wearing headphones.
Developer: Alexander Bruce
This mind-bending, first-person puzzle game forces you to forget the conventions of video games you have been conditioned to. Explore Escher-like levels with not-so-obvious solutions and accomplish the impossible to advance forward. Potentially the most unique of the bundle, this game is one you need to experience for yourself.
Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine
Developer: Pocketwatch Games
Described as the “co-op heist game of your dreams”, Monaco has a striking 8-bit art style. With four different classes to choose from, you complete full-scale heists from a top-down perspective. This game supports single player missions, co-op party play and online heists.
It is important to note that online play for Monaco is only available through Steam.
As with previous Humble Bundles, more games will be added that have not been shown yet. Those who donate more than the average will be able to get these games as well.