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    Phoronix: The Humble Indie Bundle #2 Has Arrived

    As was pointed out in our forums this morning, the second "Humble Indie Bundle" has arrived. It was just five days ago that there were hints of a second bundle on the way after the very successful first bundle that led to all of those games being open-sourced. Now though the second Humble Indie Bundle is now available and with all new games...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODkxMA

  • #2
    Already got it. Hopefully it will be allowed to activate it on Steam aswell.

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    • #3
      Being able to activate it on steam is nice, but it is not that useful until the mystical Steam Linux client is available.

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      • #4
        All of the games work great on Mac, Windows, and Linux
        Errr, did braid get a linux port when I wasn't looking or are they talking wine?

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        • #5
          Braid appears to have a Linux client. At least, there is a self-extracting archive file available for download for Linux. I need to investigate this.

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          • #6
            Yes, all games have a native linux client. Just got back from playing braid

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phoronix View Post
              It was just five days ago that there were hints of a second bundle on the way after the very successful first bundle that led to all of those games being open-sourced.
              World of Goo was never open sourced was it?

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              • #8
                Only Lugaru and Penumbra were open-sourced, the rest weren't.

                Originally, only LugaruHD was going to be opensourced anyway.

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                • #9
                  From Ars: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...t-you-want.ars

                  "Braid is making its Linux debut in the bundle, as is Cortex Command, which is timing a large game update with the launch,"

                  "We learned that piracy is inevitable—even when you let people literally give a penny to charity for DRM-free games, large percentages of people will still pirate the bundle," he said. "We learned that open source software is still commercially viable. After open sourcing a number of games in the bundle, none of our sales were negatively affected."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                    Only Lugaru and Penumbra were open-sourced, the rest weren't.

                    Originally, only LugaruHD was going to be opensourced anyway.
                    False! Gish and Aquaria were also open sourced.

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                    • #11
                      Still only paypal, amazon and google checkout...
                      I have gotten it through paypal but I don't feel comfortable with it.

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                      • #12
                        To be clear - the game engines were open sourced, not the entire games. Which means that all of the content - artwork, levels, etc. still require buying the game.

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                        • #13
                          Well over 28k purchases so far and Linux users (like last time) are so far by far the most generous. It warms my open sourced heart to see us penguin supporters give generously.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                            The games in this second Humble Indie Bundle include Braid, Cortex Command, Mechanarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans. The game titles aren't too amazing, but they're all natively available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
                            What is that supposed to mean, not too amazing? Just because it's not from Phoronix favorite "Linux company" Valve?

                            I never played Braid, but almost everyone gives it high remarks, and now it's available for Linux! Also Revenge of the Titans looks fun.

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, you're right, my memory is failing me.

                              The engines were opensourced for everything except World of Goo. Now it's coming back......

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