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The Humble Bundle Botanicula Debut

Gaming

Published on 19 April 2012 03:38 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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It's time for another Humble Indie Bundle... This time it's called The Humble Botanicula Debut and features three games plus bonuses.

Botanicula is a game being launched with this new Humble Bundle. The Botanicula game is self-described as "In Botanicula, you must guide a motley band of tree creatures in a journey to save their home from brooding, spider-like invaders. With a huge cast of charming characters, Botanicula is the latest and greatest example of Amanita Design's unique storybook vision brought to vivid fruition in a point-and-click adventure game. And the award-winning original soundtrack to Botanicula, created by the Czech alternative band DVA, is included with every bundle!"

In addition to Botanicula there is Machinarium (another Humble Indle Bundle repeat) and Samorost 2. "In Samorost 2, players guide a valiant gnome who must save his dog after it is abducted by a pair of fruit-stealing aliens. Samorost 2 won the Independent Games Festival (IGF) Award for Best Web Browser Game in 2007, and was one of the first games to showcase Amanita Design's unique narrative vision with a strong, visually-anchored adventure."

Also included as a bonus is Kooky, which isn't a game but a feature-fim... "The Czech full-length feature film Kooky tells the tale of a stuffed bear on a quest to return home after being thrown away, featuring an imaginative blend of live-action sequences, stop motion, and puppet animation." And if paying more than the floating average (currently at $8.69) you also get a copy of a game called Windosill.

As usual, the games are cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X), you can pay whatever amount you want, and you can contribute any portion of the funds to charity. There's only one charity being supported this time and it's the World Land Trust. If paying more than $5, the games are also unlocked under Valve's Steam client.

If you're interested in getting this collection of games at the name-your-own-price over the next 14 days, visit HumbleBundle.com. The Botanicula's bundle video is embedded below.

For those not into indie games but native AAA titles for Linux, there will hopefully be a status report to share next week concerning other work.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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