1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

More Games Added To Humble Voxatron Offering

Gaming

Published on 10 November 2011 07:09 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
6 Comments

At the end of last month a new Humble Indie Bundle was launched, which consisted of only one not-widely-known indie game, but at least it's still pay-what-you-want and multi-platform. With four days to go, more games have been added to this Humble offering.

The Humble Voxatron offering hasn't been too well received since its primary item is one game that's still under development (it's still in alpha) and isn't attractive to gamers en mass. In fact, I forgot there was still a Humble deal even going on after writing the initial piece about it ten days ago. In the ten days there's been just $757,227 USD generated with an average contribution price of $5.18. It's a modest amount for a single game, but not nearly as impressive as bundles that have easily generated more than one million dollars and even approached two million.

What's new to the Humble Voxatron debut now is that Gish, The Binding of Isaac, and Blocks That Matter are included. However, The Binding of Isaac and Blocks That Matter are only included if giving more than the average floating contribution price (over $5 USD basically).

Here's the descriptions on the new titles (as written by the Humble crew).

Blocks That Matter: "Swing Swing Submarine’s Blocks That Matter is a charismatic platform-puzzler mashup featuring a plucky robotic drill. The Tetrobot assimilates blocks of varying materials and properties, then turns them into vital tetronomic patterns used to get around and solve puzzles."

Binding of Isaac: "The Binding of Isaac is a gift from the twisted mind of Edmund McMillen (co-creator of Super Meat Boy), bringing players a delicious brew of Legend of Zelda-esque dungeons, Robotron-esque run-and-gun, and action-RPG progression. The all-new halloween update brings players even more dungeons to delve and secrets to uncover."

Gish: "You know what they say: Life isn’t easy when you’re a 12-pound ball of tar. In Alex Austin’s and Edmund McMillen’s Gish, your lady friend Brea has been taken into the underground city, Dross, and it’s up to you to save her. Luckily, Gish can become sticky, slippery, or solid at will, giving clever players the ability to navigate the sewers using his unique physics. In 2005, Gish won the IGF Seamus McNally Grand Prize and the IGF Innovation in Game Design prize, setting the stage for a new breed of interesting puzzle-platformers in the indie games scene."

Gish is a game that was already included in earlier bundles.

Those interested in picking up these games at any price you desire, stop by HumbleBundle.com in the next four days.

About The Author
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 .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly
  2. The Lenovo T450s Is Working Beautifully With Linux
  3. Linux 4.0 SSD EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / F2FS Benchmarks
  4. Linux 4.0 Hard Drive Comparison With Six File-Systems
  5. Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Broadwell Preview
  6. How Open-Source Allowed Valve To Implement VULKAN Much Faster On The Source 2 Engine
Latest Linux News
  1. Red Hat Joins Khronos, The Group Behind OpenGL & Vulkan
  2. NetworkManager Drops WiMAX Support
  3. Wine 1.7.41 Works More On Kernel Job Objects, MSI Patches
  4. Linux 4.1 Has Improvements For The Multi-Queue Block Layer
  5. X.Org Looks To Have Six Summer Projects
  6. DragonFlyBSD Pulls In GCC 5 Compiler
  7. OpenBenchmarking.org Now Ad-Free, Load Times, New Servers & More
  8. Rust 1.0+ To Focus On Better Windows Support, ARM, & Faster Compile Times
  9. Ubuntu 15.04 Now Under Final Freeze
  10. Linux 4.1 Should Work With GCC 6, Future Versions Of GCC
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Nouveau: NVIDIA's New Hardware Is "VERY Open-Source Unfriendly"
  2. Linux 4.0 Kernel Released
  3. Microsoft Announces An LLVM-Based Compiler For .NET
  4. Linux 4.1 Brings Many Potentially Risky x86/ASM Changes
  5. Encryption Support For EXT4
  6. VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 Released
  7. Mozilla Start Drafting Plans To Deprecate Insecure HTTP
  8. Elementary OS 0.3 "Freya" Now Available