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More Games Added To Humble Voxatron Offering

Gaming

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