The Humble Indie Bundle V is now available and has sold over 249,000 bundles thus far as of this writing, raking in $1.9 million dollars. The bundle offers some of the best modern indie title, such as LIMBO, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Psychonauts, Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP, with customers also getting their hands on Bastion and if you pay more than the average price, currently sitting at $7.66. The DRM-free bundle is available on PC, Mac, and Linux and can be unlocked on Steam if over a $1 is pledged.
FLAX and MP3 formats of the soundtracks for each of the above listed games are also included within the bundle. The bundle has a little over thirteen days left to go.
Analysis: This is hands down the best Humble Indie Bundle released thus far, in my opinion, and I’m most certainly going to put down money for it. Although I expect many to own one or more of the included titles, the pay-what-you-want price scheme and inclusion of each game’s soundtrack, some of which are utterly fantastic, should be more than enough to persuade some to purchase the bundle anyway.
Gamers seem to be in agreement as the bundle broke the $1 million mark in under five hours, an astonishing achievement. Personally, I’ve only played LIMBO, and I plan to rectify this over the course of the next few weeks. The perils of being a Mac owner, I suppose.
Some have reported that e-mails are being sent at a slowing rate due to the sheer volume of orders taking place, with some claiming wait times of up to twenty minutes. Sounds like a fine trade to me; I had to walk my dog anyway.