Humble Indie Bundle 6 Released

The Humble Indie Bundle 6 has been released. Once again featuring cross-platform and a pay-what-you-want pricing model, the new bundle will be on sale until October 2.

The games available in this bundle are Rochard, Shatter, S.P.A.Z, Torchlight, and Vessel. Additionally, if one pays over the average selected price, they will receive Dustforce in addition to the other titles. The soundtracks for each game is also included.

A video rundown on the Humble Indie Bundle 6 can be seen below.

Analysis: The Humble Indie Bundle 6 comes from a fine pedigree, but how does it stack up with its predecessors? The Hundle Indie Bundle V is well-known for its record breaking $5,108,724.09 worth of income, which was paid out over 599,004 purchases. Compared with the $2 million average of the previous two and the $1.5 million average of the first two, that was a huge jump. Can the Humble Indie Bundle 6 come close to repeating that massive success?

Some of it depends on the prolific high donors. HumbleBrony and Notch are continuously in the top two contributors, and Notch nearly doubled his previous donation with HIBV. Additionally, the lowest top contributor on that bundle hit $1000, whereas the lowest contributor for the previous two averaged around $620. If HIB6 is to repeat the success of the previous bundle, it will need to foster a similar culture of large donors.

Still, the majority of this bundle’s success depends on the games it provides and the value it presents to the average consumer. Torchlight has been well received, but it’s an older game that’s already giving way to a sequel. Shatter is a spiced-up brick-breaker derivative. Rochard and Vessel are puzzle-platformers, although the former also features combat. These are good games, but they’re definitely more niche in their appeal. HIBV, on the other hand, contained a myriad of award-winning titles from a span of genres. While HIB6 is still a great deal, it just isn’t quite as good of a deal as HIBV. Like all Humble Indie Bundles, it will certainly rake in its millions, but it probably won’t be the exploding runaway success that the previous Humble Indie Bundle was.

That’s all conjecture, though, and I could very well be wrong. The fact of the matter is that you can buy five great games for any price you want, the proceeds of which will go straight to the developers or charity, and you’d be silly to pass up this great opportunity. Even if the games don’t appeal to you, what’s $5 to put a smile on the face of a kid with cancer?

Connor Horn

About Connor Horn

Connor is a laid-back long-haired California hipster who listens to music "you'll never find on the radio" and who voted for Ron Paul to "make a difference." His favorite kind of games are MOBAs and rogue-likes, and he is a huge fan of PC gaming and the future of digital distribution.