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Save on PC Games in Humble’s DRM-Freedom Sale

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The Steam Summer Sale is winding down (ends July 5) but yet another PC games-focused sale has started up. Humble is offering hundreds of indie PC games up to 80% off in what they’re calling the DRM-Freedom Sale. The sale ends next Monday, July 10.

DRM-free means that you’re purchasing an actual game executable and not a license to use a game within a digital store, such as Steam. With Humble you actually get two versions with most purchases: a Steam key and a DRM-free version. This essentially gives you a backup if you use Steam, or you could ignore Steam altogether.

Humble is known for their partnership with charities, and the DRM-Freedom sale is no different. Five percent of purchases will go to Save the Children, a charity that helps children in need.

Most of the sale prices are comparable to Steam’s, with some better and some worse. Make sure to read the game’s description to see if you’re getting both the Steam key and DRM-free version, or if you have to choose.

There are a lot of fantastic indie games from the last few years on deep discounts. Here are some highlighted deals of the DRM-Freedom Sale:

  • The Witness $15.99 (60% off) – cheaper than Steam Sale ($19.99), but have to choose between Steam key or DRM-free
  • Prison Architect $7.49 (75% off)
  • Banished $6.99 (65% off)
  • Outlast 2 $20.99 (30% off)
  • FTL: Faster Than Light $2.49 (75% off)
  • Rogue Legacy $2.99 (80% off)’
  • Xenonauts $4.99 (80% off)
  • Antichamber $4.99 (75% off)
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut $2.99 (80%)
  • Broken Age $3.99 (80% off)
  • To The Moon $1.99 (90% off)

Note that Humble Monthly subscribers receive another 10% off all discounts. For the rest of the week you can subscribe for $12 and receive Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for free (deal ends July 7). Humble Monthly subscribers receive curated game bundle deals every month.

The Humble DRM-Freedom Sale ends July 10.

 

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Grab Over 40 Indie Games for $30 in the Humble Freedom Bundle

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Humble Bundle is long known for compiling video games into largely discounted packs while also allowing consumers to donate portions of the money to selected charities. Over the years Humble Bundle has provided some astonishingly good deals but the latest bundle, called the Freedom Bundle, may be their best ever.

The Freedom Bundle is Humble’s bold stance against the United States’ current tumultuous political landscape. Specifically the recent attempt at a “Muslim Ban” by the Trump administration. “We humbly remember that the United States is a nation of immigrants, and we proudly stand with developers, authors, and charities that champion liberty and justice for all,” states Humble.

More than just words, Humble is sending 100% of the payments from this bundle to charities. Specifically the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the International Rescue Committee, and Doctors Without Borders. Humble is also matching contributions up to $300,000.

“We chose these three organizations because of the inspiring work they do in providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and displaced people as well as in defense of justice, human rights, and civil rights,” states Humble.

The bundle includes over 40 of some of the best indie games from the last few years, as well as some eBooks and digital graphic novels. Highlights include Stardew Valley, The Witness, Super Meat Boy, Mushroom 11, Nuclear Throne, Invisible Inc, The Stanley Parable, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, and Song of the Deep. This is an excellent collection for anyone who plays games on PC and would make a nice Indie Game Starter Kit.

Unlike past pay-what-you-want bundles you’ll need to pay a minimum of $30 to receive the full Freedom Bundle. You can certainly pay more, however. The current unnamed top donation sits at $3,000. Over three million has already been raised.

All the games can be redeemed on Steam, with a few offering DRM-free versions through GoG. All games are available for Windows with a few offering Mac and Linux versions; check individual games for compatibility. The Freedom Bundle deal expires in one week, ending Feb. 20.

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Special Day of the Devs Humble Bundle Available Now

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In honor of the upcoming event this Saturday, Double Fine has put together a special Day of the Devs Humble Bundle of indie favorites. Day of the Devs is an event hosted by Double Fine and  iam8bit that brings together both developers and gamers in appreciation of indie games. The festival features a variety of playable games – some for the first time – as well as live musical performances. Attendees will be able to get their hands on Yooka Laylee, Moblets, and Knights and Bikes before anyone else all while rubbing shoulders with the creators of these games and many more. Read More