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The Humble Humongous Entertainment Bundle at the Humble store features over 30 educational kids games from the 90s from software developer Humongous Entertainment. If you were a kid in the 90s chances are you recognize the likes of Putt-Putt, Pajama Sam, and Freddi Fish.
The games are available to purchase in three different tiers, with the lowest as Humble’s familiar Pay What You Want tier. Each game is rated as being appropriate for kids age 3-8, and all are redeemed through Steam (PC, Mac, Linux).
Pay at least $1 to unlock:
- Big Thinkers 1st Grade
- Big Thinkers Kindergarten
- Fatty’ Bear’s Birthday Surprise
- Junior Field Trips: Let’s Explore the Airport
- Junior Field Trips: Let’s Explore the Farm
- Junior Field Trips: Let’s Explore the Jungle
- Putt-Putt and Pep’s Balloon-o-Rama
- Putt-Putt and Pep’s Dog on a Stick
- Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear’s Activity Pack
- Putt-Putt: Pep’s Birthday Surprise
- Spy Fox In: Cheese Chase
Pay more than the average (currently $10.75):
- Spy Fox 2 “Some Assembly Required”
- Putt-Putt Travels Through Time
- Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse
- Pajama Sam 4: Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff
- Pajama Sam’s Lost & Found
- Pajama Sam’s Sock Works
- Pajama Sam: Games to Play on Any Day
- Spy Fox In: Hold the Mustard
- Spy Fox in “Dry Cereal”
Pay $14 to also unlock:
- Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head to Your Feet
- Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove
- Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch
- Spy Fox 3 “Operation Ozone”
- Putt-Putt Joins the Circus
- Putt-Putt Enters the Race
- Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren’t so Frightening
- Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell
- Freddi Fish and Luther’s Maze Madness
- Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon
- Putt-Putt Joins the Parade
- Freddi Fish and Luther’ Water Worries
- Freddi Fish and The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds
- Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo
- Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside
Purchasing through Humble offers the option to support certain charities. For the Humongous Entertainment bundle, you can choose to donate any or all of the purchase to St. Jude Children Research Hospital or the Boy Scouts of America.
Many of the Humongous games are also available on mobile devices, and are slated to arrive later this year on consoles.
The Humble Bundle ends March 22.
Available On: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
While I lack much of the fond nostalgia for the 3D platforming genre, I was completely enthralled by A Hat in Time. Its bright, cheery art and music, witty dialogue, and grandiose level designs instantly catapulted Hat Kid among the upper echelon of the late 90s Golden Age classics.
Simply put: A Hat in Time is the most fun I’ve had with a 3D platformer since Psychonauts.
The biggest news over the weekend was media titan IGN acquiring Humble Bundle in an undisclosed deal. Humble Bundle will continue to operate independently as a subsidiary of IGN, with no major staffing or business changes.
Humble Bundle is the digital distributor known for raising millions of dollars for various charities through their well-received pay-what-you-want bundles of video games and comics. It began in 2010 with indie games, and has since expanded into its own digital store, subscription service, and publishing division.
“We chose IGN because they really understand our vision, share our passion for games, and believe in our mission to promote awesome digital content while helping charity,” wrote Jeffrey Rosen, Co-founder and CEO of Humble Bundle in a blog post. “I can’t think of a better partner than IGN to help Humble Bundle continue our quest.”
Rosen added: “We will keep our own office, culture, and amazing team with IGN helping us further our plans. We will raise even more money for charity.”
According to Rosen, Humble Bundle has served over 10 million customers and raised $106 million for charity.
Earlier this year Humble Bundle expanded into games publishing, called Presented by Humble Bundle. They revealed their first five games back in August: A Hat in Time, No Truce with the Furies, Staxel, Keyboard Sports, and Aegis Defenders. A Hat in Time recently launched on PC. The other titles are coming later this year or early 2018.
There has been concerns raised over how IGN will treat games published by Humble Bundle. In a statement to USGamer, IGN General Manager Mitch Galbraith said: “Editorial integrity is something we take very seriously at IGN, and I am confident that we will strike the right balance when it comes to our coverage of Humble Bundle and the games they sell. Our readers and customers have always come first – and that won’t change.”
The Humble Store is featuring an End of Summer Sale for their library of PC games. Until 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern on September 9 you can also grab The Walking Dead Season 1 for free. The End of Summer Sale ends September 21.
All of the Telltale episodic adventure games are on sale up to 80% off (aside from The Walking Dead’s 100% off). The Walking Dead Season 2 is $4.99 (80% off) and Season 3, A New Frontier, is $9.99 (60% off). My personal favorite Telltale game, Tales from the Borderlands, is $4.99 (80% off). You can also find Game of Thrones ($5.99), Batman ($6.24), and the currently ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy ($12.49) on sale.
Here are some more highlighted deals. Note that every game purchase results in a Steam key except The Witcher 3, which must be redeemed through GOG. A few games provide both Steam and GOG keys as indicated.
- XCOM 2 $23.99 (60% off)
- The Witcher 3 $24.99 (50% off)
- Slime Rancher $13.39 (33% off, Steam + GOG)
- Borderlands 2: Game of the Year $9.99 (75% off)
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel $11.99 (70% off)
- Hyper Light Drifter $9.99 (50% off)
- Darkest Dungeon $9.99 (75% off)
- Prison Architect $7.49 (75% off)
- Valkyria Chronicles $4.99 (75% off)
- Starbound $9.89 (34% off, Steam + GOG)
- Rocket League $11.99 (40% off)
- Sid Meier’s Civilization VI $38.99 (35% off)
Humble’s sale fits snugly in between the various summer and fall sales that Steam and GOG run. Obviously getting The Walking Dead for free is a great deal. The Telltale games seem to have the best sale prices. The Walking Dead Season 2, A New Frontier, and Guardians of the Galaxy sale prices are historic lows compared to the most recent Steam sales.
The End of Summer Sale ends September 21. Free Walking Dead ends September 9.
UPDATE 08/17: Aegis Defenders is now also coming to PlayStation 4.
When Humble announced the first five indie games to be published under the Presented by Humble Bundle label, they kept the fifth game a mystery. Today Humble reveaeld the mystery fifth game. It’s called Aegis Defenders, a 16-bit action-platformer coming to PC and Mac later this year on Steam and Humble Store.
“The unique gameplay and gorgeous character art inspired by Japan won me over instantly,” said John Polson, Humble Bundle publishing lead. “I am truly humbled to be able to help them now cross the finish line, delivering a unique blend of Metroidvania and tower defense that is addictively fun and fresh.”
Aegis Defenders combines Metroidvania gameplay with tower defense elements and a 16-bit art style that reflects the SNES/Genesis era.
It’s being developed by GUTS Department, an independent studio who ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for Aegis Defenders back in 2014. It raised $145k from over 4,000 backers. Aegis Defenders initially started as a student project at the University of Southern California before becoming a full game.
“All of us here at GUTS Department are so thankful to the Aegis Defenders fans we’ve gained over the years to help us get where we are today,” said Bryce Kho, Creative Director. “Humble Bundle are among our biggest fans, showing care for the game and making sure our story could be told just how we wanted. We’re looking forward to introducing the world to Bart and Clu later this year!”
Aegis Defenders features two player drop-in/drop-out co-op with dual protagonists Bart and his granddaughter Clu. Bart specializes in building structures while Clu takes care of hunting and traps. A total of four characters will be available and you can switch between them at any time.
Aegis Defenders is coming to Windows PC and Mac later this year.