The Humble Indie Bundle Comes to Steam

The Humble Indie Bundle Comes to Steam

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Gamers tired of horsing around with multiple installers can now activate the Humble Indie Bundle on Steam, and it looks like another Bundle deal is coming for the holidays.

Back in May, five independent game developers got together to put World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru and Penumbra Overture into one big bundle of gaming awesomeness, which they then offered to the world in a "pay what you want" sale. And there was no minimum, so cheap jerks could pay a penny and get all the games technically guilt-free. To top it all off, you could even choose where your money went, directing it to the developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation or Child's Play in whatever proportion you wanted. The whole thing was an amazing deal; great games, great sale and well over a million dollars raised, including more than $350,000 for charity.

There was just one problem: It's five separate games, with five separate installers, and in today's fast-paced, "give me convenience or give me death" world, that's a whole lot of hassle. But no longer! The Humble Bundlers put their heads together with Valve and now anyone who purchased the package can activate it on Steam, meaning all five games are never more than a click away. Just log into your Humble Indie Bundle page using the information you were sent when you bought it and you'll be given a unique Steam key. Use that to activate the games on Steam in the normal fashion (click here if you haven't done it before) and you're off to the races.

You can't actually buy the bundle over Steam; the offer is only available to people who picked it up during the original sale period back in May. But fret not if you missed out on that deal fantastico, because it appears that another Humble Bundle is being lined up for the holidays. Check out the Wolfire Games Blog to learn more.

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Andy Chalk:
To top it all off, you could even choose where your money went, directing it to the developers they made this catchy as hell trailer about it

The trailer and song was the best thing about it!

I loved the bundle, bought it twice. I'll buy their next selection in a heartbeat, hell I even subscribed for the beard shaving a while back. These guys have mad skills in little rhymes.

Well, it's not like installing five separate games rather than only one would kill you.

/mytwocents.

Amazing!!, this is what I wanted!, the only thing missing is a key or something to activate my copy of the Penumbra Collection, wich I bought after the Humble Pack back in May, but other than that... now I have achievements for Aquaria!

My Steam games list just got a bit bigger thanks to my well spent cent =)

Pretty sure I got this during the holiday sale?

Just activated it! I was not expecting that email at all. It's funny though, as I was cleaning up my computer and saw the folder I had put all the games in and was contemplating deleting it and just downloading them again when I wanted to. This saves me a lot of trouble.

Note: no, Wolfire didn't pay anything to Valve, and no, the next Humble Bundle won't be a Steam-exclusive. Seems likely they'll throw in a Steam key at some point in the next bundle, however.

Oh Lawd, I'm glad I kept that key.

Yeah, I purchases the Bundle a while back ago on the first day, don't really remember how much but I curse every friggin' pirate out there pirating their games for so called "Nobility" or "Justice".

Either way, I recieved my key yesterday. I just need to download it from Steam. We will see.

Straying Bullet:
Yeah, I purchases the Bundle a while back ago on the first day, don't really remember how much but I curse every friggin' pirate out there pirating their games for so called "Nobility" or "Justice".

Either way, I recieved my key yesterday. I just need to download it from Steam. We will see.

I bought the Humble Bundle early on too... but instead of constantly cursing pirates, I just enjoy the games.

Is their playing it without paying really impacting your enjoyment of the games that much? If so, seek help.

insanelich:

Straying Bullet:
Yeah, I purchases the Bundle a while back ago on the first day, don't really remember how much but I curse every friggin' pirate out there pirating their games for so called "Nobility" or "Justice".

Either way, I recieved my key yesterday. I just need to download it from Steam. We will see.

I bought the Humble Bundle early on too... but instead of constantly cursing pirates, I just enjoy the games.

Is their playing it without paying really impacting your enjoyment of the games that much? If so, seek help.

I really hate to break it down for you but seriously, you think I am spending every waking hour cursing the pirates? Please, understand my post is a light-hearted one. I have no love for pirates but I got better things to do in my life, next time, don't take things too seriously.

Have a good day sir.

Actually, to those that bought the bundle, you just type in the email you used for it on the site, and you should get your key back, which is usable on Steam. That's what I did, and I've been enjoying Gish all over again.

I activated this on steam 2 days ago. It was a very pleasant surprise really. I started playing Gish (It got bundled in the pack AFTER I bought it so I never downloaded it) and it's just awesome.

Yeah, shame on those "cheap jerks" for doing exactly what the developers allowed them to do instead of pirating the games like any decent frugal person would.

 

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