The Humble Indie Bundle is back with Hotline Miami, Awesomenauts, Thomas Was Alone and five other indie hits.

The Humble Bundle started life as an indie thing, and while an awful lot of people were – and probably still are – put off by its move into the gaming mainstream, today the Humble Indie Bundle is back for a very well-loaded eighth go-around. The Humble Indie Bundle 8 has a total of seven games up for grabs – Little Inferno, Awesomenauts, Capsized, Thomas Was Alone and Dear Esther, plus Hotline Miami and Proteus for those who pay more than the average – and soundtracks for everything but Hotline Miami. (Which is an odd and unfortunate omission, because the Hotline Miami soundtrack is awesome.)

The usual Humble Bundle rules apply, but just in case this is your first rodeo I’ll spell it out again: Pay whatever you want for the first five games, divided between the developers, the EFF and Child’s Play charities and the Humble Bundle crew in whatever portions you see fit. Pay at least $1 and you’ll get Steam keys for all applicable games as well as the standard DRM-free downloads; beat the average price, currently sitting around $5.70, and you’ll get the two bonus games as well.

It’s an excellent selection of games, especially when you can get them all for a dollar – although I’d encourage you to pay more – and even if it’s not quite enough to convince you to forgive the Humble Bundle for its THQ dalliance, surely it’s at least a good first step in the healing process. The Humble Indie Bundle 8 runs until June 11.

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