Once again, the folks behind the Humble Indie Bundle have provided us with an almost-too-good-to-be-true gaming deal, called “Frozen Synapse”. In case you’re not familiar with how the Humble Indie Bundle works, it’s a fully cross-platform (Mac, Windows, Linux) collection of indie games that you can buy for any amount you like. Though the current bundle is worth approximately $76, you can spend anything you want… all the way from $0.01, if that’s your inclination. Why pay more than the bare minimum? Because you can tell the Humble Indie Bundle people how you would like your donation to be earmarked between the Child’s Play charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the indie devs who made the games or the Humble Indie Bundle folks themselves. There’s no DRM on the games once you have them. It’s straight-up between you and your conscience as to what you’d like to pay and where you want your money to go.
Oh, and let’s not forget: You also get a copy of Frozen Synapse, which is a pretty wicked 3D vector-style turn-based shooter (no, seriously; go to the site and take a look at the video). If you pay more than the average donation ($4.51) then you also get a sweet little “Frozenbyte” bundle that includes Trine, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, Shadowgrounds, a pre-order for Splot and a “prototype bonus” for Jack Claw.
The Humble Indie Bundle was started up by Wolfire Games in May 2010 and has since had several incarnations and raised over $2,000,000 for charity. You have two weeks to get on it, so don’t wait too long. If you think you’re gonna get a better gaming deal than this in 2011, you’re kidding yourself.