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Humble Frozenbyte Bundle!

April 12th, 2011 by Crusader

The awesome developers of Wolfire Games, this time in conjunction with Frozenbyte, have created their third charity bundle (and many thanks to everyone who let us know!): the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle!

Last year, Humble Bundles raised over $1 million for charity — I am excited to announce our latest installment.

Pay what you want for three awesome DRM-free games on Mac, Windows, and Linux: Trine, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, and Shadowgrounds. Additionally, your Frozenbyte bundle includes a preorder for Splot and a prototype with source code for Jack Claw. Choose to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Child’s Play Charity at the same time.

There are thirteen days remaining to take advantage of this offer; as before, the average Linux donation is higher than all other platforms, so keep on being generous! :)

You can read more about the Jack Claw source release at Frozenbyte’s blog:

Currently the demo that is available in the bundle is only available for Windows and only playable with a controller. This will of course be changed soon. We have an outside team that is working very hard on this and will continue to support the community so we can get the game development of the ground.

The first updates will be mouse/keyboard support and Mac/Linux ports. Most of which are actually already done but we still need to test them a bit more to make sure we can publish them.

12 Responses to “Humble Frozenbyte Bundle!”

  1. slaapliedje Says:

    Oddly, I had already bought Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds survivor from LGP, but I’ve been having issues with getting the sound to work happily with pulse audio (at least on the first one, haven’t tried the second, since I still haven’t beaten the first…) and I noticed when I downloaded this, it says beta12, and Survivor says beta11? Is this an internal build from Frozen Byte and not the same as the build that LGP sold?

    Anyhow, I’m going to be testing them out. Good games. Now I have Trine and others as well :D

  2. slaapliedje Says:

    Sweet! It is fixed, and doesn’t have to authenticate with LGP, got to LOVE the no DRM.

    So if you already have the two games, I would definitely consider buying this as well, just because it worked right out of the box!

  3. slaapliedje Says:

    And why there is no edit button… But it also looks like you can play the coop as well, which the LGP version doesn’t have…

    Why LGP never patched that in, I’ll never know.

  4. Conzar Says:

    Looks like we can no longer get the humble bundle for $0.00. They force you to at least put 1 penny. False advertising; looks like bittorrent will get my service.

  5. Crusader Says:

    @Conzar Very classy.

  6. thrashdude Says:

    This is funny for us!

    Just last night I was telling my Girlfriend about the sell @ tuxgames. We were going to purchase Shadow Grounds Survivor, Ankh, and were debating on a couple of other games. Then I said I wish Frozenbyte would hurry up with their Trine port — and lookie here!!!

    Pitched in $20. This is our 3rd HIB purchase.

    May still purchase a couple of games from Tuxgames too.

  7. shyguy Says:

    Glad to see Trine available on Linux.

    By the way, here is the temporary Linux FAQ from Frozenbyte:

    http://frozenbyte.com/linuxfaq.html

  8. paines Says:

    THANKS to all make this happen.

    Meanwhile I have purchased all three bundles.
    The only thing missing is time to play the games :-)

  9. jsheedy Says:

    Has anyone else tried to use a PS3 Sixaxis bluetooth controller with these games? I really get some erratic behavior. I may just try one of the other PS3 controllers I have, the one I was using is older. Too me the shadowground games seemed to be a good gamepad game.

    Sites I used.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNhc2y05JBU
    http://qtsixa.sourceforge.net/
    http://www.wiredrevolution.com/ubuntu/setup-ps3-controller-over-bluetooth-on-ubuntu

  10. shinger Says:

    Its a war on Humbleindiebundle.com . … Garry is to showing off and i guess “Now what? Garry” is Notch??

  11. Venn Says:

    Trine runs much like Braid. It “works” but chews up a LOT of resources.

    I did a bit of capture http://linuxgamecast.com/2011/04/l-g-c-b-reel-%E2%80%94-trine/

    This was on a 2.8 /w/ 9500GT. Yes, it runs better under WINE :/

  12. paines Says:

    @Venn: “Trine runs much like Braid.”
    Sadly not, cause Braid would run even good on crappy gfx cards like Intel ones. Trine and Survivor just segfault on the same machine. Haven’t tried with Wine so far.

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