Monday, 12 December 2011

Humble Bundle losing its luster

I remember when I first happened upon the first Humble Bundle.  It was crazy!  Pay what you want for some very nicely polished games and natively available for linux to boot!  Ahh, those were the days...

Now it seems that others have noticed the phenomenon and it seems that there's a new bundle every other week.  Either someone is really greedy or there really are that many starving independent game publishers out there.  Well we all know there are, but the feeling I get is that it's getting to be rapid-fire economics, I'm worried that the quality of the games will drop, and the size of the bundles will suffer as well.

The Voxatron bundle started with one single game, in its alpha stages ...  what!?  That's not a bundle, and based on past history, these kinds of included games never see a complete release (remember Cortex Command and Splot?).

If this happens again, I may have to walk away, I've been pumping in a decent chunk of change for the linux folk but I'm seriously not feeling it lately.

What do you think?

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