Little Big Bunch bundles for charity

A new bundle batches together five PC games to support UK-based GamesAid. Titles include Explodemon, Frozen Synapse, Munch's Oddysee, Serious Sam Double D, and New Star Soccer 5.

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The various Humble Bundles have gained attention for offering PC games to support charity and indie developers, but the idea is spreading. The Little Big Bunch now offers a pay-what-you-want set of five PC titles to benefit GamesAid, a UK children's charity. Distribution is being handled by GetGames.

The bundle includes DRM-free versions of Explodemon, Frozen Synapse, and Munch's Oddysee, a Steamworks version of Serious Sam Double D, and New Star Soccer 5.

The default amount starts at $10 with a 50/50 split between the charity and developers, but you can give as much as $100 or as little as free, if you're cheap. The site notes that there will be a small processing fee as well. You can grab the games for yourself on the Little Big Bunch site.

GamesAid primarily helps UK-based children's charities, with some support given to foreign charities for education, housing, health, and social welfare. It spreads the wealth among various small or mid-sized causes.

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    December 14, 2011 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Little Big Bunch bundles for charity.

    A new bundle batches together five PC games to support UK-based GamesAid. Titles include Explodemon, Frozen Synapse, Munch's Oddysee, Serious Sam Double D, and New Star Soccer 5.

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      December 14, 2011 9:16 AM

      Bought.

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      December 14, 2011 9:25 AM

      Anyone know if these can be redeemed on Steam?

      I'm starting to agree with people saying there's too many bundles now. I mean, I'm glad money is going to charity and indie games are getting more attention but it seems like it's just going to make people care a lot less about them if there's so many. At least the indie royale bundle seems to have more obscure games than this.

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        December 14, 2011 9:53 AM

        Serious Sam supposedly uses Steamworks, so that should be redeemable on Steam.

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          December 14, 2011 10:39 AM

          I bought the bundle but of all the games, I can't download/redeem/ANYTHING Serious Sam. They said they'd send me an email but it never came. Clicking the "redeem Serious Sam" button just brings me back to the confirmation page to download everything else.

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            December 14, 2011 10:48 AM

            Same here. I'm guessing their servers are overwhelmed? They're also based in the UK, so it may be a bit before we hear back from them.

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              December 14, 2011 11:58 AM

              Same here. Downloading the .exe for the games that provided them worked, but I haven't received any mail yet.

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                December 14, 2011 12:12 PM

                Me neither. I don't even have a download link...

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                  December 14, 2011 12:14 PM

                  Nevermind. I found it. Only key for steam so far is for SS though.

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                December 14, 2011 3:16 PM

                Problem solved, mails arrived a few moments ago.

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              December 14, 2011 2:42 PM

              Update: Got the following e-mail from their support:

              Hi there

              Thank you for contacting the support team and our apologies for this general, somewhat impersonal reply.
              If you are waiting on e-mail with activation details or e-mail account verification mails, they are on their way. Unfortunately, demand has been high and this is slowing things down by an hour or three.
              Yes, we did expect demand to be high and geared up accordingly. Sadly, cynics that we are, we also assumed that a few [expletive deleted] individuals would try to rip the LBB bunch off. However, what we didn’t expect was that they’d do it so badly and currently our e-mail system is busy sifting out many thousands of duff e-mails and trying to get to the real ones like yours. Seriously, who needs 1800 copies of a free game? And if you do, it’d be a good idea to use a real e-mail address!

              Anyway, please excuse the rant. Your mail should be with you very soon.

              Serious Sam – this is a Steam game and so there is nothing to download from us – the download link is to the Steam client in case you don’t have a Steam account. Assuming you do, you just enter the keycode we send you (when it arrives) in the ‘activate a game’ option at Steam. Otherwise, you need to get Steam running on your PC (not just the website, the software itself) and then activate the game at which point it will download from Steam.
              If you’ve received an e-mail with a missing keycode we’ll be re-sending these very soon just to be on the safe side.

              Many thanks for your patience and support

              Dermot
              The Get Games Team

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      December 14, 2011 4:13 PM

      If you're getting Frozen Synapse from this bundle, you can also get its strategy and tactics guide for half its price with the coupon code "getgamesgo" at http://icebrain.net/guides/game/advanced-mechanics-tactics-multiplayer/