Humble Indie Bundle 5 launches: Psychonauts, Limbo, Amnesia and more

If you've been suffering from indie game bundle fatigue, this should snap you out of it. Humble Indie Bundle V has launched, offering Amnesia, Limbo, Psychonauts, and Sword & Sworcery for whatever you fancy paying. Pay more than the average, and you'll get Bastion too.

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If you've been suffering indie game bundle fatigue, now that a new one launches almost every week, the latest Humble Bundle should perk you right back up. The 'pay what you want' Humble Indie Bundle V packs Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Limbo, Psychonauts, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, plus, if you pay more than the average price, you get Bastion too.

Head on over to Humble Bundle to slap down whatever you fancy paying, dividing it up as you please between the developers, charities, and organizer. As ever, the games come for PC, Mac and Linux, and are available as DRM-free direct downloads with bonus Steam keys. Oh, and you get their soundtracks too.

Now, sadly the customary Humble Bundle rapping is absent from HIB V's trailer, but maybe the Bastion narrator and Tim Schafer will make up for that:

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    May 31, 2012 10:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Humble Indie Bundle 5 launches: Psychonauts, Limbo, Amnesia and more.

    If you've been suffering from indie game bundle fatigue, this should snap you out of it. Humble Indie Bundle V has launched, offering Amnesia, Limbo, Psychonauts, and Sword & Sworcery for whatever you fancy paying. Pay more than the average, and you'll get Bastion too.

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      May 31, 2012 10:07 AM

      Holy shit, this is probably their best bundle yet.

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      May 31, 2012 10:08 AM

      That's the best indie bundle I've ever seen. Every single one of those games are stellar.

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      May 31, 2012 10:09 AM

      I'm confused as to how Psychonauts is indie. Wasn't it published and funded? I mean why not consider Doom 3 indie?

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        May 31, 2012 10:40 AM

        I think it's mostly in there because it really isn't that indie but Doublefine is and it's just an older game they have the rights to that they can include in the bundle.

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        May 31, 2012 10:53 AM

        because doublefine bought back the rights and is a company that has popularizes new venues of self-funding with stuff like kickstarter or with the help of a single individual looking for outside captital managed to fund ports of their smaller scale games to bullshit platforms like osx.

        also its fucking psychonauts. the game that is what independent games want to be and fail on most occasions.

        it even has the shitty game mechanics you are used to from most independent games.

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          May 31, 2012 12:14 PM

          Huh? I don't care if the dev is indie - was the game developed independently or wasn't it? It can't be an indie game if it was funded by a big name publisher, regardless of who owns it right now.

          That would be like me buying the rights to Crysis and then releasing it as an indie game because it's just me getting the profits now.

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            May 31, 2012 1:31 PM

            Don't worry about it.

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            May 31, 2012 1:45 PM

            indie games exist because publishers don't want to take risks and make shovelware, psychonauts is the complete opposite of shovelware. its only concession to the publisher was that its a platformer but even there that's just the camouflage, in reality its incredibly well written adventure with hilarious creative settings and overall themes.

            indie developers want to make games like psychonauts but can't trick publishers to fund it. doublefine managed to and it didnt really pay for them. (the publisher whored out the game along packs of cheese in the fucking supermarket).

            why would anyone want to penalize the studio that makes games we want from independent studios who btw had severe financial problems just before the kickstarter thing.

            they started something that snowballed into something much bigger and they did good for the whole industry. its an independent game by nature, made by a company that makes games we want
            funding for it is irrelevant at this point. this isnt ea republishing independent games. this is the polar opposite.
            (btw fuck crytek in the ass and fuck crysis 2 and everything else they are about to shit out, they had a spark when they started but now they are just garbage /awkward gangsign).

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      May 31, 2012 10:12 AM

      First one of these in quite a while that I actually bought. Lots of good stuff in there!

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      May 31, 2012 10:14 AM

      AWESOME BUNDLE!

      Bastion and the soundtrack alone are worth it.

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      May 31, 2012 10:16 AM

      Those are a lot of awesome games (that I already own). But by what logic can you call Psychonauts indie? Bastion seems iffy, too.

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        May 31, 2012 10:18 AM

        Maybe it's an indie state of mind?

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        May 31, 2012 10:40 AM

        Bastion was published by WB but was pretty much self funded.

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        May 31, 2012 10:45 AM

        by the logic that every fucking indie developer aspires to make a game like psychonauts.

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          May 31, 2012 11:11 AM

          I guess you can ride the 'undersold' coattails to call it indie. would make more sense if they did a humble classic games bundle for stuff like that.

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        May 31, 2012 12:01 PM

        Since doublefine bought the rights back and are the only ones in control of it? Also this pack is fucking amazing and anyone who loves video games should get it.

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      May 31, 2012 10:21 AM

      Wonder what could be on the Limbo soundtrack? I don't recall any music in that game.

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      May 31, 2012 10:21 AM

      AND you get the soundtracks to all the games? Holy hell this is a good deal.

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      May 31, 2012 10:23 AM

      I have these. :( and the soundtracks.

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      May 31, 2012 10:25 AM

      Seriously, motherfuckers, all of these games are fucking awesome (although I haven't played Amnesia, but come on, the reviews on that thing). BUY THIS. BUY THIS.

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      May 31, 2012 10:37 AM

      with the exception of bastion and limbo i have all those games either from long ago or on ios. still going to buy it again for some of them and the soundtracks. probably the best bundle yet.

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      May 31, 2012 10:38 AM

      So incredibly bought, been wanting Bastion and Amnesia for a long time. Already own Limbo on PC and already own Psychonauts on xbox but I've been wanting to own it on PC for a while so that's great. I've heard good things about Sword and Sorcery too so WOOT.

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      May 31, 2012 10:43 AM

      Wow, this is a pretty good one.

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      May 31, 2012 10:50 AM

      Do these activate on Steam?

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        May 31, 2012 10:51 AM

        Yep. Bastion is its own separate key and the others come as one bundle key.

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          May 31, 2012 10:57 AM

          Bought so hard.

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          May 31, 2012 10:58 AM

          Shit, that means I can't give away Psychonauts, right?

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            May 31, 2012 11:05 AM

            Pretty sure if you have a copy already they stack and you can give the extra one away.

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              May 31, 2012 11:10 AM

              If that's true, I cannot see in Steam how.

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                May 31, 2012 11:12 AM

                I am not in a position to load Steam and look but I think under one of the Alt menus, like Tools or something, there's a "Gifts and Extra Copies" option or something.

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              May 31, 2012 11:16 AM

              That has never happened with any duplicates in my steam library from humble bundles for me.

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                May 31, 2012 11:29 AM

                I got an extra copy of Super Meat Boy this way I gave to someone, so... whatever. Oh well.

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                  May 31, 2012 11:46 AM

                  You sure that wasn't from the holiday promotion or something? Super Meat Boy was definitely one of the games that I already owned on Steam and did not receive another to gift when I registered the humble bundle with it.

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              May 31, 2012 11:20 AM

              this is not true.

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      May 31, 2012 10:55 AM

      Holy crap, that's a crazy good bundle. I only have Psychonauts.

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        May 31, 2012 11:47 AM

        Psychonauts is the reason I'm buying this one. Everything else is just gravy.

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      May 31, 2012 10:58 AM

      Good lord!! :O

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      May 31, 2012 10:59 AM

      Every one of these games is a gem.

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      May 31, 2012 11:04 AM

      just for good measure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkmBPtglbDs

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      May 31, 2012 11:05 AM

      Great, four new entries for my Steam list (already had Bastion)

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      May 31, 2012 11:08 AM

      Anyone have a problem getting their key? Purchased about 30minutes ago and have the receipt from google checkout but no receipt from the bunbdle itself

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        May 31, 2012 11:15 AM

        Haven't gotten my key yet, either. I'd just give it a while.

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        May 31, 2012 11:41 AM

        Same. Have my receipt from google checkout but no keys yet.

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        May 31, 2012 11:42 AM

        Yeah same here, I'm guessing their server is taking a hell of a bashing.

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        May 31, 2012 11:47 AM

        I had this problem (paid with paypal) and when I got returned to the humble bundle page it just sat there saying something like "waiting for paypal to process" (even tho I had the email from paypal already).

        I figured it was because I was blocking cookies on the humble bundle page, so I whitelisted it, duplicated my tab, and then got to the screen that told me to click for my keys.

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      May 31, 2012 11:16 AM

      Christ. I already own half these games, and I'm still considering it :O

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        May 31, 2012 11:27 AM

        I own all of these games and I am still considering this :O that has to be the best bundle ever

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      May 31, 2012 11:18 AM

      oh goddamn. psychonauts? awesome.

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      May 31, 2012 11:27 AM

      I'm poor as shit but that is so fucking bought'd that my bank high fived me.

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      May 31, 2012 11:43 AM

      Limbo - Made by a Venture Capital funded company
      Bastion - Published by WB Games
      Psychonauts - Published by Majesco

      Indie???

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        May 31, 2012 11:46 AM

        Essentially why I didn't feel bad paying a dollar.

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        May 31, 2012 11:47 AM

        you know, at least they allow you to divert your funding how you want it, so if you want to pay $10 for this, but only want to pay the indie guys, then you can, which is nice.

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        May 31, 2012 11:55 AM

        We all know that "indie" is a bullshit term, especially when it comes to games. Most "indie" developers are laboring under the hope of money raining down on them from a lucrative publishing deal. But, compared to most of the developers getting mentioned here on Shack', these guys are practically paupers.

        I try to keep in mind the fact that we can divide up our contributions, and one of the major reasons for the Humble Bundles' existence is to help fund charities. The last two I bought I gave a full 100% to these causes. If these corporate-published games help to keep the charities afloat and doing good works, I feel that's legit. Indie cred be damned.

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        May 31, 2012 12:00 PM

        Bastion was almost entirely self funded by the developers, yes it's indie.

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          May 31, 2012 12:24 PM

          And is also a friggin' awesom game! I talked to the main dude who made it at PAX East and he's a very cool guy and they deserve any money they get.

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        May 31, 2012 12:24 PM

        Pychonauts is probably the furthest from Indy, but given how poorly it did and that the complete rights are back under DoubleFine I feel good enough calling it that even if it didn't start that way. Bastion, as others have said, was completely self-funded, and Limbo, while I wouldn't exactly call it Indy in terms of development, is definitely an "artsy" game with a fair amount of risk behind it. This is probably the least Indy HIB but it's a damn good one.

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        May 31, 2012 12:26 PM

        Indie is a very nebulous term.

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      May 31, 2012 12:23 PM

      Holy shit that's an awesome bundle! I already own Limbo and Bastion on the 360... but it's still worth it for the other games which I've never played (but always wanted to). I'm in for $20. I'm always way over the average on these things, but I'd feel like a thief paying any less for these games.

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        May 31, 2012 12:26 PM

        Man, I almost want to give them another $5 for just how kick-ass that launch video is!

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          May 31, 2012 12:26 PM

          haha, they actually have a "like it and want to give more than you originally did?" button

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        May 31, 2012 12:27 PM

        The only games I don't own on there already, for the PC, is Limbo and SB:S&S EP, I'll probably still chip in at least $10.

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      May 31, 2012 12:28 PM

      This is a great bundle - but unfortunately I already have or have played all these games :(

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      May 31, 2012 1:18 PM

      That was a smoooooooth trailer

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      May 31, 2012 1:21 PM

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      May 31, 2012 1:31 PM

      The average is only $7.27??

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        May 31, 2012 1:53 PM

        Damn it is rising fast, it was only 6.42 a few hours ago. Guess I better pounce.

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        May 31, 2012 2:07 PM

        That's significantly higher than the average HIB average at this point in time, and it's already at $872,000

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      May 31, 2012 2:07 PM

      Rich iMac people stop bringing the average up??!!!!

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      May 31, 2012 9:50 PM

      Too good to pass up! The sound tracks alone seem to be worth it.

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