Even if our overview of last year’s articles isn’t complete yet, we’ll take a short break so that recent news are not entirely forgotten, starting with the Humble Weekly Bundle: Full Motion Video.
It’s been a while since I featured bundles. These articles were more common in 2013 and 2014 due to the sheer amount of weekly or even daily bundles (as in the case of Groupees. But Humble Bundle also expanded with more periodic bundles, becoming bigger than what it once was.
So with all the various bundles I’ll only pick the most interesting ones. The days of weekly Indie Royale updates are definitely over, not only because of the demise of Desura, but also because it’s much more interesting to cover new games or classic ones than more or less unknown games (even if these can be quite good).
Now the Humble Weekly Bundle: Full Motion Video is a real bargain. While FMV games might have seen a small resurgence with indie games at some points, they were definitely a big part of 90ies gaming despite their questionable gameplay (or the lack of it). This bundle is amazing value for money, considering that you only have to pay 1 Dollar and get the whole Tex Murphy series including Martian Memorandum, Mean Streets, Overseer, The Pandora Directive, and Under a Killing Moon. The newest one, Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure is there as well.
But that’s not all. If the fedora-wearing detective in a sci-fi setting isn’t your kind of thing, then MISSING: An Interactive Thriller – Episode One is an interesting modern take on the thriller genre, while horror games 7th Guest and 11th Hour offer enough frights and mindbending puzzles in addition to some gore. They might not be the most logical ones, but they’re undeniably a part of gaming history, as the reviews for the first game and its sequel attest.
Paying 5 Dollars or more unlocks the 70ies B-movie arcade game Roundabout and storytelling experiment Her Story. The former looks like tremendous fun with an ever revolving limousine to be steered around tight corners, while the latter already received a pretty good score in this blog’s review.
There’s also a particularly cool creative contest going on, with the Humble Green Screen Challenge inviting participants to make one’s own video with the technology of Roundabout. All you have to do is download the footage, check out their sample video and reply to their upload.
All in all, this is a very strong bundle worth mentioning, and you can rest assured that there will be some more FMV coverage in the near (or far) future! But don’t wait too long, as the offer will expire next Thursday.
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