The Humble Bundle’s Humble Weekly Sale has returned once again with a collection of various Telltale Games for this week. If you pay over the average (currently $4.21) you can get The Walking Dead on Steam while you can pay any price for DRM free versions of Back to the Future: The Game, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, Poker Night at the Inventory, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures, Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent, Puzzle Agent 2, and Hector: Badge of Carnage (Steam keys are available for all purchases of $1 or more).
As usual you can choose how you want to divide your money: between the developer and/or two charities, Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. You can also a give some money towards Humble Bundle.
Humble Weekly Sale 30/05/13 to 06/06/13:
The Walking Dead
From blog.humblebundle.com: “The Walking Dead is a five-part game series set in the universe of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series. Play as Lee Everett, a history professor convicted for the murder of his wife’s lover, as he is given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell.”
Back to the Future: The Game
“Great Scott! Marty McFly and Doc Brown return in a completely new Back to the Future adventure in Back to the Future: The Game. Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley – driverless! Marty must go back in time and get aid from a resistant teenage Emmett Brown, or else the space time continuum will forever be unraveled!”
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse
“An otherworldy power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it — intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane. Gaming’s greatest dog and rabbit sleuths Sam & Max seek the power’s ancient secrets, as manic Max gains shape shifting, teleportation, mind reading and future vision abilities for battling these foes. The saga plays out in a surreal 5 episode-long symphony of mayhem that gets deeper and more twisted with each episode.”
Poker Night at the Inventory
“Prepare for a different kind of poker night in a very different kind of club. In Poker Night at the Inventory, you’ll deal with Penny Arcade’s clever, cunning Tycho, Team Fortress 2’s hulking Heavy, Homestar Runner’s self-proclaimed “awesome icon” Strong Bad and the hyperkinetic “rabbity-thing” from Sam & Max. This cross-universe cavalcade of characters is ready to bet it all. Will you go all in, or will you fold under the pressure?”
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures
“Enter the colorful world of West Wallaby Street in a series of four comedy games brought to you by Aardman Animations, the creators of the Wallace & Gromit animated films, and Telltale Games, the award-winning studio behind Sam & Max and Tales of Monkey Island.”
Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent
“When White House inquiries to the Scoggins Eraser Co. are answered only with curious puzzles, Nelson Tethers from the U.S. Department of Puzzle Research is sent on the case. The strange events in Scoggins will challenge every ounce of Tethers’ expertise, and possibly his very wits too, with brainteasers at every turn: mazes, logic puzzles, riddles, and more. He soon realizes that these – along with the clinically pre-occupied townspeople, secret societies, and peculiar sounds from the forest – are intimately connected to the core mystery. And what’s with the gnomes? Created with indie comic artist Graham Annable’s unique narrative and visual sensibilities, delivered with the distinctive Telltale storytelling style, Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent is sure to challenge, thrill and engage in more ways than you can shake a cryptogram at!”
Puzzle Agent 2
“Agent Nelson Tethers just solved the biggest case of his career. So why isn’t he satisfied? There’s still the case of a missing eraser factory foreman, a whispering madness is still creeping from mind to mind, and a troubling recurrence of… creatures… is lurking into the town. The FBI’s Department of Puzzle Research has marked the case closed — are they sweeping it under the rug? In his second adventure, Tethers must now go rogue and venture back to the eerie town of Scoggins, Minnesota to solve the mystery of “the Hidden People” once and for all.”
Hector: Badge of Carnage
“Also known as the “Fat Arse of the Law”, Hector is the flawed, misanthropic Detective Inspector with the Clappers Wreake Police Service. He’s violent, drunken, callous, vulgar, and sarcastic, – and that’s on a good day. His philosophy: everyone is guilty. Clappers Wreake – the town that took the “Great” out of Britain – is a festering, pus-ridden ulcer on the underbelly of society. It’s where murder is just one shot in a toxic cocktail of crime and the answers are written in blood. Sometimes pee… but mostly blood. When a hostage crisis erupts in the centre of town, Hector has to make a choice: carry out a terrorist’s demands, or let innocent hostages die. Hector’s still on the fence.”
Apart from The Walking Dead the rest of the games in this bundle aren’t that great individually, they are above average at best but for the price and the fact you get all the games and episodes makes the overall package better than it would be if you’re buying each game individually.
I bought last weeks Alan Wake Collection and I am likely to get this collection too. It helps that I don’t already have any of these games and it shows that like always it is better to not buy a game on day of release and wait a while for it to go on sale. This way it shows that video games are over priced to begin with and that lower prices can help combat piracy. However really low prices or not paying for anything at all doesn’t help with the problem.
The Humble Bundle’s Humble Weekly Sale lasts from now until to the 6th June.
My other Humble Bundle posts:
- Humble Weekly Sale is Available and Features the Complete Alan Wake Collection and a Lot More.
- Humble Bundle V Now Includes Braid, Super Meat Boy and Lone Survivor.
- Humble Indie Bundle V is Available.
- The Humble Botanicula Debut is Now Available.
My other Telltale Games posts: