Most Humble Bundles include a set of games for a price you want to pay. The Humble GameMaker Bundle certainly has some games, but its real focus is on GameMaker Pro and getting you both different versions of it and source codes to experiment with.
Yet before you pay for anything, there is actually a free grouping, that you can get by either opting to pay $0 or just putting in your email on the page. This includes two DRM-free small games made with GameMaker, and a demo. You can grab Extreme Burger Defense and Freeway Mutant for free, to give you an idea of the kind of simple games you can make with GameMaker. You can also get a special edition demo of 10 Second Ninja X, a platformer where you have only 10 seconds to complete each level. You can read our review of 10 Second Ninja X if you want to learn more. There is also a free Steam demo available if you want to try a demo with levels available in the main game.
The first tier is set to pay what you want, and the big grab here is GameMaker: Studio Pro, a program that allows for the creation of your own games and is used by both professionals and amateurs alike. That said, there are also three Steam games, another small DRM-free game, and an Android game at this level too. The first Steam game is Uncanny Valley, a horror game about a man who takes a night guard position at a mysterious facility. You can read our review here. Next is Cook, Serve, Delicious, a goofy management game where you run a restaurant and must cook the food and keep guests happy as quickly as possible. You’ll also get an Android version of Cook, Serve, Delicious with this tier. The last Steam game is Ink, an action platformer where you need to spread drops of paint to see the environment. The Android game you’ll get is Angry Chicken: Egg Madness!, where you must move a basket to collect eggs being dropped by a chicken. Finally, you’ll also get Shep Hard, another small example game where you play as a shepherd who must take care of his sheep while fighting enemies. This tier will also get you the source code for Extreme Burger Defense, Freeway Mutant, Shep Hard, and Angry Chicken: Egg Madness! so you can pick apart the games and see how they work. Finally, you’ll get a 10% coupon for the Humble Monthly Bundle.
The second tier, which is the beat the average tier and is currently priced at $12, starts off with an HTML5 Module for GameMaker: Studio Pro that makes it easier to share your games using HTML5. There’s also two more Steam games, another Android game, and some more source codes. The first Steam game is Home, a short horror game about a man who wakes up in someone’s home without any memory of how he got there. You can read our review of Home here. Next is Solstice, a visual novel about a large city that is only occupied by some very few and different people. The Android game is Galactic Missile Defense, a game where you build turrets and use power-ups to stop enemy UFOs from reaching a planet. You’ll also get even more source codes, getting them for Galactic Missile Defense, Uncanny Valley, Ink, the 10 Second Ninja X GameMaker demo (exclusive to the bundle), and Cook, Serve, Delicious. Finally, you’ll also get a 40% off coupon for the full version of 10 Second Ninja X.
The last tier is set to a flat price of $15 and has three more modules for GameMaker, these being for easy development and porting for Android, iOS, and Windows UWP. There’s one more Android game here, this being absurd physics rocket flying game Flop Rocket. You can also get the source codes for Flop Rocket, Solstice, and Home as well.
If you’re more interested in playing games instead of making them, last week’s Sierra Bundle is still available. You can get a bunch of classic Sierra games, a few modern ones, and some tossed in old Activision acquired games as well..
The Humble GameMaker Bundle will last for two weeks, while the Humble Sierra Bundle has one more week left in it.
How do you feel about this bundle? Excited to try your hand at making a game? Going to pass? Let us know in the comments!