In celebration of World Oceans Day, Humble Bundle released a special Humble Oceans Day bundle, partnering up with several developers to give all the proceeds to the WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (they also support porpoises) or another charity of your choice. There is only one tier in this bundle with the $10 or more level unlocking all content. What exactly will you be getting for saving the whales and dolphins?
First up is critical darling and BAFTA nominee Abzu. A soothing exploration game from aptly-named developers Giant Squid, it was originally released in 2016. The visuals are stunning and it’s easy to lose yourself in a world of immersive, brilliant colors and interesting animals. It’s the perfect game for anyone feeling stressed out and looking to unwind a little, with objectives that can easily be ignored in favor of simply swimming around the expansive environment. Read our review to find out more!
Though not quite ocean themed, Brothers A Tale of Two Sons complements the bundle in terms of tone. It is a fun, atmospheric adventure in a land full of strange creatures and epic scenery, with a touching story tying it all together.
Aquaria and UnderWater Adventure are both more action-oriented games set underwater. Aquaria is a metroidvania style, following the adventures of Naija, an underwater adventurer looking to reclaim her past, while UnderWater Adventure is more simplistic but offers several 3D levels to explore, with a lesser emphasis on storytelling.
Riptide GP: Renegade is a twist on the traditional racing genre, in that you’re piloting a futuristic hydrojet instead of a plain ol’ racecar. Included are the ever-present features of customization, unlockable tracks, and stunts in this fast-paced game.
Submerged and World of Diving are both exploration games of a different vein than Abzu. Submerged focuses on the story of Miku, a young girl who has brought her brother to a desolated city in search of help and is played entirely in third person, while World of Diving explores a multiplayer universe and also includes optional VR support.
Rounding off the pack is Neo Aquarium The King of Crustaceans, a game which allows you to play as lobsters, crabs and other creatures in their underwater environs. It allows you to go toe to toe and fight with some of the fiercest the oceans have to offer… provided they can be fought on a crab-sized scale that is.
Also included in the bundle are Columns, Columns III and Guns of Icarus Online.
Are you going to save the whales and pick up the Humble Bundle? Which featured game is your favorite? What games you think should have been included? Let us know in the comments below!