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This week’s Humble Bundle keeps up with the current news and supports the Freedom of the Press Foundation following the terrorism which killed 12 people at Charlie Hebdo, Paris.

The Bundle which has sold over 10,000 copies on the first day, contains several games created by French developers. The base level includes  Type:Rider a typographical based adventure by BulkyPix , where two dots travel through a font based world in a very Limbo-esque side scroller, Finding Teddy, a pixelart based fantasy game and revival of the point and click adventure genre, in which a girl travels through her fantasy to recover her lost Teddy, and finally Little Big Adventure for android, an action RPG based on the 1994 classic.

At the $6 tier you can enjoy FarSky a first-person sandbox adventure, where you scour the ocean floor, looking for parts to repair your submarine and return to the surface, Strike Vector a brutal aerial FPS with a steep learning curve inspired by Quake 3, and finally Homeland an audiobook read by Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton.  This last choice is particularly curious as Wheaton has previously spoken out against the anonymity of the internet, while some believe that with the culture of present where your employers can be contacted simply for tweeting statements others disagree with, that the only way one can discuss controversial topics is anonymously.

This offers ends on the 29th January 11am Pacific time so make sure you pick your bundle up soon. The bundle which has raised almost $50,000 already for the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a charitable organisation which supports “public interest journalism” working on exposing corruption and promoting transparency a hot button topic of the moment. The bundle is already proving popular in France and the current top donator at $200 for the bundle is Maxime Rouquet vice-chairperson of the European Pirate Party which states “defence of the internet as a common good and public unity” as one of its primary goals.

100% of the Humble Bundle proceeds go to the charity.

What do you think? Will you be picking up this week’s Humble Bundle?


Georgina Young

Contributor

British girl, currently in Japan. Surviving on a diet of retro games. Worshiping the god that is the Sega Megadrive. I like Nintendo.



  • greenleif .

    As shitty as much of our US msm has been in lackadaisically reporting on #GamerGate- you might even say they’ve been about as ethical, hard-working & diligently digging for the truth as most games journalism of late~
    (What’s that you say? Wiki/other gaming sites/a tweet said it? Yes, then it is printable fact! GJP super power ring, Activate! Form of~ SHITTY BIASED JOURNALISM!)
    ~freedom of the press is still important & this humble bundle is a great idea.
    ✿◠‿◠ go forth & game❤

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  • Ricardo Lima

    My biggest humble bundle single purchase. Made a point of doing so under NeoWarden 3260 for fredom of expression in both cases.

  • hots

    Make sure that if you play Strike Vector, do it soon, the servers are only occupied for a week or so after every sale like this.
    Best online multiplayer experience I’ve ever had, though I only have 130 hours because it’s a pain to play on spotty internet or empty servers.

  • Reece Hardy

    To be perfectly blunt, and I don’t mind the downvotes for saying this, the “free press” we used to celebrate were a profession. Todays press are just ideological zealots. Their fight is not mine and I don’t give a rats arse who wants a piece of them.

  • destroy_all_monsters

    A profession, yes but they believed in what they did as well. Sadly journalism has been going downhill since the 1960s with the rise of the “lifestyle paper” and middle school journalism and in jokes at many alternative weekly papers.

    I’m not sure who we can call ideological zealots. One wonders how much people at Raw Sewage, Alternet, or some of the right wing alternatives actually believe what they say. Manufactured outrage is the theme of the day and until western society becomes exhausted by it I dare say it will continue. William Randolph Hearst would be proud.

    Regardless the Charlie Hebdo staff were not those zealots by any stretch of the imagination. They were the irreverent liberals that sjws despise.

  • DukeMagus

    That’s a bit hyprocite of them to use the “je suis charlie” line when they were more than happy and ready to show support for anita’s “let’s ban any creative freedom i don’t like and label as misoginy” and dismiss any gamergate claim as “mysoginistic” and such.