It’s been a while since I had a chance to post up some news, but I just nabbed myself a copy of the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle and wanted to remind those other late comers (like myself) that there is currently less than a day left on this bundle!
For those that are not familiar, this is the third such bundle since last year. It features independent games that are GNU/Linux compatible and DRM free. The Humble Bundle also provides the chance to donate to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) as well as Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity. Both of these charities are ones I’m interested in continuing to support in the future and the EFF does amazing work with limited resources. Be sure to follow their Deeplinks blog to see their on-going progress.
Once purchased, the Humble Bundle games are available through direct downloads and (legitimate) torrents from HumbleBundle.com directly (via a unique link provided after purchase). The games are also available via Steam and Desura activation codes. Neither Steam nor Desura currently offer native GNU/Linux clients, though they are reportedly both coming to GNU/Linux in the not too distant future (hopefully this year!). In the meantime, Steam is also fairly well supported under Codeweaver’s Cross Over Games.
Early this year, I speculated that we would likely see at least one Humble Bundle this year and it looks like I was spot on! Here’s hoping my speculation about this being the year of GNU/Linux gaming continues to come true!