Today brings a new batch of games to the wildly successful Humble Bundle Weekly Sales, this time featuring the work of indie developer Blendo Games.
For those unfamiliar with the Humble Bundle, their team has been making waves in the video games world since mid-2010 with their pay what you want pricing structure. Their constant sales have featured games from both relatively unknown developers to big name companies like the late THQ. The Humble Bundles feature fully customizable payment options, allowing purchasers to split their contributions between the site itself, the developers featured in the sale, or to various charities (Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation specifically).
The Blendo Games Weekly Sale currently features four unique games; Flotilla, Atom Zombie Smasher, Air Frontier, and Thirty Flights of Loving. A purchase of one dollar or more grants you the first three games, while beating the current average of the price unlocks Thirty Flights.
Flotilla is an extremely fun game. A space shooter/strategy hybrid, Flotilla looks almost barebones, but holds insanely deep and addicting game play. Featuring intense ship battles against Space Penguins (who prove to be more of a challenge than their name implies) and dozens of other enemy types, each more insane than the last, the bizarre world is an a welcome breath of fresh air to a genre that is almost as old as video games themselves.
Atom Zombie Smasher is another genre mash up. A take on both Real-Time Strategy and currently over saturated zombie games, AZS puts the player in charge of a mercenary army fighting to take back the city of Nuevos Aires. Players will find themselves blowing up zombies and saving civilians, all while gaining more territory as they establish themselves as the last hope against the zombie apocalypse. AZS features tons of customization, a cooperative mode, and the undeniably satisfying feeling of blasting hundred of zombies to pieces – making this a title not to miss.
Air Forte is at first a simple children’s game. Designed to help develop math, vocabulary and geography skills, Air Forte is simple in its game play, but incredibly rewarding at the same time. Players are tasked with flying a small plane around the screen, collecting answers to different questions in order to clear the level. The simple, yet addicting game play might be aimed towards children, but the multiplayer can be fun for competitive parents. After all, who doesn’t want the chance to prove they are smarter than their friends?
Thirty Flights of Loving is certainly the most notable of all the games included in this bundle, but also the hardest to write about. Thirty Flights is an interactive short story. The games narrative has already received lots of the press and it surely doesn’t disappoint. Without taking away from the game’s surprises, I will say that playing this game will make for a memorable and enjoyable experience.
You can grab these great games by heading over to the Humble Bundle website and opening up your digital wallet for a great cause, which is supporting indie game development.
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