The steam autumn sale has arrived, and of course this is a huge strain on any respectable gamer’s wallet.
But one constant temptation even greater than steam is the humble bundle.
For those not in the know, the humble bundle is a regular sale of mostly (but not always) independent games, with a great philosophy: they’re always DRM free, they’re ‘pay what you want‘, and every time you buy something money goes to charity. It’s a win-win-win.
The current sale is for a bunch of android games, including one off the 1001 list I’d been meaning to try:
1001 No.88: ‘Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor’ (2009, iOS)
Though frankly it’s not worth your time. You’re a spider that has to go around trapping insects by making webs. There’s no danger; little wit required; I just don’t get it.
I put it down to the fact that *MAC BASHING ALERT* it originally came out on iOS, so iPhone users who played it probably thought using a touchscreen was amazing – they don’t really know what games are after all.
Spider is so lame I’d rather play one of the other games in the bundle: DESERT BUS.
Oh shit desert bus is so extreme – drive a bus in realtime across the desert for 8 actual real life hours.
It was originally created for Penn and Teller as a joke, but a joke that ended up raising tons of money through re-releases and charitable challenges. Over its lifetime Desert Bus has raised nearly $2m for charity.
Fuck yeah desert bus!