Today’s triple threat of video game score extracts is less an effort by me to expand your musical horizons and more my way of saying, “Look! Humble Indie Bundle V! Buy, buy, buy!”
And just what is the Humble Indie Bundle V? It’s a collection of four terrific independently produced games – Psychonauts, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP, and LIMBO - that have been made available for a limited time (10 days left as of now) as a name-your-own price bundle whose proceeds go both to the developers themselves and, more importantly, to charity. What’s more, the soundtracks to each of the four titles are included too, and if you pay more than the average going rate for the bundle (less than $8 as of this writing) you’ll snag a fifth game – Bastion - and its soundtrack as well.
All of the titles are available for you choice of operating system – Windows, Mac, and (hooray!) Linux – and while I can’t speak for Psychonauts (I’ve yet to finish downloading much less install it) all of the other games are running just fine for me under 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Anyway, on to the music – one track each from Bastion, Psychonauts and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP respectively. Pick up the Humble Indie Bundle V while you can – it’s a hell of a deal, and for a good cause too. What’s not to love?