Apart from the usual free games that occupy this web space, which I will discuss momentarily, is the addition of a game called Vampires! by Jan Kavan; the difference here is this game isn’t free but comes with a price tag of $4.99. However, this is by no means a cash grab on the part of the CabreraBrothers, The Free Bundle’s creators, or by Kavan himself; as stated on the website’s front page, this is simply a way for members of the indie dev brotherhood to help out one of their own who has fallen on rough times. Here’s an excerpt from the post explaining the situation:
“As you may know Jan Kavan, the guy behind fabulous J.U.L.I.A, Vampires! and other titles had a big problem with a publisher…We need more devs like Jan around to keep us entertained and without income, that won’t happen.”
Really $4.99 isn’t an outrageous sum to fork over for a game, especially when the game in question looks like a pretty entertaining way to kill some time. Vampires! is an action-puzzle game where you help a group of moronic vampires avoid cannons shooting balls of light, stake traps, and various other vampire banes as they make their way to their tombs before the sun rises. I can see a few people taking issue with the commercial promotion of a game on a website called “The FREE Bundle”, but I personally don’t see anything wrong with helping a struggling indie dev make some extra scratch so he can keep producing great games.
If, however, you’re uninterested, or simply too poor, you’re far from out of luck; The Free Bundle 3 still features five excellent indie games for the nominal fee of absolutely nothing. These games are: Cube 2, a manly singleplayer/multiplayer FPS in the vein of Quake 2; Uberleben, a 1-7 player survival skydiving game with pixel graphics, and kickin’ techno; Ninja Senki, an 8-bit-esque ninja platformer about justice and revenge; Armagetron Advanced, a Tron inspired light-cycle game in 3D; and Lyle in Cube Sector, a pixelated, cat saving, metroidvania platform that looks like a forgotten NES game.
All of these games look to be all sorts of awesome and I can’t wait to give each of them a try; I’d highly recommend you check them out too. Personally, I’ll be playing Ninja Senki first; it looks downright amazing!
Source: The Free Bundle