Gamers who are cheap and charitable have the chance to grab four great games and a feature-length film for virtually nothing, and support charitable causes at the same time, with the new Humble Botanicula Bundle.
For the price of “Whatever you want”, anyone can get a DRM free copy of Amanita Design’s new game Botanicula. If the name Amanita sounds familiar, it’s because they are the inspired team that gave the world Machinarium a few years ago. Explosion.com greatly enjoyed that game and is looking forward to some time with their new title.
Botanicula is debuting with this bundle, and it is an adventure/puzzle game where players will guide a group of tree creatures on a quest to save their home. Anyone who buys the game also gets a copy of Amanita’s other projects, Machinarium and Samorost 2.
Machinarium is a highly acclaimed adventure game in which players help an abandoned robot find his girlfriend and attempt to stop a plot to destroy his robot city. With gorgeous hand-drawn art, and a story-telling method that involves no spoken dialog, it’s a game that any adventure or puzzle fan needs to play.
Samorost 2 is an award-winning point and click title by Amanita that features a gnome on a quest to rescue his kidnapped dog.
By paying more than the average donation, ($8.76 at the time of this writing) gamers can also get free copies of Windowsill, a point & click game by the developer Vectorpark, plus a downloadable copy of Kooky, a full-length Czech feature film that tells the tale of a stuffed bear on a quest to return home after being thrown away. The film features art direction by Jakub Dvorsk, founder of Amanita Design.
Altogether these five products would cost $53 if purchased outside of the bundle. Customers who choose to pay above $5 have the option of receiving a code to redeem the games on Steam. The games are DRM-free, and are all available for PC, Mac and Linux. To sweeten the pot, free soundtracks are included for Botanicula, Machinarium and Samorost 2.
Money donated to this bundle is divided between the developers, the Humble Bumdle, and a charity called the World Land Trust. Donors can choose exactly how that money is divided and can choose to split it equally, or focus ontheir preferred recipient.
For those not familiar, the World Land Trust is an international conservation charity, which protects biologically important and threatened habitats. The WLT has funded partner organizations around the world to create reserves, and give permanent protection to habitat and their wildlife.
For those not feeling particularly charitable, anyone can donate virtually nothing and still get the three games that form the core of the bundle. However, the top donators have their names displayed on the Humble Bundle’s website (Plus the knowledge that they donated to a worthy cause).
Payment is via Paypal, Amazon Payments or Google Checkout. This offer runs through May 4th, but the Humble Bundle runs several offers throughout every year. More about this project can be found on the Humble Bundle’s website.