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Introducing Humble Indie Bundle 4

Add Comment! By John Graham on December 13th, 2011

It is my pleasure to introduce Humble Indie Bundle 4, the biggest bundle Humble Bundle has ever launched!

Be sure to watch it in HD!

This massive bundle drops seven new cross-platform, DRM-free games down your digital chimney. Bandage your fingertips and prepare your mind for the challenges of Super Meat Boy, Shank, Jamestown, Bit.Trip Runner, and NightSky. If you pay more than the average price on the site, you'll also get Gratuitous Space Battles and Cave Story+ too!

If you bought all these games separately, it would cost about $100. But, as per the Humble Indie Bundle tradition -- you set the price! You can designate part of your purchase price to make much-needed winter contributions to the American Red Cross and the Child's Play Charity.

In case you haven't already heard of these indie games, here's a little more info...

Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy is what you get when you mold a little man out of ground meat, and put him in a world full of tricky gaps, slides, and hazards. Plan to perish many times in the course of saving Bandage Girl from Dr. Fetus, but prepare to bask in the glory of pulling off impossible platforming feats, unlocking secret characters, and triumphing over 300+ levels.


Jamestown is a beautiful, new shmup that brings neo-classical flavor to the grand tradition of scrolling arcade shooters. Up to four players blast and bullet dodge through a hostile Martian frontier, armed with the very best in steampunk weaponry. A "stay-alive" co-op system will have you screaming at your buddies during the epic, retro-style, screen-filling boss battles, while unlocking sick new ships and weapons.


Shank is a highly stylized, action-packed, 2D brawler, featuring satisfying fight combos and familiar platforming challenges. Players assume the role of Shank, a former mob-hitman, on an epic quest for revenge. In the solo game, Shank traverses levels filled with henchmen, culminating in awesome boss fights. There's also a full co-op story, which tells the tale of Shank's life prior to the events of the solo campaign.

Bit.Trip Runner

Bit.Trip Runner radiates charm and challenge with retro-styled, music-platformer gameplay. Players take control of Commander Video as he runs through more than 30 levels. Each stage features a unique music track perfectly synced to Commander Video's hops and slides, resulting in a fresh and intuitive platforming experience.


NightSky is an atmospheric, 2D physics puzzle platformer. The player uses acceleration, gravity, and motion to navigate a glowing sphere through over 130 unique and picturesque levels.

Gratuitous Space Battles

In the sci-fi strategy game Gratuitous Space Battles, players outfit a complete fleet -- from bulkhead-to-munitions -- to clash mightily with opponents from across the galaxy. With layer upon layer of customization, master strategists will always be able to find a way to blast the competition into smithereens, whether it's the AI in a campaign, or friends and strangers in online multiplayer.

Cave Story+

Cave Story+ is the critically acclaimed opus by indie game developer Pixel, originally created as a tribute to games like Metroid and Castlevania. Cave Story+ is a 2D platformer in the "metroidvania" tradition, with a classic, world-saving hero and an emphasis on exploration and discovery. The indie studio Nicalis worked with Pixel to update graphics and add new game modes, reflected in this edition of Cave Story+.

Humble Indie Bundle 4 will be gone in two weeks, so visit the page and purchase today! (And if you're in a generous mood, give the joy of top-notch indie gaming to friends and family by purchasing a gift key.)