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16 of the best adventure games of the last decade are only $10

16 of the best adventure games of the last decade are only $10

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Remember those early days of Humble Bundles? When every recently announced deal felt absolutely necessary, and millions of dollars would be raised for charity each time? It still happens occasionally, like last year Stand with Ukraine that He collected an incredible 20 million dollars For charities operating in the country, but over the course of the decade, the suspense certainly wore off. But seeing as one of my favorite developers/publishers, Wadjet Eye Games, Make a deal on the siteRemind me of those times.

Wadjet Eye, the New York-based indie publisher and developer consisting mostly of Dave Gilbert, is responsible for many of the best adventure games of the last sixteen years. Of its self-developed projects such as Incredible Not permitted And Blackwell Series for whom it was posted like Gemini Street And chardliteThe name has generally been synonymous with superhero adventures presented in a ’90s atmosphere. As it happens, all of those games mentioned, along with nine others, are included in the bundle, all for $10.

This is an insane deal, and if you’ve been away from the point-and-click adventures of recent years, this is an excellent way to come back. You won’t believe what goodies you can find in the adventure game engine studio and Wadjet Eye’s are the best overall. Other featured games are Strange landAnd primordiaAnd TechnopilonAnd echo, all six Blackwell Games, and Gilbert’s first game, intercession. The chosen charity is JDRFwhich raises money for type 1 diabetes research.

It’s interesting, and sad, to note how much Humble shines, given that despite being live for five days, this bundle has only sold 9,000 copies, with $11,800 raised for JDRF at the time of writing. Obviously, it’s still great to see that money is going somewhere nicely, but it’s paltry compared to the company’s previous falls.

Of course, in the years since Humble’s heyday as a package seller (the company is now owned by IGN, a hugely successful independent publisher), a fair amount of goodwill has been lost. The very misleading decision was to limit the amount of your chosen payment that could go to charity announceAnd backed offand then Re-established anyway.

Fortunately, you can now redirect your money where you see fit, albeit at a mandatory 15% rate that goes to Humble. (Meanwhile, there’s no minimum for developers or good reason – it’s amazing that you can set sliders to give every penny to Humble, without anything going to the people who made the games!) Also, the real “pay what you want” selling point Long back, with minimal costs now often enough that some deals don’t seem like bargains.

Still, this is for sure! Pick it up!

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