Four Games From the Humble Indie Bundle are Going Open Source

The Humble Indie Bundle, which included 5 games, and recently added a sixth, announced four of the games open sourced by their respective developers,

Lugaru is the first to be open sourced (GPL) – claiming that within hours users have already submitted patches – while Aquaria, Gish and Penumbra: Overture are still currently being open sourced.

That should please the anonymous poster that didn’t like how I was promoting proprietary games for Ubuntu =)

Humble Indie Bundle — Added New Game!

The Humble Indie Bundle, which I spoke about previously, has added a new game to their roster called Samorost 2 by Amanita Design!

Samorost 2

Interestingly enough, the is flash and runs locally in your favourite browser as opposed to being based on OpenGL like the other games. So make sure you have the Adobe Flash plugin:

sudo aptitude install flashplugin-installer

If you already purchased the bundle, you will receive an email giving you a link to the new game, for free. If you haven’t purchased the bundle -which, if you want to see more games on Linux, or donate to charity, you should – then you’ll have a sixth game to purchase and play!

Remember, pay/donate any amount you choose to play these games! It goes to a good cause.

Lastly, I said the download links to these games will be around for a while, but Wolfire Games, the ones hosting the files, say that they don’t know how long they’ll host them, so make sure you make backups!