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Nov
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Android gamers, count your blessings: the fourth Humble Bundle has just added a handful of cheap, charity-beneficent games. The standard five games (Splice, Eufloria, Waking Mars, Crayola Physics Deluxe, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP) are still available, as is the bonus game for paying more than the average name-your-own price. But now, in addition to Machinarium, you'll get Avadon: The Black Fortress, Canabalt, Cogs, Swords & Soldiers HD, and Zen Bound 2 as well.

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Avadon is an old-school RPG with grid-based combat, currently available for tablets only. Canabalt styles itself as a parkour platformer - think Bit Trip Runner meets League of Evil. Cogs is a 3D puzzler that combines sliding puzzles with physics and construction. Sword & Soldiers follows the 2D beat-em-up vein with added customization and strategy thrown in, and Zen Bound 2 is.... well, I can't really figure out what it is. But I'm sure those of you who are exercising your new rights in Colorado and Washington will appreciate it. All except Avadon include their game soundtracks with purchase.

You know how this goes by now: pay as much or as little as you want, split it up between developers, charities (the EFF and Child's Play) and Humble itself, and download the non-market DRM free APKs. You can also download most of these games for desktops, and even add them to your Steam account. Those of you who have already paid more than the average will get the extra games free of charge. Right now the average payment is sitting at $6.31 - let's see if we can't bump that up, eh?

P.S. You know the Humble Bundle guys are Android nerds - their showpiece graphic has already been updated to the Nexus 4.

Humble Bundle for Android 4

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://twitter.com/blkxltng Max

    Actually, the games are added whether you've payed above the average or not, granted that you paid before they added those five.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.williams.980 Richard Williams

    I thought I may have been left out here since I bought the bundle a few days ago. However, when I clicked my link, I see the new games are available for me to download! Amazing! I saw the option for "increase your order" and thought "Why not!" and gave them another few $. I'm not rich, but I hope it helps. It's a great cause with awesome games! :D

  • Wayne Randall

    The newest five really don't interest me, and the additional ones I already have from prior For Android bundles. Too bad HB doesn't have an a la carte menu because I could be interested.

    • atlouiedog

      It's pay what you want and you can choose how much of your payment goes to each developer. Just click the arrow next to Developers in the payment area and reduce the ones you aren't interested in to 0. Ignore the downloads and steam keys for those games and you've got an a la carte Humble Bundle. Or, instead of ignoring them, try them out. If you don't like them, reclaim the space on your device. If you like them you can increase your order amount for 30 days after the bundle ends.

      • Wayne Randall

        Maybe you missed my point or I was just unclear. I know how HB works, I have purchased the three prior bundles. I was saying that the newest Bundle doesn't have anything that interested me, and I already own the bonus games. I think it would be cool if there was a list of games to select from in case I missed one from earlier bundles.

        I didn't know of the HB store though, I will look into that, thanks.

  • Adam92Wilkins

    still cant decide if not being linked to the google play store is worth it...

    • BigKenW

      I did one of these before for Android and you have to sideload. While not the end of the world, it is a pain in the butt. It's too bad they can't work something out with Google Play or Amazon.

      • Matthew Fry

        Uh... Amazon apps are sideloaded too. Humble Bundle has their own downloader application which makes it super easy.

      • xx00xx

        almost 50% of my app are side loaded and its not that hard. may be you have a lump in your butt

    • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

      I was feeling the same... In the end I decided the hassle (and of course the low price) is worth it if you're gonna be playing on other platforms too.

      • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

        agreed. not only do you get the android games, you get the pc versions and soundtracks.

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      if you haven't, download their humble bundle app (from your account page). it's still not linked with the play store, but it manages installation and updates without having to manually sideload

  • popcicle

    Swords and Soldiers is awesome(especially on steam with a friend). Get the bundle just for this!

  • defred34

    Such a shame really. All games owned previosuly. Humble Android going down the drain...

    • QuanahHarjo

      Errr...that's the usual Humble MO. The add-on games are almost always from previous Bundles, as a way to fish in people that didn't buy them previously. I have enough dupes from buying desktop Bundles to equip a nerd army.

      Truthfully though, the main games in this bundle are pretty great. Eufloria currently has my attention, and Superbrothers will get a lot of play...after another patch or two.