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Normally when we see one of these pay-what-you-want Android game bundles, they come to us from the good ol' reliable Humble Bundle folks. This time around, we're looking at a package of games available from StackSocial.

There are seven games total, though you have to beat the average to get more than two of them. It currently sits at just over $4, but it's sure to rise over the course of the next thirteen days. 10% of your purchase will go towards one of three organizations: Child's Play, Creative Commons, or the World Wildlife Fund.

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Unlike the Humble Bundle, StackSocial doesn't have an app for distributing the games. It's more akin to the packs we see over at iKoid.com. Buyers get a list of APKs to install manually. There's no guarantee of updates, though new releases aren't exactly promised from the Humble side of things either. If it means anything, StackSocial say it will work with developers to at least try to get the latest versions, which it would provide by replacing the existing download links that buyers will have permanent access to.

Now for the games. Check out the list below for our previous coverage of each of these titles.

Games included in the Handheld Hero Android Gamer Bundle:

StackSocial's Name Your Own Price Handheld Hero Android Gamer Bundle

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Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • vwbeetlvr

    IGN or Gamespot advertised the same exact games yesterday.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      They're powered by the same company - StackSocial. You can tell by the "time left" bar at the top on the Joystiq page. In fact, it's the same deal, they just rebranded it.

  • Matthew Fry

    Unfortunately, those have all been in Humble Bundles already.

    • BomberLT

      I don't remember Rebuild and Bad Hotel being on Humble Bundle..

      • Matthew Fry

        Bad Hotel was in PC & Android 8 but you are correct that Rebuild wasn't.

  • Mei

    It's a nice deal, but just be aware if you buy from a website that just offer android app bundles without some app 'store', you likely won't see new updated version of game. You will only get the version (apk file) that was given to you during the time of purchase. The developers don't usually go back to those sites to update the apk file for the game when a new version comes out. And likely those sites will not bother to ask developers for new version whenever there is new one out. Unlike Humble Bundle, or better yet Google Play which have actual app stores where developers will be more willing to push out update to.

    • http://www.googlepants.com/ Wizard of Odyssey

      Agreed -- cheap/free stuff without something to manage it is not something I want. Humble got a lot more interesting when they allowed easy redemption of Steam keys right from their site. Their Android app went a long way towards making collecting their bundles fun, especially because it can manage books, too.

  • Matthew Fry

    ikoid actually does have a distribution app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gomoki.ikoid

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