Sound the horn to gather your army (and your master of coin), because Humble Might & Magic Bundle is here, and stalwart commanders are needed. That's right, another sweet sweet deal is being offered by the nice folks at Humble Bundle. If you're new to the game, here's how it works. Games are parceled out based on the donations by interested gamers. Donate any amount of money and you get access to the first tier of games. Donate more than the average donor and get access to the second tier of games. The third tier is unlocked for gamers who donate $15 or more.
Once you pick how much you want to donate, you decide where the money goes between the games developers, the folks at Humble Bundle, and the selected charity. This time charitable donations are going to American Red Cross, Charity: Water, and Doctors Without Borders.
So what games do you get at each donation level?
Pay any amount
Donate any amount of money to the Humble Bundle sale and you'll get access to the first tier of games, which include Might & Magic 1-6, Heroes of Might & Magic II, Heroes of Might & Magic IV, and the Angel Starter-Pack for Might & Magic Heroes Online. Woof, that's a lot of games.
Pay over the average
Donate more than the average donor (over $10.82 at the moment) and you get Heroes of Might & Magic V, Heroes of Might & Magic VI, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes.
Drop $15 and you are going to get Heroes of Might & Magic 3: HD edition, Might & Magic X-Legacy and associated DLC, DLC for Heroes of Might & Magic VI, and the Starter Pack for Might & Magic Duel of Champions.
That is a lot of games for $15, but then again, Humble Bundle deals are always pretty sweet.
Wait, what? There are set pay scales that gamers have to hit into in order to receive content? But content should be freeeeeeeeeeeee. Developers should be making games because it's their passion. Once money gets involved it ruins the integrity of a game. Ars gratia artis, ars gratia artis, ars gratia artis.
Oh, sorry about that. The clamor of miserly gamers has been pretty loud lately. Must be getting to me.
Hey, here's a neat idea: back the things you love by throwing dollars at them. It's the easiest way to show how much you care about a thing. "Hey, thing I care about, I like you (x) dollars worth." And with the Humble Bundle deals, you're also throwing money at some legitimate charities, which is something to feel good about.
If this sounds like your kind of thing, go check it out, donate, and get gaming.