Monday, September 8, 2014

Humble Store announces End of Summer Sale: Big Deals Await!

It's that time of the year again, folks. That time when summer starts to end and fall begins. Soon, we shall be raking dead leaves and throwing them onto our neighbors' yards and blaming them for the mess, as we prepare for soon-to-arrive Halloween and eventually, Thanksgiving.

Before all that though, it's time for last-ditch end-of-summer sales. And the good people over at the Humble Store have announced...well, an end of summer sale. Yes, at the Humble Store, you can find excellent deals, as well as a free game if you provide your email address. And of course, buying games at the Humble Store benefits charity, specifically, the American Red Cross, Child's Play, charity:water, World Land Trust, and, of course, the awesome foundation that is the Electronic Frontier Foundation. 10% of all purchases will be put toward the charities, so every purchase helps.

First, the free game. Warlock - Master of the Arcane is a fantasy turn-based strategy game published by the very fine people at Paradox Interactive. If you're in love with the Civilization series, you'll want to give this a shot. The email will contain a link allowing you to redeem the game to a Steam account.

As for the deals, they're extensive, almost as much as the Steam Summer Sale. Every day, there will be a new series of "daily dollar deals" where games will cost as little as one dollar, as well as flash sales at certain points of the day, as well as a free game every Monday.

As of this writing, the current flash sales include Psychonauts, selling for one dollar, originally priced at $9.99, and Batman: Arkham Origins, selling for $7.49, originally priced at $29.99. The flash sales end in more than six hours, after which new flash sales will appear. It should be noted that Psychonauts comes with a Steam key as well as a DRM free version, while Arkham Origins comes with only a Steam key.

I shall try and keep tabs on the sale as much as I can throughout the promotion, so be sure to check back here often for updates on the sale.