Get a big indie game bundle for $33, help charity

My latest collaboration with AppSumo has yielded the BadAss Gamer Bundle, which includes seven sweet games and one amazing game portal. And it's for a good cause!

AppSumo's BadAss Gamer Bundle offers hundreds of hours' worth of gaming for just $33.
AppSumo's BadAss Gamer Bundle offers hundreds of hours' worth of gaming for just $33. AppSumo

Like games? Like helping good causes? Then have I got a deal for you.

Last December, I worked with AppSumo to put together a software bundle that was not only a great deal, but also a fundraiser for an important charity. Thanks in no small part to Cheapskate readers, we raised around $7,000.

Needless to say, I wanted to do it again, so here we go. The AppSumo BadAss Gamer Bundle features eight titles with a combined value of $97. Your price: a mere $33. And $10 of that goes directly to Hands.org, a fantastic organization that provides aid to victims of natural disasters.

What's in the bundle? A little something for everybody:

Plants Vs. Zombies.
Plants Vs. Zombies. PopCap Games

Aztaka: A sweet-looking side-scrolling action/RPG. (It reminds me of a 2D Diablo.)

City Rain It's a puzzle game combined with urban planning/strategy. In other words: SimCity meets Tetris.

Crystal Towers 2: If you like Mario-style platformers, you'll have a blast with Crystal Towers. It even has the appropriately cheesy soundtrack!

Desktop Game Arcade: This Adobe AIR-powered game portal provides instant access to 10,000-plus (!) online games--mostly the casual, play-for-5-minutes variety. (You have to watch a commercial before playing, though, which I admit sucks.)

EmberWind: A sweet-looking side-scrolling platformer set in a medieval fantasy world. There's even a bit of RPG thrown in for good measure. Also available for Mac!

Lugaru: Without a doubt, the best third-person fighting game starring an anthropomorphic rebel bunny rabbit. Also available for Mac!

Plants Vs. Zombies: This probably needs no introduction, but it's one of the all-time great tower defense games.

Vizati: A thoroughly engaging puzzle game of connecting like-colored stones.

The bundle is available for the next 12 days, but why wait? This is a great collection of games at an unbeatable price. And you get the satisfaction that comes from helping a very worthy cause.

Plus, AppSumo offers a money-back guarantee (something you rarely see with game bundles). If you're not happy with the purchase, "for any reason, anytime before you die," you can get a full refund. (My only request: don't abuse this generosity.) Game on!

Bonus deal: HP is offering the Pavilion dm1z ultraportable for $369.99 shipped when you apply coupon code SAVE30HP at checkout. That's a killer price on one of my favorite portable PCs.

 

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