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Curve Digital gives you Five games for £18 with Gimme 5!

Award-winning publisher Curve Digital have announced an Xbox One bundle for five of its highly revered titles, for one incredibly low price.

The Gimme 5 bundle will be available until November 3rd, and contains Human: Fall flat, The Flame in the Flood, Dear Esther, Serial Cleaner and Manual Samuel.

Only available on the Xbox Live store, the Gimme 5 bundle will give gamers a huge 70% worth of saving compared to buying the titles separately. The bundle will cost £18/$18/€18.

Publishing Director for Curve Digital, Simon Byron, says “We always love giving our fans the best deals that we can dream up at Curve Digital. The Gimme 5 bundle is no exception to this, with a saving of over 70% across five titles in one bundle, there’s no better time to jump into our most loved games.”

Most of these have been positively reviewed by TiX, and you can read those reviews by clicking on the links. Click here to visit the page on the Xbox Store to purchase!

Human: Fall Flat review

Serial Cleaner review

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition review

Manual Samuel review

The Flame in the Flood


Control yourself with Manual Samuel

Manual Samuel

There are some crazy games that have been released, especially in the ID@Xbox or previous Indie world. Perfectly ParaNormal’s new title is looking to trump them all, however.

Teaming up with publisher, Curve Digital, these Norwegian developers have embarked on what they describe as a ‘Dexterity Adventure’. In Manual Samuel, you will have to guide the titular hero through the worst 24 hours of his life.

Samuel has had a sheltered upbringing. Never wanted for anything in his pampered life. His day is about to start in most extraordinary circumstances. Samuel, making his way along in life, gets knocked over and killed. This, you’re thinking, might be the end rather than a beginning, but Samuel’s got a rather special friend. With this special friend, he may very well end up living happily ever after.

Samuel’s special friend is none other than the Grim Reaper. Death makes a pact with our hero that if he wants to live, then he really has to live. For the next 24 hours, all of his bodily functions will have to be controlled manually.

This obviously makes everyday situations increasingly slapstick. Simple tasks such as getting dressed become a hilarious backdrop to some crude and lewd humour. Just remember to breathe in and out or what started out as a bad day, could get much, much worse.

As his day progresses, Samuel must work hard to keep himself together and keep not only Death happy, but also his boss and his girlfriend too.

Every aspect of Samuel is controllable. From breathing to blinking, you’re guaranteed to spend a lot of time trying to stand up. This will culminate in lots of silly walks, surreal moments and dark humour as you try to guide Manual Samuel through his 24 hours of torture.

If you’ve ever had the wish to think about Editor-in-Chief, Dave, drunk; watch the trailer below.

Manual Samuel will be guided bodily towards an Xbox One near you from the 14th of October.