About "The Humble Homebrew Collection":
The Humble Homebrew Collection is an initiative that aims to convince Sony to provide us with a legitimate and official way to create homebrew applications for the consoles that we own.
We are providing you with a free homebrew game that aims to be polished and look professionally made which includes many very good and addictive puzzle games. We've tried to make this homebrew games collection as good as possible so that even the anti-homebrew purists will be jealous of it.
Homebrew does not equal piracy, and this is proof of it. These games are all free and are released under an open source license.
You are free to download these games for the platform of your choice, whether it's on a jailbroken PS3, Linux, Windows, Mac or Android.
This Homebrew game collection includes Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
and Free Heroes 2
ported to the Playstation 3 system. More games are being written and this collection will only increase with time.
This is one of the first homebrew games that are released on the PS3 which are above the "proof of concept" status and is not yet another backup manager, FTP server or a port of an existing emulator.
The main purpose of this website it to serve as a petition against Sony's unjust behavior towards their customers. You are encouraged to sign the petition, donate to the developers or you can simply download the games. The choice is yours.
If you wish to do so, you may also donate to the developers of this homebrew application, as well as to the EFF, which helps defend our rights in this digital age.
It is time to vote with your money, boycott Sony, request your legal homebrew and request your freedom and let them know that they have much to gain by giving us access to the homebrew that we deserve.
Let Sony know that, as a customer, you want homebrew games, you want to see the real purpose of the Copyright Law used properly: To encourage creativity and innovation. Let them know that, as a customer, you are willing to pay for quality homebrew and that if they wanted to, they can get a share of that money. After all, all they care about is money!
You may donate, sign the petition OR download the game, you don't need to donate to sign, and you don't need to sign to download. The choice is yours, but signing the petition would help the community.
You may download these games free of charge for the platform of your choice.
The SGT puzzle games collection
is copyright 2004-2011 Simon Tatham (portions copyright Richard Boulton, James Harvey, Mike Pinna, Jonas Kölker, Dariusz Olszewski, Michael Schierl, Lambros Lambrou and Bernd Schmidt).
The Free Heroes 2
game is copyright 2009 Andrey Afletdinov.
The port of these games to the Playstation 3, as well as the Playstation 3 front end is copyright 2011 Youness Alaoui (KaKaRoTo).
The SGT puzzle games are distributed under the MIT licence
. This means that you can do pretty much anything you like with the game binaries or the code, except pretending you wrote them yourself.
Parts of the PS3 port are licensed under the LGPL v2.1 License
The Free Heroes 2 game is distributed under the GPL v2.0 licence
If you haven't done so already, please sign the petition. It is an important step towards making things change. We need as many people to support the cause if we want it to succeed.
Support the homebrew community! Request your rights from Sony! Fight with us!