The lights are on
We first heard rumblings of the Humble Indie Bundle’s return last week, and now we’ve got the hard facts. The Humble Indie Bundle 2 functions the same way as its predecessor, in that consumers pay what they think the products are worth.
Those who pick up the pack also help to support charity, giving you the power to decide how much of your donation goes to the developers, to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or to Child’s Play. You can also tip the creators and administrators who work behind the scenes of the Humble Bundle.
So what games are included this time around? Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans all make the roster. It’s worth noting that Cortex Command and Revenge of the Titans are still in development, and so updates in the future should be expected. The site lists the content’s value at $85 if you purchased all the games at their original price. It is also noted that the games play well on Mac, Windows, and Linux, and that they are all DRM free.
According to the active counter on the site, the total revenue as of this morning is $467,766.72 and climbing. There have been over 65,580 bundles purchased, with the average donation somewhere around $7. However, a leaderboard of sorts indicates that some generous individuals have donated as much as $2,000.
So what have you got to lose? If you’ve never played any of the games above, picking up the bundle is a no-brainer. You get to set your own price, donate to charity, and play some of the best indie games on the market.
[Thanks to Chris for the tip!]
I have way too many good games to play lately that I never got around to playing when they first came out. Now I just added 5 more to the roster. I can't tell if this is a good or bad thing.
Radical! This is such a cool thing, I'm glad it's come around again with a new set of games, and a very strong one to tie them all together.
I personally think this is amazing. Good games for more then a fair price and you get to help people too. Awesome.
I love all the charity work that has popped up in the last few weeks. This seems to be making a huge amount as well.
What a sweet deal! I always love to see gaming companies involved in good causes.
Ooooh Braid. Still never picked it up so this might be a great time to do so.
Yeah! Awesome! The games are even better this time!
Bought it just now. Hopefully this bundle gets activated on Steam like the last one did!