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Update #2: How To Get Humble Indie Bundle #1 For Free!

by Annette Gonzalez on Dec 22, 2010 at 04:45 AM

Update #2: It's better to give than receive, and now you can do both at the same time: The folks over at the Humble Indie Bundle are giving away the games in the first bundle (World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD, Penumbra Overture, and Samorost 2) for all new customers who purchase #2 for more than the average, which currently is $7.38. Those who have already purchased the second pack are also being sent the first one on your Steam download page. If you want to thank them for thanking you, you can also up your contribution at any time.

[Thanks to reader Ryan Byrns for the tip!]


Update #1: In just a few short days, the name your own price indie promotion has earned just over $1 million! It's up to you whether the donation you make when downloading the bundle goes among the indie devs, Electronic Frontier Foundation, or Child's Play Charity, so if you haven't checked it out, you can get all details in the original story below.

Original story: The Humble Indie Bundle makes its return this year (as we reported on previously) offering five indie darlings for the price of your choosing (an estimated $85 value). The name your own price promotion has earned about $600,000 within 24 hours. Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans are quite the moneymakers.

At time of publication, roughly 82,000 purchases have been made (a list of stats can be viewed on the official site in real time). The top contributor is Minecraft creator "Notch" dropping $2,000 on the bundle. The average contribution is $7 (but you can do better than that).

Generous folks who pick up the bundle can divide payments among the indie devs, Electronic Frontier Foundation, or Child's Play charity.

Get the full deets or pick up the bundle here.