Humble Bundle 5

If you like indie games, you should check out the Humble Bundle 5.  The Humble Bundles are a collection of indie games, but instead of paying a fixed price for them, you get to a) decide how much you are going to pay and b) decide how the money you pay is to be divided between a charity, the game developers, and the people that put together the bundle (to go toward their costs for hosting, etc.).

The two charities for this bundle are Child's Play (if you are a fan of Penny Arcade, then you are probably familiar with this one) and the EFF.  The kicker for this bundle is that if you pay more than the average ($8.09 at the time of this writing), then you get four additional games in the bundle. 

Included at any contribution is LIMBO, which I think is reason enough to buy the bundle.  Here is the complete list:

  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • Psychonauts
  • Bastion (pay more than the average to unlock)
  • Lone Survivor (pay more than the average to unlock)
  • Braid (pay more than the average to unlock)
  • Super Meat Boy (pay more than the average to unlock)

I think this is a great model for indie games.  For this bundle to date, they've had more than 455K purchases totaling more than $3.6 million.  Obviously it works.

There are only six days left to purchase…

2 comments for “Humble Bundle 5”

  1. Posted Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 11:10:36 PM

    It's up to $4,345,440 now with three days to go. Amazing.

  2. Posted Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 3:03:56 PM

    Wow. I just looked at the site, and it ended at 598,993 bundles sold for a total of $5,107,144.13.

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