The folks over at Humble Bundle have been in business for a year and half, and in that time they have amassed more than 8 million dollars towards charity and for the developers highlighted by these bundles (not to mention a nice tip for the Humble Bundle team.) Honestly, people are just throwing their money at these guys.
The idea behind the Humble Bundle is simple: pay what you want, support charity, get awesome games. Average payment for this bundle now sits at $3.78 (though this will change as more gamers contribute.) And for that measly amount of pocket change, you’ll be getting six excellent indie games. If you want to pay less, pay less, though you’ll miss out on a couple games if you don’t meet average. And if you’re feeling particularly generous, you can always give more.
The best part is that you choose where your money will be going. You can evenly split it between the indie developers, charity (Child’s Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation), and the Humble Bundle Team, or give all/none to any of them. Feeling like the Humble Bundle guys are doing a great job? Give them more of your payment. Feel like those greedy sick kids have enough gaming equipment? Give them nothing. And then find a therapist.
This Humble Bundle comes with Uplink, Darwinia, DEFCON, and Multiwinia. And if you match or beat the current average payment, you’ll also get Aquaria and Crayon Physics Deluxe as a bonus. In the past, these bundles have come packaged with gaming hits like Braid, World of Goo, and Penumbra, so make sure you check it out. But don’t wait around! The Humble Bundles are only available for two weeks at a time, so make sure you head over and get your outrageously good deal before time’s up.