Humble Indie Bundle 3 breaks records, earns $2.1M for winning causes

The Humble Indie Bundle 3 has set a new record for the pay-what-you-want video game charity. This week, the team behind the two-week promotion revealed its latest package of indie games collected over $2.16 million dollars in donations, greatly surpassing the $900,000 earned by its Humble Frozenbyte Bundle predecessor from April, and topping the equally impressive $1.8 million haul earned by last year's Humble Indie Bundle 2.

The latest Humble Indie Bundle (technically the fourth) launched on July 26th and included the games Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, And Yet It Moves, and Hammerfight. Organizers later added a free trial of Minecraft and the Humble Indie Bundle 2 into the mix to sweeten the deal; a move which no doubt helped the Humble Indie Bundle 3 reach its final download total of 372,370.

As for who paid what, the highest individual donation was posted by Bitcoin Exchange company Mt.Gox at $4,096, followed closely by Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson with $4,048. Overall, Linux gamers topped the list of donators with an average contribution of $12.04 per download – more than double the average donation of $5.82.

Profits raised from the Humble Indie Bundle 3 will go to theElectronic Frontier Foundation, theChild's Play charity, and (in small part) to the game developers and Humble Indie Bundle organizers. You can sign up at the official site nowto receive updates on future modest bundles.

Aug 10, 2011



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