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Humble Indie Bundle earnings exceed $1,000,000

In a surprisingly short amount of time, the developers of five indie games have earned over $1,000,000 to be distributed amongst themselves, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Child's Play (after credit card fees). Each of the five developers has thus far earned about $144,641.

The Humble Indie Bundle can be purchased for whatever price you deem reasonable, and the distribution of your funds can be customized to favor the developers or non-profits, or to be split evenly between both.


Above: The included games, World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD, and Penumbra: Overture, are all worth your while (Aquaria is pictured)

The success of the bundle is a good sign for indie developers and digital content distribution in general. Human expression has value! That seems like an obvious statement, but it's a hostile environment for those who wish to profit from their creative labors without the support of entrenched distribution channels. Though we like what Steam is doing, the more success that indie developers have selling their games without middle-men, the more indie developers will produce, and the more great games we'll have to play. It's a business model that we want to work, and while we doubt that anyone will be retiring on their personal cut of these earnings, we hope they're comfortable and motivated to make new games.

The bundle is still on sale, and for the price of whatever you feel like, it's massively worth the purchase. All of the games are DRM free, and are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

May 11, 2010

8 comments

  • Kisokuiki - May 12, 2010 12:51 a.m.

    All of the games in the bundle are great, but I can't seem to wrap my head around Lugaru's combat.
  • FlyinMX - May 11, 2010 11:56 p.m.

    I bought that this morning for 10$ It was supposed to end about 10 hours ago but they extended it because it passed 1,000,000 total. And now they're giving out the source codes to the games as well. (except World of Goo)
  • supercool117 - May 11, 2010 11:55 p.m.

    What a great bundle of games with no DRM. This is how you make a whole mess of money on digitally distributed games. Big publishers take note. I'm just happy they're getting so much money. So now I've got yet another version of World of Goo, but I'll take it.
  • ColonelKc - May 11, 2010 11:51 p.m.

    The least price for the bundle is 0.02 cents.
  • Spybreak8 - May 11, 2010 11:22 p.m.

    That is so cool but unfortunately I have a few of those anyways. I loved World of Goo and Gish.
  • OnyxOblivion - May 11, 2010 11:09 p.m.

    Aquaria...Such a good game, I bought it twice.
  • CH3BURASHKA - May 11, 2010 10:49 p.m.

    They also gave Samarost 2 away for free to those who already bought it. Have yet to play anything. It will be a while, too: my main comp as of right now is a netbook. *sadface*
  • Porcupeth - May 11, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    FIRST!!111 World of Goo is great

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