The auction block has closed for the
Humble Voxatron Debut, netting close to one million dollars in raised
funds for charity and the indie developer community. The latest in
the Humble Bundle promotion sold a total of 172,269 copies, earning
$902,596.25 toward Child's Play Charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and participating developers.
The Humble Voxatron Debut initially
launched two weeks ago with just Lexaloffle's blocky platformer as its
sole star. Shortly after its arrival, the Humble Bundle crew added
Blocks That Matter and The Binding of Isaac as incentives to bid
beyond the average price; and later threw in Gish, Chocolate Castle,
Jasper's Journeys and Zen Puzzle Garden as further motivation to buy
into the 'pay-what-you-want' charity fundraiser.
Linux users were the most generous with
an average donation of $8.54, followed by Mac users with the slightly
demonic average of $6.66, and Windows players with $4.70. Once again,
Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson was the top contributor with
his payment of $2,000.
These final numbers place the Humble
Voxatron Debut at the lower end of the Humble Bundle scale in terms of
overall success. By comparison, the last promotion for the Humble
Frozen Synapse Bundle took in $1.1 million, and the Humble
Indie Bundle 3—the reigning champion—generated over $2.1 million when it appeared this August. That said, a ton of money
was raised for fantastic causes through the sale of quality games at
dirt cheap prices, so it's fair to say no one came out on the losing
end of this latest Humble Bundle equation.