What would you pay to play some of this year's hottest indie titles on your desktop? The Humble Bundle team is once again banking on the kindness of virtual strangers with today's release of the Humble Indie Bundle #2 featuring Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans for the low price of ... well ... whatever you want...
Simply by making a one-time donation at theHumble Bundle website, one can gain complete, DRM-free ownership of five full indie games for play on Mac, Windows or Linux systems. Better still, consumers can determine how their donation is divvied up amongst theElectronic Frontier Foundation, theChild's Play charity, individual developers or Humble Bundle organizers.
According to the website, this year's package would normally cost around $85 to purchase at full price. It's a pity then that the average donation remains around the $10 mark. But that's far more than they earn from all the folks who do their shopping with a torrent downloader. Plus, despite the Scrooges, the Humble Indie Bundle #2 is nevertheless on track to trounce last year's $1M earnings, having already sold $530,000 in sales with six days left on the clock.
Dec 15, 2010