Humble Indie Bundle

Humble Indie Bundle passes $1,000,000 in sales, adds new game

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The Humble Indie Bundle is a remarkable success story, since the third version of the pay-what-you-want scheme began last week it's already taken more than $1,000,000 in sales.

The money is split between developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Child's Play and the cost of maintaining the bundle itself, with purchasers getting to determine how much goes to each. Now they've added a sixth game to the bundle: top down shooter Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, and made the introductory video you see above.

The Humble Indie Bundle already contains Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight and And Yet it Moves, plus free access to Minecraft until August 14th. If you've already bought the bundle, you'll still get the extra game - you'll find it on the Humble Indie Bundle website. Those who have the bundle on Steam will see Steel Storm: Burning Retribution automatically added to their library. If you haven't bought it yet, you have seven days left before the offer ends.


The Humble Indie Bundle 3 is go, pay what you want for five indie games

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The third Humble Indie Bundle is now available. It's your chance to pay whatever you like for Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight and And Yet it Moves. A portion of each payment is allocated to the developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play. You can use sliders on the purchase page to decide the percentage that each party gets, and there's also an option to tip the Humble Bundle organisers. Each game works on PC, Macs and Linux systems, and comes DRM free.

There are 13 days left to go on the deal, and more than 92,000 bundles have been sold. At the time of writing, the deal has made $437,366 already, and it's only been up for half a day. It looks as though this bundle is already set to break the records set by Humble Indie Bundles 1 and 2.


Humble Frozenbyte Bundle is huge success

Matt Purslow at

As reported on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, The third Humble Indie Bundle set - featuring only titles developed by Frozenbyte - has been a huge success, selling over 100,000 units in 48 hours.

The sale has generated $500,000, with purchasers paying as little/much as they'd like for the bundle, which consists of Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor, Jack Claw, and Splot. Frozenbyte say: "This is all thanks to the very supportive communities around the world and also all the media outlets. So on behalf of Frozenbyte, Humble Bundle, Child’s Play and EFF I would like to express our sincerest gratitude"

You can still grab the Frozenbyte Bundle and name your own price here.


Humble Indie Bundle banks three million dollars, gives one million to charity

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So far the best deal this correspondent has been offered in San Francisco was a nice tramp who wanted to sell an electrical heater he was dragging behind him for ten dollars. It was amazing deal, a humble offer and (technically) would benefit charity – but was unlikely to come with immaculate customer support, or indeed a copy of Braid.

Opening this year’s fist-in-the-air indie movement at GDC was a detailed breakdown of the success of the Humble Indie Bundle – with the concept’s progenitors John Graham and Jeffrey Rosen of Wolfire games providing the masses with hot statistics amidst jpegs of Sad Keanu and a video of a man (labelled Ubisoft) falling into a pond while his dog (labelled Pirates) looked on disdainfully.

For the uninitiated last May’s Humble Indie Bundle was a downloadable game collection featuring World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Penumbra: Overture and Lugaru. It’s follow-up came in December, featuring Braid, Cortex Command, Machninarium, Osmos and Revenge of the Titans. All the above were made available over PC, Mac and Linux for a limited time, for whatever price you wanted to pay, with a charity donation and the (fulfilled) promise of some of the games being released open source if a million bucks in sales was hit.

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Humble Indie Bundle 2 now includes Humble Indie Bundle 1 games

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The Humble Indie Bundle 2 went on sale last week, and has already raised more than $1.3 million for the developers, Child's Play and The Electric Frontier Foundation. Now, in a final push, they're also throwing in all of the games from last year's Humble Indie Bundle for those who pay more than $7.39. That adds six extra games, including World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD Penumbra Overture and Samarost 2.