Skip to main content

The Humble Store raises $1 million for charity

Audio player loading…

(opens in new tab)

Capitalizing on the popularity of the Humble Bundles, the Humble Store launched late last year , offering a raft of games both indie and otherwise. And much like its bundle forebears, it also committed to the ongoing support of good causes through the donation of ten percent of all sales to charity. That may not sound like a very big slice of the pie, but in a little over half a year it's added up to more than one million dollars.

Unlike the Humble Bundle, which has supported a number of different charities with various game bundle releases, the Humble Store supports five specific charities: the American Red Cross, Child's Play, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, World Land Trust and charity: water. "One million dollars for charity is a big deal," Humble Bundle co-founder John Graham said in a statement. "In just six months, the Humble Store has grown from a mere humble experiment to something that gamers and game developers big and small want to be a part of."

The Humble Store now offers more than 500 different games and now carries major triple-A releases alongside its popular lineup of indies. And while $1 million is indeed a big deal, it pledged to continue its support, noting in the announcement (opens in new tab) of the milestone that "Ten percent of every Humble Store sale still goes to charity. Every sale, every game, every time."

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.