Humble Bundle Has Raised $1 Million For Charity Through Humble Store

The digital distribution platform donates 10 percent of all revenue to charity.

Humble Bundle, best known for pay-what-you-want bundles of games, announced today that its Humble Store has raised $1 million for charity.

The Humble Store, a digital distribution platform like Steam or GOG.com, launched last November and has about 500 games available for purchase. 10 percent of all sales go directly to charity organizations. Humble Bundle donates to American Red Cross, Child's Play Charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, World Land Trust, and charity:water.

"One million dollars for charity is a big deal," John Graham, co-founder and COO of Humble Bundle, said in a press release. "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 Bundle organization also publishes monthly bundles such as the Humble Indie Bundle, and it releases collections every week called Humble Weekly Bundles.

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22 comments
Lord_Vader
Lord_Vader

Uhh it's only 10%? I thought everything we donated goes to charity?

mikebrand83
mikebrand83

@Lord_Vader The Humble Store is at a fixed % (it says so right at the top of the storefront page, if you click on "What is the Humble Store?"): "10% Charity, 75% Creator, 15% Humble Tip."

The various Humble Bundles, however, you can set whatever % to whoever you like, including 100% to charity.

gplayer5
gplayer5

I love the humble bundle store. They sell quality games at a discount and give money to charity. I like how they've also expanded to ebooks. I would like to see them expand to selling applications as well.

xantufrog
xantufrog moderator

I'm confused - I bought humble bundle games a couple of years ago. Why are they saying it opened 6 months ago? Is it just the "Humble Store" didn't exist as a formal thing previously?


*edit* wikipedia says yes to my query

cmyork
cmyork

There are a lot of good games I never would have tried that were a blast for $5 or $10 for a good group of games.  If you like non-mainstream, they are a great service.  And I always adjust the charitable portion of the payment up.

Saidrex
Saidrex

That's ... impressive. I actually prefer buying Steam games in Humble store, lots of games offer steam key AND DRM-Free version, so...it's a better deal. Also their discounts and sales are very good.

k2theswiss
k2theswiss

Don't like what the humble bundle has turned into it. I want it turn to it's original self 

hystavito
hystavito

@k2theswiss It is changing yes, and does appear to be moving somewhat away from the charity aspect.  The bundles are also changing in terms of pricing, there are more fixed prices now in the bundles for the top tier, and those prices are sometimes quite high in comparison to prior bundles.


I guess that's to be expected as they grow and see potential to make more money for the business (the non-charity) side of it.

mikebrand83
mikebrand83

@hystavito Fixed prices for different tiers in some bundles, but still complete freedom for individuals to assign as much (or as little) as they want to charity.


Humble Store aside (where it's fixed 10% to charity), I don't see how that's moving away from the charity side of the concept.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

It only opened last November? I thought it was older than that. This is quite impressive in that case then.

newhaus1994
newhaus1994 moderator moderatorstaff

@Dannystaples14 Just the dedicated storefront. Humble Bundles have been around for awhile.

allever
allever

I was under the impression that users decide how much goes to give to charity?

newhaus1994
newhaus1994 moderator moderatorstaff

@allever For the humble bundles. The storefront (like steam/GOG) has set prices and set amounts given to charity.

cmyork
cmyork

@newhaus1994 @allever Wrong.  There is a slider system (at least for the bundles) that lets you adjust how much is charity, how much is developer and how much is to Humble