Humble Indie Bundle 2 collects for charity

Players able to name their price for pack of five independently developed games featuring Braid, Osmos, Machinarium; proceeds go to Child's Play, Electronic Freedom Foundation, developers.

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The old saying suggests it's better to give than to receive, but the creators of the Humble Indie Bundle don't see why that has to be an either-or proposition. Humble Bundle Inc. has launched the second Humble Indie Bundle promotion, letting gamers not only name their price for a collection of five indie games, but also determine how the money is split between the developers, Child's Play charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the promotion's organizers.

Available for the next six days, the Humble Indie Bundle 2 promotion will let gamers pick up Braid, Machinarium, Osmos, Cortex Command, and Revenge of the Titans for the price of their choosing. All of the games are available for the PC, Mac, and Linux and use no digital rights management.

The Humble Indie Bundle features 2008's critically acclaimed puzzle platformer Braid.

As of this writing, the Humble Indie Bundle 2 has been purchased more than 33,000 times, generating more than $229,000. (The original Humble Indie Bundle--a collection of five games including Gish and World of Goo--was purchased more than 138,000 times, for a total of $1.27 million.) Windows users were the stingiest of givers, averaging $5.70 per purchase, with Mac users choosing to pay an average of $7.75 per bundle. Linux gamers were easily the most generous with their payments, averaging $13.79 per purchase.

For more on the Humble Bundle or to purchase the pack, check out the official website.

Discussion

18 comments
gbrading
gbrading moderator

The Humble Indie Bundle #2 was one of the greatest things to happen in 2010.

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

@Wellk, s'okay. Happens to the best of us. :p

Wellk
Wellk

@fetusfart, wow I'm stupid. Talk about read and comprehend.

TheEternalGamer
TheEternalGamer

@Gelugon_baat After you check out with whatever service you prefer, they will send you an email with a link to download the games. Make sure you enter your email address correctly and save the email they send for future downloads.

mardinn
mardinn

I love this.. I got the first humble bundle.. paid 7 dollars, and today I just made a 15 dollar donation to get the humble bundle 2. I love them !! Keep up the great work!!

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

@Wellk, this isn't on XBL, it's on the PC........

SecularSage
SecularSage

I've supported both Humble Indie Bundles just on principle. This is a great pack of games, and even if I never play them, I'm glad to help the developers bring attention to some of the shining stars of indie gaming. Being able to give a little bit to charity while getting some top-notch games isn't exactly a losing proposition, either. Machinarium is fantastic. So is Braid. They're worth donating $10-15 alone.

Wellk
Wellk

I'll go do this in a few minutes. I've got a few Microsoft points that I know I'll probably never use.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

I wish this was on XBL. Or something similar. Too bad Microsoft are greedy bastards.

TheEternalGamer
TheEternalGamer

Hey guys and gals. Do your part and spread the word using the links at the bottom on their page. I got my pack and told all my facebook friends about it.

squidracerX
squidracerX

hmmm.... I already own 3 of these 5, it would not be worth as much to me then, and would feel bad since they would think i was being a cheapskate if i only pay what I think the other 2 are worth! I know its charity, but i already bought those games :(

GeneralShowzer
GeneralShowzer

I suggest everyone to donate at least 5 $. Machinarium is more than worth that. Add Braid to it and it's awesome :). Haven't heard about the other games, but I'm sure they're good.

Wula_
Wula_

Osmos has had me interested for sometime. Totally going to buy the pack for just that.

Squirrelatwar
Squirrelatwar

Holy cow...i've been waiting to get osmos, machinarium, AND braid for a while...looks like I was right to hold out!