Humble Indie Bundle 8 flies past $1m in sales

Latest bundle of indie games features seven well-received indie titles, with a portion of proceeds going to charity.

The latest in the long-running series of pay-what-you-want indie bundles has sailed past one million dollars raised in less than 24 hours after going on sale.

At time of writing the Humble Indie Bundle 8, which was released yesterday, has raised $1,002,383 after being purchased 176,019 times. Included in the bundle, which will be available for two weeks, are indie well-regarded titles Little Inferno, Awesomenauts, Capsized, Thomas Was Alone, and Dear Esther.

Customers who pay above the average purchase price--which currently stands at $5.69--will also get copies of Hotline Miami and Proteus. The games are provided DRM free, and customers who pay more than $1 will get Steam keys for any applicable titles.

Each of the titles featured in the bundle are compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and soundtracks for every game apart from Hotline Miami are also provided.

Revenue generated from the bundle is split between the developers, the bundle organisers, and charities Child's Play and The Electronic Frontier Foundation. The average purchase price of the bundle currently stands at $5.69.

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Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Dude, I just got this yesterday and theres 4 new games on the list today! All for more than the average.

Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

I'm thankful that bundles like these exist, because indie titles do not belong to Steam. I never understood why taking a perfectly DRM-Free game and infect it with Steam. And presenting it like an advantage to the consumer. 

Also long live Desura (and their Indie Royale Bundle), GOG, somewhat GamersGate and every other similar digital store :)

Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

Thomas was not alone, I was there, like many others :)


FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Can't wait until they do another android bundle, but I still might look into this one.

somebody337
somebody337

My PC can't even run these games and I still bought this ^.^

xcollector
xcollector

Humble Bundle is good deal because you get steam keys and drm free versions too.

AtheistPreacher
AtheistPreacher

I just bought this and I'm having a problem with Hotline Miami.  For whatever reason I'm not seeing any of the text/dialogue at all.  I see the pictures of the faces/phone, and it's obvious there's supposed to be text below, but I just don't see anything.  I'm running Windows 7 fwiw, and I tried switching the language and messing with the resolution and vsync, reinstalling, but nothing has helped.  Nor have I found anything doing a search.

If anyone has had this problem and/or knows how to resolve it, kindly let me know.

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Damn it, stop tempting me with so many awesome low priced games HBundle guys. I need to sleep at some point.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

I'm happy the Humble Bundle is always successful, it gives PC gaming a very good image. Hotline Miami is fantastic, I highly recommend the pack to everyone just for that game.

Javinho
Javinho

All I want is people to just play Hotline Miami lol. Fantastic game.

bostick
bostick

Nice gems- Dear Esther triple buffered on max settings is quite a visual display!

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Hotline Miami definitely the best game on the list.

Jebril
Jebril

Unquestionably reasonable prices, cross-platform, DRM free, Steam compatible (cloud sync w/ achievements).


Tell me again why we need consoles, you can connect a wire to your TV or get a 27 in monitor (I got mine brand new 200 dollars on Black Friday) if you want a big screen.

dexxor245
dexxor245

Nomnomnom more backlog games

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

Times like these make me wish I had a PC.

obsequies
obsequies

got two, this one was really good

carolino
carolino

normally i would be happy but once again mindless shooting wins ?

semi :(

nate1222
nate1222

I hit this up this morning, just for DRM-free versions of Awesomenauts and Thomas Was Alone. I've owned Hotline Miami (DRM-free) via GOG for a while now.

Forefront-049
Forefront-049

Already own Hotline Miami and Capsized (great games). This is honestly their best bundle in quite some time. REALLY looking forward to getting the entire bundle, especially considering Dear Esther and Proteus are being offered up!

Adavanter
Adavanter

Notch is such a cool dude. He dropped $5000 on this. I went ahead and picked it up to even though only a few games interested me.

LtReviews
LtReviews

The bundle does a great job of porting great games to Linux :)

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

Bought this one and the last one, yet haven't had time to play any of them :(

Saidrex
Saidrex

Not so humble anymore ;)

blackothh
blackothh

such a good way to do a fund raiser

RedWave247
RedWave247

I happily tossed $10 their way. This was the first Humble Bumble that included a collection of games I hadn't mostly already bought on Steam. Save for Little Inferno, they're all new to me.

RossRichard
RossRichard

To Hell with the PS4 and XBox Done. This is where the future of gaming is.

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

@AtheistPreacher its pc gaming so..compatibility problems..poor customer support....

not to tease or anything but its par for the course

> wii u

Hurvl
Hurvl

@abnergoinbig Though, you can also play it on a Mac and there is a Linux version too. Surprisingly, for me at least, the Mac and Linux users make up one third of the ones who've purchased this bundle. I guess smaller indie titles are more friendly towards smaller platforms like Mac and Linux.

dietc
dietc

@Adavanter sorry, but it's not cool at all that he posts his name next to 5000$ (when he could easily give much more) just so everyone sees what a "cool" guy he is. you know, if it was about giving money and not about being "a cool guy", he could just do it anonymously.

AtheistPreacher
AtheistPreacher

@racerxgundam @AtheistPreacher 

FWIW I got it to work.  I had downloaded the separate installer, but when I instead redeemed the Steam code, that version worked fine.  It actually doesn't look as good because you can't adjust the resolution.  But at least the text is there.

vault-boy
vault-boy

@dietc @Adavanter Ya, fuck Notch for making millions by creating one of the best games to come out this entire generation and not giving all those millions to charity! That bastard!!!!

Homerj
Homerj

Did you see Bobby Kotick's name up there?  Couldnt he afford to drop $500K or so?  Did you think that maybe Notch didnt want to drive the average price up so high that it drove customers away?

Lionheart8472
Lionheart8472

@dietc Oh I'm sorry, I didn't know being at the top of the supporter list makes you not a cool guy. Just because the guy makes millions of dollars, doesn't mean he has to give it all away.

Besides he probably donates to other charities on the side like most "rich people". Cut the guy some slack holy cow.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@SlawekAB @PortalJumper93 I also bought the Alan Wake bundle, for 1,5 dollars. It was all I had left on my paypal account, otherwise I might have given them 2 dollars :P. 

These weekly bundle sales, offering more than just indie games, offer great deals. A while back they had a THQ bundle with Darksiders 1 and 2 as well as Red Faction Armageddon and Guerilla. I think the average amount of money to get them all was like 6 dollars, so I gladly paid that. Not that I have time to play them, what with my backlog, but it means I can focus my attention and money on other games when the Steam Summer Sale arrives.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Homerj I thought paying above the average lowered the average for the rest of the people, encouraging gamers to pay more than they would "need to" to get all the games. Otherwise, greedy bastards who pay 3 cents or 1 dollar exactly (just for the Steam keys) would bring down the average for all others, which doesn't benefit the purpose of collecting money for charity.

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

@Homerj 

Good point.  Although it'd be hilarious to see his name up there.  If it was, it'd probably be either a troll or another guy named Bobby Kotick.