Third Humble Indie Bundle tops $2 million
More than 370,000 indie game collections sold in two weeks; proceeds split between organizers, developers, Child's Play, Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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The third Humble Indie Bundle has wrapped up, and the final tally for the two-week campaign came in just under $2.17 million from more than 372,000 customers. Given the name-your-price nature of the bundle, that makes for an average contribution of $5.82 for the game assortment.
As with previous Humble Indie Bundles, customers were allowed to name their own price for an assortment of independent games and allocate that money between the promotion's organizers, the game developers, the Child's Play charity, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The primary games included in the bundle were And Yet It Moves, Hammerfight, VVVVVV, Cogs, and Crayon Physics Deluxe.
However, organizers also added a pair of extra games--Steel Storm and Atom Zombie Smasher--a limited-time demo of Minecraft, and the entire second Humble Indie Bundle lineup as well. That assortment featured Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans.
Also in keeping with past bundles, all of the games were available without digital rights management for the PC, Mac, and Linux. The official site kept track of how much gamers on each platform gave, with Linux users the most lucrative segment at an average of $12.04 each. The average contribution for Mac users was $7.72, while Windows PC users trailed their counterparts at $4.89 each.
The third Humble Indie Bundle was also the most lucrative to date. The original campaign brought in $1.27 million, with the follow-up raising the take to $1.8 million.
For more on how the Humble Indie Bundle came together, check out GameSpot's coverage of the organizer's presentation at the Game Developers Conference 2011.