The Humble Indie Bundle 2 Racks Up $1.8 Million
Gamers were allowed to pay whatever they wanted for Humble Indie Bundle #2, a selection of eleven independent games. While there were no doubt some people who didn't pay a cent, many did.
There were 232,850 purchases of the bundle, and these customers paid a total of $1,823,553.43. The average payment for the bundle was $7.83. The top contributor paid $6,132.96.
Why would someone pay that much for a set of video games? Well, it was for charity. Part of the proceeds went toward Child's Play. The money also went to the developers, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the company who organized the promotion. Buyers were actually able to determine how much of their purchase money would go to each party.
At first, Humble Indie Bundle #2 had five games: Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans. In time, six more were added: World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD, Penumbra Overture, and Samorost 2. All of the games were DRM-free.
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