Humble Indie Bundle 6 Earns $2 Million

By Pete Haas 2012-10-03 09:49:04 discussion comments
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Humble Bundle Inc's latest offer of indie games has been a smashing success. Humble Indie Bundle 6, which was on sale for the past two weeks, earned over $2 million.

The bundle included Rochard, Shatter, S.P.A.Z., Torchlight, Vessel and Dustforce at first. Then, a week later, four more games were added: Bit.Trip Runner, Gratuitous Space Battles, Jamestown and Wizorb. The bundle also gave buyers the games' respective soundtracks.

The unusual part about Humble Indie Bundles is that the buy specifies the price. You can pay as much or as little as you want. The average price paid was $6.48. While many gave less than that, there were some who gave far more. Infinity Ward's former creative strategist Robert Bowling paid $600. Minecraft creator "Notch," meanwhile, forked over $10,000.

The proceeds for these bundles are split between developers, Humble Bundle Inc., the Child's Play charity, and digital rights advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation. The buyer can actually specify exactly how much of their money goes to each source. I'm always curious what distribution gamers choose, but Humble Bundle typically doesn't disclose that information.

No word yet on when Humble Indie Bundle 7 will arrive. Maybe if we're luckily it'll arrive during the holiday season, though.
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