Humble Indie Bundle V Rakes In More Than $5M
Author: Ryan Winslett
published: 2012-06-15 09:00:20
The Humble Indie Bundle campaign just keeps getting better and better, offering gamers a pay-what-you-like model for a collection of titles coming from small studios, with a portion of the proceeds going on to support charity. Humble Indie Bundle V recently wrapped and, with more $5,106,402.79 raised, they might have to take the word “Humble” out of the title soon.
This latest collection of indie darlings on offer including Superbrothers: Swords and Sworcery, Limbo, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Psychonauts, Bastion, Lone Survivor, Braid, and Super Meat Boy. As an added bonus, the Humble Indie Bundle V also included a collection of soundtracks for various titles.
According to the HIB website a grand total of 598,953 bundles were sold this time around, making for an earnings of more than $5 million. With a portion of the proceeds going to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play Charity, that's a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Several other interesting stats were offered, including the average purchase price of $8.53. While the majority of participants chose not to fork over a fortune for this rather large collection, some other generous souls decided to make up the difference. Twitter user @HumbleBrony made the single largest contribution, paying $13,167.84. A collective effort by a bunch of My Little Pony fans, this donation netted the group a "bundle" of Indie Bundles, though no specific amount was identified.
The largest single contribution, though, came from Markus Persson, better known to gamers as the creator of Minecraft, Notch. He put in $12,345.67 for his collection of games and soundtracks. Dude must get an amazing allowance.
For details on the next Humble Indie Bundle, stay tuned to the promotion's Twitter account.
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