Looking for good way to kill some time while stuck at the in-laws this holiday season? The Humble Bundle is back in time for Christmas 2010, with 5 excellent Indie titles all for the low price of “$Whatever You Want”.
The Humble Bundle is a collection of five independent game developers, offering their titles in a “pay-want-you-want” manner, with the proceeds going to the developer and two charities; the ETF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) and Child’s Play. There is also an option to tip the Humble Bundle team, which given the enormous bandwidth requirements, is a nice gesture. Users can adjust what percentage of their payment goes to where.
The titles for Humble Bundle #2 are Braid (Jonathan Blow/Number None Studios), Cortex Command (Data Realms LLC), Machinarium (Amanita Design), Osmos (Hemisphere Games), and Revenge of the Titans (Puppy Games). The games are available for all platforms, Windows, Mac and Linux.
Best of all, the games are 100%, DRM free, never worry about activation frustration again. You download, install, run and play the game however and wherever you like and you can even add your game code to Steam!
The bundle would normally cost $85 USD, but the default purchase price is only $29.95; users can adjust this to what ever they feel comfortable paying. Payment is accepted via Paypal, Amazon Checkout and Google Checkout, all incredibly secure and take no more than a button click to process.
The website also keeps track of current purchases, and breaks down the the average purchase price, and which OS contributes the most. Embarrassingly, Windows users are currently the least generous, while Linux users have nearly tripled the other two.
The first Humble Bundle generate over $1 Million in sales, with over $390k going to charities. So what are you waiting for, it’s only on for a limited time until December 22nd, 2010: http://www.humblebundle.com/