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Post by trog @ 10:35am 06/05/10 | 18 Comments
An anonymous reader let us know that Wolfire is offering an awesome bundle offer of a bunch of great indie games - including World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru, and Penumbra Overture. Normally it would set you back USD$80 to buy all of those, but now you can name your own price - and opt to split your contribution between the developers, the Child's Play Charity, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (the US version of the EFA, which does extremely important work in the land where trampling on digital rights was born).
There is no middle-man. You can rest assured that 100% of your purchase goes directly to the developers and non-profits as you specify (minus credit card fees).

We don't use DRM. When you buy these games, they are yours. Feel free to play them without an internet connection, back them up, and install them on all of your Macs and PCs freely.
Not only is this a great deal, but you can directly reward the developers of these titles and contribute to a couple of great organisations. SO GO AND DO IT! There's a handy trailer on YouTube which showcases the bundle.



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ravn0s
Posted 10:42am 06/5/10
most people will probably pay <5c like they did when world of goo had that pay whatever you want promotion.
trog
Posted 10:44am 06/5/10
most people will probably pay <5c like they did when world of goo had that pay whatever you want promotion.
really? man how lame are people. If you're going to lowball them, at least drop a dollar, surely!

Don't forget they have to take out credit card transaction fees, so silly small values might not make them anything.
CSIRAC
Posted 10:52am 06/5/10
On the same point many ppl also paid a resasonable amount. I would like to think it evens out with these sorts of ideas. Just through sheer extra sales they would either come up even. Or on top. The cynic in me also likes to believe ppl aren't so nice so as to give their s*** out so cheaply that it would hurt them in the end game.

last edited by CSIRAC at 10:52:01 06/May/10
Sc00bs
Posted 10:49am 06/5/10
i bought that indie bundle few days ago/

donated like $5 i think
ravn0s
Posted 10:51am 06/5/10
really? man how lame are people. If you're going to lowball them, at least drop a dollar, surely!


they still made a decent amount of money. some people paid >$50
Mantorok
Posted 10:54am 06/5/10
most people will probably pay <5c like they did when world of goo had that pay whatever you want promotion.
Most people paid $1 or more in the World of Goo sale:
ravn0s
Posted 10:57am 06/5/10
huh so they did. still almost 17000 at 1c is pretty pathetic.
CHUB
Posted 11:10am 06/5/10
Most people paid $1 or more in the World of Goo sale:
So they should.

Anything less then $5 for World of Goo is bloody criminal.
gamer
Posted 11:57am 06/5/10
All that amount of $1 payments show is that people thought that the minimum payment amount would be $1, instead of those that knew it was in fact $0.01
Nakor
Posted 01:01pm 06/5/10
so they made at minimum $114200 (worked out using the lowest total in a range, so possibly quite a lot more) according to that chart...wonder how much it cost them to make

then keep in mind that those 16000 people who paid 1c would probably have just pirated anyway
Mantorok
Posted 01:08pm 06/5/10
They made more than that, World of Goo had been out for a year and sales had dropped off. It was a "pay what you want" birthday sale, and they announced from the start you could pay only one cent.
More reading on it:
http://2dboy.com/2009/10/19/birthday-sale-results/
http://2dboy.com/2009/10/26/pay-what-you-want-birthday-sale-wrap-up/
Hogfather
Posted 01:10pm 06/5/10
I lowballed them for 2 bucks USD to the developers.

But its more of a donation, I'll probably never play the games, have too much to do as it is ><
Mattressi
Posted 05:59pm 06/5/10
Hog, I wouldn't say you lowballed them. From what I can gather the point of the sale is that these games have been out for a while now and most people who would pay the regular price for the game already have; most of the money they make from this is money they wouldn't have made before.

With that said I still think it's slack when people pay 1 cent for it; at least if it's a dollar then the money can really add up (besides, who doesn't have a single dollar to spare on a game bundle they want?). So far the average contribution is USD$7.96 which seems pretty good.
$ack
Posted 11:51pm 06/5/10
I threw down 2USD
$ack
Posted 11:58pm 06/5/10
wow runs on linux beautifully, installed with ease too.
sswam
Posted 07:10pm 11/5/10
They're averaging over $8 per sale and they've made over $870,000 so far. Not bad for a week's sales! They're taking in $92 per minute at the moment.

I bought it and played all the games, they are all brilliant, award-winning games. Go and buy it if you didn't already! Too many people have still not heard of this!!
Syco
Posted 07:13pm 11/5/10
I chucked in $5 the other night. One of the games looked cool but really don't have the time to play them.

wow runs on linux beautifully, installed with ease too.


Except for hardware cursor. Can make healing and tanking a pain.
ravn0s
Posted 07:35pm 11/5/10
There also turns out to be a subtle message in The Humble Indie Bundle Trailer at the 1:17 mark, where you can see it says: "If we raise over $1,000,000 USD, then Gish, Penumbra Overture, and Lugaru will release their source code."


looks like they will reach it
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