Humble Indie Bundle Earns 100 Million Pennies
The Humble Indie Bundle, which includes World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD and Penumbra Overture — and Samorost 2 was added later — went on sale last week. The price? Whatever you want to pay, as long as you pay at least a penny, and the purchaser can allocate a portion of or all of the amount to be donated to charity. Well, after a week, the bundle has earned more than a million dollars. That’s $1.07 million, to be precise, as of publish time.
That’s big moolah right there, and as a result of all that money pouring in, four of the five games – all but World of Goo — will be going open source. Those who bought the bundle designated that almost $333,000 — again, as of publish time — of it be donated to Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The home page for the bundle, where you can still purchase it, has some real-time stats about the folks who bought it, such as:
Windows users made up about half of the approximately 118,000 purchasers, and Linux and Mac users split the other half. The average contribution was $9.09, with Windows users averaging $7.98, Mac users averaging $10.18 and Linux users coming in at a whopping $14.56. The largest contribution came from an anonymous gamer who paid $3,333.33.
This is all really cool stuff. It’ll be interesting to see how well the sale keeps up in the next few days.