Posted by Chuck Corbin on Jun 11, 2012

Humble Indie Bundle V Making Obscene Amounts Of Money

The concept of the Humble Indie Bundle is an interesting one. Instead of charging a set price for everyone to pay, the Humble Indie Bundle changes things up a bit by offering the customer the choice of paying as little or as much as he wants to. The purchaser also gets to decide how his money is split up, between the “Humble Tip”, which is used to help keep the site up, to charity, and to the developers themselves.

So, what’s keeping people from just paying that single penny? Well, there’s a couple of things. For one, if you pay more than a dollar on the bundle, you’ll receive codes to activate the games of Steam. So while that’s pretty cool, what’s the advantage of spending more than a dollar? If you pay more than the average price that everybody else is paying, you’ll receive four additional games on top of the 4 games that come with the bundle.

It’s these little factors, as well as just the power of the human spirit, that have caused the Humble Indie Bundle V to raise over $4 million. This is by far the most successful indie bundle of its kind, and with roughly 3 days left in the deal, it’s only going to climb more. So with hot games like Amnesia: The Dark Decent, Psychonauts, Bastion, and Super Meat Boy in the bundle, why not spend a few bucks and help support not only the companies, but also some good charities like Child’s Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation?


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