If you are unaware, the Humble Bundle is a really cool idea. A lot of people tend to not play games that are not high profile, not marketed well and generally not backed by big publishers. Which is a shame, because indie games are usually some of the best that you can come by. The Humble Bundle (fully named the Humble India Bundle) is a collection of indie games that can be bought by PC gamers, DRM-free. The catch, however, is that you get to pick your price. Yes, you can pay pretty much whatever you want. The money is then divided up between the developer of the games, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Child’s Play Charity, and the people behind the humble bundle program. You get to manually pick how much money goes towards each individual section as well:
This is a fantastic way to support indie developers, as well as charities. It allows people to play these games, legally, for a fraction of the cost and they can even have their money go towards something important, rather than feeding big game publishers that probably don’t need it. There were two bundles before this one as well. The first bundle featured World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Penumbra: Overture and Lugaru. The second bundle featured: Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos and Revenge of the Titans. This time all the games come from the same developer and will feature: Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, a preorder for Splot, and a prototype version of a game that was canceled mid-development named Jack Claw. Normally this would run gamers around $50 to enjoy all of these games, but now you can pick how much you think they are worth. The last two bundles combined garnered over $1 million and $1.8 million respectively.
Check out the trailer below and head over to the site to get involved in the Humble Bumble! The offer does not last forever, keep an eye on that timer ticking down at the top of the page! All games are compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.
Source: I received an email since I participated in the last Humble Bundle. Other facts were found via Wikipedia.