Items tagged with Humble Indie Bundle

Avid Steam users and otherwise enthusiastic indie game players are well-acquainted with the Humble Indie Bundle, a semi-annual drive offering collections of independently released computer games for direct download, free of digital rights management (DRM). Two of these bundle drives have been completed thus far, raising over $1.25 million and $1.8 million in sales, respectively. The third bundle drive is currently underway. and has already broken the $1 million mark. This is quite an impressive accomplishment, considering that customers are allowed to pay what they want for the entire package. Those that donate more than one cent (which is greeted with an image of a homeless-looking indie developer... Read more...
Contrary to what DRM-obsessed publishers would have everyone believe, gamers aren't a bunch of pilfering pirates looking for a free ride. Put out a solid software title and game players will happily reach into their pockets, even when they don't have to. That's the lesson game publishers should take from the Humble Indie Bundle project. The Humble Indie Bundles are collections of DRM-free games from independent developers in which customers get to set their own price. Five games are included in the latest edition (and third installment) of the Humble Indie Bundle, including Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight, and And Yet It Moves. According to the project's website, these five titles... Read more...