The Humble Indie Bundle

A humble cheque

A humble cheque

In their own words, the Humble Indie Bundle is “an awesome pay-what-you-want indie video game / charity promotion”. Five great indie games, each one released for Linux and Mac as well as Windows, and you can not only name your price, but how you want the funds to be distributed as well.

Pick up World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD and Penumbra Overture, throw a bit of cash towards Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play, and walk away happy. 100% of your money will go directly to the developers and non-profits, in the amounts you specify (well, 100% once credit card fees are dealt with). Even better than the “no middleman” statement is the fact that these games are all completely DRM free. No mess, no fuss.

This is a limited time offer (less than six days left at time of writing), so you should get onto it pretty quickly. They’ve already sold a bucketload of games, raising more than $300,000 with the average contribution a tiny US$7.89. Given that the combined retail value of the games alone is US$80, you can see this is an absolute bargain – or that gamers really are cheapskates.

Now… what exactly are you waiting for?

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