The time has come, the Walrus said, to speak of many things – like the new Humble Indie Bundle #3, which has just been announced, packed with awesome games and raising money for charity.
All of the games have been designed for Linux and Mac as well as Windows PCs, none of them come with DRM, and all of them are decidedly wonderful.
This Bundle has raised nearly $250,000 in just a few hours, with the average Linux purchaser again contributing nearly twice as much as the average Mac gamer, and nearly three times the average Windows price. It’s an interesting, consistent, statistic.
One amusing (and very positive) trend that we’ve noticed in previous bundles is the self-promotion that is enabled through the “Top contributors” section on the Humble Bundle website. Last time, we saw a battle between Minecraft creator Notch and Garry Newman from Garry’s Mod, whose back-and-forth bidding raised more than $10,000 for the cause.
…and it didn’t take long before he was outdone, as the team behind @witnessgame took time out from working on their indie game designed and produced by Braid creator Jonathan Blow, got a little nerdy and contributed $2,718.28. That is, of course, the natural log of base e.
Consider the gauntlet thrown.
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