Humble Indie Bundle #3 prepares to rock

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.

Just like previous bundles (and this one, too!), the arrangement is simple. Pay what you want, and work out how you want to split the money between five developers and two charities.

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.

If you’d been hanging out to pick up a copy of Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight or And Yet It Moves, now’s your chance. It’s about $50 worth of value, and you can name your price.

Humble Indie Bundle #3

The lucky titles featured in the Humble Indie Bundle #3

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.

Today – mere hours after the bundle was announced – gamers are at it again. @ExpiredPopsicle threw a lovely, binary $1024 into the ring, while Notch contributed his now-usual $2k.

…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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