Android indie game fans are nicer than you'd think

If you’ve heard those rumours that Android gamers are notoriously “careful” with their money, the folks at Humble Bundle have some evidence to the contrary.

Last week, the guys kicked off the Humble Bundle for Android 2 – which is actually fully playable on Mac, Windows and Linux computers as well as your smartphone. Name your price, and you’ll pick up Snuggle Truck, Canabalt, Zen Bound 2, Cogs and Avadon: The Black Fortress (plus Swords & Soldiers for fans who pay more than the average). Now, nearly 95,000 bundles have been sold – a number expected to increase substantially in the remaining five days.

There’s some behind-the-scenes trickery going on as well: All Android users who’ve bought the game have been asked to opt-in to a platform breakdown, to see where they fit in the “cross-platform puzzle” – and the answers are surprising.

While not coming close to the whopping $9.93 average price contributed by Linux users, Android gamers are still offering more money than their home computer brethren. An average price of $7.43 is slightly ahead of the Mac’s $7.03, but well in front of the tiny $5.74 offered by Windows users.

Bundle organisers figure the numbers will continue to shift around over the remaining five days, but so far the evidence is pretty convincing: Android users are hardly the cheapskate stereotypes we’ve been lead to believe. (Now, if only the same test could be run for the iOS fanbase…)

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