Remember that Humble Indie Bundle I wrote about a last week? Well it has turned into quite the success. Right before the deal came to a close yesterday, gamers dug deep into their pockets and managed to raise over $1 million.
In celebration of this fantastic achievement, the offer has been extended by four days. This mans that you have until 4pm EDT on May 15 to get in on the action. Also, because the bundle broke the million mark, several of the developers have decided to release the source codes for Lugaru HD, Gish, Aquaria and Penumbra Overture. This means that modders will be able to produce new content for the bundled titles.
After the original week-long time frame was up, gamers managed to raised a total of $1,112,815, $344,450 of which went to Penny Arcade’s charity Child’s Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
This is the kind of news I just love writing about. Nothing is more uplifting than seeing gamers come together for a fantastic cause while getting great games at a great price. I can only hope that this will inspire more developers to run deals like this.
What do you guys think? Will this set an precedent for other developers? Will this type of sale only be offered by indie developers? Let us know by leaving a comment below.