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Today several indie developers have teamed up to bring you five great games at the low price of whatever you want to pay. Why would these businesses do this? For charity, of course!

Dubbed The Humble Indie Bundle, the deal, which nabs you DRM-free versions of World of Goo, Gish, Aquaria, Lugaru HD, and Penumbra Overture, sees all the proceeds being split between the developers, Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity, and digital rights advocate the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The cool feature of this deal is that you actually get to select where you money goes. You can choose to have it all go to the developers, all to the charity, all to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or split anyway amongst the three.

To jump in on the action, click here and start downloading. It is important to note that this deal will only last until May 11, so act quickly.

Personally I love these “pay what you want” deals. Not because I’m a cheap (that’s beside the point) but rather I’m interested in seeing what gamers think these games are worth. Maybe I’m strange, but I absolutely am intrigued by digital economies and what people will pay for entertainment. These “pay what you want” deals are the perfect way to see what the average gamer thinks indie titles are worth.

What do you guys think? Will you be jumping on this deal, or are these games not worth your time? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

  1. I jumped on this deal as soon as it was made available to me. I think it’s neat that the site has a graph displaying how many people have purchased, and what the average price of their donation is. It seems to be hovering around $7.80, which is pretty decent considering some people will put in only a dollar or so.

    Just for kicks, try putting in 0. The image that pops up is pretty hilarious.

  2. World of Goo devs did this a while back and the results were much better than expected. Pretty great marketing scheme to get your games out there.

    • The Crayon Physics Deluxe DEVs did it as well. You’ll always get people who will only put in a penny or a dollar, but I think the charities attached to this deal are making people open their pockets wider.

  3. I think I’ve got most of those on Steam already. Might pick up the others though.

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