Pay anything you want for five top indie games

By on May 7, 2010, 8:00 PM
A few independent game developers have teamed up to make you an offer you can't refuse: they're giving away five top-rated indie games for anything you want. To be clear, they don't want your half-eaten sandwich or your old sneakers, but they've left the price wide open. You can pay a buck or a grand -- and yes, someone has given $1,000.

The games, as listed on the promotion page, are World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru, and Penumbra. Every one of them is well-received and usually fetch $20 each. At least one (World of Goo) has a metascore of 90. They're also DRM-free and fully compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux machines, so you're free to install them on every system you have.

While you can pay as little as a penny, the folks behind the promotion are hoping you'll dig a little deeper. Every cent goes directly to the developers as well as non-profit organizations you select, and you can customize the amount you give to each. PayPal, Amazon, and Google Checkout are all supported payment options, so just about everyone should be covered.

Thus far, the Humble Indie Bundle has collected over $500,000, with Windows users making up just over half of that revenue. The other chunk is evenly split between Mac and Linux. While Windows users have technically contributed the most, the average donation of $6.96 is lower than the other platforms. Mac users shelled out $9.69 on average, and Linux users are the most generous at $13.74.

The event only lasts for three more days so if you're interested, be sure to head over soon.





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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

What a great way to sell games with the money headed directly to charity and developers. I already have World of Goo and really don't care that much one way or the other about the other games, but bought them for $25 just to help foster the concept.

Somian said:

I already got world of goo on steam and once more fore $0.01 because I wanted a mac version.

Anyway, I'll get this package. Idk how the games are but hey, i have some new icons i my dock for $1.23

by the way, the who-paid-most list reminds me of http://www.paythegame.net , the purest of the pay-what-you-want-sites because the whole reason is the payment itself (and the entries you can get in the highscore list, perhaps)

MrAnderson said:

Thanks! glad I caught this charity deal! Great developers and a good cause!

Just because you have something does not mean you cannot gift it if you really liked it and want to share. I like things like this, now my day has a good tone set for it.

CodePhoeniX said:

IF you paid via paypal, anything less than $0.30 they get nothing due to paypal's fees.

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Great cause indeed and only one day left for anyone still reading this! So go fast they've raised about $785,000 so far!

Classic Rock said:

I tried this out, and so far I have nothing to show for it. No Email telling me that I purchased thse games or a download link. Nothing. Paid last night, Can someone please help?

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