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Pay-What-You-Want Videogame Sale Rakes in Over $800,000 in 3 Days

Pay-What-You-Want Videogame Sale Rakes in Over $800,000 in 3 Days

It’s called the “Humble Indie Bundle 2″ where people can pay what they want and have the money go to whoever they choose. The famous video game sale by Wolfire is back and already, the sale has become hugely successful.

Back in May, an independent videogame developer created the Humble Indie Bundle – a sale that allowed users to pay what they want to get a set of DRM-free videogames. they even allowed the users to choose where the money would go – to the developers, to charity or a mixture in between. While some in the industry would consider the sale crazy, the sale did manage to net over a quarter of a million dollars in 24 hours and closed at nearly $1,270,000. For an independent video-game producer, that’s nothing to sneeze at.

So what happened since then? It turns out, Wolfire launched the Humble Indie Bundle 2 three days ago and, already, the sale has earned well over $800,000 with four days left to go. The sale looks like it is on track to match its previous success already, but we don’t know for sure if it’ll beat the previous sale total.

The sale features Braid, Machinarium, Osmos, Cortex Command, and Revenge of the Titans. Like before, the games are platform independent. The charities involved are EFF and Child’s Play.

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What I think is cool is the fact that this proves that the first sale wasn’t a one hit wonder. It’s back-to-back success is showing that such a business model is, indeed, viable.

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Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson is perhaps one of the more well-known file-sharing and technology news writers around. A journalist in the field since 2005, his work has had semi-regular appearances on social news websites and even occasional appearances on major news outlets as well. Drew founded freezenet.ca and still contributes to ZeroPaid. Twitter | Google Plus
paul
paul

i bought a couple of copies so far, owned 2 of the games already :) its pay what you want, so theres no reason not to buy it for 2 dollars or something small if you own some of the games already gonna send this to my friends instead of christmas cards :D

prh99
prh99

I bought it but have yet to receive anything, hopefully they respond to my email about it.

mountain_rage
mountain_rage

Even if I already own Braid, Machinarium and Osmos I'm still tempted to buy it. But I'm not sure if I want those other 2 games... Maybe I could get it as a gift for someone.

disinter
disinter

Uh oh, someone quick make sure gene simmons doesn't see this because his head will explode! Second thought, someone please make sure he sees it.

ben
ben

i like this guy... DIE GENE DIE



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