Wolfire allows consumers to set price of indie game bundle
Dev launches Humble Indie Bundle with proceeds going to indies and charity
Independent studio Wolfire Games has released a five game bundle which consumers can buy for a price of their own choosing.
Consumers can also decide whether they want the money they pay for the package - named the Humble Indie Bundle - to go to the developers of the games, to charity, or to a combination of both.
"The Humble Indie Bundle is a unique kind of bundle that we are trying out," said Wolfire on its website. "There is no middle-man. You can rest assured that 100% of your purchase goes directly to the developers and non-profits as you specify."
The games included are World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD and Penumbra Overture. The bundle can be played on Mac, PC or Linux and there's no DRM - "We already echoed the philosophy which should be common knowledge among mainstream developers about why DRM doesn't make sense. As our thanks for your participation in this humble bundle, your user-experience will not be inhibited by any DRM," explained Wolfire.
Buying the five games separately would cost $80 according to Wolfire. At present, the average contribution for the bundle is $7.90, with over 23,000 sales raising a total of $183,786.
The two charities selected to receive proceeds from sales are Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The Humble Indie Bundle can be purchased here.