Humble Indie Bundle 3: Now With Minecraft

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Humble Indie Bundle 3: Now With Minecraft

In case the Humble Indie Bundle 3 wasn't already dishing out enough awesomeness for you, it now comes with two weeks of Minecraft, absolutely free.

The third Humble Indie Bundle was unleashed a few days ago, giving players the opportunity to score five really good indie games - Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight and And Yet It Moves - at whatever price they want to pay and donate to a couple of really good causes in the process. That's a pretty amazing deal no matter how you look at it.

But you know what? Not amazing enough! So now, on top of everything else, every copy of the HIB3, no matter how much [or how little] was paid for it, comes with all the Minecraft you can handle until August 14. It's true that most Humble Bundle buyers probably already own Minecraft but if you don't, this is a great opportunity to hop on the bandwagon.

Things are going rather swimmingly for the Humble Indie Bundle 3 so far. In less than three days, more than 155,000 copies have been purchased, adding up to nearly $750,000 in sales, with the top contribution coming from Mister Minecraft himself, aka Notch, who ponied up $4048.00. The Humble Indie Bundle 3 will only be on sale until August 9, so don't miss out!

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I already have two of the games, don't like one, haven't heard of the rest and have no interest in MC. I don't think I'll pick this up. I know I can pay how much I want, but it just doesn't feel right to not give it its due. I'd still love to support indie devs, are the first 2 bundles still available?

pffft Throw it in all together Notch. Make it part of the bundle not a limited time offering. Seems kinda silly to use a charity sale as advertising/demo period....

I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

koroem:
pffft Throw it in all together Notch. Make it part of the bundle not a limited time offering. Seems kinda silly to use a charity sale as advertising/demo period....

I thought the same thing. Throw the whole thing in like everyone else rather than just demoing your product.

I'm trying to find one of my friends to give the code away to. Most of my friends either already own minecraft or aren't interested or are busy with other games.

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

That really makes me sad :\ These indie devs throw out these awesome games, in an awesome promotion, to try and raise some money for charity (and themselves). They give us the option to pay what we would like, and split that money up how we see fit. Yet, some people would rather pay a penny because they can *sigh*

Don't take me the wrong way, I'm not saying to spend a fortune. But, for God sakes, you can't even throw them $1? For 5 friggin games??? Just saying...

AnarchistAbe:

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

That really makes me sad :\ These indie devs throw out these awesome games, in an awesome promotion, to try and raise some money for charity (and themselves). They give us the option to pay what we would like, and split that money up how we see fit. Yet, some people would rather pay a penny because they can *sigh*

Don't take me the wrong way, I'm not saying to spend a fortune. But, for God sakes, you can't even throw them $1? For 5 friggin games??? Just saying...

I know we're of different opinions, but if it makes you feel better - I have donated £0.01 to charity (on the first HB) and £0.02 to the devs (HB 2 + 3)

Your Nightmare:

AnarchistAbe:

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

That really makes me sad :\ These indie devs throw out these awesome games, in an awesome promotion, to try and raise some money for charity (and themselves). They give us the option to pay what we would like, and split that money up how we see fit. Yet, some people would rather pay a penny because they can *sigh*

Don't take me the wrong way, I'm not saying to spend a fortune. But, for God sakes, you can't even throw them $1? For 5 friggin games??? Just saying...

I know we're of different opinions, but if it makes you feel better - I have donated £0.01 to charity (on the first HB) and £0.02 to the devs (HB 2 + 3)

What's really sad is that you feel totally justified in being that cheap.

Your Nightmare:

AnarchistAbe:

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

That really makes me sad :\ These indie devs throw out these awesome games, in an awesome promotion, to try and raise some money for charity (and themselves). They give us the option to pay what we would like, and split that money up how we see fit. Yet, some people would rather pay a penny because they can *sigh*

Don't take me the wrong way, I'm not saying to spend a fortune. But, for God sakes, you can't even throw them $1? For 5 friggin games??? Just saying...

I know we're of different opinions, but if it makes you feel better - I have donated £0.01 to charity (on the first HB) and £0.02 to the devs (HB 2 + 3)

I'm not trying to be preachy or anything. I just have a soft spot for the little guy xD

koroem:
pffft Throw it in all together Notch. Make it part of the bundle not a limited time offering. Seems kinda silly to use a charity sale as advertising/demo period....

Well it's kind of tradition for the Humble Bundle to come with five games. Maybe next time, it'd proabably be officially released by then.

Anyway, I do plan on buying this once Paypal gives me my damn money. I have, and don't like, And Yet It Moves, but VVVVV is pretty cool if the demo is any indication, and the others look pretty cool as well.

Your Nightmare:

AnarchistAbe:

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

That really makes me sad :\ These indie devs throw out these awesome games, in an awesome promotion, to try and raise some money for charity (and themselves). They give us the option to pay what we would like, and split that money up how we see fit. Yet, some people would rather pay a penny because they can *sigh*

Don't take me the wrong way, I'm not saying to spend a fortune. But, for God sakes, you can't even throw them $1? For 5 friggin games??? Just saying...

I know we're of different opinions, but if it makes you feel better - I have donated £0.01 to charity (on the first HB) and £0.02 to the devs (HB 2 + 3)

You might as well have just pirated them, the only difference is that what you did is technically legal (an irrelevant issue as you're hardly going to be hunted down by an indie dev).
The morality in each case is exactly the same, and shit both ways.

I'm not sure which is more pathetic, paying a penny for the Bundle or advertising it in a public forum.

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

No, there are plenty of cheap bastards in the world.

Andy Chalk:
I'm not sure which is more pathetic, paying a penny for the Bundle or advertising it in a public forum.

Seconded. Bragging about it is particularly low.

wait, people dont have minecraft yet?
how do you breathe on mars?

VVVVVV sold me on this, the other games look alright as well.

Wait, what!??.

I'm buying a copy for my nephew ASAP!.

Advertising it, is in my humble opinion the greater sin. Some people are just cheap skinflints but it takes a special type of gall to go out and announce it to the world.

imnotparanoid:
wait, people dont have minecraft yet?
how do you breathe on mars?

For some people the game just holds no interest. I count myself among that number.

Cool, Minecraft with the bundle. Gives a nice taste to all the people who don't have it, and want to give to charity.

OT: I paid 10$ for the bundle. Helps me know I helped, just a little. I know if you pay less than a dollar, it hurts either company you send the payment through and no devs or charitys get a cent. So I'm glad I paid 10$

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

Start's from 11:08 onwards.

Total Biscuit thinks you are scum, and I have to agree with him.

Uh...I don't know whether to get this one or not...

I love the concept and I really like indie games but frankly the killer title in this is VVVVVV and I already have it. I also have Minecraft so I don't know whether I would really enjoy this one.

GeorgW:
I'd still love to support indie devs, are the first 2 bundles still available?

I'm in the same boat, it's a pity because the first bundle was super-awesome, the second was pretty damn good, the third was smaller but had some great games but this one...eh.

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

I am only 14 years old
I have around 20 cent on my creditcard (at time of writing)
and i wont do such a low thing

Somtimes i wonder who are the adults around here

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

Why, oh why would you way that in public?

You've COST the hosts of the sale money. You've given them ONE CENT whilst they pay bandwidth and hosting fees to give it to you.

If anything, this makes you WORSE than a pirate. At least pirates don't download the game to the developer's expense.

Jazoni89:

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

Start's from 11:08 onwards.

Total Biscuit thinks you are scum, and I have to agree with him.

Good job I didn't buy 100 copies and selling them off for in-game items then.
I don't know who total biscuit is anyway, plus I have done nothing wrong. If I had pirated the bundle, then by all means berate me. They said pay how much you want - so I have.

Generic Gamer:
Uh...I don't know whether to get this one or not...

I love the concept and I really like indie games but frankly the killer title in this is VVVVVV and I already have it. I also have Minecraft so I don't know whether I would really enjoy this one.

"Cogs" and "And Yet It Moves" are at least worth five dollars together. Go for it.

Your Nightmare:
I take it I'm not the only one who has donated just $0.01 ..

It's a given that at least one person would pay the lowest possible price in a "pay what you want" deal with video games, but what other hobbies could possibly do a "pay what you want" special? Anything card related would be nothing but commons so that's out. Maybe memberships with private clubs/gyms/recreational centers?

Can we get the (gene?) pool cleaners in here? There seems to be some scum buildup.

(My god, stealing from a charity drive. That is so incredibly low that.... I'm going for a walk. The roadside flowers might make me feel better.)

Your Nightmare:
Good job I didn't buy 100 copies and selling them off for in-game items then.
I don't know who total biscuit is anyway, plus I have done nothing wrong. If I had pirated the bundle, then by all means berate me. They said pay how much you want - so I have.

You know how no system is perfect, because there's always people who exploit it?

You're the exploiter here. I dare you to tell me otherwise. The point was "Pay what you think it's all worth", and I simply do not believe you think it's all worth one cent.

Your Nightmare:
Good job I didn't buy 100 copies and selling them off for in-game items then.
I don't know who total biscuit is anyway, plus I have done nothing wrong. If I had pirated the bundle, then by all means berate me. They said pay how much you want - so I have.

Pirating it would have cost them less money.
What you have done is morally worse than simply pirating it.

lacktheknack:

"Cogs" and "And Yet It Moves" are at least worth five dollars together. Go for it.

You're probably right, plus the demo of Crayon Physics was a laugh and if I buy a tablet I imagine it'd be awesome on that. Meh, I'll see how much cash I spend this week and if I still have about eight quid at the end of the week I'll buy it!

Your Nightmare:
I know we're of different opinions, but if it makes you feel better - I have donated £0.01 to charity (on the first HB) and £0.02 to the devs (HB 2 + 3)

That doesn't even pay for the bandwidth you used downloading them.

The big deal here is that Notch is only using the Humble Bundle to advertise. The game makes enough money, you think he could... I don't know, support a good cause instead of piggybacking on it. Yes, he has donated money but if he's really so strapped for cash he can't sell his game then why even donate?

Hey Escapist staff, chill the hell out. Yeah he spent the lowest amount possible, but they did offer it. He's not turning around and selling copies of the game on eBay like others, at least. Yeah he advertised the fact that he paid so little, but try to act with a bit of professionalism, please? As one of the faces of gaming, you can't post all these articles saying how non-aggressive video games make people and then publicly bash one of your own readers. I understand this is a charity, but if they didn't want purchases under a dollar then they would set a minimum.

I spent $40 myself. With the average Windows purchase currently being under $5, why don't we just go ahead and say I got this guy covered?

GeorgW:
I already have two of the games, don't like one, haven't heard of the rest and have no interest in MC. I don't think I'll pick this up. I know I can pay how much I want, but it just doesn't feel right to not give it its due. I'd still love to support indie devs, are the first 2 bundles still available?

I say go ahead and buy, anyway. Gift the bundle to a friend, and use this as a chance to support the EFF or Child's Play.

Your Nightmare:
I know we're of different opinions, but if it makes you feel better - I have donated £0.01 to charity (on the first HB) and £0.02 to the devs (HB 2 + 3)

You've probably cost them more than you've given them.

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