Humble Indie Bundle #3 Makes a Million Dollars

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Humble Indie Bundle #3 Makes a Million Dollars

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The latest Humble Indie Bundle has made a million dollars in just over a week.

Humble Indie Bundle #3 is chugging along nicely. Having made just north of a million dollars thus far and with another week left on the clock it seems set to reach or even exceed the $1.8 million bar set by the Humble Indie Bundle #2.

Humble Indie Bundle #3 lets players pay what they want (as long as it isn't zero dollars) for Crayon Physics Deluxe, VVVVVV, And Yet It Moves, Cogs, Hammerfight, a two week trial of Minecraft and, as announced today, a copy of Steel Storm. According to the Bundle's constantly updated tracker, they've shifted 216,144 bundles thus far, making a grand total of $1,032,521.82. The average purchaser has spent $4.78. The average Mac user has spent $6.60, marginally more than the average Windows user who paid $3.80. It's Linux users, however, that appear the most generous, having spent an average of $11.62.

The purchase which put the bundle over the million mark and also dethroned top contributor and Minecraft developer, Notch, was made by internet currency merchants Bitcoin. They apparently spent $4,096 on the bundle edging out the beloved Minecraft dev by fifty bucks.

Source: Gameindustry.biz

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Inb4 people justifying their $0.01 purchase.

I'm glad to see this, personally, I like seeing the indies making money.

"We hit dirt pay!"
"That's pay dirt!"
"All I know is that we filthy bitch."
"Filthy RICH!"
"I hope you doing that on, purpous, even if you're not."
"BANZAI!"

Here I figured over 1 million PC gamers would step up and donate at least a dollar.

The avg. donation was (for 216,144 bundles) $4.78? Where are you PC gamers hiding?

Sober Thal:
Here I figured over 1 million PC gamers would step up and donate at least a dollar.

The avg. donation was (for 216,144 bundles) $4.78? Where are you PC gamers hiding?

It was too much work to pay a cent, so they pirated it, therefore not factoring into the equation.

No but really, as a PC Gamer, it makes me happy to know the Indie crowd is receiving the support they rightly deserve from the community.

I upped my donation this time around because I like what they are doing, and supporting Childs Play and Indie developers.

I mean this thing is a no brainer, throw money at them in either small or large quantities.

SgtFoley:

Marudas:

Sober Thal:
Here I figured over 1 million PC gamers would step up and donate at least a dollar.

The avg. donation was (for 216,144 bundles) $4.78? Where are you PC gamers hiding?

It was too much work to pay a cent, so they pirated it, therefore not factoring into the equation.

No but really, as a PC Gamer, it makes me happy to know the Indie crowd is receiving the support they rightly deserve from the community.

But if I pirate it I dont have to deal with the steaming pile of dogshit that is steam.

Oh yeah, I steal things all the time because I have a stick up my ass about various people, things, or abstract ideas. Anything that will give me a flimsy excuse to validate myself while I make myself happy at the expense of others livelihood.

SgtFoley:

Marudas:

Sober Thal:
Here I figured over 1 million PC gamers would step up and donate at least a dollar.

The avg. donation was (for 216,144 bundles) $4.78? Where are you PC gamers hiding?

It was too much work to pay a cent, so they pirated it, therefore not factoring into the equation.

No but really, as a PC Gamer, it makes me happy to know the Indie crowd is receiving the support they rightly deserve from the community.

But if I pirate it I dont have to deal with the steaming pile of dogshit that is steam.

Actually, the bundle does not require Steam. While you can register your games with STeam (which I did) you can also download individual executables that don't require any internet acess at all (which I used so my wife could play Crayon Physics, which was why I bought the pack in the first place, other reason was so I could play Cogs).

Marudas:

Sober Thal:
Here I figured over 1 million PC gamers would step up and donate at least a dollar.

The avg. donation was (for 216,144 bundles) $4.78? Where are you PC gamers hiding?

It was too much work to pay a cent, so they pirated it, therefore not factoring into the equation.

No but really, as a PC Gamer, it makes me happy to know the Indie crowd is receiving the support they rightly deserve from the community.

Giving you the slow clap, since paying only 1 cent would do more harm than good.

I'm a Windows user and paid $18.25. People are cheapskates, Notch is awesome.

qwerty19411:

Marudas:

Sober Thal:
Here I figured over 1 million PC gamers would step up and donate at least a dollar.

The avg. donation was (for 216,144 bundles) $4.78? Where are you PC gamers hiding?

It was too much work to pay a cent, so they pirated it, therefore not factoring into the equation.

No but really, as a PC Gamer, it makes me happy to know the Indie crowd is receiving the support they rightly deserve from the community.

Giving you the slow clap, since paying only 1 cent would do more harm than good.

I'm not advocating that people pay a cent. Just lamenting that even though its an option, people would rather turn to piracy.

SgtFoley:

Marudas:

Sober Thal:
Here I figured over 1 million PC gamers would step up and donate at least a dollar.

The avg. donation was (for 216,144 bundles) $4.78? Where are you PC gamers hiding?

It was too much work to pay a cent, so they pirated it, therefore not factoring into the equation.

No but really, as a PC Gamer, it makes me happy to know the Indie crowd is receiving the support they rightly deserve from the community.

But if I pirate it I dont have to deal with the steaming pile of dogshit that is steam. Also getting my wallet out and typing in credit card info is really a lot of work.

(a) It doesn't require steam. (b) Have you ever heard of paypal?

SgtFoley:

Marudas:

Sober Thal:
Here I figured over 1 million PC gamers would step up and donate at least a dollar.

The avg. donation was (for 216,144 bundles) $4.78? Where are you PC gamers hiding?

It was too much work to pay a cent, so they pirated it, therefore not factoring into the equation.

No but really, as a PC Gamer, it makes me happy to know the Indie crowd is receiving the support they rightly deserve from the community.

But if I pirate it I dont have to deal with the steaming pile of dogshit that is steam. Also getting my wallet out and typing in credit card info is really a lot of work.

Well, thank God it doesn't need Steam.

And as for pulling out your credit card taking work, (removed due to not wishing to be banned).

Marudas:

qwerty19411:

Marudas:

It was too much work to pay a cent, so they pirated it, therefore not factoring into the equation.

No but really, as a PC Gamer, it makes me happy to know the Indie crowd is receiving the support they rightly deserve from the community.

Giving you the slow clap, since paying only 1 cent would do more harm than good.

I'm not advocating that people pay a cent. Just lamenting that even though its an option, people would rather turn to piracy.

You're saying people resorted to piracy instead of paying one cent, with the later doing more harm than good.[1]

[1] Not advocating piracy, just pointing out the flaw in this logic

A million dollars and no Dr. Evil pic? Grey, I am disappoint.

But good for them, just a pity so many of the PC lot are such cheapskates.

If I cared to play any of these indy games, I would be one of the people who would pay one cent.

Why? One, I hate indy games and indy developers. Every single one of them seems to be an overrated little game everyone justifies with "But they had so little money to work with!" which doesn't translate to a good game. Two, when someone is given the option to pay how much they see fit for an item, there always seems to be some sort of stigmata for the people who pay the bare minimum. Apparently "Pay how much you like!" actually means "Pay how much you like, but it has to be above 3 dollars or you become the scum of the Earth in the eyes of everyone around you."

The irony in this situation is that the indy developers are supposed to be the developers who "Totally don't care about the money, dude, and just want everyone to have fun, man!" when the so called "fans" of these developers get their panties in a twist when someone doesn't give them that much money.

Someone in this forum had to take a stand for the sensible people.

The voice in the youtube video sounds remarkably as Sir Walken and Mirdon

Slick Samurai:
If I cared to play any of these indy games, I would be one of the people who would pay one cent.

Why? One, I hate indy games and indy developers. Every single one of them seems to be an overrated little game everyone justifies with "But they had so little money to work with!" which doesn't translate to a good game. Two, when someone is given the option to pay how much they see fit for an item, there always seems to be some sort of stigmata for the people who pay the bare minimum. Apparently "Pay how much you like!" actually means "Pay how much you like, but it has to be above 3 dollars or you become the scum of the Earth in the eyes of everyone around you."

The irony in this situation is that the indy developers are supposed to be the developers who "Totally don't care about the money, dude, and just want everyone to have fun, man!" when the so called "fans" of these developers get their panties in a twist when someone doesn't give them that much money.

Someone in this forum had to take a stand for the sensible people.

I have no ill feelings towards people who pay the bare minimum to get games at the cheapest possible price, but I've never heard of someone intentionally paying the bare minimum because they don't like those games.

Slick Samurai:
If I cared to play any of these indy games, I would be one of the people who would pay one cent.

Why? One, I hate indy games and indy developers. Every single one of them seems to be an overrated little game everyone justifies with "But they had so little money to work with!" which doesn't translate to a good game. Two, when someone is given the option to pay how much they see fit for an item, there always seems to be some sort of stigmata for the people who pay the bare minimum. Apparently "Pay how much you like!" actually means "Pay how much you like, but it has to be above 3 dollars or you become the scum of the Earth in the eyes of everyone around you."

they consider you the scum of the earth because its charity not because its indi games. people tend to look down on you too if give a salt packet to a food drive and walk away with the free coffee mug there giving out.

qwerty19411:

Marudas:

qwerty19411:

Giving you the slow clap, since paying only 1 cent would do more harm than good.

I'm not advocating that people pay a cent. Just lamenting that even though its an option, people would rather turn to piracy.

You're saying people resorted to piracy instead of paying one cent, with the later doing more harm than good.[1]

They are most likely charged a fee for each CC and PayPal. With PayPal I think that fee is .30 a transaction and 3% of the total amount. Paying them a penny could possibly cost them money. How they manage to work out that they made so much if this is actually happening is beyond me.
But I am so glad you took advantage to get in the generalization that PC gamers are pirates. Bravo. And in a topic that has nothing to do with piracy at all.

[1] Not advocating piracy, just pointing out the flaw in this logic

qwerty19411:

Marudas:

qwerty19411:

Giving you the slow clap, since paying only 1 cent would do more harm than good.

I'm not advocating that people pay a cent. Just lamenting that even though its an option, people would rather turn to piracy.

You're saying people resorted to piracy instead of paying one cent, with the later doing more harm than good.[1]

Its not a flaw in my logic...I'm arguing that these people have two options and are morally bankrupt by pursuing one, regardless that the alternative is just as harmful. I'm not saying paying one cent isn't harmful. I'm only analyzing that from the perspective of a potential pirate, one cent is an insurmountable barrier and it speaks to their character. I don't look at them as trying to do as much harm as possible and breaking down which of the options is more damaging, that's (generally) not their motivation. I'm looking at these people and noticing that ANY cost to themselves is apparently unacceptable to them.

[1] Not advocating piracy, just pointing out the flaw in this logic

You gotta love PC gamers sometimes. I haven't actually bought it because the games don't interest me that much (I've already bought the ones I'm interested in) and I would feel guilty not paying my due.

JezebelinHell:

qwerty19411:

Marudas:

I'm not advocating that people pay a cent. Just lamenting that even though its an option, people would rather turn to piracy.

You're saying people resorted to piracy instead of paying one cent, with the later doing more harm than good.[1]

They are most likely charged a fee for each CC and PayPal. With PayPal I think that fee is .30 a transaction and 3% of the total amount. Paying them a penny could possibly cost them money. How they manage to work out that they made so much if this is actually happening is beyond me.
But I am so glad you took advantage to get in the generalization that PC gamers are pirates. Bravo. And in a topic that has nothing to do with piracy at all.

And now you've pissed me off. Where did I take advantage of the generalization that PC gamers are pirates? Your reading comprehension is at fault here, as my point of the posts was to point out that what he suggested is that instead of paying one cent, which does more harm than good, people pirated it. Now, who cost more money to the cause: the pirate who stole games from off-site, or the person who payed a single cent?

[1] Not advocating piracy, just pointing out the flaw in this logic

JezebelinHell:

qwerty19411:

Marudas:

I'm not advocating that people pay a cent. Just lamenting that even though its an option, people would rather turn to piracy.

You're saying people resorted to piracy instead of paying one cent, with the later doing more harm than good.[1]

They are most likely charged a fee for each CC and PayPal. With PayPal I think that fee is .30 a transaction and 3% of the total amount. Paying them a penny could possibly cost them money. How they manage to work out that they made so much if this is actually happening is beyond me.
But I am so glad you took advantage to get in the generalization that PC gamers are pirates. Bravo. And in a topic that has nothing to do with piracy at all.

While Qwerty's reading comprehension leaves a little bit to be desired in discerning the meaning of my argument (see my previous post), it was me who brought up the topic of piracy here, I admit. Though I'm not "Generalizing" anyone. The article already clearly shows that PC gamers are capable of great acts of charity. Being a PC gamer myself i'm happy with it, but i was responding to someone sarcastically about the fact that he expected more people to pay pittances to get the games by acknowledging that some of the PC gamer base are morally bankrupt enough that any cost to themselves is too much for them. It does us no favors to ignore the corrupt part of our community and pretend it doesn't exist.

[1] Not advocating piracy, just pointing out the flaw in this logic

You know guys, morality isn't really involved in this. Some people are offering stuff for 1c, some people want to accept their offer, some people want togive more. It's perfectly ok to pay 1c if you want to.

Marudas:

qwerty19411:

Marudas:

I'm not advocating that people pay a cent. Just lamenting that even though its an option, people would rather turn to piracy.

You're saying people resorted to piracy instead of paying one cent, with the later doing more harm than good.[1]

Its not a flaw in my logic...I'm arguing that these people have two options and are morally bankrupt by pursuing one, regardless that the alternative is just as harmful. I'm not saying paying one cent isn't harmful. I'm only analyzing that from the perspective of a potential pirate, one cent is an insurmountable barrier and it speaks to their character. I don't look at them as trying to do as much harm as possible and breaking down which of the options is more damaging, that's (generally) not their motivation. I'm looking at these people and noticing that ANY cost to themselves is apparently unacceptable to them.

Marudas:

JezebelinHell:

qwerty19411:

You're saying people resorted to piracy instead of paying one cent, with the later doing more harm than good.[2]

They are most likely charged a fee for each CC and PayPal. With PayPal I think that fee is .30 a transaction and 3% of the total amount. Paying them a penny could possibly cost them money. How they manage to work out that they made so much if this is actually happening is beyond me.
But I am so glad you took advantage to get in the generalization that PC gamers are pirates. Bravo. And in a topic that has nothing to do with piracy at all.

While Qwerty's reading comprehension leaves a little bit to be desired in discerning the meaning of my argument (see my previous post), it was me who brought up the topic of piracy here, I admit. Though I'm not "Generalizing" anyone. The article already clearly shows that PC gamers are capable of great acts of charity. Being a PC gamer myself i'm happy with it, but i was responding to someone sarcastically about the fact that he expected more people to pay pittances to get the games by acknowledging that some of the PC gamer base are morally bankrupt enough that any cost to themselves is too much for them. It does us no favors to ignore the corrupt part of our community and pretend it doesn't exist.

Right, it's my reading comprehension that's at fault here even though two people in this thread can't see past the "one cent" argument.

Seriously, bravo to you two for being so sheltered it's shocking that the world has corrupt, soulless people who think about themselves and no one else.

[1] Not advocating piracy, just pointing out the flaw in this logic
[2] Not advocating piracy, just pointing out the flaw in this logic

Har har har, 4096. Nerdy numbers woo.
Anyways, I'm always pleased to see these game makers show their true colors by saying "I want you to play my game, and even if you're having trouble affording it, I'm going to give you this chance." I'd've gotten it if I A: had money right now and B: didn't have all the games I wanted in that pile.

Marudas:

Sober Thal:
Here I figured over 1 million PC gamers would step up and donate at least a dollar.

The avg. donation was (for 216,144 bundles) $4.78? Where are you PC gamers hiding?

It was too much work to pay a cent, so they pirated it, therefore not factoring into the equation.

No but really, as a PC Gamer, it makes me happy to know the Indie crowd is receiving the support they rightly deserve from the community.

Well, you're also missing the option where I just don't give a damn about this indie bundle. I've already bought all the indie games that interest me. So I'm not buying this bundle, nor am I pirating it. Not all PC gamers are pirates, and it's your kind of thinking that makes publishers put draconian drm in their games, harming paying customers.

qwerty19411:

Marudas:

qwerty19411:

You're saying people resorted to piracy instead of paying one cent, with the later doing more harm than good.[1]

Its not a flaw in my logic...I'm arguing that these people have two options and are morally bankrupt by pursuing one, regardless that the alternative is just as harmful. I'm not saying paying one cent isn't harmful. I'm only analyzing that from the perspective of a potential pirate, one cent is an insurmountable barrier and it speaks to their character. I don't look at them as trying to do as much harm as possible and breaking down which of the options is more damaging, that's (generally) not their motivation. I'm looking at these people and noticing that ANY cost to themselves is apparently unacceptable to them.

Marudas:

JezebelinHell:

They are most likely charged a fee for each CC and PayPal. With PayPal I think that fee is .30 a transaction and 3% of the total amount. Paying them a penny could possibly cost them money. How they manage to work out that they made so much if this is actually happening is beyond me.
But I am so glad you took advantage to get in the generalization that PC gamers are pirates. Bravo. And in a topic that has nothing to do with piracy at all.

While Qwerty's reading comprehension leaves a little bit to be desired in discerning the meaning of my argument (see my previous post), it was me who brought up the topic of piracy here, I admit. Though I'm not "Generalizing" anyone. The article already clearly shows that PC gamers are capable of great acts of charity. Being a PC gamer myself i'm happy with it, but i was responding to someone sarcastically about the fact that he expected more people to pay pittances to get the games by acknowledging that some of the PC gamer base are morally bankrupt enough that any cost to themselves is too much for them. It does us no favors to ignore the corrupt part of our community and pretend it doesn't exist.

Right, it's my reading comprehension that's at fault here even though two people in this thread can't see past the "one cent" argument.

Seriously, bravo to you two for being so sheltered it's shocking that the world has corrupt, soulless people who think about themselves and no one else.

You're bringing up an argument that is COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO THE POINT. Seriously, I'm not in league with this other guy either. Take your logic armor off for a second and listen. I used one cent as a frame of reference to make a point that these people HAVE it as an option, to only incur one cent of cost to themselves, but they wont. I'm not arguing that paying that one cent is damaging, just that its listed as an option, but people would rather steal it. They aren't avoiding the one cent option because they don't want to damage the company, they're avoiding it because its too much for them even there. Would it make you feel better if I said they could pay one dollar for it?

[1] Not advocating piracy, just pointing out the flaw in this logic

poppabaggins:

Marudas:

Sober Thal:
Here I figured over 1 million PC gamers would step up and donate at least a dollar.

The avg. donation was (for 216,144 bundles) $4.78? Where are you PC gamers hiding?

It was too much work to pay a cent, so they pirated it, therefore not factoring into the equation.

No but really, as a PC Gamer, it makes me happy to know the Indie crowd is receiving the support they rightly deserve from the community.

Well, you're also missing the option where I just don't give a damn about this indie bundle. I've already bought all the indie games that interest me. So I'm not buying this bundle, nor am I pirating it. Not all PC gamers are pirates, and it's your kind of thinking that makes publishers put draconian drm in their games, harming paying customers.

Uh...what? So by acknowledging the very real fact that piracy exists, you accuse me of...accusing everyone that didn't buy the game of being a pirate? Please stop being ridiculous. The original poster was wondering where all the people paying one dollar war, and i was making a quip that many of them probably found one dollar to be too expensive. No, this doesn't mean that every person ever who hasn't bought it pirated it. Any other comments you'd care to take personal offense to?

Marudas:

You're bringing up an argument that is COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO THE POINT. Seriously, I'm not in league with this other guy either. Take your logic armor off for a second and listen. I used one cent as a frame of reference to make a point that these people HAVE it as an option, to only incur one cent of cost to themselves, but they wont. I'm not arguing that paying that one cent is damaging, just that its listed as an option, but people would rather steal it. They aren't avoiding the one cent option because they don't want to damage the company, they're avoiding it because its too much for them even there. Would it make you feel better if I said they could pay one dollar for it?

It has gotten to the point where you are literally sheltered to the point that if I were to explain it, I'd be breaking a forum rule. So this is where I end my discussion with you, goodbye.

Slick Samurai:
If I cared to play any of these indy games, I would be one of the people who would pay one cent.

Why? One, I hate indy games and indy developers. Every single one of them seems to be an overrated little game everyone justifies with "But they had so little money to work with!" which doesn't translate to a good game. Two, when someone is given the option to pay how much they see fit for an item, there always seems to be some sort of stigmata for the people who pay the bare minimum. Apparently "Pay how much you like!" actually means "Pay how much you like, but it has to be above 3 dollars or you become the scum of the Earth in the eyes of everyone around you."

The irony in this situation is that the indy developers are supposed to be the developers who "Totally don't care about the money, dude, and just want everyone to have fun, man!" when the so called "fans" of these developers get their panties in a twist when someone doesn't give them that much money.

Someone in this forum had to take a stand for the sensible people.

You're aware the word is stigma, not stigmata, right?

Slick Samurai:
some sort of stigmata

You should get that looked at.

And trying to defend paying a penny for the HIB3 is just pathetic.

*Sigh* Somehow I'm now "defending paying a penny" for this.

Fine, you people can believe whatever you want to believe and say what ever you want to say. Perhaps this would have gone a different direction if i said "Would rather pirate the game than pay a dollar for it."

I own and have paid for many indie games, including Minecraft, Terraria, and recently, altitude. I love the indie community and would like to see them make as much money as possible. The point of my argument was a lamentation of people who would rather pay no money than any money, and was unrelated to the fact that paying minimal amounts of money is damaging to the developers.

But that's about as much of the internet as I can take for today, so good day gentlemen.

Lastly: The founders of Childs play themselves have quoted as much (about a different charity bundle). http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/pa-the-series/120/ Starts about one minute into the video. The quote is about 3 minutes and 25 seconds in- "Mike: You could have paid a dollar. Jerry: or a penny!" What they speak about up to that point is all that I was driving at. (Warning: The video may contain PG13 content otherwise.)

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