Humble Indie Bundle Update: Source Code Promise

The Humble Indie Bundle pay-what-you-want sale of five indie games has been a rousing success, as the organizers reveal that just a half-week in, over 60,000 contributions have amounted to more than $500,000 in revenue, $150,000 of which will go to charity. They also have a blog post noting that Linux users contribute twice as much as Windows users (with Mac users splitting the difference), but add that the average Windows user donation has been creeping up since they've been revealing the average paid by platform. There also turns out to be a subtle message in The Humble Indie Bundle Trailer at the 1:17 mark, where you can see it says: "If we raise over $1,000,000 USD, then Gish, Penumbra Overture, and Lugaru will release their source code."
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May 8, 2010, 19:37
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Re: Humble Indie Bundle Update: Source Code Promise May 8, 2010, 19:37
May 8, 2010, 19:37
 
So about 350,000 going to the indie developers, that works out to $70,000 each. I don't care how many people downloaded the games: that is SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS for an INDIE studio. That's a serious chunk of change to a small company! And on top of that they get free advertising not only for this promotion but from the quality of these titles future games as well! Activision may look at something like this and scoff but these indie studios are in a different boat: this is a successful promotion for them!

Edit: And Penumbra Overture in particular -> Overture is part one of a three part story so if people like it they have reason to buy the other two parts which are not included in this promotion.
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