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, 21:02
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Re: Humble Indie Bundle Update: Source Code Promise May 8, 2010, 21:02
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Ruffiana wrote on May 8, 2010, 15:42:
Yeah, why strive for making $310 million in the first 24 hours when you could be making $500k in a half a week or so. Idiots!
And how much did a company like Activision have to spend on development and marketing in order to make that $310 million? They're lucky if they broke even that day. Meanwhile, even at $500K (less the donations) these guys made a tidy profit.

It's swell and all if you make a shit-ton of money, but not if you have to spend a shit-ton to get there. The ROI these indie titles are getting is just as good, if not better, than mainstream ones.
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