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Humble Indie Bundle V receives $4 million in one week

The fifth incarnation of the Humble Indie Bundle, a pay-what-you-want collection of games, has received $4 million dollars in contributions during its first week. That money will be split between the developers, Child’s Play (a charity that sends video games to children in hospitals), and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (a non-profit group of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists who fight for gaming rights).

Supporters have purchased more than 485,000 bundles during the first week, with an average donation of $8.24. Some choose to pay much more than that, like Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson, who currently leads all contributors with $9,999.99.

The collection of indie titles includes fan favorites such as Psychonauts, Limbo, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Contributors receive the games via download without any form of digital rights management. They also receive free soundtracks for many of the titles.

This easily outpaces last year’s Humble Indie Bundle 4, which made $2.37 million in two weeks according to a message sent to GamesBeat by Electronic Frontier Foundation senior activist and core Indy Bundle crew member Richard Esguerra.


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