In an industry which is plagued with issues of piracy, this is a heart warming tale that speaks to the romantic deep within every gamer's heart - the Humble Indie Bundle, which hasn't even been onsale for a full day yet, has raised over $500,000, providing a significant amount of money to various different game related charities.
The Humble Indie Bundle is a package comprised of five games: Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight, and And Yet It Moves. The bundle lets you pay however much you want to for the game, but also lets you divide the money you pay as you see fit. Want to give more to the devs and less to charity? Or more to charity and less to the developers? Well, you can!
It's an incredible scheme, and you can still partake in the scheme by heading here.
The home page also throws up some interesting facts.
- Notch, the creator of Minecraft, payed the most for his copy of the humble indie bundle - nominating $4048 for the five game pack. - Linux users pay more on average that Mac and Windows users, with Windows users coming in dead last! - Linux users pay on average $11.08, Mac users $6.42 and Windows users $3.87. The vast majority of purchase, however, come from Windows users.
You don't have to pay as much as Notch, but if you have any interest in these games and any spare cash lying around, I can think of worse ways to spend it!