For those of you who don’t know, the Humble Bundle is an initiative designed to sell and promote independent games. The Humble Bundlers select a number of cool indie games, which are sold DRM-free on their website for a price that you determine yourself. If you want to pay $5, cool! $1.23 is also fine. As an incentive to pay a slightly-higher cost though, if you pay more than the average price, you get an extra game thrown in as well.
This time around, the games in the Bundle are: Crayon Physics Deluxe, Eufloria, Splice, Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP, and Waking Mars. If you then pay more than the average price (which at the time of writing was $5.80), you also get Machinarium. You also get the PC versions of all the games in the bundle (compatible with Windows, Linux and Macintosh), as well as each game’s soundtrack to download. If you pay an extra $1, you also get Steam keys for the games.
If you hate supporting indie developers for some reason, good news! You can choose to taunt them by giving all of your purchase price to the Electronic Frontiers Foundation and the Child’s Play Charity. By default though, 65% of your purchase price goes to the developers of the games, 25% goes to charity, and 15% goes to Humble Bundle Inc itself.
If you’re looking for a good deed for today, I recommend buying the Humble Bundle. It’s a great way to support indie developers and charities, all the while scoring some cool games to break in your shiny new Nexus device next week.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRB2czUpzGI&w=560&h=315]