The Humble Bundles, which provide bundles of DRM-free cross-platform games, have long been a favorite way for gamers to check out new independent games from indie developers at a price which makes sense to them. That last part, a price which makes sense to them, is key to the Humble Bundle’s operation, which allows gamers to essentially pay what they want for the series of games being offered. And people really do pay whatever they want, with payments ranging from $0.01 to well over $10,000 depending on the person’s ability to pay and various other factors.
Humble’s payment scheme breaks down the prices people pay into three components; payments to Humble, payments to the developer, and payments to charity. Of the amount of money gamers choose to send to Humble for the bundle on offer, the gamer can allocate a percentage to go directly to the game’s developers, Humble itself, and Humble’s charity partners the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Child’s Play. In an effort to drive the money contributed up, each Humble Bundle now includes a handful of additional games exclusively provided to those who contribute more than the average contribution at the time of purchase.
When you purchase a Humble Bundle, you can’t help but feel good. After all, you get to enjoy the usually stellar games put on by these smaller developers, and you’re supporting them, Humble, and worthwhile charities along the way. On offer today is the Humble Bundle 5, which includes Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, and NightSky HD for all contributors, as well as Dungeon Defenders and Super Hexagon to those who contribute above the average, currently running around $6.50.
If you’re into gaming on your Android smartphone or personal computing platform of choice (Windows, OS X, and Linux are all supported), you really ought to get out your wallet and give the Humble Bundle 5 a purchase. After all, you’ll feel good and you’ll get to play some top-notch Android games. Visit Humble’s website for more information and to purchase the Humble Bundle 5.
This article was written by Anthony Domanico
Anthony is the Editor in Chief of Techgress, and a big mobile and gaming geek. He's covered mobile technology for the better part of three years, and gets excited about shiny, new things. He currently uses an iPhone, iPad Mini, and Nexus 7, but Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry devices are never too far away.