The Humble Indie Bundle 2 went live last week, but GameCola neglected to report on it, because we’re a Grinch-like website who thinks that indie gaming is a waste of time (seriously, why not play a real videogame?) and that all videogames need to be brown-and-gray deathmatch shooters. Also we forgot. The bundle is pay-what-you-want, meaning that you can spend anywhere between zero and infinity dollars for it. You’re also allowed to allocate the money as you see fit, between the developers, a couple charities, and the Humble Bundle organization itself. (Incidentally, this is how I think taxes should work, too.)
Included in the bundle are Braid, Machinarium, Osmos, Cortex Command, and Revenge of the Titans, all of which come DRM-free; all of which work with Windows, Mac, and Linux; and at least one of which is Braid.
So far, the bundle has been sold over 150,000 times, for a total net revenue of over $1 million (and an average of about $7.50 per bundle). One of the top contributors is Notch, the developer of Minecraft, who paid $2,000 for the bundle of games that normally go for a combined $85.
The Humble Indie Bundle 2 will be available for the next five days, six hours, and 46 minutes. You can check out the bundle’s website and purchase the bundle here.