Train2Game students can help indie devs and charity with Humble Indie Bundle 3

Train2Game students have the opportunity to check out five great indie games and donate to charity at the same time with Humble Indie Bundle 3.

The scheme runs in exactly the same way as Humble Indie Bundle 2, as reported by the Train2Game blog in December last year.

The indie games available – which could all potentially provide inspiration for Train2Game students – are Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight and And Yet It Moves.  They’re available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

If the games were bought separately, it’d cost around $50 (or around £30) but you have the opportunity to get them for much less as you pay what you like. You can also choose how your payment is divided between the game developers and the two charities; Child’s Play and EFF.

At the time of writing Humble Indie Bundle 3 has raised over $400,000 after 90,000 purchases. The biggest contributor appears to be Notch, developer of Train2Game student favourite Minecraft who donated over $4000.

Train2Game students can check out Humble Indie Bundle 3 on its official website. The trailer is also available to watch below, here on the Train2Game blog.

So Train2Game, is this good cause a good way for indie developers to gain publicity? Would you use the ‘pay what you want’ model for your games?

As usual, leave your comments here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Thanks to Vampire Duck on the Train2Game forum for the tip off]

Get five great indie games and help charity with the Humble Indie Bundle

Humble Indie Bundle

This may have already been pointed out on the TrainGame forum, but it’s such a good cause we’re putting it here on the Train2Game blog too.

A group of independent developers are not only offering five great indie games that Train2Game students will want to play, but you can pay what you like and the money goes to charity. The original Humble Indie Bundle was a great success which raised a huge amount of donations for charity.

Now there’s a second Humble Indie Bundle which once again not only gives you the opportunity to own five great indie games, but also donate to kids charity Childs Play or the Electronic Frontier Foundation when you buy the pack. You can hand over whatever amount you want for five games that when bought separately would cost $85!

So what games can Train2Game students add to their collection by buying the Humble Indie Bundle? Well you will get Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans.  You can find out a little more about each of them by watching the Hundle Indie Bundle #2 trailer below.

Humble Indie Bundle #2 has already been a huge success making over $500,000 in just one day.  At the time of writing, the bundle has brought in a total revenue of over $680,000 with the biggest individual donation coming from Minecraft developer Notch who handed over $2000. (You can read more about Minecraft here on the Thoughts of Train2Game blog) As I write this, the Humble Indie Bundle has been bought almost 93,000 times.

The average price paid for the Humble Indie bundle currently stands at $7.33. The Average donation by Windows users is $6.12, the average donation of a Mac user is $8.27 while Linux users are handing over an average donation of $13.66. It looks like Humble Indie Bundle #2 might raise more than the original!

Once again, Train2Game students can pay what they like for five great indie games. It’s an offer that really should be taken up! You can hand your money over to a good cause here.

As usual, you can leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.