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'Pay-What-You-Want' Indie Bundle Offers World of Goo, Penumbra Overture and More To Help Charity

Celebrated indie games including World of Goo

Celebrated indie games including World of Goo, Gish and Aquaria can now be bought for as little--or as much--as you please while helping charity with the Humble Indie Bundle.

The bundle packs DRM-free editions of Independent Games Festival award winners World of Goo, Gish and Aquaria plus Lugaru HD and Penumbra Overture for Windows, Linux or Mac, which cost $80 if bought individually.

By default, all proceeds are split evenly between the developers, Penny Arcade's charity Child's Play and digital rights advocate the Electronic Frontier Foundation, though purchasers can adjust the proportions if they feel one group deserves more money.

World of Goo developer 2D Boy ran its own pay-what-you-want sale in 2009.

The Humble Indie Bundle will be available until May 11. Lugaru HD and Overgrowth developer Wolfire Games has created one of its customary trailers to explain more.

From The Chatty
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    May 4, 2010 9:49 AM

    How do they split 0.01 evenly?

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      May 4, 2010 10:06 AM

      Every 5 orders they get paid.

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      May 4, 2010 10:14 AM


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      May 4, 2010 10:19 AM

      I'd laugh at this if only it didn't make me weep.

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      May 4, 2010 10:28 AM

      It'd be more like every seven orders, since the two charities get cuts, too. There's also a chance that the payment processor (Paypal, Amazon, Google) gets a cut, too, unless they've offered to take care of it for free.

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        May 4, 2010 10:29 AM

        also, joking about this makes you a monster- just fyi...

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      May 4, 2010 3:47 PM

      I gave my whole penny to charity. I'm all about charity.

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        May 11, 2010 7:14 AM

        Sounds like you're more about being a freeloading ass than charity. I'm all for having a thick skin for joking around about things, but donating a penny to a children's foundation is not funny. Same with you, atomic.

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      May 4, 2010 7:42 PM

      I heard that all PayPal payments under $0.67 (or something, I can't remember the exact number) get completely sucked out by PayPal itself, so the addressee gets nothing.

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