Great news for gamers everywhere â€” the Humble Indie Bundle (where you could pay whatever you liked for
5 6 great Linux-supported games) was a roaring success earning the assorted parties involved a massive $1,025,219 of which $300, 000 makes its way to charity.
The Humble Indie Bundle initiative was backed by a pledge to open source four of the games: Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD, and Penumbra Overture, whose code is being prepared as you read!
â€śWe are preparing the sources right now and will be releasing them ASAP. We spent last night preparing Lugaru and it is almost available now. The code is still a little rough (no Visual Studio project yet, for instance) but hopefully with the help of the community we can rapidly make it more accessible to everyone.â€ť ~ Official Blog post
Clarification on the license of the games: -
â€śâ€¦the games will be “free as in ‘free speech’, not as in ‘free beer'”: see each license for the full, finalized details as they come out very hopefully this week — stay tuned. It is the underlying code that will be made available to everyone. â€ś ~ Official Blog post
Linux contributors were by far and away the most generous with the average Linux contribution being almost $15. Windows users were the least generous paying just shy of $8 on average for the bundle.
If you bought yourself a bundle feel free to pat yourself on the back before getting back to some gaming action!