Great news for gamers everywhere β” 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!
βWe 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.β ~ Official Blog post
Clarification on the license of the games: –
ββ¦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. β ~ 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!