Linux users continue to pay more for the Humble Indie Bundle 3 than their Windows or OS X counterparts.
With just over one day left to nab eleven awesome DRM-free indie games for whatever price you’re willing to pay, I thought it would be nice to take a quick look at how the Bundle is doing before the last day splurge sets in.
So far the Bundle has amassed over $1.8 million – and should surely tip the $2 million mark by the end of its run this time tomorrow. For comparison the totals for the previous Bundles were as follows: -
- Humble Indie Bundle | $1.2 Million
- Humble Indie Bundle 2 | $1.8 Million
- Humble Frozenbyte Bundle | 700k
Generous Linux folks
Once again Linux users are the most generous of the bunch so far, paying on average $12 for the compendium of titles. To put that $12 into context that’s almost $5 more than Mac users pay are willing to shell out, and over $7 more than what Windows users cough up. Previous Bundles have seen Linux and Mac users making up over 50% of all sales.
Why are Linux folks just so damn generous?
I lack a psychology degree, so I can’t expound on that question any certainty. The nature of sharing, supporting and giving that is so central to the Open-Source ethos, mixed in with a desire to thank and support developers who go out of their way to support them, are likely to be strong motives behind the support.
That and paying for software is a bit of a novelty ;)
Extra titles have been added to Bundle 3 since its launch a week ago, making a total of 12 games (plus a free trial of Minecraft) are now on offer to anyone paying more than the ‘average price’ of $5.71.
- Crayon Physics Deluxe – Physics based puzzle game
- Cogs – Steampunk themed puzzle game
- VVVVVV – Retro-themed platformer with insane gravity element
- Hammerfight - weapon-based melee ‘smash ‘em up’
- And Yet It Moves – Beauitful and award winning physics platformer
- Steel Storm - Top down action shooter
- Atom Zombie Smasher – RTS game, zombie-style
- Braid - Critically-acclaimed puzzle game
- Cortex Command – 2D side-scroller
- Machinarium – Visually stunning point-and-click puzzle game
- Osmos – Single player puzzle game
- Revenge of the Titans – RTS game
With barely over one day left to buy get your skates on and humblebundle.com/