Humble Bundle was a concept started by Jeff Rosen from Wolfire Games. Bundles of what have traditionally been Indie games are placed on the Humble Bundle website, where punters may offer anything above $1 to purchase and download the game bundles legally.
It's up to the buyer just how much of their figure they assign to the game's publisher, Humble Bundle itself or a charity, on behalf of the gaming community. This plays on the concept that art-work is subjective and that a person may value it differently depending on their preference and financial status. The idea behind charitable donations is to boost the profile and general image of the industry.
Of course, these factors alone don't make a successful business and so, time-limited bundles, typically for sale during a two-week period, help to proliferate sales via word-of-mouth, by adding a level of urgency to what could be a potential deal for sharing with others.
Typically, games on offer are DRM-free, another selling point behind the site, though some feature activation keys for online participation. We suspect this may be the case with the site's latest bundle, as it now consists of a line-up of AAA THQ games.
In the bundle you will find:
- Metro 2033
- Red Faction - Armageddon
- Company of Heros
- Company of Heros - Opposing Fronts
- Company of Heros - Tales of Valor
- Saint Row - The Third