Over the summer, a group of indie developers–including 2D Boy and Edmund McMillen of Team Meat–offered their titles in a pay-what-you-will package call the Humble Inde Bundle. Folks who bought the games were able to determine how much of their contribution went to the developers and how much went to the Child’s Play charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The promotion was a massive success, with $1 million in sales and nearly a third of that going to the non-profit organization.
The sequel to this first bundle just launched yesterday with an equally stellar line-up: “Braid” (Jonathan Blow/Number None Studios), “Cortex Command” (Data Realms LLC), “Machinarium” (Amanita Design), and “Osmos” (Hemisphere Games). Puppy Games’ “Revenge of the Titans” will be making its debut as part of the package, too . The full price of these titles would be $85 and what’s better is that buyers will be able to download these games for Mac or PC without any draconian DRM protections. The inventive design and unique art styles of these titles already make them worth your money; the fact that you can donate to worthy causes is icing on the cake.