The Humble Bundle, the organization that brings a pay-what-you-want price scheme for a bundle of games that can be donated entirely – or at least partially – to children-oriented charities, has been around for 3 years. Now the team behind it has a new, special offering: a 24-hour store appropriately dubbed the Humble Store.
In most cases, the Humble Bundle is built around paying a highly discounted amount for games. Even better, you get to score a game on the cheap for a good cause; proceeds can be split between charities such as Child’s Play, a charity that aims to bring entertainment to sick children being treated long-term for diseases, and the American Red Cross, among others.
There are some differences between the regular Humble Bundle sales and the Humble Store, but fret not, money still goes into the pockets of charities.
Instead of allowing customers to alter the amount of money that goes to charity, developers or the Humble Bundle team, the Store functions at a fixed rate. 10 percent of the sales will go to charity, 75 percent will be going to the developers, and 15 percent to the people over at The Humble Bundle to keep things running.
Once a sale is made, the 10 percent going to charity will be divided up between the American Red Cross, Child’s Play, the EFF, World Land Trust, and Charity: Water.
The Humble Store will only offer nine games every week; after the week is over, a different selection of games will be rotated in. All of the games available in the store will be offered for between fifty to seventy-five percent off of the normal price.
If all of this sounds like good news to you, then there’s even more good news: this isn’t a temporary deal.
Here’s how the Humble Store and Humble Bundle works:
For the opening day, the Humble Store is offering Don’t Starve, Natural Selection II, Euro Truck Simulator 2, The Swapper, Prison Architect, Rogue Legacy, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Orcs Must Die! 2 and Gunpoint at discounted rates.
As if the sharp price cuts weren’t enough for you – and the fact that your money is going to a good cause – all of the games on the Humble Store and in the Humble Bundles are DRM-free, meaning you won’t need an internet connection to play the games you purchase from the store.
As per usual, the Humble Store is focused on indie games. This means that you won’t be seeing see Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed on the store anytime soon. Not unless Activision and/or Ubisoft are feeling particularly charitable, that is.
It’s not out of the realm of possibility, at least.