Name Your Price on Bundled Android Games for a Cause

February 1, 2012
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After its huge success in the world of indie PC games, The Humble Bundle is making its way to the Android scene. The Humble Bundle is a charity which offered a pay-what-you-want video game option to people. And now that it’s bound for the Android arena, the same effect can be expected.

With the Android option, The Humble Bundle has plans to offer 4 big-time games for just one price, which is whatever the user would like to pay. As of this writing, there are a few PC games that have turned to Android are included in the bundle; such games are Anomaly: Warzone Earth, World of Goo, EDGE, and Osmos HD. When bought separately, the total cost of these games would be $15.46 from the Android Market. Considering it’s a pretty pricey sum for playing games, Android users may not want to spend that much at a single time.

Who Benefits from It?

Among PC gamers, the charity is pretty popular. Humble Bundle works in a set up that’s beneficial not only to the gamer, but also the developer. By offering a bundle of a set of games, players can name their own price on the whole download. Apart from letting gamers choose a price that’s either higher or lower than the offered bundle price, users are also encouraged to beat their average paid price. This can either come in the form of another game, an original soundtrack of one of the offered games, or something similar.

It’s a Charity, Right?

Going back to its purpose, Humble Bundle is a charity that works with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play organization. With the sum of money they have collected from the sale of bundled games, Humble Bundle separates it for the developer, the Humble Bundle administration, and to the two charity groups: Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit working in efforts of protecting digital rights; and Child’s Play, a charity organization which helps provide video game systems for sick kids in hospitals.

The good thing about The Humble Bundle is that they are not just limited to Android games. They also provide Windows and Mac versions for the four games being offered. So while users can get a smartphone or tablet version, the larger version can also be played on a computer. And since these games are free of digital rights management, they can be downloaded as many times as the players prefer.

 

With only a couple more weeks available remaining, the charity group has already sold 68,435 bundled games.

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