The seven day experiment known as The Humble Indie Bundle came to a close today at 1:00 PM PST, and the people involved are already calling it a “massive success beyond our craziest expectations”. To this point, 113,330 contributors have spent $1,025,688 on the bundle, and $318,300 of which went to the Child’s Play and Electronic Frontier Foundations charities. Furthermore, a special bonus was promised if the $1,000,000 barrier was broken, and the developers have announced that Lugaru HD, Gish, Aquaria, and Penumbra: Overture will all be going open source in the very near future.
Unfortunately, even with the ability to only pay a measly penny for all six games, it is estimated that 25% of all bundles downloaded are pirated due to the lax security measures of the hosting site. Wolfire Games’ Jeffrey Rosen doesn’t seem to worried about this, but he would like it if potential pirates would just use BitTorrent instead of taking up his bandwidth.
Thankfully these elvish-mark’d, abortive, rooting hogs can’t put a damper on this humble party, as the bundle offer has been extended another week, which is something you should take great advantage of if you haven’t already.