Jeffrey Rosen, the co-founder of Wolfire Games, has told IncGamers that thepromotion has been “an epic success.”
With four days still to go on the pay-what-you-like deal, the running total is rapidly approaching $500,000 USD.
“$500,000 is absolutely insane,” Rosen told us. “There were many possible outcomes for this promotion … but this is the best possible scenario that we ever hoped for.”
At present Linux and Mac users are donating more money than their Windows counterparts, something which Rosen speculates is down to “the fact that there are far fewer other game developers who support these platforms.”
“I think the biggest takeaway [from the promotion] is that it pays off big time to support Mac and Linux, which account for 50% of the revenue,” he added.The Humble Indie Bundle features five DRM-free titles compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux: World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru and Penumbre Overture. A chunk of the proceeds will be going to Child’s Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.