"Pay what you want. Support charity. Get six exceptional games from WB Games."
The Humble Bundle idea has to be one of the most innovative ways to get people to donate to charity. The idea is simple. The Humble Bundle page presents a limited time offer of different digital merchandise. It can be games, movies, ebooks, music, comedy shows, etc. From there you decide what these items are worth to you.
Once decided, the website can split that contribution up between the charity, developers, and themselves for you or you can split it manually in any denomination that you'd like. All for the children and nothing for the developers? Check. Half to the Humble Bundle crew and the rest split to the developers and charities? Check. It's all possible in their excellent and flexible system.
You can pay by credit card, paypal, amazon payments, bank account, or even bitcoin.
The list is short and sweet this time around:
- Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Batman: Arkham City GOTY
- Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
- F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
- F.E.A.R. 3
- Lord of the Rings: War in the North
All of the above games are currently available for the minimum of just under $5 and are full PC (and in one case MAC as well) game.s The Humble Bundle crew will also provide Steam keys whenever available. You can purchase the bundle for yourself or as a gift to another or even gift away certain games (this feature is still in beta but worked well when tested) to other people from your own bundle.
To top this, the Humble crew almost always add more games free of charge at the last minute. These games come at no extra cost to you and are automatically added to your bundle as long as you met the minimum donation. If you did not meet the minimum, you can always go back and make up the difference by adding it to your original donation. You just do not find this type of flexibility at many places whether physical or online.
All games ran smoothly on my Sony Vaio i7 system with Nvidia graphics with the only issue being that the games downloaded very slowly on my connection on Steam. Most games are a few gigs each but well worth the download.