Wolfire Launched Another Pay-What-You-Want SaleAdded: Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
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A new sale by Wolfire is called the “Humble Indie Bundle 2? (as number one has already been sold),and it is noteworthy thanks to the way of promotion and distribution: people are just offered to decide how much they are ready to pay for the games by themselves and have their money go to whoever they choose. In other words, the famous sale by Wolfire is now back. Moreover, it has already become incredibly successful.
It was almost 8 month ago that an independent videogame developer Wolfire created the “Humble Indie Bundle” – it was a sale that allowed customers to pay what they think relevant for the product and get a set of videogames (all DRM-free, by the way). As if it wasn’t enough, the game developer went further and allowed the buyers to choose where their money would go. They were offered three options: all amount to the developers, all amount to charity (options were also available) or a mixture in between.
When the first sale has just started, some in the industry called the whole idea crazy and ill-starred. However, the sale managed to rise more than a quarter of a million dollars just in the first day, and later closed at almost $1,270,000. As you can understand, for an ordinary indie video-game producer, that’s really nothing to sneeze at.
As it became known recently, that was not the end of the story! It turns out, the developer launched similar sale called the “Humble Indie Bundle 2” a few days ago. The results, are, unsurprisingly, as good as they only might be: the sale has risen more than $800,000 within the first three days. It seems like the sale is on track to match its first success already. However, it’s not clear whether a new sale would beat the total of a previous one.
“Humble Indie Bundle 2” contains such video games as Osmos, Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium and Revenge of the Titans, which are all platform independent, like before. The options of the charities to forward your money include EFF and Child’s Play.
The events like this are always welcomed by all the members of digital world: they are completely legal, profitable for the producers, good for charities and convenient for the users, who are offered a chance to estimate the value of the game by themselves. Too bad that the rest of the entertainment industries fail to acknowledge the existence of a working new business model just in front of them.
December 21st, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
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