Most people were declaring the Humble Indie Bundle V the best indie bundle Humble has ever done the moment it debuted on June 7, 2012. I mean, it’s a pack that included Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Limbo, Psychonauts and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP for whatever people were willing to pay back when it launched, and threw Bastion in if people were willing to pay more than the average. The idea of getting five legendary indie games for probably the price of less than one of them, for your Windows, Mac or Linux PC, was amazing. Now, after adding three more games, the Humble Indie Bundle V has become legendary as it has raised over $4.5 million.
Yes, you’re reading that right. As of right now, June 12, 2012, people have paid over $4,526,000 for this bundle. 538,722 of these bundles have been sold, by the way. That’s way more money than the Humble Indie Bundle IV, which raised $2,372,209 with 435,236 bundles. The highest donators so far are Markus Notch Persson from Mojang with $12,345.67 donated, the Humble Brony Bundle folks with $11,111.11 and the company CrashPlan with $7,424.42.
Of course, by now people who buy and pay more than the average are getting eight great games – Amnesia, Bastion, Sword & Sworcery, Limbo, Psychonauts, Braid, Super Meat Boy and Lone Survivor. So if these people pay over the current average price of $8.40, they’re getting an exceptionally fantastic deal. Especially since the soundtracks for the first five games are included.
This is fantastic news and I have to say that Humble Indie Bundle V is absolutely worth it. It ends on June 14, 2012, so you still have a chance to buy one for yourself. You decide where your money goes when you buy. It can go to the games’ developers, to the Childs’ Play and Electronic Frontier Foundation charities or the Humble Bundle people. I say, go for it. I can strongly recommend every game except for Amnesia, which sadly doesn’t run on my laptop.