The latest pay-what-you-want, DRM-free bundle that featured a 72-hour marathon game jam session starring teams from Mojang, Grapefrukt, Ludosity, Oxeye, Vlambeer, and Wolfire, has managed to raise over $476,000 total (so far) for charity. The teams made a total of nine games in various phases of development in 72-hours, which ended on Saturday evening.
The most popular and polished game came from Vlambeer, who created a top-down shooter with RPG elements called Wasteland Kings. Mojang created four games – Nuclear Pizza War, Endless Nuclear Kittens, Battle Frogs and Nuke the Dinosaurs. Other games developed during the game jam include Tektonic by Grapefrukt, Space Hunk from Ludosity, Oxeye’s 3918, and a 3D multiplayer shooter called Low-light by Wolfire Games.
The $476,000 total (so far) beats last year’ s total of $450,000 by $26,000. That figure was helped by a single $100,000 anonymous donation.
The average purchase amount currently sits at $6.21, with Linux users paying the most with an average of $7.19 contributed for each bundle. All the proceeds for the event will go to charities The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Block by Block (a joint effort by Mojang and the United Nations).
Those who want to get in on this bundle can still put down some cold hard cash and buy it until March 2. Find out more at www.humblebundle.com.