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Humble Bundle surpasses $50M raised for charity

December 16, 2014 | By Alex Wawro




The folks at Humble Bundle say the organization has raised more than $50 million for charitable causes in the four years since Wolfire Games spearheaded the launch of the very first Humble Indie Bundle.

This is worth noting because when the very first Bundle launched, it was seen to be a risky experiment -- the notion that developers would put their award-winning games up for sale at pay-what-you-want prices and give a cut of the proceeds to charity was unheard of.

Four years later, the effort has grown into an organization that's partnered with over 50 charitable organizations, launched a digital storefront, and expanded its business to encompass everything from audiobooks to indie films and game jams.

"We never imagined after the first Humble Indie Bundle that we might one day reach this milestone," stated Humble Bundle cofounder (and Wolfire Games COO) John Graham in a press release. "It is hard to truly comprehend the magnitude of $50 million for charity. We owe our thanks to the generosity of the Humble Bundle community -- to the content creators who entrust us with their works of art and to the consumers -- for making this possible."

In an interview with Joystiq, Graham also noted that developers have collectively netted more than $100 million in sales through Humble Bundle over the past four years.

The company released a brief thank-you video to commemorate the charity milestone, which we've taken the liberty of embedding above.


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