A Humble Bundle is a modern twist on a charity drive
and this week the target market is gamers. Humble Bundle has teamed up with video game giants EA and Origin to offer up six games to consumers to raise money for five charities: Human Rights Campaign
, Watsi, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Gamers set the price they want to pay and can unlock all six of these games:
- Dead Space
- Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
- Crysis 2: Maximum Edition
- Mirror’s Edge
- Dead Space 3
- Medal of Honor
With an above average donation, supporters can also unlock Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 Starter Pack. Unfortunately, gamers are proving that they’re cheap because the average donation right now is only $4.75. Despite the low average, there have been some big spenders.
The top contributor, nicknamed US Navy Sailor, donated $2,000 for his Humble Origin Bundle. The top five contributors have donated a combined $7,056 and the bundle has already raised nearly $4 million for charity. There are still 13 days left to participate in this charity drive, though, and so it will be exciting to watch this number continue to grow.
If you’re interested in nabbing more than $200 worth of games and supporting charity, head on over to HumbleBundle.com
and sign up. Please note that the games are only available for play on Windows systems, with the exception for the Sims 3 Starter Pack, which also works on Macs.