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Frozenbyte Bundle Already Rakes In $250k USD

Gaming

Published on 12 April 2011 08:11 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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The Third Humble Indie Bundle just went live this morning and it's already raked in more than $250,000 USD and around 50,000 sales.

The Humble Indie Bundle #3 continues in the success of the two former bundles that offer up a number of computer games that are DRM-free and multi-platform, but where the Windows / Mac OS X / Linux gamers only pay however much they want. The two previous bundles each pulled in more than a million dollars in sales during their short sale period and it looks like HIB #3 will do the same.

The third bundle is concentrated on games offered by the Frozenbyte game studio. These titles include Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, Jack Claw, and Splot.

For the second Humble Indie Bundle it took four days to gross one million dollars and if the current pace for HIB #3 continues, it should come in within that same time period if not sooner. During the entire HIB #2 period, it pulled in just shy of $2M USD. There's just less than two weeks left for this Frozenbyte bundle.

Key statistics as of right now (though the numbers are constantly rising) include:

- $255,370.32 USD (Total Payments)
- 49,592 Total Sales
- Highest Contribution Price: $1,024.00
- Average Windows Price: $4.18
- Average Mac OS X Price: $6.22
- Average Linux Price: $11.95 (Damn Nice Job Linux Gamers)

Maybe there will eventually be a Unigine bundle... Right now the OilRush pre-orders they have just made over 1,300 sales and that equates to just over $22,000 USD.

In talking with Unigine Corp prior to the pre-ordering process, they hoped their low-cost DRM-free pre-ordering-gets-you-beta would go in a manner like the Humble Indie Bundles in terms of sales. Unigine late last year also did a game development competition to win copies of its very-advanced, multi-platform game engine.

Also exploring unique game sales concepts is Project Bossanova, which was talked about this weekend and seeks to be a community-sponsored open-source MMORPG. It's being built using the Unigine Engine, but the engine itself will not be open nor the game developer's middle-ware.

Those interested in the Humble Indie Bundle #3 can participate at HumbleBundle.com. At Phoronix I'm thinking about running a contest to give away a few copies of the bundle as well, similar to the Unigine OilRush competition.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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