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Frozenbyte Bundle Crosses $600k, Still Free Copies

Gaming

Published on 16 April 2011 08:21 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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The pace of sales for the third Humble Indie Bundle that focuses upon games developed by Frozenbyte has slowed down, but this morning it just crossed $600k USD and it looks like it still can breach one million dollars during its two-week offering. We're also still doing a contest to give-away some free copies of this Frozenbyte game collection.

On its first day of sales (Tuesday), it easily pulled in $250k USD within the first few hours. Two days later it raked in $500k USD. Now another two days later, it's up to six-hundred-thousand dollars.

This is from 116,954 unit sales with an average purchase price of $5.13. With these humble bundles, the gamers pay what they want for a set of DRM-free, multi-platform games. With the "Frozenbyte Bundle" they are receiving Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, Splot, and Jack Claw. Windows users are contributing on average less than $1 per title with an average total price of just $4.15. The Mac OS X gamers are a bit better at $6.24, but the average Linux game price is at $11.72.

This though isn't to say that Linux gamers are more wealthy or that there's a bigger market, seeing as the Unigine OilRush sales to date are still at only 1,347 units in over one month with that meaning just over $22k USD for the Russian Unigine Corp. In our forums you find most of the Linux gamers not buying pre-ordering a copy, but rather just waiting for a free demo rather than being charitable to one of the most Linux-friendly game studios. I digress.

For those that haven't yet obtained a copy of the Humble Indie "Frozenbyte" Bundle, there's a contest on Phoronix ending on Wednesday to give-away five copies of the bundle. It's an easy contest too.

To enter for your chance to win a copy of this latest Humble Indie Bundle, simply follow @MichaelLarabel and @Phoronix on Twitter. After doing so, simply tweet, @Phoronix @MichaelLarabel are giving away #HIB3 copies http://goo.gl/n8KdF or anything to that effect mentioning both Twitter accounts and the link (here's the short link: http://goo.gl/n8KdF) to the contest posting. The random tweeters will be pulled on Wednesday, 20 April.

More details or order links for the Humble Indie Bundle are at HumbleBundle.com.

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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