Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A minor divergence

To bring you this amazing news:

The awesome people at Wolfire Games decided to do something a little different: offer 5 quality games for download and ask people to pay whatever they thought was appropriate for the bundle. They've made over $1 million on the venture so far! I've seen recording artists do this before, but I'm not aware of a game company that's done something like this before. Do any of you know of such a phenomenon in the game industry before this?

In even better news, they have also donated a portion of the money they've made to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and in even more awesome news than that, they've now decided to open source the software! One of the games in the bundle has already had the code opened.

This made my morning.

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