Yay! A New Humble Bundle!
Well, it’s that time again. No, not that time, I mean the other time. No, the other time. No, this has nothing to do with riding emus. I mean the other other time.
Okay, clearly I have to spell it out for you–it’s time for another Humble Bundle! Only this one is a little bit different than anything the Humble Bundle guys have done before–there are no games.
You read that right, there are no games in this Humble Bundle. This time around, they’re calling it the Humble Music Bundle because—well, because it’s a bundle of music. Past Humble Bundles have included soundtracks with games, but never before have they released a Bundle that only contained music.
As always, you can name your price for the entire bundle which includes five full albums that you can download as DRM-less MP3s and FLACs. The artists include Jonathan Coulton, They Might Be Giants, MC Frontalot, Christopher Tin, and Hitoshi Sakimoto (namely, his music from Valkyria Chronicles). If you spend more than the average payment, you also get a sixth album by OK Go.
You can again split your payment between the artists, the Humble Bundle team, and two charity organizations. The charities this time are Child’s Play–the charity founded by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade that provides video games and toys for hospitalized children–and the Electronic Frontier Foundation—an organization that defends “free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights” in “the networked world”.
This bundle is certainly an experiment, but with more than eleven days left to go and already having sold over 33,670 units (as of this article), it looks like this experiment is going to be pretty successful.
So go on. Go buy this bundle, listen to some great tunes, support the great artists who composed them, and help charity. All the other kids are doing it, after all. You don’t want to be a Not-joining-in Nancy, do you?
Here’s the official trailer for this Humble Bundle, by the way. See how awesome it is? Now you have no excuse not to go buy it, Needs-lots-of-reasons-to-help-sick-children Ned.