Since their inception in 2010, Humble Bundles have been one of the best-value ways of building up a substantial collection of PC games.
And despite being "pay what you want," the bundles have continued to prove enormously successful; as of August this year, the bundles had collectively brought in about $50 million, $20 million of which had gone to partner charities such as Child's Play, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Red Cross.
Not only that, but many of the bundles -- particularly the ones that focus exclusively on independently developed games -- have helped raise awareness of a swathe of great games from outside the triple-A mainstream, causing many independent developers to enthusiastically partner with Humble for the distribution of their games.
Aside from its bundles and the newer weekly sales, Humble has also been allowing indies to use a special widget to sell their games through the company on their own websites, helping to take a lot of the headaches out of e-commerce and distribution. Now Humble's taken the logical next step: launching a dedicated storefront with a strong focus on what it's always been known for -- quality indie titles at significant discounts.
Each day, the Humble Store offers an array of daily discounts on various games. Unlike the bundles -- which are still running alongside the main store -- each game is sold for a flat rate, albeit at a significant discount from its usual price. Purchasing a game sees 75% of the price going to the original creators, 10% going to charities (including Child's Play, EFF, American Red Cross, Charity:Water and the World Land Trust) and the remaining 15% going to Humble as a "tip." In most cases, the games are available for redeeming on Steam or as DRM-free downloads, and many are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. In line with the Humble Bundle's previous Android bundles, support for Android games is also planned for the near future.
At the time of writing, the games available on the store include the Prison Architect alpha, Rogue Legacy, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Don't Starve, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Gunpoint, The Swapper, Natural Selection 2 and Orcs Must Die! 2. Check back at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern for the new deals.
Check out the new Humble Store here -- and let us know if you spot any great deals!
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