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Companies

General Description
Humble Bundle

Batch:
ycw11

Location:
San Francisco

CrunchBase:
humble-bundle

Hacker News:
n/a

Status:
live

Market:
games and game features
Humble Bundle is an innovative distributor of online games. Humble Bundle chooses several games to package together, and then offers the "bundle" to users as a single download. Users get to name their own price, and even allocate percentages of their payment to the specific game developers or select charities. Bundles only last for a limited time, but come free of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.