Earlier this year, Gaming Bus reported about The Humble Indie Bundle 3 and how much it brought in. Yesterday, those same creators kicked off a new effort with The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle, which is a small departure from their last few efforts. The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle still works with the EFF and Child’s Play charities, you can still name your own price, and this offer is still limited to the fourteen day run, but you only get one game this time around. This game is Frozen Synapse, which retails for $25.
The catch to acquiring five more games is that you have to pay more than the average at the time of your purchase. You’ll receive The Humble Frozenbyte Bundle, which includes the titles Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, Splot, and Jack Claw, the latter two of which come with a preorder and prototype bonus, respectively. The last time The Humble Frozenbyte Bundle was up for sale, it generated a total of $909,918.39. This current bundle is set to run until October 5th, 2011.
Analysis: When I first saw this, the thought that ran through my mind regarding the new way you get your additional games was thus: “This new strategy has to be a direct response to the success of The Humble Indie Bundle 3.” The sales soared after they started to include The Humble Indie Bundle 2 if you met the average price. That strategy obviously worked to generate more purchases, and I don’t blame them for doing it right off the bat this time, either. This bundle may not make as much this time around with so few games, but no matter how you look at this, it’s still a fantastic deal.