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Independent video game distributor Humble Bundle has been pretty progressive since its inception in 2010. The website has always used a pay-what-you-want model in selling 100% DRM free indie game packages and they’ve supported a number of different charities including Child’s Play, the Electric Frontier Foundation, and the American Red Cross.
For its latest deal that launched April 19, Humble Bundle is selling a group of three games from Amanita Design: Botanicula, Machinarium, and Samorost 2 with their respective soundtracks. According to Humble Bundle, the brand new release, Botanicula, “has players adventuring as a motley band of tree creatures trying to save their home from parasitic invaders.”
It’s fitting, then, that the World Land Trust is this deal’s beneficiary organization. The English-based conversation charity was founded in 1989 and has since helped protect the earth’s most threatened habitat, acre by acre.
When gamers purchase the bundle, they can choose how much they want to pay, as well as how the funds are divided between the developers, World Land Trust, and Humble Bundle. According to their tracking widgets on Humble Bundle’s site, more than 56,000 people have bought the deal, therefore preserving almost 900 acres of land.
The Botanicula bundle is available across all platforms (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and fans who pay more than the current average for the games will also receive a download of Kooky, a feature-length film by Jan Svěrák and an additional click puzzle game called Windosill created by Vector Park.
This Humble Bundle deal expires May 2 at 7 p.m. EST. Check out the video below for more details.
Tags: environment, environmental issues, video games, amanita design, botanicula, world land trust, forest