UPDATED: After only 24 hours, Humble’s Freedom Bundle has already raised $3m. At the time of writing, the bundle has now sold over 119,600 units, raising over $3.8m (3m), according to the website.
The Freedom Bundle launched on Monday afternoon and there are still five days to go until the end of the deal.All funds are going tothe American Civil Liberties Union, the International Rescue Committee and Doctors Without Borders, as a protest against Donald Trump’s legislation.
ORIGINAL STORY (February 14th):Humble’s new Freedom bundle, which protests legislation enacted by US president Donald Trump, has already raised $2.3m since its launch on Monday.
All proceeds from what is arguably the biggest Humble Bundle to date will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, the International Rescue Committee and Doctors Without Borders. Humble will mach the first $300,000 themselves.
This deal includes a number of big indie games including Super Meat Boy, The Witness, The Stanley Parable, Guacamelee. That’s on top of eBooks and comics, such as the first volume of cult comic series The Boys and a pdf of The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy.
Consumers need to pay $30 (roughly 24) in order to purchase this bundle; more games are being added to the deal over time.
The Humble Freedom Bundle was a joint idea from our employees and a number of game developers, including Double Fine and Wolfire Games,” Humble founder Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement to Polygon.
As we started to contact game developers about the idea, it was clear that this bundle was very important to many people and something that needed to happen. We humbly united lots of people with similar feelings. We decided to donate $300,000 of our own funds when we saw the magnitude of games that developers were donating. Every team at Humble Bundle worked tirelessly to put this together in less than a week.
There are so many good non-profits to choose from and we regret not including them all, but we chose the following for the following reasons:
ACLU: Our employees, our business partners and our millions of customers come from all around the world. We stand together in dismay over Trump’s recent immigration ban. We find it to be un-American and damaging to global businesses like ours. The ACLU were among the first to challenge the travel ban. They are tireless in their fight for our freedom, and we know the biggest legal battles are yet to come.
Doctors Without Borders: Our country enjoys the benefits and luxuries of modern technology, and most of us can take our basic needs for granted. Many parts of the world are so torn by violence and conflict that people lack access to food, safety, and medical attention. If upheld, Trump’s travel ban prevents millions of people from fleeing war zones and seeking refuge in the United States. We support Doctors Without Borders to directly offer critical care to those in need.
International Rescue Committee: Conflicts around the world have forced people out of their homes with no clear path to safety or a new life. Refugees are directly affected by the travel ban and are the most acutely in need of help. We want to offer brighter futures to those in need by supporting the International Rescue Committee.”