The Humble Bundle is once again offering up a lot of five indie games at the “pay what you want” price tag. This is the second Humble Bundle offered this year and will be open for purchase for the next two weeks. The Humble Indie Bundle features a collection of games that are DRM free and run natively on GNU/Linux systems. If bought separately, they could cost you around $50. However, the Humble Bundle allows you to determine what you want to pay for the collection.
In addition to deciding how much you pay, you are also able to decide how it is distributed. For example, you could donate it all to the game developers, or you could donate a percentage to two great charities, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play (both of these charities are ones that Ainer.org wishes to support further in the future). The EFF does some great work with digital rights on very limited resources (you can follow their progress on their blog, Deeplinks), and Child’s Play charity helps bring fun and games to children in hospitals around the world.
Once you have made your purchase, you can download the games directly from HumbleBundle.com (you will receive a unique link after purchase). Additionally, you will receive Steam and Desura activation codes, allowing you to add the games directly to your respective game libraries. While neither Desura or Steam currently offer a native Ubuntu, Linux Mint, or GNU/Linux client, you can run the Steam client quite well using Codeweaver’s Cross Over Games software, and Desura mentions on their home page that they are currently working on Linux support.