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Latest Humble Bundle Supports Open Source GameDev Tools 29

lars_doucet (2853771) writes "The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is titled 'Celebrating Open Source,' and features eight indie games, with charity going to the open source tools used to develop them. The open-source programming language Haxe is strongly represented: three of the charities include the Haxe Foundation, itself OpenFL (recently featured on Slashdot), and FlashDevelop, the most popular open-source Haxe/ActionScript IDE. The fourth is Ren'Py, the Python-based visual novel engine used in award-winning games like Long Live the Queen and Analogue: A Hate Story.

The games themselves are Magical Diary, NEO Scavenger, Offspring Fling!, Planet Stronghold, and for those who pay $6 or more, Anodyne, Defender's Quest, Evoland, and Incredipede, as well as 6 soundtracks. 7 of the 8 games are cross-platform across Mac/Win/Linux, and all are DRM-free."
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Latest Humble Bundle Supports Open Source GameDev Tools

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  • Hurray! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by uCallHimDrJ0NES ( 2546640 ) on Thursday March 27, 2014 @02:56PM (#46594971)
    I bought this bundle even though I already had half the games, because the platforms deserve the help. You're able to gift the Steam versions individually, so the redundancy isn't a waste if you have friends on Steam.
  • by Dan Askme ( 2895283 ) on Thursday March 27, 2014 @03:27PM (#46595269) Homepage

    'Celebrating Open Source,' Pay what you want. Support vital open source projects.

    None of these projects are open source.
    The engines used, are open source.

    The default percentage cut is (which can be customized):
    - 65% Dev
    - 20% Engine
    - 15% Humble website

    So in effect, they are using the "open source engine" as a pull to make money.
    I'am all for it with the custom split option. But, lets make sure we use the term "open source projects (ENGINE)" correctly.

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