Humble bundle introduces a limit to charity donations
The humble bundle has built a reputation over the years as a way to get classic cheap games, while allowing users to decide what percentage of their payment goes to a charitable work. Now, humble bundle has introduced a change in its system of donations that requires that between 15% and 30% of any purchase goes to humble bundle itself rather than the charity of its choice.
Humble Bundle has historically allowed users to decide which part of their payment goes to the charity a given set supports and how much goes to humble bundle itself. Previously, users could use a cursor to decide what was going where, with the possibility of giving 100% of their purchase to a charity. The first experience in limiting charitable donations took place earlier this year, but was canceled as a result of a significant reaction of the users. The coming limits are a little more generous than those proposed previously, but it seems that humble bundle thinks that the counterpoupe has sufficiently attenuated to try to overcome the limits again.
In the announcement message, the Humble Bundle team explained its decision to introduce the new limit:
“Why change after ten years? The landscape of PC vitrine has changed considerably since we launched the packs for the first time in 2010, and we must continue to evolve with him to stay on mission. The update will allow us to continue offering advantageous prices on incredible books and software while supporting significant charitable initiatives for each purchase. The change of cursors allows us to continue investing in more exciting content so that we can continue to develop the humble community, which will eventually generate more donations for charitable causes. We will also continue to create other ways to give back, as with our 100% packages to charities. »
The new charity donation ceiling on humble bundle will come into effect “in mid-July” – an exact date has not yet been announced.