The nice folk at Rock, Paper, Shotgun asked me to have a chat with Humble Bundle co-founder John Graham, who announced that the game-bundling firm has raised a pile of cash for charity. We also chatted about Steam and the future of digital distribution. The full interview is here, and here's an excerpt:
RPS: $50 million is a lot of money. Last time we spoke to you it was $8.5 million.
Yeah. It’s hard to comprehend. I’m reminded of what our CEO Jeffrey Rosen said at one of our team meetings recently – that after the very first Humble Indie Bundle we were just completely blown away by the magnitude of what that little experiment had done in eleven days. $1.27 million had come in, and the cheques we were able to write people – both on the developer side and the charity side – were unreal. These were hundreds of thousands of dollars. We’ve now blown out that initial experiment by two orders of magnitude. So that’s a really big deal.